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Entertainment industry treading water after 6 months of coronavirus restrictions

Entertainment happens in gathering places, which is what officials are trying to discourage to combat the novel coronavirus. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March, few people could have imagined a world without places to go for entertainment: no amusement parks, no multiplexes for movies, no theaters or festival grounds for concerts, no casinos. But not only did all those venues close, most haven’t reopened. And as we head into fall, no one knows when they will come back. They are part o...
Tags: Gaming, Movies, California, La, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Commerce, Metallica, Beverly Hills, Seaworld, Diplo, Disneyland, Orange County


Pomona’s Alejandro Aranda will livestream 3 Scarypoolparty concerts from LA’s Wiltern

Scarypoolparty will play the first concerts at the Wiltern since March — though no fans will be there. The three separate shows on Sunday, Sept. 27 are livestream only. The performer also known as Alejandro Aranda, the 2019 runner-up on “American Idol,” will play two shows that day with his full band. Between those, he’ll play third VIP show solo and acoustic to benefit Crew Nation, which raises funds for live music crews whose lives and incomes have been turned upside down by the coronavirus pa...
Tags: La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Pomona, Ziggy Marley, Anaheim, Aranda, Keb Mo, Glen Helen Amphitheater, Nocturnal Wonderland, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Ziggy Marley coming to Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series for two different shows

Following a live performance of his latest single “Play With Sky” featuring Ben Harper on “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” Ziggy Marley was set to announce he’ll headline City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC concert series on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Grammy Award-winning reggae artist and son of late legend Bob Marley will perform two sets: a kid-friendly 2 p.m. matinee featuring Norm the Rhythm Child, and then a more traditional evening show at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Zuri. Ti...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jamaica, Marley, Bob Marley, Jamie Lee Curtis, Concerts, Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper, Anaheim, Isaiah, Tustin, Jurupa Valley, Stephen Marley


Festival Pass: Nocturnal Wonderland announces a return; watch a free blues fest

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Last week, I finally felt somewhat normal for the first time in six months. Pro football coming back made me positively gleeful. I was so happy I was even getting all the feels for the commercial showing
Tags: Facebook, California, Disney, NFL, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Celine Dion, Santa Monica, Orange County Register, Knott, Knott s Berry Farm


Get the blues for free with this livestreamed concert featuring Keb’ Mo’ and Robert Cray

Music fans can try to forget about the COVID-19 blues for a while by listening to the actual blues for hours during a free day-long live online festival. Organized by the Long Beach Blues Society and Long Beach Gives, the virtual festival dubbed A Day of Blues will be streamed live on Facebook starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 with a lineup of more than two dozen acts slated to perform during the 10-hour event. Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether you are a Coachella lifer or prefer to ...
Tags: Facebook, California, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, United Kingdom, Long Beach, Streaming, Music Festivals, Coachella, Anaheim, Tommy Castro, Sugaray Rayford, Keb Mo, Robert Cray


Nocturnal Wonderland announces return to Glen Helen Amphitheater in 2021

Insomniac Events’ Nocturnal Wonderland plans to return to Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore in 2021. Founder Pasquale Rotella dropped the news via Twitter Sunday night that the event will take place Sept. 18-19, 2021. In 2019, Rotella announced that the festival would find a new home in 2020. However, due to the spread of COVID-19, dates for this year were canceled and a new location was never announced. “We’re back!” Rotella wrote on Twitter. “With everything that’s been going on in the world, ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Concerts, DeVore, Rotella, Pasquale Rotella, Glen Helen Amphitheater, Nocturnal Wonderland, Glen Helen, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star and leader of the Maytals, dead at 77

By HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae’s founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,” “Monkey Man” and “Funky Kingston,” has died. He was 77. Hibbert, frontman of Toots & the Maytals, had been in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Kingston since earlier this month. He was admitted in intensive care after complaints of having breathing difficulties according to...
Tags: New York, West Virginia, Sport, Ap, Bbc, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, Obituaries, Willie Nelson, Jamaica, Bob Marley, Kingston, Daily Star, Rolling Stone, Donald Trump


Festival Pass: More drive-in concert news and reviews

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Is it just me or has it been a rough week? I hope wherever you’re reading this from, you’re safe from the fire and smoke blanketing Southern California and much of the West Coast. So let’s think about some good stuff, shall we? The Inland Empire is going to join Orange County, Ventura and LA as part of the drive-in show club with a pair of concerts from Cypr...
Tags: California, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, West Coast, Jack, Cypress Hill, Tantrums, Rio, Erin, Southern California, San Pedro, Wayne Coyne


