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Prince Comes to Los Angeles to perform a 21 “Nite” Residency

Prince is no stranger to superstardom and when he performs his songs both old and new you definitely want to be there. He is one of the few artists that has consistently produced hits and has stood the test of time as a legendary artist. His career stretches all the way back to 1978 and has spent the next four decades performing countless tours and events including the Superbowl. He has produced 10 platinum albums and thirty top 40 singles throughout his career. Prince has also won 7 Grammy awards and inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame.

Prince called into the George Lopez Show and announced that he will be coming to Los Angeles to have a 21 nite residency. It will kick off this Thursday the 14th at the Los Angeles Forum with the New Power Generation. There will for sure be 2 more shows at the LA Forum on April 21st and April 22nd but the remaining dates and locations have yet to be announced. Prince is scheduled to appear on The George Lopez show today and provide more detail for his tour. Prince has had residency shows before and he frequently has guest appearances for his shows.

Prince does not perform too often and he has already stated that he wants these shows to be affordable. He has said that “roughly 85% of all tickets will be available for $25, inclusive of all service fees” There should be more shows here in Los Angeles once the final dates are announced so be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible because they always sell out.

 

Tickets at Ticketmaster or Live Nation

April 14 @ Los Angeles Forum
April 21 @ Los Angeles Forum
April 22 @ Los Angeles Forum

Additional dates to be announced soon.

Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock Will Be Performing This Saturday, March 5th

Jazz Legends are hard to come by and when one with a touch of cool and funk pulsating through his veins is in town you definitely want to check it out. Herbie Hancock will be performing with his band for a one night only performance this Saturday, March 5th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Herbie Hancock is a true icon of not only jazz music but modern music. He started off as a child prodigy that was able to play instruments well beyond his age and eventually joined the great Miles Davis Quintet. He helped give birth to what many consider the birth of jazz-fusion with his work on Bitches Brew and In a Silent Way. He made a successful and prosperous transition into a solo career which helped him get 12 Grammy’s including album of the year for River: The Joni letters. His career spans over 5 decades and he is one of the few artist that has been able to successfully transcend many different genres. Herbie has been able to cross over into electronic jazz, pop, R&B, acoustic jazz, hip hop and even techno.

Herbie Hancock will be joined by his quartet band including heavyweights Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland and Vinnie Colaiuta. Wayne shorter is a talented and gifted musician who will be on the tenor saxophone. Dave Holland who was also a part of Miles Davis band will be on the bass. Vinnie Colaiuta is an American drummer who has worked with the great Frank Zappa. The great part about Herbie Hancock is you never know what to expect and he just might blow you away with a traditional jazz piece and then take you to another place with something funky and hip that you never thought would work but it does.

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:00PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
323.850.2000



 

Music Lovers Take Notice- L.A Philharmonic Comes To Walt Disney Concert Hall

One of America’s best orchestras and one of the most enthusiastic and charismatic conductors will bring their talents to Walt Disney’s Concert Hall. Over the next four days music director Gusatavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing Bernstein and Beethoven. If you are not able to go this weekend they will be performing Mahler’s 9th next week. If you have never seen dudamel live then you will be in for a definite treat. He is an internationally acclaimed conductor who has a vibrant personality and contagious enthusiasm for classical music. Combine that with the innovative and extremely talented Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and you have a recipe for a riveting and enjoyable show.

This upcoming “LA Phil Live” performance is rather unique because the live performance will be broadcast live in high definition at select theaters. 450 theaters will receive a high definition broadcast of three concerts that will be hosted by Vanessa Williams.

Make it a great weekend and go see the Los Angeles Philharmonic while taking up the sights and sounds of Hollywood.

Dudamel Conducts Bernstein and Beethoven

Where:

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

323.850.2000

When:

Thursday, January 06, 2011, 8:00PM

Friday, January 7, 2011, 8:00PM

Saturday, January 8, 2011, 8:00PM

Sunday, January 9, 2011, 2:00PM

La Phil Live: Dudamel Conducts Beethoven

Sunday, January 9, 2011, 2:00PM
LA Phil LIVE

Dudamel Conducts Mahler’s 9th.

Where:

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

323.850.2000

When:

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 8:00PM

Friday, January 14, 2011, 11:00AM

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 8:00PM

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Weekend Events

Be sure to get out and experience yet another week full of great events going on all around the LA area.  Whether you enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage, are a lover of all things food, or looking to kick off the Halloween season, there are a number of events going on to satisfy any cravings for adventure.

Pasadena Wine Festival: October 9 – 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

This weekend marks the return of the Pasadena Wine Festival which is being held out at the LA County Arboretum.  This year’s festival features tastings of various wines from around the world, live entertainment, and a large common grounds area where you and your friends can enjoy a game of Bocci Ball, Horse Shoes, and Ultimate Golf.  Tickets start at $28 and will be on sale until the day of the event.

