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Cynthia Erivo talks Hollywood Bowl debut and the influence of Barbra Streisand

Cynthia Erivo is a very busy woman. The acclaimed actor and singer makes her Hollywood Bowl debut on Friday, July 30, singing songs by legendary voices from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin. Portraying that last icon in the National Geographic Channel’s “Genius: Aretha” just earned Erivo an Emmy nomination for best actress in a limited series. Actor-singer Cynthia Erivo makes her Hollywood Bowl debut as a singer on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Photo by Terrell...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Aretha Franklin, New York City, Disney, Sport, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Soccer, United Kingdom, Heart, Kate Winslet, Robert Zemeckis, Mary J Blige, Nina Simone, National Geographic Channel


Festival Pass: Ohana doubles down while Desert Daze and the Stones return this fall

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. The fall music festival calendar just keeps getting more crowded. The positive: On any given weekend in Southern California you will be able to see really great live music. The negative: Having to choose. This week’s flurry of festival news started with the announcement of an encore weekend of the Ohana Festival with both nights to be headlined by Pearl Jam...
Tags: Apple, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vw, Heart, Music Festivals, Coachella, Pasadena, Orange County, Rose Bowl, Michael, Kamasi Washington, Southern California, San Pedro


Live Nation is offering $20 all-in tickets to select Southern California shows

Beverly Hills-based concert promoter Live Nation announced on Thursday that it’s celebrating the return to live music by offering fans $20 all-in tickets to nearly 1,000 shows this year at over 40 Live Nation-run amphitheaters all across the country. For a limited time starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, fans will be able to access the $20 tickets, including taxes and fees, to participating concerts at LiveNation.com while supplies last. Here are some of the upcoming concerts with $20 all-in ...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Pitbull, Megadeth, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Liz Phair, Southern California, Concerts, Luke Bryan, Celine Dion, Brad Paisley


Heart’s Nancy Wilson recalls advising on ‘Almost Famous’ ‘golden god’ acid trip

Cameron Crowe already had nearly everything he needed when he set out to make his 2000 film “Almost Famous.” The movie about a 15-year-old journalist on the road for Rolling Stone magazine in the ’70s was based on the writer-director’s own life, after all. And what he didn’t have — the rock ‘n’ roll sound of the movie’s rock band Stillwater — he knew where to get. Who better than his then-wife Nancy Wilson, the guitarist and singer in the hard-rocking band Heart, which rose to real-life fame aro...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vw, Heart, Jeremy, Pasadena, Rolling Stone, Seattle, Edward, Cameron Crowe, Southern California, Wilson, Duff Mckagan


The Rolling Stones coming to SoFi Stadium as band relaunches its No Filter Tour

The Rolling Stones announced the return of its No Filter Tour, which will be coming to the all-new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, Oct. 17. “We want to thank you all for your patience during this very difficult and unprecedented time,” the band posted on its official website Thursday morning. The British rock icons were forced to postpone the remaining dates of the tour back in 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19. The tour did sell out the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in August 2019 during the firs...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vw, San Diego, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Ticketmaster, Southern California, Concerts, Inglewood, Nancy Wilson, Desert Daze, Lake Perris, Top Stories LADN


Why these two Southern California violinists spent the pandemic on the road in a VW bus

When live music was shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, violinists Etienne Gara and YuEun Kim decided to take an epic road trip in an old Volkswagen bus. And while the couple’s months-long journey helped them escape the monotony and isolation spurred by the pandemic, the road trip came with strings attached. “Musicians and artists are there also when things are not going well and we need to be there for the people,” said Gara, cruised up the coast with Kim for six months in a 1971 VW bus ...
Tags: Hollywood, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vw, Streaming, Volkswagen, Kim, Dmitri Shostakovich, Charlie Chaplin, Southern California, Soraya, Oceanside, South Bay


Orange County Brew Ska Ska returns with Less Than Jake, Hepcat and The Aggrolites

The Orange County Brew Ska Ska will make its return this summer with an all-new line-up of artists including Less Than Jake, Hepcat, The Aggrolites, Mustard Plug, The Toasters, Bite Me Bambi and Half Past Two on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado. The craft beer and music fest is the ska-flavored extension of Orange County-based Brew Ha Ha Productions’ annual flagship event, Brew Ha Ha, which is now in its 11th year. The show is open to all ages, but those 21 and older can select...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Music Festivals, Coachella, Orange County, Concerts, NOFX, Pennywise, Oak Canyon Park, Top Stories OCR, Music + Concerts


Desert Daze will return to Lake Perris in November with a scaled-down three-day festival

