The Outsider – Theatrical Premiere

With uncanny timing, “The Outsider” has opened at North Coast Repertory Theatre. The clever story of an astute lieutenant governor who finds himself elevated to the governor’s ... Continue Reading →

Lyle Lovett at California Center for the Arts

With sharp black suits, crisp white shirts and ties Lyle Lovett and his four piece band commanded the stage with excellent musical chops the other night in Escondido. The five consummate ... Continue Reading →

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND

  A very accurate and poignant title for a documentary about one of the pillars of modern music. Martin Scorsese brings his deep seated fascination of music to the story of his ... Continue Reading →

Willie Nelson in a Sublime Performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall

A report from our Florida Correspondent. Willie Nelson is probably the most elder American master musician still treading the boards. Although his buddy Bob Dylan has already used “The ... Continue Reading →

Jitney – A Remarkable Production at The Old Globe

August Wilson has justifiably won a pair of Pulitzer Prizes for his searing and insightful studies of black life in America. His cycle of ten plays are set in Pittsburgh, one from ... Continue Reading →

Sinead O’Connor – Ever Perplexing, Ever Remarkable

With a vocal prowess that improbably delivers both tenderness and urgency, Sinead O’Connor’s light has not dimmed. She delivered a solid set at The Belly Up, backed by a crack five ... Continue Reading →

Craftsman Clothing Successfully Pursues a Strategy of Affordable Luxury

The fashion industry is in a constant state of flux, which is much of its appeal. I have watched with interest the backlash against fast fashion (I am looking at you, Forever 21). One ... Continue Reading →

Cruel World Festival – MORRISSEY, BAUHAUS, BLONDIE, DEVO, THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, VIOLENT FEMMES

Observers have noted that Coachella has been moving away from legacy artists, and the announcement by Goldenvoice of Cruel World Festival will appeal to folks who might feel the festival ... Continue Reading →