The Ferryman To Open the New Conrad Prebys Theatre

Theatre fans are in for a massive treat. The first production in the newly renamed Conrad Prebys Theatre at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center is the 2019 Tony Award ... Continue Reading →

A Peek Behind the Curtain of Industry Leader Quickplay

The evolving media landscape is always a fascinating study. I had a chance to speak with Paul Pastor, who gave me a glimpse behind the evolution of Hulu, which set ... Continue Reading →

An Argument for NOT Reading “The Philosophy of Modern Song” by Bob Dylan – Instead Listen to It

Helen Mirren, reading Bob Dylan’s description of Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up.” What’s not to like? Or John Goodman waxing eloquently about the Jewish ... Continue Reading →

Blues in The Night – North Coast Repertory Theatre

What a great refresher of our musical heritage. Often considered America’s only indigenous art form, jazz was the foundation for blues, R&B, and eventually ... Continue Reading →

Abbey Road Christmas at The Belly Up

Left-handed Hohner bass?Rickenbacker 6 string?Gibson hollow body 6 string? Minimal drum kit?Cuban heels?Vox amps?Edwardian suits?Bangs?Solid harmonies?Crisp instrumentation?Liverpudlian ... Continue Reading →

“A John Waters Christmas” Poops Out

When you add it up, John Waters has a pretty impressive list of films. Ranging from the improbable “Pink Flamingos” to the eventual Broadway smash of “Hairspray,” ... Continue Reading →

Several Holiday Hot Tips in Los Angeles

Like most cities, Los Angeles gets all glittery for the holidays and rolls out some festive activities. Here are few that look good; watch for our upcoming reviews. “Shambles” ... Continue Reading →

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Together On Stage

Lyle Lovett has done a great job in the last couple years leveraging his relationship with several different songwriters to create thoroughly enjoyable double bills. ... Continue Reading →