Desert Daze will return to the Lake Perris State Recreation Area. for three days in November in a scaled-down version of the music festival. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, for the Nov.12-14 festival that will include sets from Kamasi Washington, The War on Drugs, Toro Y Moi, Japanese Breakfast and more. “I’m just exited to see any live music, man,” said Phil Pirrone, founder of the festival, which is now in its ninth edition. “There’s so much diversity in the sounds at this year’...
Tags: California, Washington, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Music Festivals, Coachella, Kamasi Washington, Jjuujjuu, Moreno Valley, Moi, Perris, Pioneertown, Pirrone, Desert Daze


These Southern California casinos are bringing back entertainment — here’s the latest

The sound of silence has filled the entertainment venues at many Southern California casinos over the last year, and not because they were stops for a Simon and Garfunkel tribute band. As the region’s casinos mapped out what to bring back after their coronavirus closures in mid-2020, most focused on gaming, dining, hotel stays while other components of their business, particularly entertainment, remained on the back burner as the live entertainment industry as a whole remained shut down. Only a ...
Tags: California, Casinos, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Chile, Paris, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Kevin James, Coachella, Pitbull, Frankie Valli, Southern California, Eagles


Foo Fighters announce rescheduled date at The Forum

Foo Fighters have announced a new date for its postponed mighty Los Angeles-area return. The San Fernando Valley-based rock band posted on Twitter on Monday that it will return to The Forum in Inglewood on Thursday, Aug. 26. Just days before it was scheduled to reopen The Forum for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown on July 17, Foo Fighters postponed the show due to the coronavirus. According to the band’s social media pages, someone in the Foo Fighters organization tested positive for C...
Tags: Music, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Stagecoach, Concerts, Canyon Club, Madison Square Garden, Inglewood, Agoura Hills, Kaskade, Top Stories LADN, Music + Concerts


Ohana Festival adds second weekend, with both dates headlined by Pearl Jam

The Ohana Festival will expand to a second weekend in Dana Point and Pearl Jam will headline both nights. The event, being dubbed an “encore weekend,” will happen at Doheny State Beach on Oct. 1 and 2 and feature the band headlining both nights. The first weekend festival, which was founded and curated by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, is scheduled for Sept. 24-26 at Doheny State Beach and is sold out. Pearl Jam was already scheduled to headline Sunday night of the first weekend, which also in...
Tags: California, Beck, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Music Festivals, Coachella, Carlile, Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, Dana Point, Brandi Carlile, Ohana, Doheny State Beach, Top Stories LADN


Kaskade, with help from Deadmau5, throws dance party to officially open SoFi Stadium

Music producer and DJ Kaskade played the first full show at the shiny new SoFi Stadium on Saturday, thrilling tens of thousands of fans with two hours of dance music and a surprise appearance by his friend and fellow DJ Deadmau5. Consider it a successful real-life stress test for the Inglewood venue: It handled the massive bass beats dropped by Kaskade and the dancing that shook the first two levels of the stadium, so surely it has enough concrete and rebar to take anything that fans of the Rams...
Tags: Skylar Grey, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, SoFi, Michael, Southern California, Concerts, Celine Dion, Inglewood, Midland, Hollywood Bowl, Madge, Ryan Raddon, Primus


Chicano Batman frontman Bardo Martinez flies to his own beat with first solo album

In his regular gig as frontman for Los Angeles band Chicano Batman, Bardo Martinez digs deep into his artistic well to create feel-good music alongside his bandmates. Onstage during the band’s relentlessly energetic live shows, he lets it all explode like a sonic bomb. Now, Martinez is digging deeper into his personal side as he prepares to release his first solo album. “I spent a lot of time really finding my own voice in it. I would describe the sound as raw, I would say that it bumps. I love ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Iowa, Streaming, Coachella, Southern California, Celine Dion, Chicano Batman, Martinez, Los Angeles California, Coachella Valley, Bardo, Exposition Park, Emma McIntyre Getty


Los Tucanes de Tijuana to headline new music festival at the USS Iowa this summer

They turned the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival into a dance party in 2019 and now Los Tucanes de Tijuana are coming to San Pedro and headlining a new festival that aims to celebrate Latino music and culture. Tickets for the inaugural Festival Electrica are on sale for the Aug. 21 event at the USS Iowa that will feature more than 20 bands on two stages performing in front of the battleship. Los Tucanes, the Norteño legends who have a passionate inter-generational following, will lead an...
Tags: California, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, San Pedro, Porter, Hollywood Bowl, Kinky, Pacheco, Coachella Valley Music, Coachella Valley, USS Iowa


Festival Pass: Stagecoach, Nocturnal Wonderland lineups released; plus, COVID shuts down more shows

