Jan 312015
 

John Mellencamp Sets Out On Plain Spoken Tour First Leg of Tour Kicks Off

John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour Kicks Off

After kicking off his Plain Spoken Tour with sold out shows in South Bend, IN, Louisville, Cincinnati and two nights at Nashville’s historic Ryman Theatre, John Mellencamp will crisscross North America for a total of 80 shows, hitting his hometown of Bloomington, as well as Chicago, Los Angeles, four nights in New York, and multiple dates across Canada. The tour, produced by AEG Live, will continue through August and features special guest Carlene Carter. Tickets and VIP packages for the “Voice of the Heartland’s” 2015 tour are selling out quick – fans can purchase available tickets for the Plain Spoken Tour at JohnMellencamp.com.

Accolades for the tour’s opening night are already pouring in: “For this opening-night performance, both Mellencamp and Carter came out confident and purposeful, ready for the 79 dates ahead to mine the roots of American music and investigate what it means to live and die.” South Bend Tribune

“Friday night at a sold-out Louisville Palace, the 63-year-old Mellencamp had his share of fun — he’s always been a consummate showman — but there was an underlying richness to his set that was far more impressive.” Louisville Courier-Journal

“John Mellencamp’s sold-out Plain Spoken Tour stop at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati felt more like 3,300 old friends getting back together rather than 3,300 strangers meeting for a night of music–that’s the effect of Mellencamp’s music. It feels good and familiar, like going back home after being away for years; and Saturday night, it felt damn good to all that attended.” Out of the Blue

The Rock And Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winner released Plain Spoken September 23, one of the most lauded records of his career, to rave reviews. Fans will receive a digital download of Plain Spoken with their ticket purchase.

Praise for Plain Spoken:

“Folk-rock and philosophy are the making’s of John Mellencamp’s new album, Plain Spoken. The music looks back towards Bob Dylan’s “Blood On The Tracks, with strummed guitars, and brushes on the drums and neck-rack harmonica, and the words ponder trouble, power, love, God, freedom, and mortality – the concerns of a songwriter acting his age.” New York Times

“Rugged, rural and packed with an aging rocker’s gimmick-free reflections on life and hope Plain Spoken is the first album in Mellencamp’s “lifetime contract” with Republic. The stark, soul- baring lead single, “Troubled Man” like the rest of the album, follows the acoustic path of Mellencamp’s last two project’s 2010’s No Better Than This and 2008’s Life, Death Love and Freedom.” BILLBOARD

“Hemingway-esque” Philadelphia Inquirer

PLAIN SPOKEN TOUR CALIFORNIA DATES

  • July 23 Fresno, CA: William Saroyan Theatre
  • July 25 Oakland, CA: Oakland Paramount Theatre of the Arts
  • July 26 Sacramento, CA: Sacramento Community Theatre
  • July 28 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

JOHN MELLENCAMP
Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly regarded songwriters of a generation. The Voice of The Heartland continues to evolve artistically with Plain Spoken—the first new music from the artist since 2010’s critically acclaimed No Better Than This. Plain Spoken is John’s 22nd full length album. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years. The unique instrumentation of his band and his poignant songs about everyday life in the American heartland, are widely credited with being the forbearer of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music. The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is a musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, a libretto by author Stephen King and production by T Bone Burnett. This extraordinary collaboration 16 years in the making is a haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band, comprised of members of John Mellencamp’s band. The Musical is currently on tour in North America. An 80-city tour in North American and Canada begins in January 2015. His final performance held in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August 4th will benefit the Riley Children’s Foundation, which supports Riley Hospital for Children (rileykids.org). Also an accomplished painter, his one-man show The Paintings of John Mellencamp is currently on view at Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA from January 17 to April 12, 2015.


Dec 102014
 

The latest, freshest additions to NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE schedule of Upcoming Concert & Entertainment Events In Los Angeles! The very latest addition to the schedule is marked in RED.

