Category: MUSIC

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY: 80 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY: 80 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

[ 0 ] April 8, 2014

by joshua ryan -  The Long Beach Symphony, like many others, has been challenged by the recession that devastated arts organizations throughout almost every community. However, a strong board, strategic planning and the consistent leadership of Executive Director Kelly Ruggirello, has moved the venerable institution forward and ushered in a new era of financial health. […]

CELEBRATE THE BEATLES WITH MENALIVE

CELEBRATE THE BEATLES WITH MENALIVE

[ 0 ] March 13, 2014

  Beatlemania is alive and well and sweeping the nation once again. It’s particularly manic in Orange County! Come join MenAlive, The Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus as they salute the Fab Four’s American 50th anniversary debut on the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1964. The four boys from Manchester who crossed the pond and […]

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY PRESENTS RONAN TYNAN OF THE IRISH TENORS

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY PRESENTS RONAN TYNAN OF THE IRISH TENORS

[ 0 ] March 8, 2014

  Lloyd Butler to Conduct St. Patrick’s Concert In the words of Barbara Walters on ABC’s 20/20, “We have told you about a lot of incredible people but we have never profiled anyone with the accomplishments of [Ronan Tynan].” On Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m., the Long Beach Symphony welcomes this incredible man, founding […]

PATTI  LUPONE - FAR AND AWAY

PATTI LUPONE – FAR AND AWAY

[ 0 ] March 6, 2014

by joel martens – Building a solid career on the notoriously shifting sands of American theatre can be challenging, even for someone as gifted as Patti LuPone. It’s a place where at one moment you’re on top of the world and another at the bottom of the lofty dune, wondering how you landed there. Classically […]

MODERNISM WEEK MID-MOD MUSIC FESTIVAL AT PURPLE ROOM

MODERNISM WEEK MID-MOD MUSIC FESTIVAL AT PURPLE ROOM

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

The annual Modernism Week in Palm Springs celebrates and fosters appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in Palm Springs. Relive the glamour of a forgotten era with dinner and a show at the swanky 1960s supper club, […]

MATTHEW MORRISON - A RETURN TO HIS ROOTS

MATTHEW MORRISON – A RETURN TO HIS ROOTS

[ 0 ] February 6, 2014

~ by joel martens ~ Oh, Mr. Schuester. How many of you can remember that distressingly handsome teacher back in Junior or Senior High School who was the object of a first crush? If memory serves, the one that made me go a little weak-in-the-knees was the boyish gym teacher who arrived during junior high—it’s […]

JONATHAN KARRANT - THE INTIMACY OF MUSIC AND MARTINIS

JONATHAN KARRANT – THE INTIMACY OF MUSIC AND MARTINIS

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014

by joel martens- PERFORMING A SPECIAL COLE PORTER MUSICAL TRIBUTE AT MARTINIS ABOVE FOURTH TABLE + STAGE His mother says he began singing from the moment he was born. Whether or not that’s a mother’s rose-colored memory, Jonathan Karrant’s starting out young is without question. His first musical performance was as a 7-year-old in his […]

TONI BRAXTON

TONI BRAXTON

[ 0 ] January 7, 2014

HER ARTISTIC RENEWAL WITH KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS AND JOURNEY THROUGH ‘LOVE, MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE’ by bill biss When times get tough, there is nothing more powerful than the comfort and advice of a best friend. In the creative realm of artistic expression, sometimes it takes a blast of motivational inspiration to set things in perspective. […]

TICKLED PINK! STORM LARGE AND PINK MARTINI

TICKLED PINK! STORM LARGE AND PINK MARTINI

[ 0 ] January 6, 2014

~ by tony reverditto ~ Two decades ago in Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics and attending countless fundraisers. Disenchanted with the music at the events, he founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini. One year later, Lauderdale recruited former Harvard classmate, China Forbes as a vocalist and they began to write music for […]

SERGIO MENDES AND SHEILA E. RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH TWO PERFORMANCES AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

SERGIO MENDES AND SHEILA E. RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH TWO PERFORMANCES AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013

  Carnival at the Hall: New Year’s Eve with Sergio Mendes and Sheila E. Multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes and Emmy- and Grammy-nominated singer and percussionist Sheila E., joined by Brazilian dancers, will ring in the New Year at Walt Disney Concert Hall (111 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.) with […]

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