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 →

Kinky Boots: Al Hirschfeld Theatre NYC

Who knew the saucy girl from Queens who blew into the MTV scene of the 80s would decades later join with one of the multi-talented artists from that era to create a delightful Broadway ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Gladys Knight and Tower of Power – Hollywood Bowl

Two veterans of the music scene brought their unique rhythm and blues stylings to a nearly sold out Hollywood Bowl. It was an evening of solid musicianship, but with two surprises. Tower ... Continue Reading →

DVD Review – Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages

For this installment I turn my column over to an expert. Hannah Wallenbrock is an author, book lover and comics expert. With the buzz still swirling about Comic-con in San Diego and ... 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 →

Sense and Sensibility – West Coast Premiere – Old Globe Theatre

Jane Austen’s novels have resonated down the years, through two centuries, and have been the foundation for myriad interpretations. The latest version is an ambitious musical now ... 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 →