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Los Angeles Philharmonic Centennial Among the PBS Great Performances Series

By AARON GAGERS The Los Angeles Philharmonic Centennial Concert and Gala have been filmed and are part of the Great Performances series on PBS. Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel led the 100-year anniversary with an historic Centennial Birthday Celebration last October 24, 2019, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The event was held on the day of the orchestra’s first performance 100 years earlier and featured all three living … Continue reading Los Angeles Philharmonic Centennial Among the PBS Great Performances Series

The Muzik Beat Playlist: Hip Hop, Blues and Pop for The Weekend

By AARON GAGERS The tunes on the Muzik Beat premiere playlist represent those on the way up and veterans whose work defies description. Ranging from hip hop to jazz and pop, our Friday playlist introduces the listener to some of the hot new material coming to market. Aloud: ‘Loving U’s a Beautiful Thing’ Aloud’s new record, Sprezzatura, out on May 8th via Lemon Merchant Records … Continue reading The Muzik Beat Playlist: Hip Hop, Blues and Pop for The Weekend

Derek Brown Goes All Out on Fiftyfifty

By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN When I saw Derek Brown back in the good old days when music venues were open – three weeks ago – I was blown away. Not only is he a world-class saxophone player, but he is also a great innovator and performer. He does things with the sax that are seemingly impossible, he does them live without gimmicks or fancy electronics. The … Continue reading Derek Brown Goes All Out on Fiftyfifty