| Aug 25, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Michael Feinstein was surprised to be asked to fill the newly named Marvin Hamlisch Chair as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra.
“I was gobsmacked,” Feinstein said, “and very touched.”
Feinstein succeeds Hamlisch,...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Family music covers a lot of territory. It can be simple nursery rhymes or musically sophisticated, inventive original songs. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, a recent entry in the “kindie rock” field, falls squarely in the latter category....
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:33 PM
It's hard to think of a more harrowing inspiration for a band than that of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The West African group met in a Guinean refugee camp after fleeing the brutal, decade-long civil war in their native Sierra Leone. But rather than...