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. There used to be a TV commercial for a Motown compilation featuring rapturous fans telling how much they love Smokey Robinson. And you know what? They still do, and Smokey Robinson is playing the 2022 Stagecoach Country Music Festival. In some ways, it’s not a huge leap for Stagecoach, which has been booking more than your typical country acts since its inc...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, Dave Grohl, Music Festivals, Stagecoach, Jones, Southern California, Celine Dion, Afp, Tom, Inglewood, Slater


Nocturnal Wonderland 2021 lineup includes Deadmau5, 12th Planet

Nocturnal Wonderland, the massive original festival from electronic dance music promoter Insomniac Events, has released its initial lineup and a certain mouse mask-wearing producer is one of the list’s big names. Deadmau5, who did a multi-night run at Insomniac’s drive-in Park ‘N Rave in San Bernardino to ring in 2021, is the big name on the bill when Nocturnal Wonderland returns to Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore in San Bernardino County Sept. 18-19. Other notable EDM artists on the lineup i...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, DeVore, Insomniac, Nocturnal, Glen Helen Amphitheater, Nocturnal Wonderland, NOS Event Center, Glen Helen


Celine Dion reschedules tour, including Southern California stops, due to COVID-19 concerns

Celine Dion will once again have to delay her Courage World Tour. The superstar vocalist was out on her first true tour in more than a decade in 2020, but in early March was forced to postpone dates due to the spread of COVID-19. Dion rescheduled the jaunt to 2021, including stops at Staples Center in Los Angeles and Pechanga Arena in San Diego in September. Now, the singer has announced she’ll postpone the remaining dates of her North American leg until 2022. The tour is currently scheduled to ...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Staples Center, Southern California, Concerts, Dion, Celine Dion, Top Stories LADN, Music + Concerts, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


Foo Fighters postpone Forum show due to COVID-19

Foo Fighters postponed a show Forum in Inglewood on scheduled for Saturday, July, 17, due to the coronavirus, the band posted on social media Wednesday, July 14. The sold-out show, which was supposed to be a celebratory return to the venue after the coronavirus pandemic shut down live music for more than a year, was scrapped after someone in the Foo Fighters organization tested positive for COVID-19, according to the band’s post. “Despite having made every effort to follow CDC Covid protocols an...
Tags: Cdc, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dave Grohl, Canyon Club, Madison Square Garden, Inglewood, Agoura Hills, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


Stagecoach 2022: 5 takeaways about the festival’s lineup

The Stagecoach Country Music Festival announced its 2022 lineup on Monday, July 12, and while the festival has been around since 2007, this lineup has a lot of surprises for the event, which returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio April 29-May 1. Stagecoach favorites Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Luke Combs headline, but the most notable thing about this lineup is that the festival has definitely become more racially and LGBTQ-inclusive across the 51 artists announced so far. 1. This is St...
Tags: California, Washington, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, Music Festivals, Nashville, Diplo, Coachella, Stagecoach


Stagecoach 2022: Lineup includes Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs and Smokey Robinson

Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs top the lineup for the Stagecoach Country Music Festival’s post-pandemic return, festival producer Goldenvoice announced via social media on Monday morning. The beloved music festival, which started in 2007, will return to the Empire Polo Club in Indio April 29-May 1. The lineup also includes Maren Morris, Midland, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne, The Black Crowes and Smokey Robinson. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Pacific. Three-day...
Tags: La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Smokey Robinson, Music Festivals, Diplo, Stagecoach, Riverside County, Guy Fieri, Pacific, Coachella Valley, Nikki Lane, Indio, Empire Polo Club, Luke Combs


Why LA band Arms Akimbo is turning its new album into a TV show

In a rough cut of the video for “It Takes,” the first song from the upcoming album by L.A.-born band Arms Akimbo, the three band members are fishing alongside a river when a young woman comes by and catches the eye of one of the musicians just before she catches the first fish. The video is less than a minute long, so people only get to hear a small portion of the song and may be left wondering what will happen next with the blossoming love story and what about that song? Stay tuned for the next...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, South Bay, Sutton, Danny Trejo, Spotify Apple, Matt Sutton, Top Stories LADN, Music + Concerts, Schrupp, Colin Boppell, Peter Schrupp


Festival Pass: Going on a Day Trip; celebrating the return of the Hollywood Bowl

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Until attending Day Trip in San Bernardino last weekend, the last festival I had covered on the ground was Desert Daze in 2019, 21 months ago. The atmosphere at Day Trip was nearly electric with happiness, possibly even fueled a bit by effort it took to get the festival relocated to San Bernardino just days before it started. I caught up with Insomniac’s Pa...
Tags: Hollywood, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gang, Music Festivals, Stagecoach, Academy, Zedd, San Bernardino, Benny Benassi, Hollywood Bowl, Primavera Sound


Bob Dylan, Etta James among the singers with LA connections featured in Muse/ique concert series

