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 →

Ohana Festival – Preview of a Fine Music Festival on the Beach

Ohana Festival has steadily built its reputation as a music festival that is manageable in size, perfect in its location and noted for its eclectic list of quality artists. Ohana Festival ... Continue Reading →

Tower 23 – A Snazzy Pacific Beach Hotel and a Great San Diego Alternative to Staying Downtown

We were looking for a beachfront hotel that was easy to handle, and we found it at Tower 23. Touted as “the only lifestyle hotel on the beach,” it is certainly a great choice in ... Continue Reading →

 WORLDZ is a Definite Massage for the Brain – Here is What to Expect in 2018

If you have the time, the inclination and the funds, there are an endless number of conferences to be attended. Having attended more than my fair share of conferences across myriad ... Continue Reading →

Simple Minds Return to These Shores With a Great Album and Big Tour – Jim Kerr Interview

In my view, it is superb when artists who have been around for years are still able to create new music and tour. Simple Minds is a band that evolved from the late ’70s ashes ... 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 →

Oozora – Superb Japanese Dining in a Leafy Suburb of Athens

For our second visit to Greece, we decided to stay in the leafy suburb of Kifissia. Within easy reach of the hustle and history of Athens 30 minutes south, Kifissia offered a respite ... Continue Reading →