Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday Celebration at New York’s Rainbow Room Culminates Year-Long Tribute

By Danny R. Johnson – Jazz and Pop Music Critic NEW YORK, NY – “She [Ella Fitzgerald] was my favorite singer… Her recordings will live forever. She’ll sound as modern 200 years from now, no matter what technique they come up with.” – Tony Bennett. Verve Label Group, in partnership with the City of New […]

Glen Campbell Says Adiós With Final Studio Album

LOS ANGELES–Legendary singer and guitarist Glen Campbell’s final studio album, Adiós, will be released June 9 on UMe, capping off an extraordinary career that has spanned more than five decades and 50 million albums sold. The album will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally and is available for pre-order beginning today. Adiós was recorded […]

Jazzmeia Horn’s ‘A Social Call’ Album Showcases her Distinctive Acrobatic Vocal Chops

By Danny R. Johnson – Jazz and Pop Music Critic NEW YORK, NY – “Before Ella and Sarah you had to sing the melody straight. They opened it for others to follow individual styles of their own.” – Betty Carter (1929-1998). Betty Carter was one of the most celebrated female vocalists and composers of the […]

Cinco De Mayo Returns To Old Town

SAN DIEGO–Grab your friends and head over to Old Town for the 34th annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo May 5 to May 7. The weekend festivities attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of […]

The Old Globe Celebrates William Shakespeare’s 453rd Birthday With Community Party

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe will celebrate playwright William Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday with a huge party in Balboa Park in San Diego. “Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!” recognizes the playwright’s countless contributions to arts and culture around the world. The exciting day of family activities is free and open to the public as part of the Globe’s […]

Ume Reissues The Supremes A’ Go-Go In Expanded, Two-CD Edition

LOS ANGELES–By the time Motown released “The Supremes A’ Go-Go,” the group’s ninth studio album, on August 25, 1966, the group had already scaled the charts with hits like “Where Did Our Love Go?,” “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Back in My Arms Again” and “I Hear a […]

Kid-Friendly Car Show Opens Doors To Vehicles Big And Small

SAN DIEGO–Beat Nb is gearing up for its highly anticipated 9th annual Touch A Truck fundraiser, taking place May 13 at Pacific Trails Middle School in Carmel Valley. The 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. event is California’s original hands-on car show. Little drivers are given the green light to touch, sit behind the wheel and […]

Elvis Costello And The Imposters Return For Coast-To-Coast Tou

LOS ANGELES–By popular demand, Elvis Costello and The Imposters bring their new show, “Imperial Bedroom and Other Chambers,” back for a coast-to-coast North American run of 23 dates this June and July. The show takes songs from the 1982 album, “Imperial Bedroom” as a starting point. “We never intended to recite this book from cover […]

Cygnet Theatre Presents Shockheaded Peter

SAN DIEGO–Cygnet’s fourteenth season ends with the manic, irreverent and wildly imaginative presentation of the theatrical event, Shockheaded Peter. This 1998 musical took a famed German children’s book series and turned it into an instant classic. The stage production of Shockheaded Peter won rave reviews around the world as one of the most original collaborations […]

Legendary Composer Hans Zimmer Kicks Off Summer Tour

LOS ANGELES–Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer will launch his summer tour of his U.S. concert experience ‘Hans Zimmer Live on Tour 2017. Kicking off in Dallas, Texas at the Verizon Theater on July 13, Zimmer’s tour will visit 18 cities including two nights at Radio City Music Hall in New York […]