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BET Awards to be presented Sunday at Microsoft Theatre (previously Nokia Theatre) at L.A. Live.

News, Awards, Music, Celebrity, Film, Television

Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Carry Six Nominations For Sunday's BET Awards

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 7:46 am

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will carry a leading six nominations each into Sunday's 15th annual BET Awards, while Beyonce and Lil Wayne each have four.

One of the Make Music LA events in Santa Monica this Sunday.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Where To Enjoy Make Music LA Events In Santa Monica On Sunday

Posted Jun. 20, 2015, 9:37 am

On Sunday June 21, the summer solstice, a variety of performances in parks will take place across the City of Santa Monica. This will be the fourth year Santa Monica participates in Make Music Los Angeles/MMLA, a countywide celebration of music.

This week on Brock On Your Block Brock speaks to Rebecca Hogan, Director of Marketing for, Make music LA 2015. He also speaks to an array of guest musicians such as Katrina Carlson, Jaq Mackenzie and Tom Nolan.

News, Music, Video, Parks, Santa Monica

Brock On Your Block: Make Music LA Arrives In Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 10:16 am

This week Brock on Your Block Brock host Phil Brock speaks to Rebecca Hogan, Director of Marketing for, Make Music LA 2015. He also speaks to an array of guest musicians such as Katrina Carlson, Jaq Mackenzie and Tom Nolan.

News, Music, Courts, Television

Singer Sues "X Factor" Producers, Alleging Voice Was Altered In Audition

Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:00 am

The producers of "X Factor" were sued today by a contestant who alleges her voice was altered and that other measures were taken to ensure her audition failed.

Bob Holbrook, Dennis White, and Cindy Bandel.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Honors Bob Holbrook With Virtuoso Community Leader Award

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:52 am

Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) honored former Santa Monica Mayor and City Councilman Bob Holbrook on May 17 with its second Virtuoso Community Leader Award.

The 2015 Twilight Concert Series begins July 9 and runs for 10 consecutive weeks on Thursday.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Pier, Twilight Concert Series

2015 Twilight Concert Series Line-Up Announced

Posted May. 20, 2015, 1:09 pm

The line-up for the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier has been announced.

Musician Phil Brown lives in Santa Monica, but travels back and forth to Nashville to record music.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Musician Phil Brown On His Ever Evolving Career

Posted May. 15, 2015, 12:51 pm

When musician Phil Brown decided to take a break from the grueling tour circuit, he became a staff writer from 1983 to 1988 working for Warner Brothers and A&M Music.

Latest New West Symphony news.

News, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Announces Piano Competition

Posted Apr. 26, 2015, 9:22 am

Following a 21-year legacy in Sedona, Arizona, the Quick Bowman Piano Competition is being brought to Southern California and will be presented in collaboration with the New West Symphony during the orchestra’s 2015-2016 concert season.

Universal Music in Santa Monica has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle digital royalties suit.

News, Business, Music, Santa Monica

Universal Music Agrees To Pay $11.5 Million To Settle Digital Royalties Suit

Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 8:39 am

Santa Monica-based Universal Music Group on Tuesday submitted a settlement resolving claims that it shorted recording artists on royalties from digital downloads.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Music, Santa Monica, Columnist

Pop Music From Jay To Z

Posted Apr. 12, 2015, 11:43 am

We didn’t know how simple and uncomplicated we had it back in the day. You would hear a song – say from the new Crosby/Stills/Nash album – on the radio. (Radios were boxes that... just Google it). You liked the song. Maybe it even made you think of someone at school you’d been romantic with or wanted to be romantic with. So you went to Sears or Kmart or some other very American, very acceptable mall store and you bought the LP and paid full retail.

Ken Caillat was an engineer on producing the 'Rumours' album, the eleventh studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac recorded mostly in 1976.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Making "Rumours" - The Inside Story Of Classic Fleetwood Mac Album

Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 10:34 am

In February 1976, Fleetwood Mac convened at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, with hired engineers Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The more technically adept Caillat was responsible for most of the engineering and producing of the band's eleventh studio album "Rumours."

The Kids Choice Awards will be handed out at the Forum today.

News, Music, Film, Television

Kids Choice Awards Tonight: Full Nomination List

Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:37 am

Meryl Streep has a chance to add yet another award to already-impressive resume tonight when the Kids Choice Awards are handed out at the Forum.

