Mike Birbiglia: “The Old Man & The Pool” – Mark Taper Forum

I was introduced to the concept of the one man show at The Mark Taper Forum with Spalding Gray’s epic “Swimming to Cambodia” in the 1980s. Over the years, I have seen the ... Continue Reading →

Robert Plant / Alison Krauss Deliver at Rady Shell

On a lovely warm evening overlooking San Diego Bay, the once-seemingly-unlikely duo of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant delivered a satisfying set to an engaged audience. There ... Continue Reading →

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats at Marymoor Park

Nathaniel Rateliff forges ahead in his impressive career. He built his success after forming his crack Night Sweats band, delivering a full brassy, gutsy blend of RnB with a solid ... Continue Reading →

SmileDirectClub – Teeth Aligners With a Smile

If you are of a certain age, your original encounters with the medical profession were in-person and formal. I still chuckle at the scene from The Simpsons where Marge takes the ... Continue Reading →

The Lumineers / Gregory Alan Isakov / Daniel Rodriguez

 It was a great triple bill, some might call it Men With Hats.  After solid opening sets from Isakov and Rodrigues, fellow Coloradans The Lumineers literally popped ... Continue Reading →

“ON BECKETT” – BILL IRWIN ENCHANTS US AT THE OLD GLOBE

Bill Irwin states at the outset that he is not a scholar of Samuel Beckett, yet his 90 minute exploration of the Irish writer‘s words belies the statement. You come away with ... Continue Reading →

An Evening with Richie Furay at The Grammy Museum

As part of the activity surrounding his latest solo release In The Country, Richie Furay stopped in to The Grammy Museum for some Q&A and several songs from his storied five ... Continue Reading →

You Need a Buddha Board

Creating art, especially painting can seem too intimidating for many people. Once upon a time art class was simply part of the elementary school curriculum, exposing everyone to the ... Continue Reading →