Fans of Carole King, Nat King Cole, Bob Dylan and Etta James can take a summer road trip through Los Angeles’s musical history with a four-part live concert series that aims to celebrate these legends and the songs that helped shape the city’s musical legacy. “The streets of L.A. were the places that gave birth to a tremendous amount of music,” said Rachael Worby, founder and artistic director of  Muse/ique, a Pasadena-based orchestra and performing arts organization that performs outdoor concer...
Tags: Hollywood, France, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Muse, Pasadena, Riverside County, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Capitol Records, Dylan


Insomniac’s Escape Halloween festival announces lineup that will haunt San Bernardino

Like a horror movie villain that makes his triumphant return for sequel number 10, Insomniac’s Halloween-themed festival is ready to make its reappearance at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino. Escape Halloween will return to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino on Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, and will feature a lineup of of more than 65 dance music artists across four different stages and lots of Halloween-themed decorations. Sign up for our Festival Pass newsletter. Whether ...
Tags: Halloween, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Zedd, San Bernardino, Adam Beyer, Zhu, Indio, Auto Club Speedway, Tchami, Insomniac


Day Trip: Photos, drones and what it was like to be at Insomniac’s newest festival

Just after 9 p.m. on Saturday night, as house music bumped from two large stages and thousands of fans danced along, 200 drones levitated into the dark sky above the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino. While the drones performed their own set at the first day of the inaugural Day Trip Festival, perhaps their biggest hit was a formation that read “We back, baby!!” in red lights, a literal sign that after more than a year of concerts and festivals being dark due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was...
Tags: California, Washington, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vw, House, Chromeo, Music Festivals, Diplo, Coachella, San Bernardino, Hollywood Bowl, Liliana Pacheco, Claptone, Tchami


Kool & the Gang celebrate as the Hollywood Bowl reopens for first post-pandemic public concert

As the bassist in the band, Robert “Kool” Bell usually hangs out toward the back of the stage, and that’s where he was most of the night as Kool & the Gang opened the Hollywood Bowl’s season on Saturday. But when Bell, who co-founded the band in 1964, did step to the front early in the show, it was to note the significance of live music’s return to this historic venue after more than a year lost to pandemic and quarantines. “I gotta say, hey, hey, hey!” Bell said with a sly smile to the cheers o...
Tags: Hollywood, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gang, Kobe Bryant, Bell, Concerts, San Bernardino, Michael Ray, Hollywood Bowl, Wilkins, Boogie, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Walt Anderson


Day Trip’s detour to San Bernardino is full of sunshine

Three stuffed giraffes, 200 flamingo sculptures and thousands of fans flocked to the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino on Saturday, July 3, for the debut of Insomniac’s Day Trip festival. After more than a year with live music and festivals shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, fans braved the triple-digit heat and multiple venue changes to dance joyfully in the sunshine accompanied by a soundtrack of house music that included the likes of Diplo, Nora En Pure, Chromeo and others. “Any ...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Music Festivals, Coachella, San Pedro, San Bernardino, Inglewood, Midland, Nos, Hollywood Park, Liliana Pacheco, Insomniac


Day Trip’s long, strange journey from the waterfront to San Bernardino

When concert producer Insomniac announced new house music festival Day Trip last August, the event was a glimmering disco ball of hope that the live music industry would return the next summer, recovering from the crippling shutdown of the coronavirus pandemic. “People needed something to look forward to,” Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac Events, said in an interview Thursday afternoon, noting that the new festival originally scheduled for the San Pedro waterfront was also a beacon...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Port Of Los Angeles, Music Festivals, Coachella, Academy, Southern California, San Pedro, San Bernardino, Inglewood, Brooks, Midland


Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ revives lost history, performances from Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, more

By Jake Coyle “Like a rose coming through the concrete” is one description of 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival heard in Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s exuberant, illuminating documentary “Summer of Soul (…or: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’).” The event, held the same summer as Woodstock, drew together Nina Simone, a 19-year-old Stevie Wonder (a genius already), Sly and the Family Stone (the lone act to hit Woodstock, too), B.B. King, the Staples Singers, The 5th Dimension, some of the giants...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, America, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Stevie Wonder, Davis, Harry Potter, Lincoln, Al Sharpton, Kobe Bryant, Ken Burns


Festival Pass: Day Trip’s wild ride; more country fests in SoCal

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Even when I’m on vacation, I still find festival connections. We were in Seattle last week and one of our stops was the Museum of Pop Culture. My grunge superfan husband was very excited to see the Pearl Jam exhibit. As I wandered around and looked at all of the artifacts, I smiled when I saw the poster for the band’s show in Indio at the Empire Polo Club i...
Tags: Apple, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chromeo, Music Festivals, Coachella, Kobe Bryant, Pasadena, Seattle, Orange County, Day Trip, Ticketmaster, Southern California