The music comes first at NAMM Show

January 25 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM, CA-The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual playground held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, is a sight to behold. For the local musician wanting to network and find some of the latest music equipment, NAMM has been an oasis of resources. For the rising singer […]


Paul Anka: no introduction necessary

December 7 Steven Lieberman 0

Internationally-famous singer/songwriter Paul Anka will need no introduction when he takes the stage at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on December 10 and 11 to sing all of his hits and holiday favorites. In 1957, when Anka was a 16 year old teenager, his first number one hit, “Diana,” […]


Peace and love spurs Michael McDonald

October 30 Steven Lieberman 0

Former Doobie Brothers frontman, Michael McDonald, came out on stage at Downey Civic Theatre and the first thing he did was talk about peace, honoring our soldiers, and encouraging everybody in the audience to vote. Then he said that the first song of his performance would be one of his […]


Pat Metheny wows with UCLA performance

September 22 Steven Lieberman 0

LOS ANGELES-Jazz guitar virtuoso and living legend, Pat Metheny, was the chosen one to kick-off the 2016-17 season for the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA’s acoustically-sound Royce Hall on Thursday. He was welcomed with cheers, clapping, and ear-piercing whistles from all of his adoring fans. As an opener, […]


Peter Asher is still a musical force

September 15 Steven Lieberman 0

SANTA MONICA, CA–When Gordon Waller passed away seven years ago, his long-time partner Peter Asher decided to carry the torch for the British duo that were famously known as “Peter & Gordon.” On Saturday at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Asher teamed-up with fellow Brit and also famous guitarist […]


Rock royalty John Kay & Steppenwolf still going

September 7 Steven Lieberman 0

John Kay and Steppenwolf, one of the architects of the hard-rock sound from the 1970’s, make a rare appearance at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Sept. 10. In the late 1960’s, Steppenwolf embodied that era’s social, political and philosophical restlessness, building an impressive body of edgy rock ‘n’ […]


Taking it easy with Jackson Browne

August 22 Steven Lieberman 0

LOS ANGELES-The always-touring, smooth-singing, Rock and Roll and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee, Jackson Browne, made a stop on his concert tour on Wednesday at the Greek Theatre and treated his fans to two and a half hours of blissful music. Browne, Los Angeles-based, said he was glad to be […]

Monday's Meditation

Purple cloud reigns over Prince

April 22 Dennis J. Freeman 0

In 2011, my wife and I made the decision to take our kids to see Prince playing live in concert at the Inglewood Forum. I am that glad we did. You have to excuse me, but my heart is broken right now. I feel sick. I feel cheated. The voice. […]


Spotlight: Empire’s Grace Gealey

February 4 Dennis J. Freeman 0

The new FOX television show “Empire” has taken control over the small screen with an exotica mix of power, greed, revenge, failures and triumphs, family and success, all intertwined with one another. The hit show stars the always touch-your-nerve acting of the wonderful Terrence Howard and showcases the dominant presence […]


Passing the Musical Torch

September 18 Thai Lee 0

“I love fashion and music so, I created an event where they could collide for a good cause, to say thanks to those who inspire them (artist) to keep going,” said executive producer Kiera Renee. Pass the Torch, the inaugural showcase where emerging musicians and designers shared one stage to […]


Phone Service Gives Ring to Education

October 6 News4usonline News 0

Students From Animo Locke Charter High School Participated In A Music Competition For A Chance To Win A RingPlus Smartphone With A Year Of Free Service And A $6,000 Scholarship.  Santa Monica, Calif. (October 1, 2012): RingPlus, a new cell phone service with a simple to use pricing structure integrated […]