LA Opera – Don Carlo with Plácido Domingo

In a sumptuous presentation, LA Opera assayed Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless Don Carlo. First performed in France and then Bologna in 1867, the opera has undergone evolution over the decades. ... Continue Reading →

John Lennon: Imagine – The Ultimate Collection, Produced by Yoko Ono Lennon

One of the first multi-disc reissues concentrating on a single album was Pet Sounds. What had been a mere three dozen minutes long (and critically and commercially ignored upon release) ... Continue Reading →

Dave Mason and Steve Cropper – Rock & Soul Revue 

It is surprising this tour didn’t occur years ago. Dave Mason and Steve Cropper are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitar greats, with an astounding combined pedigree. They had met ... Continue Reading →

The Heart of Rock and Roll – The Musical Based on Songs by Huey Lewis and The News

The most clever element of the world premiere production of The Heart of Rock and Roll is how the creators were able to develop a storyline from the otherwise disconnected songs by ... Continue Reading →

Eagles Astutely Straddle the ‘70s and Today’s Market on Their Current Tour

As I sat and watched the evening unfold at Petco Park in San Diego last night, I marveled at how the many decades have faded away. There were the Doobie Brothers, churning out their ... Continue Reading →

Carla Olson Discusses The First New Textones Album in Three Decades

Every city in every era probably evokes a sense of musical delight to a newcomer, and that was certainly my sense when I arrived in Los Angeles in the 80s. The multi-flavored range ... Continue Reading →

Justin Hayward – Solo Sailing Through the Years With Moody Blues

I admit attending Justin Hayward’s solo show with a bit of trepidation, as I was unsure how his rather majestic compositions with Moody Blues would work in stripped down renditions. ... Continue Reading →

Jason Isbell – Picking Up the Baton From the Fallen Tom Petty?

Jason Isbell started his musical journey early. Surrounded by a musical family near the Tennessee – Alabama state line, Isbell played at the Grand Ole Opry when he was 16. He eventually ... Continue Reading →