KOST CHRISTMASLAND PRESENTS HILLSONG – December 10th, 2014

KOST CHRISTMASLAND PRESENTS CELTIC WOMAN CHRISTMAS – December 11th, 2014

94.7 THE WAVE’S SOULFUL CHRISTMAS – December 13th, 2014

YUSUF / CAT STEVENS – December 14th, 2014

MYTHBUSTERS – December 17th, 2014

BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS ROCKS EXTRAVAGANZA – December 21st, 2014

GABRIEL IGLESIAS – December 27th & 28th, 2014

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – January 7th, 2015

THE O’JAYS – January 17th, 2015

THE GODFATHER – January 24th, 2015

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – January 28th, 2015

JACKIE EVANCHO – January 29th, 2015

DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE! – February 15th, 2015

ALAN JACKSON – February 27th, 2015

PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO – February 28th, 2015

RICARDO ARJONA – March 27th & 28th, 2015

JOHN MELLENCAMP – July 28th, 2015

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Anything L.A.

NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE is located at:
777 Chick Hearn Court (between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street)
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 763-6000
Website: www.NokiaTheatreLALive.com


Dec 062014
 

94.7 THE WAVE’S SOULFUL CHRISTMAS 2014
AT NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE WITH PERFORMANCES BY
KENNY G, KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS & BRENDA RUSSELL
ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

94.7 THE WAVE’S SOULFUL CHRISTMAS 2014
Put a little soul in your holiday season with 94.7 The WAVE’s Soulful Christmas 2014 featuring Kenny G, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Brenda Russell on Saturday, December 13th at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Tickets available now at www.axs.com.

Kenny G has had one of the most eclectic and dominant careers the music business has ever seen. He’s maintained a high level of creative excellence through decades of unprecedented commercial success by never allowing himself to stay in one place too long. That reputation for musical curiosity stays well intact on his fourteenth studio album Brazilian Nights, set for release on January 27, 2015 via Concord Records.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, a 10-time Grammy winner with 11 solo albums of his own, impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships and has made an indelible imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world: more than 130 Top-10 R&B and Pop hits, 43 #1 R&B hits, and 51 Top-10 Pop hits (including 16 #1’s), which have produced single and album sales in excess of 600 million units worldwide. Most recently Kenny Edmonds produced latest albums for Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Colbie Caillat, Celine Dion, and the duet with Toni Braxton, Love Marriage & Divorce. His new solo album will be release in 2015.

Brenda Russell’s unique musical perspective, intimate voice and prolific treasure-trove of lyrics, prove that a truly glowing talent only deepens with time. Composer of the classics “Get Here,” “If Only For One Night,” and the Grammy-nominated “Piano In The Dark,” Brenda’s songwriting prowess and chameleon-like ability to shift between musical genres and combine styles trumpeted ovations in 2005 with the opening of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical The Color Purple–a show for which she, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray co-wrote the music and lyrics. Brenda and her co-authors were also nominated for a 2007 Grammy in the Best Musical Show Album category for the original cast album.

For more information please visit: www.nokiatheatrelalive.com or www.axs.com


Dec 042014
 

PARKING & TRAFFIC INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6th AT STAPLES CENTER , NOKIA THEATRE & L.A. LIVE

Parking And Traffic Info For Downtown Los Angeles This Saturday
Please be advised that on Saturday, December 6th, there will be multiple events occurring in downtown Los Angeles which include the following:

  • 1:00 p.m. at STAPLES Center the Los Angeles Kings vs. Philadelphia Flyers
  • 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. at L.A. LIVE Rock the Red Kettle Presented by Mammoth Mountain Concert to Benefit The Salvation Army featuring recording artists Shawn Mendes and Becky G
  • 7:30 p.m. at STAPLES Center the Los Angeles Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans
  • 8:30 p.m. at Nokia Theatre is Mohsen Yeganeh in concert

Street Closures include:
11th Street/Chick Hearn Court (same street) is closed from Figueroa Street to Georgia Street

Please note that traffic is expected in the area between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. due to the multiple events taking place in and around the area.

All L.A. LIVE Restaurants will be open normal operating hours throughout the weekend.

We ask that you please allow yourself additional time when planning a trip to STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre or L.A. LIVE on December 6th.

For more information please visit: www.staplescenter.com or www.nokiatheatrelalive.com

Nov 282014
 

Freshly updated schedule of Upcoming Concert & Entertainment Events At Nokia In Los Angeles. The latest additions to the schedule are marked in RED.