Monterey Jazz Fest will be back this year, virtually

MONTEREY — The legendary Monterey Jazz Festival announced a virtual version of the 63rd Annual festival to run the same three nights as the originally scheduled live event Sept. 25-27. The lineup curated by festival artistic director Tim Jackson will air between 5-7 p.m. all three days on the Festival’s YouTube channel featuring never-before-seen archival footage plus new performances made expressly for the event, interspersed with personal messages from the Festival’s family of artists, volunte...
Tags: America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Clint Eastwood, Music Festivals, Jackson, Monterey, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Tim Jackson, Fairgrounds, Sonny Rollins, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Lila Downs, Gus Trejo, Music + Concerts


Cypress Hill to play Rubidoux Drive-In Theatre in Jurupa Valley

The Rubidoux Drive-In Theatre in Jurupa Valley is giving people the chance to get insane in the brain when Cypress Hill performs at the drive-in theater this month. The hip-hop group will have two shows on Saturday, Sept. 26, one at 7 p.m. and another at 10 p.m., according to an announcement on the group’s website.  Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether you are a Coachella lifer or prefer to watch from afar, get weekly dispatches during the Southern California music festival season....
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Harlem Globetrotters, Coachella, Cypress Hill, Southern California, Fitz, Tom Petty, South Gate, Jurupa Valley, Bill Ted, Drive-in, Top Stories OCR


How Tom Petty’s death inspired the Flaming Lips’ new ‘American Head’ album

For the Flaming Lips, a feeling is always more important than a plan, singer Wayne Coyne says. “We know that if we don’t go with the thing that we’re feeling then we don’t deserve to be the Flaming Lips,” he says near the end of a recent conversation about “American Head,” the band’s 21st studio album. “That’s the thing that our audience has encouraged us to do,” Coyne says of the idiosyncratic path the Flaming Lips have forged over almost four decades of music. “It’s like, ‘Hey, man, if you fin...
Tags: Mountains, Music, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Harlem Globetrotters, Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, Wayne Coyne, Oklahoma City, Steven, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, Fitz


Drive-In OC turns up the heat as Fitz and the Tantrums ignite socially distanced dance party

Fitz and the Tantrums were more than ready to face the heat during the first of two headlining sets Saturday night for City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series in the venue’s parking lot. On a sweltering hot day, the recording-breaking temperatures soared beyond 100 degrees until things slowly began to cool as the sun dipped behind the buildings in the Angel Stadium parking lot. As a fanless baseball game between the Angels and Houston Astros took place in the distance and the moon hu...
Tags: Music, Angels, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harlem Globetrotters, Whitehall, Houston Astros, Concerts, James King, Anaheim, City National Grove, Fitz, City National Grove of Anaheim, Fitzpatrick, Angel Stadium


Long Beach native goes from playing for ‘Harlem Globetrotters’ of soccer to soulful pop singer

After about five years of entertaining soccer fans with his freestyle moves as part of a New York Red Bulls show team, Long Beach native Devin Kirtz traded his cleats and tricks for a ukulele and a guitar. And he’s hoping to keep scoring as a soul-pop artist with a new single out called “Best Friends,” which was released on Aug. 21. It’s a love song of sorts inspired by a special moment during a party, and he decided to dedicate it to, well, himself. “I was at a friend’s bachelor party and I ...
Tags: La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Mls, Harlem Globetrotters, Marley, New York Red Bulls, Sean, Quincy, Combs, Hennessy, Bill Ted, Music + Concerts, Top Stories LBPT


20 years in, Mastodon lightens up for ‘Bill & Ted,’ delivers sizzling ‘Medium Rarities’

Drummer Brann Dailor of Mastodon struggles for a moment to find the right words to describe what it feels like to reach the band’s 20th anniversary this year. “It’s not something that pops in your head, like, ‘We’ll probably be the same four dudes in 20 years,’” he says by phone from his Atlanta home. “I mean, I didn’t think we wouldn’t. But I tend to think of Mastodon in two-year increments. That’s about as far ahead as I can.” Early on, as Mastodon recorded its second album “Leviathan” in Seat...
Tags: Music, Japan, Hbo, New York, Atlanta, Sport, Ted, George Carlin, Things To Do, Soccer, Metallica, Bill, Seattle, Serena Williams, Scott Kelly, Pantera


Festival Pass: A drive-in concert review and FAQ; a new festival announced for 2021

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. We have a new festival on the books for 2021! Insomniac has announced Day Trip, a new event coming to the San Pedro waterfront in July 2021. Burning Man is happening virtually this week. (If you want to remember a time when people actually went to the desert for the festival, here’s a throwback to the amazing images staff photographer Watchara Phomicinda ca...
Tags: New York, California, La, Macaulay Culkin, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Nevada, Coachella, Southern California, San Pedro, Los Lobos, Clay, Zebrahead


