Peterloo – Shining a Light into a Dark Corner of British History

  In much the same way Paul Greengrass portrayed the deadly way English forces opened fire on peaceful Irish protesters in 1972 (“Sunday Bloody Sunday”), Mike Leigh here dives ... Continue Reading →

Coachella 2019 – All The Best Moments

The rains in the previous months brought a wealth of greenery, exceeding the usual spring freshness in the Coachella Valley. Fortunately, the rains were nowhere to be found in the 20th ... Continue Reading →

Cirque du Soleil – VOLTA Debut in SoCal

  Cirque du Soleil got its toehold in America, and arguably globally, in SoCal in 1984 as part of the LA Olympics Arts Festival. I recall scanning the listings of events, and ... Continue Reading →

San Diego Opera – Georges Bizet: Carmen

From possible ruin several years ago, San Diego Opera has emerged stronger. Each production renews SD Opera’s deserved position among the country’s great opera companies. For the ... Continue Reading →

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus – Finally Released Theatrically

The long-gestating “Rock and Roll Circus” has finally been released theatrically. Shot in late December 1968, Mick Jagger took a page from The Beatles and decided a film could replace ... Continue Reading →

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most, by Steven Johnson (Riverhead Books)

Steven Johnson has written a trove of amazing and thought-provoking books. I first picked up one of his books to learn why Everything Bad is Good For You. I have been reading his subsequent ... Continue Reading →

KAABOO Unveils a Superb Lineup in Del Mar for September

The ocean breezes will still be warm, and for another three nights in Del Mar this September 13-15 attendees at the next KAABOO Del Mar will enjoy a range of artists. Even as you move ... Continue Reading →

Film Review – Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

We are in a golden age of music documentaries, quite possibly the platinum age. For the fan, this plethora of offerings is almost an embarrassment of riches. Alfred George Bailey’s ... Continue Reading →