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  • Spend a night in music history with Graham Nash a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Oct 6, 2022

    Legendary artist Graham Nash will be presenting an intimate evening of songs and stories at the Smothers Theatre in the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine in Malibu on October 14. Nash, as a founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. A GRAMMY Award-winner, Nash, one of the all-time greats to come out of England, will revisit such hits as "Stop Stop Stop," "On a Carousel,"...

  • Time to take a stroll down Abbey Road and to Imagine the 70s again

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Sep 29, 2022

    Keith Putney Productions presents "Abbey Road" in Concert & The Beatles Solo: 1970-1971 as the next in the series of live concerts at the Grammy Museum celebrating the Beatles, performed by an all-star cast for two shows on October 9. The concert will be celebrating the 82nd anniversary of the birth of John Lennon and the albums 53rd anniversary. Abbey Road was the final Beatles album to be recorded and its iconic status is unchallenged. It has sold over 13 million copies in the United States...

  • Emersion Music Presents 'RENOVATION' -a Unique Concert Experience on The Culver Steps

    Sep 29, 2022

    This coming September, the newly renovated Culver Steps, located in downtown Culver City will host a unique immersive concert experience. The performance, called "RENOVATION," will feature the Intrinsic Strings chamber string ensemble and contemporary movement artists The Friidom, featuring local film and media composers Emer Kinsella, Allyson Newman, Carla Patullo, Yuichiro Oku and Justin Bell. The event is designed to promote unity and new structures in a post-pandemic world. Tickets are...

  • Americana in the Park concert series in SM's Gandara Park

    Sep 22, 2022

    McCabe's Guitar Shop and the City of SM SPONSOR the second annual Americana in the Park concert series in Gandara Park, Sundays in September (4, 11, 18 & 25), from 4 – 7 p.m. The free series explores the arc of Americana music from its roots to modern forms, showcasing a diverse group of S. California artists and styles. Each concert features a family-friendly headliner and opener. • September 4: Singer-songwriter, poet, author and culture bearer Tina Orduno Calderon, will open the series wit...

  • Love Local Music in Downtown Culver City

    Sep 8, 2022

    Summer isn't over yet! Enjoy the final days in Downtown Culver City with local band Samba de Duas and their Brazilian jazzy tunes at the Culver Steps on Saturday September 10ay from 4 - 6 PM. Come early and enjoy DJ, games, crafts by Walker N Rollers and beachy lounge atmosphere on Main Street starting at 3PM. Free raffle for area businesses, free drinks at Village Well and other specials through the day! Video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KKoiLTxlJc...

  • Romero grand guitar is coming to Los Angeles on September 11 for an intense performance

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Sep 8, 2022

    For the Grand Finale of the U.S. International Guitar Series Season 2022, legendary Spanish guitarist Angel Romero - of the world-famous Romero Family - will be performing with rising star Korean guitarist Bokyung Byun on September 11 in the main sanctuary of the grand edifice First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Hailed for his superior artistry as the Spanish maestro of the classical guitar, Romero's eminence in the music world as soloist and conductor is heralded by audiences and critic...

  • Time to let it be a great summer and get back some of the 70s Classic performances of the Beatles

    Sep 1, 2022

    The 10-piece band of accomplished singers and musicians, touring the US and Canada, performing albums of different famous bands, note-for-note, will be making an appearance at the intimate Smothers Theatre-Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine in Malibu on September 8th. Classic Albums Live band will be performing the entire Beatles album “Let It Be.” Released in the summer of 1970, the album is the twelfth and final studio album by the Beatles. Issued almost a month after the...

  • Have a HOT night at the Greek for the start of the Jackson Tour

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Sep 1, 2022

    The much-anticipated Jackson Browne tour will land at the Greek Theatre on September 4, Labor Day weekend. Perfect timing since many people have the day off the next day and can really let loose and celebrate at the concert. He'll have a solid five-piece band with two female background singers and is calling it his "Evening With" tour, supporting his 2021 GRAMMY-nominated album "Downhill From Everywhere." Legendary singer-songwriter Browne, at 73-years-old, has kept his voice in good shape, so...

