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Saturday, April 28, 2018

EXTRA! Hollywood Bowl Summer Tix go on sale Sunday, Apr 29. (Apr 28 2018 special edition)

This is a special edition. The Guide's latest presentation of EVENTS, through this weekend, the coming week, NEXT WEEKEND, and beyond, is in our previous edition, at:

THIS EDITION is here to give you a leg up on the ticket-buying competition for the HOLLYWOOD BOWL. Tix for all the Bowl concerts of 2018 GO ON SALE SUNDAY, Apr 29, at 10 am.

Prepare to spend of your sheckels on summer nights at the bowl by purchasing tickets when THEY GO ON SALE on SUNDAY, APRIL 29th, at 10 am.

RIGHT NOW, you can get tix for PAUL SIMON on May 22, 23 or 28; JAMES TAYLOR with BONNIE RAITT on May 31st or Jun 1st; and the PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL on Jun 9 &/or 10.

OPENING NIGHT FOR THE NEW SEASON is June 16th, and tickets for everything happening from that date, through the new season, become available (we'll say it again, Sam) THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 29, at 10 am.

As always, it's a season designed to appeal to divergent tastes.

For starters -- It's the 100th birthday (2018-2019) "Centennial Season" of the house band, the L.A. Phil (Philharmonic). And a recurring theme in the Phil's season is the film scores of JOHN WILLIAMS, including separate nights for individual "STAR WARS" movies.

2018 season packages are also available.

HERE'S THE FULL SCHEDULE FOR THE NEW SEASON, to help you decide which nights belong on your list, and score the best-seats on your big Sunday buy-a-thon.

We present it in a clean and simple, one-scroll look 'n see; the official site requires more foolin' around to see it all. You're welcome.

-* Father John Misty with Gillian Welch plus Big Thief (Jun 24);
-* Rod Stewart & Cindy Lauper (Jun 25 & 26).

-* "4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" with the Phil's headlining guests, the Go-Gos (Jul 2, 3, 4);
-* "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™" in Concert (Jul 5);
-* Jennifer Hudson with Orchestra (Jul 6 & 7);
-* Gustavo Dudamel & The Los Angeles Philharmonic in a variety of programs, including the "Bernstein 100" (Jul 10), Rahmaninoff (Jul 12), Verdi's "Otello" (Jul 15), and more;
-* Michael McDonald • Kenny Loggins • Christopher Cross • with Orchestra (Jul 13 & 14);
-* "Beethoven Masterpieces" (Jul 17);
-* Seal with Orchestra • Corinne Bailey Rae (Jul 18);
-* Mozart & Tchaikovsky (Jul 19);
-* "Jaws" - in Concert (Jul 20 & 21);
-* Sibelius & Ravel (Jul 24);
-* "Masterworks by Grieg" (Jul 26);
-* "Annie" (Jul 27, 28, 29);
-* Elgar’s Enigma Variations (Jul 31).

-* TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band • Melissa Etheridge • Deva Mahal (Aug 1);
-* "Dynamic Dvořák" (Aug 2);
-* Charlie Wilson with Orchestra • The O'Jays (Aug 3 & 4);
-* Bon Iver & TU Dance (Aug 5);
-* "Star Wars: A New Hope" - in Concert (Aug 7);
-* "The Pink Panther" - in Concert (Aug 8);
-* "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" - in Concert (Aug 9 & Aug 11);
-* "Star Wars: A New Hope" - in Concert (Aug 10);
-* "Randy Newman: The Albums 1968-2018" (Aug 12);
-* "The Nutcracker with Dudamel" (Aug 14 & Aug 16);
-* Gregory Porter: Nat King Cole & Me • Savion Glover (Aug 15);
-* Rodrigo y Gabriela with Dudamel (Aug 17 & 18);
-* "Smooth Summer Jazz" (Aug 19);
-* Dudamel & Perlman (Aug 21);
-* Queen Latifah • Common (Aug 22);
-* Chopin Piano Concerto (Aug 23);
-* "Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks" (Aug 24 & 25);
-* "Carmina Burana" (Aug 28 & Aug 30);
-* George Benson • Ledisi • "Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers" (Aug 29);
-* "John Williams: Maestro of the Movies" • 40th Anniversary Celebration! (Aug 31, Sep 2 & 3).

-* "John Williams: Maestro of the Movies" • 40th Anniversary Celebration! (Aug 31, Sep 2 & 3);
-* "Mozart Under the Stars" (Sep 4);
-* Artist To Be Announced (Sep 5);
-* Haydn & Schubert (Sep 6);
-* "Fireworks Finale: Harry Connick, Jr., 300th Birthday Celebration of New Orleans" (Sep 7, 8, 9);
-* Dave Matthews Band (Sep 10; special house rules apply);
-* Thibaudet Plays Bernstein (Sep 11);
-* "Plácido Domingo Conducts Music from Spain" (Sep 13);
-* "Norteño at the Bowl!" • Los Tigres del Norte with Orchestra and YOLA All-Stars • Los Cachorros de Juan Villarreal • Rosendo Cantú y sus Cadetes de Linares (Sep 15);
-* The War On Drugs • Alvvays (Sep 16);
-* Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Presents Spaces, Featuring Lil Buck & Jared Grimes Stories of a Groove: Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with special guest Gerald Clayton Trio (Sep 20);
-* "Sing-A-Long Sound of Music" (Sep 22);
-* Grizzly Bear • TV on the Radio • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Sep 23);
-* Beck (Sep 28).

-* Ozzy Osbourne (Oct 11; special house rules apply);
-* Dierks Bentley (Oct 13; special house rules apply);
-* Arctic Monkeys (Oct 16; special house rules apply).

The venue wants us to say "There's something for everyone at the Hollywood Bowl this summer." We'll let the season schedule speak for itself.

The world-famous Hollywood Bowl has seen many evolutions since its signature half-shell sprouted big balls, then lost 'em, and now is marred by a pair of fat, curved vertical lines that are massive racks of speakers. It's always been about trying to improve on acoustics that were already extraordinary, and as far we're concerned, the original architecture simply cries-out to be left alone. Alas, we are in an overamplified age, from emphatically yelling cable "news" hosts (we're talkin' about you, Chris Matthews), to "dance clubs" where chest-rattling, ear-splitting zapping sounds like a thousand people are being electrocuted all at once. So it seems sadly unrealistic in our time to expect the Hollywood Bowl would magically escape.

The Hollywood Bowl is tucked into a little canyon just off the 101 Hollywood Freeway in Cahuenga Pass, at 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood.


The box office is at 323-436-2827

or you can fight the online traffic for tix at:

Check out the details, like start times, performer bios, etc, for all the shows this season by clicking bunches of links on the Bowl's website.


Tickets for all 2018 Hollywood Bowl concerts go on sale SUNDAY, APRIL 29th, at 10 am.


And the Guide's previous edition has our picks for the best EVENTS for THIS WEEKEND, the coming week, NEXT WEEKEND, and beyond, at:


See you soon with more! Meantime, stay tuneful!



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