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 →

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 →