Babbitt at La Jolla Playhouse

The received wisdom is that the three creative principles behind this production (writer Joe DiPietro, director Christopher Ashley and actor Matthew Broderick) several years ago were ... Continue Reading →

Yes Being Grandiose at the Intimate Magnolia Theater

Yes remain the poster band for grandiose progressive rock majesty in both visual and sonic presentation. At their height filling stadia (complete with an articulating hamburger bun ... Continue Reading →

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Thrills at North Coast Repertory Theatre

With a family trip to London abruptly taken off calendar, it was especially delightful to attend the North Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Set in ... Continue Reading →

The Man Behind the Spectacle of U2 at Sphere

Four decades of progressively over the top productions reach a peak in Las Vegas     The guy who has brought U2 to life in concert since the band left forever the club scene ... Continue Reading →

SUMO Delivers at La Jolla Playhouse

Often described as a blend of religion and the National Football League, the centuries-old sport of sumo holds a grip in Japanese culture, but it’s mostly unknown or misunderstood ... Continue Reading →

Jamestown Revival – Triumphant Return to The Belly Up

On their 7th (or is it 8th?) sold out gig at Belly Up the band and audience celebrated their mutual love affair. Acknowledging that such support seemed unmatched at any other venue, ... Continue Reading →

Postcard From Earth – A Massive Push at the Edge of the Entertainment Envelope

Anyone coming to Vegas for one of the U2 gigs should be sure to arrange tickets to see Darren Aronofsky‘s Postcard From Earth. It is a magnificent film that certainly has executives ... Continue Reading →

Seven Decades of Jethro Tull at Rady Shell

Back when I first saw Jethro Tull in 1972 the band was building its reputation as one of the most consistent live acts in rock. Over the ensuing decades Ian Anderson has helmed the ... Continue Reading →