By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a marathon that every year for the past 47 spans consecutive weekends in late April and [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The sun gods smiled on the opening weekend of the 46th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, after heavy rains soaked the [...]
By Andy J. Gordon moe. brought their energetic live show to the Hollywood venue on Friday April 8, 2016. The upstate New York rockers put on a magical performance that was [...]
By Andy J. Gordon The term “supergroup” gets used far too frequently and is rarely justified. Tedeschi Trucks Band truly earn the title every day and with their new album [...]
By Jenny Peters There’s a new film festival in town (well, in the OC, that is) and its motto could be “Short and Sweet.” The inaugural Laguna Film Festival launched [...]
By Andy J. Gordon Downtown Los Angeles is gradually becoming a go-to destination for cultural activities. One of the newer venues in town is a fine mid-sized theater for live [...]
By Andy J. Gordon and Jenny Peters KAABOO, an innovative new festival, landed at Del Mar Racetrack (just north of San Diego) throughout the long weekend of September 18 to [...]
Is it art imitating life? Or life imitating art? When it comes to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s brilliant “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” it really doesn’t matter. What matters is how fascinating his film is to watch.
“Birdman” tells the story of Riggan, a once world-famous film actor whose career is totally in the trash when we meet him. Masterfully brought to life by Michael Keaton, Riggan’s claim to fame was as the Birdman, an action hero whose movie appearances raked in millions. But once Riggan walked away from that film franchise (and money train), his career never really recovered and his fame slipped. Now he’s used his own cash to mount a show on Broadway, in the hopes of becoming a respected star once again.
A musical line up of Louisiana all-stars joined forces for one of their rare live appearances together at the intimate venue in Los Angeles on December 9. Ivan Neville, Eric Lindell, Stanton Moore and Robert Mercurio delivered a two set show of tightly arranged tunes that were familiar to the adoring fans in the club. The packed house of New Orleans music lovers sang, danced and cheered throughout the show.
French singer Patrick Bruel played before an adoring, packed crowd at downtown L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre on Saturday night, November 8. The show was a love fest between Bruel and what was obviously a horde of ex-pat French fans that relished the chance to see their musical hero in person.