New West Symphony presents the very challenging 'Sibelius Violin Concerto' featuring acclaimed violinist Jennifer Frautschi as guest artist this weekend.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Presents "The Planets" In Santa Monica On Sunday

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 11:06 am

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in three performances of the fifth Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary season, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.

Kat and the Blues Hounds will perform a free show at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar tonight.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Free Show At Sonny McLean’s In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:39 am

Kat and the Blues Hounds will perform a free show at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar in Santa Monica from 9 pm to 12:30 am tonight, March 27.

Bob Aguirre with Stevie Nicks, now a Santa Monica resident.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Before Fleetwood Mac: Fritz Band Founder Q&A On Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:18 am

It is Fleetwood Mac’s 40th anniversary together as a band. How fitting it is that they are touring throughout North America and Europe for this occasion. Christine McVie is back with the band.

Santa Monica Pier’s acclaimed children’s concert series 'Wake Up With The Waves' returns Saturday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Fitness, Santa Monica, Pier

Wake Up With The Waves Returns To Santa Monica Pier This Saturday Morning

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:02 am

The acclaimed free children’s concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings, starting this weekend.

Orchestra Santa Monica will perform next on Sunday, April 19, at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School Campus.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Agensys, Wells Fargo Advisors Show Support For Orchestra Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 9:40 am

Santa Monica-based Agensys, Inc. and Wells Fargo Advisors showed their community support and love of the arts with a generous donation of $5000 each to Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM).

Violinist Vijay Gupta will perform with Santa Monica Symphony this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Symphony Hits The Road Saturday Night With Free Concert

Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 8:45 am

The Santa Monica Symphony hits the road this Saturday, March 14, for a special concert at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

New West Symphony piano soloist Sean Chen will perform at Santa Monica Place this Friday, Feb. 20, for a Lunar New Year celebration.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica Place, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Acclaimed Pianist To Kick Off Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:35 am

Acclaimed pianist Sean Chen will kick off this weekend’s Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in a performance taking place on Friday, Feb. 20, at Santa Monica Place.

The 66th annual Stairway of Stars choir concert returns at Barnum Hall tonight. A band concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 12 while an orchestra concert will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Life And Arts, Samohi, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

66th Annual Stairway Of The Stars Returns Tonight At Santa Monica High School

Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 9:11 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will present the 66th annual Stairway of the Stars event at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School starting tonight and continuing on Thursday night (Feb. 12) and next Wednesday night (Feb. 18).

A selection of some of the 57th Grammy Awards performers.

Life And Arts, Awards, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, New

Full Nomination List For Tonight's 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:33 am

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith is poised for a big night at tonight's 57th annual Grammy Awards, carrying nominations in the top three categories of song, record and album of the year, along with a nod for best new artist.

Willie Nelson will perform the 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert this Thursday, Feb. 5.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Music, Celebrity

Grammy Foundation Concert Thursday To Star Nelson, Lauper, Etheridge, Thicke

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 9:38 am

The 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on Thursday will welcome architect Frank Gehry for the world premiere of composer Andrew Norman’s “Frank’s House,” a work inspired by the acclaimed architect's extraordinary Santa Monica home and featuring percussion sounds made by the unconventional materials Gehry used to build it.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

LACO Santa Monica Concert To Spotlight Frank Gehry

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:07 am

Acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and the world premiere of “Frank’s House” by LACO composer-in-residence Andrew Norman inspired by the celebrated architect’s extraordinary Santa Monica home will be spotlighted at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) Westside Connections concert next week.

Amy Raasch performs at a previous “Fireside at the Miles” performance.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Music, Santa Monica

“Fireside At The Miles” Heats Up At Miles Memorial Playhouse

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:06 am

The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division is currently presenting the 6th Annual “Fireside at the Miles” performance series at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse at 1130 Lincoln Blvd.

A benefit will be held Tuesday to help Santa Monica High School students’ fundraising needs towards their April invitation to perform at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York.

Samohi, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High “Bands At The Broad” Benefit Concert Night Returns Tuesday

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:03 am

Celebrating the 100th year of the Santa Monica High School Band Program, the Samohi Wind Ensemble will present the third annual “Bands at the Broad” benefit concert and silent auction this Tuesday, Feb. 3.

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