New Festival in Jamaica Looks Glorious

With the glorious proliferation of festivals around the world, it is increasingly rare when a festival announcement pops through the radar. Such is the case this morning. The Tmrw.Tday ... Continue Reading →

Fun Home at The Ahmanson

The musical starts in a jolly homespun way about a seemingly happy family in Pennsylvania. Bruce the father (the versatile Robert Petkoff) is multi-faceted: high school English professor, ... Continue Reading →

Santa’s 2016 List for Mrs. Claus – Best Gifts for the Season

As Santa prepares his lists, the most important one is for Mrs. Claus. Here is what it looks like. Santa has taken special care to prepare a mix of items that appeal to his better ... Continue Reading →

Can the Brass Ring of True 1:1 Marketing Be Solved in the Concert Arena?

One of the challenges in marketing, from the first ad posted in the caves centuries ago, is attaining confidence that your message is landing in front of the right eyeballs. Betsy ... Continue Reading →

Van Morrison and Tom Jones – Hollywood Bowl 2016, a Desert Trip Preview

In a delightful pairing of singers, Tom Jones and Van Morrison delivered a stirring double bill at the Hollywood Bowl. It was the night before the second weekend of Desert Trip, a timely ... Continue Reading →

Dolly Parton – Pure & Simple & Live

It has been a while since I attended a concert where a significant number of folks stepped up their attire to reflect the artist on stage. One fellow looked exactly like Woody from ... Continue Reading →

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band

Mick Fleetwood is undoubtedly amazed at the peaks and valleys, the twists and turns his drumming career has traveled. He has lately been bringing it full circle. Starting out in a blues ... Continue Reading →

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Hollywood Bowl, 10 September 2016

It is hard to find an artist who has been dormant from the stage for so long and has come back with enough fan support to sell out three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. Jeff Lynne has ... Continue Reading →