Brewery Artwalk: October 9-10 – 2100 North Main St., Downtown

This weekend this artist community located at the former brewery will open its doors in their bi-annual art walk.  The event features works from a number of talented artists put on display for view and sale, all at studio prices.  Admission is free as well as parking, and the event will be going on from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

LA Beer Week: October 7-10 – LA Area

This weekend kicks off LA Beer Week, a celebration of all things beer, which features a variety of events going on at local bars, restaurants, breweries all across town.  While there are a number of events joining in on the festivities this weekend’s main event will be going down at the Westside Tavern.  There you will be able to meet with some of L.A.’s leading brew masters and even taste some of their latest creations.  For a full schedule of this week’s events be sure to visit the website.

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor: October 8-10 – 1126 Queen’s Highway., Long Beach

Also kicking off this weekend is the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Halloween Event.   The entire ship and seaport will be transformed into a haunted area, which features mazes, monsters at every turn, special effects, and live music.  Tickets start $35 and parking is $15.  For more info be sure to visit their site.

 Arcade Fire: October 7-8 – Shrine Auditorium 700 W. 32ndSt. Los Angeles

This weekend’s musical act to catch is The Arcade Fire, playing at the Shrine Auditorium.   The Montreal based indie pop group has made a rapid ascent from obscure experimental hipster band to mainstream indie juggernauts.  They will be making a rather rare stop in LA for a two night engagement so be sure to check them out.

 Caruso Concours d’Elegance: October 10 – The Americana at Brand 889 Americana Way., Glendale

This Sunday, The Petersen Automotive Museum will be putting on an exciting car show featuring a look back at some of the most fascinating rides from the pre- World War II Era.  Some of the most rare and exotic cars will be featured at this event.

Mario Lopez’ Birthday: October 9 – The Americana at Brand 889 Americana Way., Glendale

Come out and party like its 1993, as the former Saved by the Bell star is having a birthday celebration being put on by The Americana in Glendale.  Once there you can play ping pong, try a Celcius beverage, and even try to get on TV as Extra will be on hand to capture the celebration.   Admission is free and the event will be going on from 12:00PM – 2:00PM.

Weekend Events

All week the weather has been gloomy, but warm weather and bright skies are scheduled for this weekend and there just so happens to be a number of exciting events going on this weekend. So be sure to get out, do something unique this weekend.

Waved Out Music Festival: September 25 – The Exhoplex, Hollywood
Waved is not your typical music festival. Instead of featuring major headlining acts that span across various music genres, the second annual Waved Out festival will showcase some of the more unique rock acts out there. Psychadelic rock, garage rock, folk rock, and just gold ol’ fashioned rock n’ roll, will be prominently on display throughout the night. Headlining the event will be the Swedish psychedelic rockers Dungen, whose sound is said to mix elements of Hendrix and Floyd with a dash of jazz and experimental rock. The event will also feature comedians and some of LA’s most popular food trucks. For more information on the musical acts and other things ongoing, check out the Aquarium Drunkard website.

Feast of San Gennaro: September 24-26 – 1651 Highland Ave., Hollywood
Come out this weekend for the annual celebration of the rich history of Italian Americans. This event is sure to feature live music, a number of cultural booths, a Catholic Mass and Procession, some Bada-Bingo as well as a ton of amazing food. And the best part about it is that it only costs $5 to get in and all proceeds go to charity. So come out to Highland Ave. this weekend and get your Guido on, capeesh.

West Hollywood Book Fair: September 26 – West Hollywood Park, West Hollywood
Come take part in one of the largest Annual Book Fairs in Los Angeles, as over 150 exhibitors and booths will be set up to satisfy any literature craving you may have. The event is also set up to promote reading, writing, and literacy within the community so be sure to come out and support a good cause. Plus who knows in a couple of years Book Fairs will soon become a thing of the past, with the emergence of all the new fangled technology that is out these days.

Dennis Hopper Double Standard Exhibition: September 24-26 MOCA, Downtown
Come out for the last weekend in which MOCA will be displaying the Dennis Hopper: Double Standard exhibition. The exhibit showcases numerous works done by the late artist himself, giving a unique look into the creative and artistic mind of Hopper. The exhibition will feature various pieces spanning across such artistic mediums as painting, sculpture, and photography.

Vampire Weekend: September 26 – Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
Happening this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl, NYC indie prep-rock sensation Vampire Weekend will make their Hollywood Bowl debut this Sunday. Also Maryland based “dream pop” duo Beach House will kick off the show with their sweeping and soulful sound.

If you do wind up going to any of the events listed above or anything else going on around LA, let us know we want to hear from you.

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