By Don Heckman They were back again Friday and Saturday at the Greek Theatre. The incomparable Crosby, Stills & Nash. And once again they delivered a performance that will surely be recalled by the enthusiastic full house crowd as one of their most memorable experiences. One could have made the same claim for their prior… Read More Live Music: Crosby, Stills and Nash at the Greek Theatre
By Don Heckman It’s a light weekend, as Yom Kippur ushers in October. But there are some intriguing musical events to experience. Like these: – Oct. 3. (Fri.) Angelique Kidjo, With special guest Red Baraat, Dynamic, exciting and entertaining only begin to describe Angelique Kidjo’s remarkable performances. And this one includes the added high energies… Read More Picks of the Weekend in L.A.: October 3 – 5.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles, CA. Judy Collins was back in town Friday night for her second major Southland appearance in less than a year. This time, she was performing at CSUN’s beautiful almost-new Valley Performing Arts Center. Once again, her performance was a virtual spoken memoir with songs. Collins’ musical and personal history has… Read More Live Music: Judy Collins at the Valley Performing Arts Center
By Don Heckman It was déjà vu all over again at the Greek Theatre Friday night. As it always is whenever Bob Dylan, James Taylor, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys – among others – turn up for a live performance. Which may explain with the iconic pop acts are the ones that draw… Read More Live Music: Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Greek Theatre
By Mike Finkelstein Like many kids in 1967, when I first heard Judy Collins singing Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” I was rather mesmerized. What a majestic and evocative sound her voice had coming through the transistor radio over that tinkling keyboard. The resigned sentiments of that song just seeped into a young person’s imagination. … Read More Judy Collins at Disney Concert Hall
Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash (Audio Fidelity) By Brian Arsenault It’s been more than 40 years since Crosby, Stills & Nash created the true goose bumps moment at the Woodstock Music Festival — for most folks via the film, rather than in the flesh, but no less striking for that. They sat… Read More CD Review: “Crosby, Stills & Nash”
By Don Heckman Looking at the videos of police using pepper spray on U.C. Davis demonstrators, and using violent tactics on protestors elsewhere, has triggered a whole bunch of distant memories. As has much of the media coverage of the Occupy movement as it has grown in size and intensity around the country. The goals… Read More Here, There & Everywhere: Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” — 44 years later and still timely
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Mar. 15. (Mon.) Keith Jarrett Solo. Jarrett’s solo performances — revelatory journeys through his ever imaginative musical mind — don’t take place very often. So don’t miss this rare opportunity. Disney Hall. (323) 850-2000 – Mar. 16. (Tues.) John Pisano’s Guitar Night. Every Guitar Night is a winner, and… Read More Picks of the Week: Mar. 15 – 21