By Vanessa Franko | [email protected], Kelli Skye Fadroski | [email protected], Peter Larsen | [email protected] and Richard Guzman | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 8:20 am | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 9:04 am 2018 might have been the year we reached peak festival, with more than 50 notable events with big-name headliners happening around Southern California. Tens of thousands of fans flocked to beaches of Orange County, the Coachella Valley desert, parks in Downtown Los Angeles and ext to the Queen Mary in Long Beach and even a racetrack in Fontana. Our team saw a lot of music at a lot of festivals in 2018 (and let’s be honest, ate a lot of festival tacos, too) and 2019 looks to be even busier. But before we look ahead, these are the things we’ve remembered most from a very busy year in Southern California music, in chronological order. 1. Beyoncé turns Coachella into Beychella When and where: April 14 and 21, Empire Polo … [Read more...] about These are the 14 biggest music festival moments in Southern California this year
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By Richard Guzman | [email protected] | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 8:53 am | UPDATED: December 17, 2018 at 8:42 am During its three decades at sea, the Queen Mary made 1,001 transatlantic crossings before it was permanently moored in Long Beach in 1967. But there was no quiet, laid-back retirement ahead for the vessel. Since its arrival more than 50 years ago, the ship has been a busy events venue and hotel, hosting dozens of concerts through the years as well as annual events such as Christmas-themed happenings and Dark Harbor during Halloween. And now things have stepped up even more thanks to a year-old partnership with concert promoter Goldenvoice. The ship has sailed into another phase of its retirement, becoming a musical hot spot that held seven multi-act shows in 2018, attracting a new generation of fans to the 82-year-old ocean-liner. “I think it’s been more successful than we imagined,” said Paul Billings, vice president and … [Read more...] about How the Queen Mary became a mini music festival hot spot in 2018
By Deborah Martin Updated 9:42 am CST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Classical music star Yo-Yo Ma is bringing his Bach Project to San Antonio. Classical music star Yo-Yo Ma is bringing his Bach Project to San Antonio. Photo: Graham Hughes /Associated Press Photo: Graham Hughes /Associated Press Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Classical music star Yo-Yo Ma is bringing his Bach Project to San Antonio. Classical music star Yo-Yo Ma is bringing his Bach Project to San Antonio. Photo: Graham Hughes /Associated Press San Antonio only Texas city for classical music star Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project 1 / 3 Back to Gallery When Arts San Antonio presented Yo-Yo Ma with the Silkroad … [Read more...] about San Antonio only Texas city for classical music star Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project
We meant to go to Portugal in spring. We’d booked our tickets. Then something came up that made the trip impossible. Delta took $300 per person in fees and gave us the rest in vouchers that had to be used by year’s end. That $600 penalty burned. According to my vacation math, wherever we went now had to be cheaper than the original trip but even better. Meanwhile, airfares were soaring; prices to Lisbon had doubled. Flights to the other cities on our list — Quito, Santiago, Istanbul — cost even more. Our anniversary was coming. My husband, John, voted to pitch the budget. But I was obsessed: I made a map of everywhere we could fly, currently, for the voucher price. Only one exotic, unexplored place popped up. That’s how we ended up in Mexico City in fall. It didn’t sound romantic. Even veteran travelers gave us dire warnings about removing all our jewelry (including wedding rings) and updating our wills. But our marriage — every marriage, … [Read more...] about In Mexico City, lessons on astronomy, art, politics and grace
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 12:15 AM EDT Oct 31, 2018 Calling Detroit the new Berlin for its thriving arts scene, Alberto Ibargüen, president, CEO and trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, announced Wednesday that the nonprofit will invest $20 million in arts organizations in the city through 2023. “Great art, tough art, challenging art helps to tell a great city’s own story. Nowhere is this more true that today’s Detroit,” said Alberto Ibarguen, president of the Knight Foundation. “This is the place where art, culture and design have changed the narrative of a community. And in the art world, Detroit has become the new Berlin." The money will be split among several organizations, including: $2.5 million each to the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall $1.5 million to the Sphinx Organization $1.325 million to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan $1 … [Read more...] about What can $20M buy Detroit? New art, theater, music for the masses.