Regina Spektor’s New Album Explores Themes Personal and Global

Spektor drops her latest album on Friday, on the eve of an impressive tour. She recorded and co-produced the album in upstate New York, with help from producer John ... Continue Reading →

Lyle Lovett at the Greek Theatre – A Lovely Way to Get His Summer Tour Underway

Lyle Lovett is one of a valued handful of touring artists who consistently deliver on the promise of a great concert experience. From the first time I saw him (a few ... Continue Reading →

Critics serious about classroom comedy Abbott Elementary for TCA awards

The kiddie classroom comedy Abbott Elementary is a favorite with TV critics across the US and Canada. Honoring the best in broadcasting and across all media platforms ... Continue Reading →

Helen Edgington’s History with The Spencer, The Country’s Oldest Literary Themed Hotel

The Spencer Hotel & Spa Helen Edgington bought The Spencer Hotel & Spa in February 1997, as a labor of love. She considers it “an after retirement project.” ... Continue Reading →

Dance with Films in Los Angeles this June

Time was, people wondered why Los Angeles, the movie capital of the world, didn’t have a flagship film festival. Some argued it had many. In other years, there has ... Continue Reading →

SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80: Glastonbury, Casablanca, Solana Beach – Interview

It is hard to beat the opening sentences of the press release that floated tantalizingly across my screen: The youngest son of visionary Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti has continued ... Continue Reading →

Blue Water Film Festival

Over the last several years we have seen a proliferation of several initiatives in the entertainment world: podcasts, TV series and film festivals. Indeed, greater ... Continue Reading →

The Dip at The Belly Up

There are a handful of notable bands who have successfully blended brass horns with a rock sensibility. Grey haired folks like me will fondly remember Chicago (Transit ... Continue Reading →