  • Did the Beatles return, nope it is just The Fab Four in Burbank to delighted fans

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Aug 18, 2022

    On August 6, The Fab Four took the stage at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank for their much-anticipated appearance by all of their adoring fans. This show is always a sell-out. If you close your eyes and listen to The Fab Four sing a Beatles song, you will think that the boys from Liverpool had transported themselves back from the '60's. That's how accurate and authentic their sound is – arguably the world's best Beatles tribute band. And they did not disappoint, as usual. When you open your e...

  • Culver City Symphony & Concert Orchestra Return with free Concert

    Jul 21, 2022

    We celebrate our return to the concert stage with a special free concert in memory of our late Music Director and Conductor, Frank Fetta. It will also be a belated celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday which fell in December 2020 and was overshadowed by national and global events. We are delighted to feature Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Shulman and pianist Rufus Choi in a program of major "middle period" works: Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72 Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73,...

  • ummer Concerts Return To Burton Chace Park

    Jul 6, 2022

    S Free summer concerts return to Burton Chace Park this Saturday, July 15. If you had been in the Park yesterday you would have enjoyed a beautiful evening with temperatures in the mid-60s. You would have seen the tent being set up. You would have heard the Marina del Rey Summer Symphony in rehearsal led by Maestro Steven Allen Fox. A few miles away, Chorus Director Marya Basaraba was preparing the 65-voice SoCAL Chorale. We are looking forward to presenting a concert of exciting new music from...

  • On the first it will be time to enjoy some "American Pie", concert tour that is.

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 30, 2022

    Legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean will be "driving his chevy to the" Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on July 1st on his 2022 50th Anniversary "American Pie" concert tour. He is best known for his magnum opus, "American Pie," an impressionistic ballad inspired partly by the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. The song popularized the expression "The Day the Music Died" in reference to this event. It reached number...

  • Black Friday was one of Steely Dan's hits revitalized at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 16, 2022

    Walter Becker, may he rest in peace, has gone on to jam in the world beyond, so Donald Fagen is carrying the torch for his fallen bandmate and continuing to delight Steely Dan's adoring fans, like he did at the sold-out Hollywood Bowl with the Earth After Hours Tour. His band had great chemistry. Fagen's voice and keyboards were spot-on, while Carolyn Leonhart and the three Danettes did not disappoint as they were featured on the song "Dirty Work." And Becker would be pleased to know how...

  • The Dead took over Dodger Stadium with blissful music and perfect weather for the start of the summer tour

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 16, 2022

    It was "One More Saturday Night" for Bob Weir and his Dead & Company band as they brought their magical, creative, blissful music to their fleet of "Dead-Heads" at Dodger Stadium...the kick-off to their summer tour. As usual, the sound engineers created a perfect sound mix to contribute to the chemistry of the band members, which continue to be three originals - Bob Weir (vocals, rhythm guitar), Mickey Hart (drums), Bill Kreutzmann (drums), and then John Mayer (vocals, lead guitar), Oteil...

  • Not to be missed, the landing of Hayward and Eubanks

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Jun 2, 2022

    Two concerts that you don't want to miss will be landing at the Saban Theatre. Justin Hayward on June 7th and Bob Eubanks presents Backstage with the Beatles on June 10th. Having chalked up over fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Hayward, Moody Blues frontman is currently touring the U.S. and England, this time solo with his own band. He has one of the all-time most distinguished voices and is also lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues. The band has sold...

  • Artemis at The Broad Stage Main Stage

    Jun 2, 2022

    When: Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pm Tickets Start at $50 Box office at 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401 A multi-generational and globe-spanning supergroup of six female jazz greats, ARTEMIS, performing on the Main Stage at The Broad Stage on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 PM. Artemis is comprised of pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller. The group is distinctive not...

  • Have a "Juber"lant Memorial Day weekend with master guitarist Laurence Juber

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 26, 2022

    This Memorial Day weekend, May 28, Laurence Juber, guitarist extraordinaire, will be making a special solo acoustic appearance at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, Juber has since established himself as a world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer. As a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger, his playing fuses folk, jazz, pop and classical styles. He is known througho...

