A Bowie Celebration Keeps The Artist and His Remarkable Commerce Alive

The sense is true that there will never again be anyone who affected such diverse industries as music, Broadway, Wall Street, Silicon Valley or Hollywood. Among David Bowie’s countless ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Hansel and Gretel Delights Everyone at San Diego Opera

In his introduction to the opening of “Hansel and Gretel” David Bennett (General Director of San Diego Opera) pointed out this opera was not for kids but about kids. In other words, ... Continue Reading →

 London, Reign Over Me: How England’s Capital Built Classic Rock 

London, Reign Over Me: How England’s Capital Built Classic Rock [Rowman & Littlefield, February 2020] by Stephen Tow I wasn’t alone in thinking that nearly everything pouring ... Continue Reading →

Chris Isaak’s Christmas Show – A Jolly Time Was Had By All

Chris Isaak has been lighting up concert stages for many decades. I recall fondly his LA debut in the early 1980s at the Roxy on Sunset, replete with tiki lights adorning the stage. ... Continue Reading →

Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter – An Inspired Evening

It is a very astute move, pairing two sympatico artists for a tour. A dozen years ago I saw the first few shows of what became a landmark tour of James Taylor and Carole King. And more ... Continue Reading →