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Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

Song-Filled Hurricane Specials a Tsunami of Relief

In the wake of the Hand in Hand hurricane relief telethon raising $44 million, Live Nation has scheduled Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, to benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund. Airing on 11 TEGNA-group stations across the state, Can’t Mess with Texas will feature performances by Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, […]

L.A. Musicians Fight to ‘Keep Score’

L.A. Musicians Fight to ‘Keep Score’

Los Angeles film and television musicians are turning up the volume on a California tax initiative with a concert headlined by Rickey Minor and Sid Khosla at City Hall. The session musicians “supergroup” will support state assembly bill 1300, the Music Scoring Tax Credit, designed to lure foreign productions to California for music work, and reward low-budget […]

‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

‘Purple Rain’ Raises See Level in Rotterdam

An orchestral version of Prince’s “Purple Rain” at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam has created a tsunami effect for Cory Henry, who brought it to the stage with conductor Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orchestra. A video of the performance has received 93,496 views in a week for the Brooklyn-based artist, making it a smash by classical-jazz standards, and formidable […]

Twitter Freestyles in Brooklyn

Twitter Freestyles in Brooklyn

Hipster Brooklyn hotspot Freehold has teamed with Twitter on a series of intimate concerts, that are being billed as secret summer sessions. The first of eight unfolds tonight with St. Lucia. Freehold is a mixed-use destination, serving food, offering workspace and operating a bar. Though open to the public, it is also a club that […]

Bjork in the VRoom

Bjork in the VRoom

Icelandic artist Björk makes her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut on May 30, performing with a 32-piece string orchestra in a sold-out concert conducted by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason. The event is part of the LA Phil’s Reykjavík Festival, highlighting what the organization calls the “profound musical creativity” from Björk’s native land. It also coincides with […]

Springsteen Surprise Show

Springsteen Surprise Show

Bruce Springsteen was joined by bandmate  Steven Van Zandt and fellow NJ rocker Southside Johnny in a surprise two-hour jam session that was undoubtedly the highlight of the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival April 21 at the Paramount Theatre. Springsteen’s performance preceded the premiere of  a documentary about the town’s former Upstage Club, Just Before the Dawn: […]

Mariah Carey New Year 2017

Mariah Carey New Year 2017

She survived marriage to Tommy Mottola, she’ll live through this. “Mariah Carey’s technical challenge during the Dick Clark New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show on ABC took on a life of its own, garnering widespread social media mockery, including jokes that her circuitry was “hacked by the Russians.” Rushin’ to judgment, maybe…  It remains unclear exactly what happened, but […]

Hans Zimmer Tours in 2017

Hans Zimmer Tours in 2017

Composer Hans Zimmer will be performing on three continents in 2017, touring music from Gladiator, The Lion King and Pirates of the Caribbean, in addition to other crowd-pleasers. Kicking off in Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on April 14, Zimmer will traverse the U.S. before heading to Australia and Europe, where he’ll play London, Paris, Stockholm […]

Channeling Cuba

Channeling Cuba

Violinist Joshua Bell performs with the Chamber Orchestra of Havana for the PBS Live at Lincoln Center production “Joshua Bell’s Seasons of Cuba.” The show premieres  Dec. 16 as part of the PBS Fall Arts Festival. Bell, arguably the finest American violinist of our day, leads a pack that includes such Cuban talent as singer-songwriter […]