Beautiful – The Carole King Musical: Stephen Sondheim Theatre NYC

Disproving the theory that there are no second acts in America, Beautiful artfully unfolds the story of Carole King. King went from unknown success writing hit songs for other singers ... Continue Reading →

Sinatra’s favorite “saloon comedian” Tom Dreesen in spotlight as PPB honoree

One great entertainer, comedian Tom Dreesen stood in the spotlight on stage for about 90 minutes mesmerizing the folks gathered in the Sportsmen’s Lodge ballroom last month in Studio ... Continue Reading →

Jayhawks Return to Solana Beach

The Belly Up has long been a favorite venue for the band from Minnesota. They have landed here in various incarnations over the years, including one gig that was billed simply as Mark ... Continue Reading →

Jayhawks Swooping Back into Southern California

On the wings of an excellent new album, the Minnesotan quartet has several dates scheduled in Southern California: Belly Up in Solana Beach (7/24) and Fonda Theatre in LA (7/26). Both ... Continue Reading →

Van Morrison – It’s WAAAAY Too Late To Stop Now Volumes II, III, IV & CD

One of the great live albums of all time has been multiplied exponentially. When this album surfaced originally in 1973, it marked a period of transition for Van Morrison. He had assembled ... Continue Reading →

The Who in San Diego

The two surviving members of The Who have enjoyed an improbably successful and almost endless victory lap. With shows in Anaheim (Sunday 5/22), Los Angeles (Wednesday 5/25), Las Vegas ... Continue Reading →

Coachella 2016 – Full Coverage

After years of attending Coachella, from before they added a second weekend, I decided to see if the experience is any different going the second weekend. This year, it was different ... Continue Reading →

ESSENTIAL VAN MORRISON AND UPCOMING LIVE GIGS

I have often written over the years that a definitive Van Morrison box set would never happen, given that his best work covers two major labels and he has a smattering of work on other ... Continue Reading →