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some jazz appreciation

OF THE many Thelonious Monk quotes that get tossed around (and there are a plenty many), my favorite is his answer to the much-asked question “Where is Jazz going?” 338 more words


Live Music: Liza Minnelli at Walt Disney Hall

By Don Heckman

Los Angeles. Liza Minnelli’s performance at Disney Hall Tuesday night was dramatically different from her most recent previous Southland appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in August of 2012. 348 more words

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Spring has Sprung

{Thrift Dress, Aldo Bag, Jeffrey Campbell Heels, Forever 21 earrings, bracelet, and necklace, Marc Jacobs watch}

For days I have been anticipating this day. The first day of spring, it is the opportunity of new beginnings: The Flowers are starting to blossom, the time change, and the sunshine is coming out a bit more which means I get to wear more dresses.   105 more words


The Man in the Machine ( KRAFTWERK LIVE AT DISNEY HALL )

One of the most momentous discoveries of my musical life happened almost by accident.  I was a teenager at boarding-school, just hanging out one afternoon, when one of my friends sauntered by. 2,211 more words

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Assorted 2014 photos

Been out a lot more this month than usual, but very little of it was blog-worthy, so I just jammed them all into one.

Went to Disney Hall to see my fave violinist Hilary Hahn play the Neilsen concerto, after the Phil almost put me to sleep with the most boring composition ever. 760 more words