Drive-In Dance series will bring back live LA Dance Project performances

The L.A. Dance Project announced it would carry on with its 2020-2021 season by presenting its shows via a Drive-In Dance series. The shows will also be live-streamed. The series features two different shows including “Solo at Dusk,” which is choreographed by Bobbi Jean Smith and Or Schraiber, and “The Betweens,” choreographed by Jermaine Spivey and Spenser Theberge. Performances will take place in the area surrounding the LADP studio at 2245 East Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles. “I strongly bel...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Dance, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Concerts, Fortunate Youth, Benjamin Millepied, Dusk, LADP, Top Stories LADN, Music + Concerts, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Virtual Burning Man: Here’s what you need to know about festival

Burning Man is still happening this year. It’s just happening online, instead of its usual location in Black Rock City, Nevada. You know what that means, right? You can have air conditioning at Burning Man 2020! Here’s what you need to know to properly enjoy the virtual festivities. When does it happen? The party is on right now and it runs through Sept. 6. Where will you find the virtual festival? Start at the main website, burningman.org, then click that big blue “participate” button to begin ...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Music Festivals, San Pedro, Riverside, Black Rock City Nevada, Music + Concerts


How the pandemic and protests led to the creation of super group Fear No Empire

After the coronavirus canceled the touring plans of Southern California bands Zebrahead, Death By Stereo and The Adolescents, the players in these bands found themselves quarantined at home with idle hands. It didn’t take long for Zebrahead vocalist Ali Tabatabaee to turn his frustrations into song lyrics. “We had been on tour with Sum 41 in Europe and we came home and the pandemic hit and then George Floyd was killed,” Tabatabaee said during a recent phone chat. He called up Zebrahead bassist B...
Tags: Europe, Music, Sport, Iran, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, Los Lobos, Rage Against The Machine, UC Irvine, Fortunate Youth, Dan Palmer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Drive-In OC adds reggae rock band Fortunate Youth to its series line-up

City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series just announced two evenings with Hermosa Beach reggae rock band Fortunate Youth on Sept. 25-26. Tickets are $200-$300 per vehicle (number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts in the vehicle) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 via. AXS.com. Both shows start at 7 p.m. and are open to all-ages. Fortunate Youth formed in 2009 and gained attention with its debut album, “Irie State of Mind.” Since then, the sextet has toure...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Pedro, Concerts, Los Lobos, Anaheim, Hermosa Beach, Fortunate Youth, Agoura Hills, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, LA s Greek Theatre


Drive-in events: What you need to know before attending live Southern California shows

Who would have predicted drive-ins would be all the rage in the year 2020? Drive-in style events have been popping up all over Southern California since the coronavirus pandemic shut down activities as varied as concerts, festivals, theater productions, haunted houses, stand-up comedy shows, movie screenings and more. Out of a tragic situation has come some ingenious workarounds, however, as event producers have pivoted to providing live entertainment while also following safety and social dista...
Tags: Music, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, Los Lobos, Dodgers, Yasiel Puig, Costa Mesa, City National Grove of Anaheim, San Dimas, Los Angeles Daily News


You can audition for ‘American Idol’ this week on Zoom

After crowning its latest winner, Just Sam (Samantha Diaz) of Harlem, New York, back in May, “American Idol” is already seeking fresh talent for its forthcoming season. The reality television show is hosting its “Idol Across America” virtual auditions via Zoom, which will look at California residents on Sept. 5. This is the first-ever virtual search for an American Idol and the remote auditions are taking place in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. Superstar hopefuls will need to reserve their...
Tags: Music, Abc, California, Washington, Mexico, La, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Los Lobos, Don, Anaheim, Harlem New York, Banda El Recodo, Music + Concerts


Insomniac Events will bring its Day Trip Festival to San Pedro in 2021

Though Beverly Hills-based Insomniac Events has found success in the virtual world of entertainment amid the coronavirus pandemic, the concert and festival production company is optimistic about the return of live concert events in 2021. Insomniac Events announced Monday, Aug. 31, that it will debut a new, 21-and-older only festival dubbed Day Trip on July 3, 2021 at Pier 46 at the Los Angeles Waterfront in San Pedro. The open-air venue will feature a slew of house music played across multiple s...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Music Festivals, Coachella, San Pedro, Dillon Francis, Riverside, Lucinda Williams, Insomniac, Insomniac Events, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


Masked up and ready to rock, Los Lobos played to a parking lot full of fans at So Cal Drive In

