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Hollywood Bowl - Fireworks Finale: The Muppets Take the Bowl at The Hollywood Bowl 9/8/17. Photo by Andrea McCallin for The Muppets Studio. Used with permission.

Smiles Abound When The Muppets Took The Bowl! [PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: THE MUPPETS & THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL ORCHESTRA AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 9/8/17

Hollywood, CA- The Muppets live are pretty much exactly what you would expect: zany, goofy, frenetic, and an all-around good time. Musicians, Muppets, Muppeteers, and even a full choir dashed about, with host Bobby Moynihan popping up to add some human schtick & fireworks ending the show with a blast. The audience had come prepared for […]

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Vanessa Williams, Jonathan Groff and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at "Sondheim on Sondheim" @ The Hollywood Bowl 7/23/17. Photos by Craig T. Mathew and Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging. Used with permission.

L.A. Phil’s “Sondheim on Sondheim” Was A Radiant Tribute To A Living Legend [REVIEW] REVIEW+PHOTOS: "SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM" @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 7/23/17

Hollywood Bowl, CA- I desperately wanted to see the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Sondheim on Sondheim” at the Hollywood Bowl. My intense love of musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim dates back to high school, and this was an opportunity to see his work at a level I hadn’t experienced live before. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and featuring […]

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Kool & The Gang, Morris Day & The Time and Village People @ The Hollywood Bowl 7/21/17 | Marquee

Kool & The Gang Brought Funk And Sparkles To The Hollywood Bowl [REVIEW] REVIEW: KOOL AND THE GANG, MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME & VILLAGE PEOPLE @ HOLLYWOOD BOWL 7/21/17

Los Angeles, CA- There was no way I was going to miss Kool and the Gang, Morris Day and the Time, and the Village People at the Hollywood Bowl. In a very real sense, Kool and the Gang simply *is* music to me – their sound jumping out from one of my earliest memories. There […]

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Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour: With Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin @ The Pantages Theatre 5/26/17

Brian Wilson’s Fans Wax Nostalgic On Pet Sounds’ 50 Anniversary Tour [REVIEW] REVIEW: BRIAN WILSON'S PET SOUNDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR: WITH AL JARDINE & BLONDIE CHAPLIN 5/26/17

When you love classic rock and the sounds of the 60s, it’s not uncommon to see musicians who are long past their prime. Brian Wilson, however, took this phenomenon to a whole new level. Wilson, who famously and publicly duels with personal demons, goes through long stretches during which his substance abuse and mental health […]

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Holiday Sing-Along @ Walt Disney Concert Hall 12/17/16. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Used with permission.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall Spreads The Holiday Cheer Through The Joy Of Song [REVIEW+PHOTOS] REVIEW+PHOTOS: Holiday Sing-Along @ Walt Disney Concert Hall 12/17/16

Given my deep love of both classics and cheese, it should be no surprise that I jumped at the opportunity to attend the Holiday Sing-Along at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on December 17, 2016. I’d been wanting to go to one of their Christmas shows for years, but just hadn’t ever been able to […]

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Ariana Grande for the 4th Annual We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl 10/22/16. Photo Credit: Getty Images for CBS RADIO. Used With Permission.

Ariana Grande, The Backstreet Boys, G-Eazy And Star Studded Lineup Rock “We Can Survive” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month REVIEW+PHOTOS: 4th Annual We Can Survive featuring Charlie Puth, G-Eazy, Meghan Trainor, OneRepublic, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, and Bruno Mars with surprise guests Bebe Rexha, LunchMoney Lewis, and the Backstreet Boys at the Hollywood Bowl – 10/22/16

Having been to the original We Can Survive back in 2013, I jumped at the chance to go again. This year, the lineup featured Charlie Puth, G-Eazy, Meghan Trainor, OneRepublic, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, and Bruno Mars at my favorite outdoor venue: the Hollywood Bowl. The concert, put on by CBS Radio, celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness […]

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