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – November 23rd, 2014

ESPINOZA PAZ – November 29th, 2014

MOHSEN YEGANEH – December 6th, 2014

KOST CHRISTMASLAND PRESENTS HILLSONG – December 10th, 2014

KOST CHRISTMASLAND PRESENTS CELTIC WOMAN CHRISTMAS – December 11th, 2014

94.7 THE WAVE’S SOULFUL CHRISTMAS – December 13th, 2014

YUSUF / CAT STEVENS – December 14th, 2014

MYTHBUSTERS – December 17th, 2014

BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS ROCKS EXTRAVAGANZA – December 21st, 2014

GABRIEL IGLESIAS – December 27th & 28th, 2014

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – January 7th, 2015

THE O’JAYS – January 17th, 2015

THE GODFATHER – January 24th, 2015

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – January 28th, 2015

JACKIE EVANCHO – January 29th, 2015

DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE! – February 15th, 2015

ALAN JACKSON – February 27th, 2015

RICARDO ARJONA – March 27th & 28th, 2015

JOHN MELLENCAMP – July 28th, 2015

 

NOKIA Los Angeles

 

NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE is located at:
777 Chick Hearn Court (between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street)
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 763-6000
Website: www.NokiaTheatreLALive.com


Nov 262014
 

Season 19 Mirrorball Champion Alfonso Ribeiro To Headline Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour

Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Emma Slater Join Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe and Kym Johnson on the 39-City Tour Launching December 27th

Dancing with the Stars Winner Alfonso Ribeiro Will Headline DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! Tour

Congratulations to Alfonso Ribeiro and his dancing partner Witney Carson
Photo credit: ABC

Dancing with the Stars’ newest Mirrorball champion Alfonso Ribeiro announced on last night’s season finale that he will join the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour, joining his partner and pro dancer Witney Carson, who also marked her first win last night. The exciting finale featured the top three celebrity couples of the season which included previously announced touring dancers Mark Ballas and Valentin Chmerkovskiy and their partners.

Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Emma Slater were also revealed to be joining the North American tour during Monday night’s finals with a dazzling group performance featuring several members of the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour cast including Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Keo Motsepe and Sasha Farber. Get a sneak peak of the tour and watch that stunning dance number right here:

Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s leading entertainment show, will bring the one-of-a-kind touring production to fans across North America beginning December 27th. Ribeiro, Slater and Chmerkovskiy join previously announced fan favorites Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Keo Motsepe, Sasha Farber, and Kym Johnson.

In addition to the cast additions, several shows have been added to the tour. For complete list of tour dates, please visit www.dwtstour.com.

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE!, produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide, kicks off Saturday, December 27, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015 showcasing faces from the show you know and love. The official 90-minute live show will feature a cast of the television show’s most popular competitors who will choreograph original numbers as well as re-create some of the show’s most memorable moments from the past season.

General tickets are on sale now through www.dwtstour.com. VIP Packages are available through VIP Nation offering fans meet & greets, photo opportunities with cast, premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information, visit www.VIPNation.com.

DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! Southern California Tour Dates:

Mon 9-Feb   San Diego, CA   Balboa Theater
Wed 11-Feb   San Jose, CA   Center for the Performing Arts
Thu 12-Feb   Santa Rosa, CA   Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Sat 14-Feb   Thousand Oaks, CA   Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts
Sun 15-Feb   Los Angeles, CA   Nokia Theatre L.A. Live


Nov 052014
 

25 YEARS OF HITS, 25 YEARS OF LIVE SHOWS, 25 YEARS OF ALAN JACKSON

Alan Jackson Brings His 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA on February 27

Alan Jackson KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR

Alan Jackson Brings His 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA on February 27

Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on February 27. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 7 at 10:00 AM.

Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR, which is sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, will be Capitol Records Nashville’s rising new artist Jon Pardi and Grammy/CMA/ACM nominated hit singer/songwriter Brandy Clark.

Tickets and information for all KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR dates will be available via axs.com and by visiting www.alanjackson.com, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more. VIP tickets and packages are also available.

Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans as well as legions of new fans who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today like the tour’s special guests Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous including his massive debut hit, “Here In The Real World” to “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” the summertime party-anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time,” and many, many more.

Jackson’s tour is an extension of the already year-long 25th anniversary celebration which kicked off this summer with the opening of his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, which will run through March 2015. This month the multi-platinum selling Grammy winner is also playing two record-breaking sold out shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater making him the first simultaneous artist-in-residence and major museum exhibit subject.