The legendary East Los Angeles band Los Lobos was fired up to take the So Cal Drive In stage in front of a sold-out crowd in the parking lot adjacent to Citadel Outlets in Commerce Saturday night. “If we all take care of ourselves and do this [he pulls up his face mask], we can do more of this [waves his hand toward the audience],” Los Lobos vocalist-guitarist David Hidalgo said to the crowd. The band has been vocal on social media about taking coronavirus seriously and joined the Los Angeles Co...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Concerts, Mary Wells, Los Lobos, Don, Anaheim, Evangeline, Cesar Rosas, East Los Angeles, Agoura Hills, La Bamba


This musician created friends out of clay for his videos

After writing songs for rappers such as NoCap and PnB Rock, Agoura Hills musician Clay Priskorn decided to focus on his own music as an indie rock one-man-band called Friends of Clay. But writing new music wasn’t enough for the 27-year-old, he also wanted to create a group of weird new buddies, using his new clay animation skills to tell their stories through his songs. “During quarantine I was going to do videos for all of my songs that are getting released throughout the next couple of months,...
Tags: Mexico, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Don, Anaheim, Fitz, Banda El Recodo, Top Stories LADN, Music + Concerts, San Fernando Valley LA, PnB Rock Agoura Hills, Clay Priskorn, Priskorn


LA’s Greek Theatre is selling off its iconic red seats, and you can buy a pair

This year was slated to be a big one for the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The iconic Griffith Park venue was ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary and had a full line-up of shows, but with the spread of coronavirus, the season was over before it began. However, the venue has gone on with some renovations and recently posted an aerial photo on social media showing that its terrace seats had been removed during construction. Now those seats are up for grabs on the venue’s official website along...
Tags: Music, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Jonah Hill, Ringo Starr, Dick Van Dyke, Concerts, Don, Anaheim


L.A.’s Greek Theatre is selling off its iconic red seats, and you can buy a pair

This year was slated to be a big one for the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The iconic Griffith Park venue was ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary and had a full line-up of shows, but with the spread of coronavirus, the season was over before it began. However, the venue has gone on with some renovations and recently posted an aerial photo on social media showing that its terrace seats had been removed during construction. Now those seats are up for grabs on the venue’s official website along...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Jonah Hill, Ringo Starr, Dick Van Dyke, Concerts, Don, Anaheim, Fitz


‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ turns 30: Don’t call LL Cool J’s classic a comeback

“Hey, it’s the 30th anniversary of ‘Mama Said Knock You Out,’” my editor texted. “Would you get LL Cool J on the phone to talk about that?” I liked that idea, and I liked it even more when he said the legendary rapper had put his phone number online back in March so fans could give him a call about anything during the pandemic. So I did. “Hey LL! Or, should I say, Mr. Cool J?” I texted him at 917-540-5512, which, in actual fact, is a real number for him. I got an auto-reply, and yes, that was di...
Tags: Music, New York, Mexico, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, James Brown, Things To Do, Soccer, Nissan, Todd, Don, Anaheim, Fitz, Peggy Lee, Radio City Music Hall


Drive-In OC is bringing Mexico’s Banda El Recodo to Anaheim

To celebrate the traditional Mexican Independence next month, the long-running, Latin Grammy Award-winning Mexican ensemble Banda El Recodo will perform two special sets at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC series with two shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Tickets start at $250 per vehicle (with up to six patrons per vehicle who must all have a safety belt) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28 via AXS.com. For those who don’t feel comfortable attending in-person e...
Tags: Music, Mexico, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Concerts, Anaheim, Fitz, Peggy Lee, City National Grove of Anaheim, Gareth Emery, Banda El Recodo, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts, San Fernando Valley LA


Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 27-Sept. 3

  Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys is taking reservations for “An Open Air Museum Experience” this weekend and upcoming dates. The museum houses nostalgia from the San Fernando Valley’s past. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, Aug. 27-Sept. 3   EVENTS   Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board: The non-profit marketing tourism board has launched their “LA Love (heart)” campaign to interest local residents into p...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Politics, Comedy, New York, Movies, Minneapolis, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Dance, Homelessness, Radio


Drive-In OC shows have Fitz and the Tantrums ready to play for audiences in cars

It has been nearly six months since pop band Fitz and The Tantrums performed in front of a live audience. The Los Angeles-based sextet was at the tail end of its All The Feels Tour when the rapid spread of coronavirus forced Gov. Gavin Newsom to shut things down in California. The band returned home and since then its members — vocalist Michael Fitzpatrick, vocalist-percussionist Noelle Scaggs, drummer John Wicks, keys player Jeremy Ruzumna, guitarist James King and bassist Joe Karnes — have bee...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Concerts, James King, Anaheim, City National Grove, Fitz, Peggy Lee, City National Grove of Anaheim, Fitzpatrick, John Wick