  • Westside Youth Orchestra Performs Free Community Concert

    May 19, 2022

    Westside Youth Orchestra presents WYO Spring Concert - Haydn Meets Film Music on Saturday, May 21 at 7:00pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City. The Orchestra, conducted by Musical Director Lowell Crystal, will perform Pirates of the Caribbean by Klaus Badelt, Symphony No 94, G Major, "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn along with Harry Potter and Jurassic Park themes by John Williams. The Westside Youth Orchestra (WYO) serves student musicians each year, ranging in age from 8-18 and...

  • Listen to some heavenly music like "Bad Girls," and "Hot Stuff" of the iconic Donna Summer

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 12, 2022

    Broadway is back at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks as American Theatre Guild presents “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” May 12 to the 15th. Although she passed away ten years ago, her spirit continues to shine through this production based on her illustrious life. The musical made its premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in November 2017 and opened on Broadway April 2018, and is now on its second national tour. She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the...

  • Time to change the world with the "World in Changes tour" at the Saban Theatre

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 12, 2022

    Two musical legends that you don't want to miss are landing at The Canyon Clubs in May. Bringing his World in Changes tour, Dave Mason will be appearing at the Saban Theatre on the 6th, and Mickey Thomas will be landing his Starship band in Agoura Hills on the 14th. Mason, best known for his soulful voice and skilled guitar playing, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and continues performing as a solo artist all over the world. In 1969,...

  • Spend Mother's Day with Sharon Isbin's classical guitar performance on May 8th, and feel free to treat Mom too.

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|May 5, 2022

    U.S. Classical Guitar is presenting - as part of the U.S. International Guitar Series Season 2022 - multiple GRAMMY Award winner and world-renowned classical guitarist Sharon Isbin in a solo recital on Mother's Day, May 8 at First Congregational Church Los Angeles. Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, Isbin was named the 2020 Musical America Worldwide Instrumentalist of the Year, the first guitarist ever to receive the coveted honor in its 59 year award history....

  • "Meet The Beatles!" concert series coming to Grammy Museum on May 1st

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Apr 28, 2022

    Keith Putney Productions presents the complete "Meet The Beatles!" as the next in the series of live concerts at the Grammy Museum celebrating the Beatles performed by an all-star cast for two shows on May 1. February 1964 was the month of the Big Bang of popular culture, with the Beatles debut on the Ed Sullivan show and the chart debut of "Meet the Beatles!" By the spring, The Beatles had the Top 5 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, and this spring - 58 years later - there will be a celebration....

  • Need a good reason to get out on the weekend? New West Symphony will be performing the classics for your enjoyment

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Mar 31, 2022

    New West Symphony and Grammy award-winning musical director/conductor Michael Christie are presenting a concert on April 2 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and on April 3 at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center in Camarillo. A performance that you do not want to miss. Written within a few years of each other, three musical titans composed bold works that captured a spirit of national pride and musical awakening - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jean Sibelius, and Scott Joplin. International sensation,...

  • Jackshit, one of four accomplished bands set to play at the Canyon Club

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Mar 17, 2022

    Four great concerts are coming to the Canyon Club venues. They are the most famous band to come out of Cochtolan, CA. A trio of brothers who polished their chops playing six sets a night at the local Tufted Nighthatch Tavern and Bird Sanctuary. Jackshit would throw forth a good rocking' soundtrack that had locals humming long after they've left the bar. The likes of Jackson Browne (who will be joining them on stage on March 4 in Agoura), Lucinda Williams and Richard Thompson don't usually join...

  • Marvel at the stylings of Hall of Famer of the "Guitar Foundation of America" and Grammy award winner virtuoso musician David Russell

    Steven Lieberman, Observer Reporter|Mar 10, 2022

    On March 18, at the majestic First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, William Jenks, founder of U.S. Classic Guitar, brings GRAMMY award winner and world-renowned classical guitarist David Russell for a solo performance as part of their Los Angeles Guitar Series. He is referred to as one of the worlds greats because of his superb musicianship and virtuoso artistry. In recognition of his exceptional talent and his international career, Russell was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music...

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