Wednesday, May 22



Concert Review: Randy Newman

About halfway through his two-hour set Friday night at Royce Hall, Randy Newman lost track of his own song. Granted it was one of the newer ones, "Laugh and Be Happy," from his 2008 album "Harps and Angels," but it was still his song, and it wasn't the first mistake he'd made. Read more...


Concert Review: Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester

As the 12-member Palast Orchester began to play Thursday night, and Max Raabe stepped out with his distinctive baritone, impeccably dressed in coat and tails, Royce Hall was immediately transformed into an elegant ballroom of the bygone era of the 1920s and '30s. Read more...


Formed in the crucible of the long freedom fight of the nomadic Tuareg people of the Sahara, Tinariwen has been leading a revolution in world music since 2001. The group, which has played at major music festivals throughout the world, including Coachella and Glastonbury, will lay down their hypnotic bass and drum beats on Saturday at Royce Hall.

Rebellious Sahara Desert rock rolls into Royce

Rock 'n' roll bands may claim to be all about rebellion, but you'd be hard-pressed to find one that embodies that fighting spirit more than Tinariwen. Read more...

Photo: Formed in the crucible of the long freedom fight of the nomadic Tuareg people of the Sahara, Tinariwen has been leading a revolution in world music since 2001. The group, which has played at major music festivals throughout the world, including Coachella and Glastonbury, will lay down their hypnotic bass and drum beats on Saturday at Royce Hall.

Formed in the crucible of the long freedom fight of the nomadic Tuareg people of the Sahara, Tinariwen has been leading a revolution in world music since 2001. The group, which has played at major music festivals throughout the world, including Coachella and Glastonbury, will lay down their hypnotic bass and drum beats on Saturday at Royce Hall.

Musical director and conductor Neal Stulberg will lead the UCLA philharmonic orchestra tonight at Schoenberg Hall in a performance of four compositions.

Composing Unity

It is a virtuoso program for orchestra and a dream performance for developing musicians, showcasing the talent and beauty of individual performers and instrumental sections. Read more...

Photo: Musical director and conductor Neal Stulberg will lead the UCLA philharmonic orchestra tonight at Schoenberg Hall in a performance of four compositions.

Musical director and conductor Neal Stulberg will lead the UCLA philharmonic orchestra tonight at Schoenberg Hall in a performance of four compositions.



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