About Alan Jackson
In his 25-year career, Jackson has been steadfast in his love for traditional music while enjoying major chart success. Since signing his record deal in June 1989, he has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling country artists of all-time. He has released more than 60 singles—registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26 Billboard #1s). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards—including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of Grammys and ASCAP’s Founders and Golden Note Awards. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.

About Jon Pardi
California native and Capitol Records rising country star Jon Pardi released his debut album, Write You A Song, on Jan. 14, 2014. The release features his Gold-certified Top 10 tune “Up All Night,” along with hits “What I Can’t Put Down,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and his brand new “When I’ve Been Drinkin.’” Pardi has a laid back, fun-loving approach towards life and it comes through in his music and his raucous live show. His charisma and authenticity strike a chord with county audiences, as he wins over fans one-by-one and show-by-show.
Pardi’s sound is undeniably country — paying homage to some of his musical heroes such as Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Alan Jackson. Discovering his ability for performance back at the tender age of three when he sang ALABAMA, Alan Jackson and Hank Williams, Jr. karaoke with his grandmother, Pardi has since shared the stage with Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and many more of today’s hottest country artists. For additional information, visit www.JonPardi.com.

About Brandy Clark
Brandy Clark’s debut album, 12 Stories, was named the best album of 2013 in any genre by New York Magazine’s Jody Rosen, New York Post’s Michaelangelo Matos, NPR’s Ann Powers, Slate, and Boston Globe’s Sara Rodman. The album was the No. 2 record for Fresh Air’s Ken Tucker and a top 10 choice for Los Angeles Times’ Randall Roberts and The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones, among many others. She earned two 2014 CMA nominations (one for New Artist of the Year, the other for Song of the Year for co-writing Kacey Musgraves’ hit “Follow Your Arrow” with Musgraves and Shane McAnally), won the 2014 Music Row Breakthrough Artist Award, and toured with Eric Church and Jennifer Nettles. She also opened for Loretta Lynn at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. When reviewing 12 Stories, Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “This is the country debut of the year.” Rolling Stone’s Will Hermes noted, “Her debut is all airtight craftsmanship, sly wit and precise detailing that treats mainstream style like artisanal fast food.” New York Magazine’s Rosen remarked, “She’s a brisk, vivid, witty storyteller; her tunes unfold in old-fashioned weepers and chugging honkytonk, with fiddles, pedal steel, and vocal harmonies driving home the punch lines and pathos,” while NPR’s Powers called her “A storyteller of the highest caliber.” Hitfix’s Melinda Newman wrote that Clark was “the best new artist country radio isn’t playing” and that 12 Stories “made almost every music critics’ best of 2013 list for its heart, wit, smart wordplay, and Clark’s expressive vocals.”
Clark was nominated for her first GRAMMY Award earlier this year for Best Country Song for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” (a song she co-wrote with McAnally and Musgraves) which Miranda Lambert took to No. 1. That song also earned Clark her first CMA and ACM nominations, both for Song of the Year. She also wrote The Band Perry’s No. 1 hit “Better Dig Two” with McAnally and Trevor Rosen. Other artists to record her songs include Sheryl Crow, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, and more. For more information visit www.brandyclarkmusic.com.

Oct 312014
 

This is the complete list of Upcoming Concert & Entertainment Events At Nokia In Los Angeles. The latest additions to the schedule are marked in RED.

DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON – October 31st, 2014 & November 1st, 2014

PREMIOS DE LA RADIO – November 6th, 2014

RUSSELL PETERS – November 8th, 2014

SIRUSHO – November 9th, 2014

JUDAS PRIEST – November 10th, 2014

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – November 23rd, 2014

ESPINOZA PAZ – November 29th, 2014

MOHSEN YEGANEH – December 6th, 2014

KOST CHRISTMASLAND PRESENTS HILLSONG – December 10th, 2014

KOST CHRISTMASLAND PRESENTS CELTIC WOMAN CHRISTMAS – December 11th, 2014

YUSUF / CAT STEVENS – December 14th, 2014

MYTHBUSTERS – December 17th, 2014

BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS ROCKS EXTRAVAGANZA – December 21st, 2014

GABRIEL IGLESIAS – December 27th & 28th, 2014

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – January 7th, 2015

THE O’JAYS – January 17th, 2015

THE GODFATHER – January 24th, 2015

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – January 28th, 2015

JACKIE EVANCHO – January 29th, 2015

RICARDO ARJONA – March 27th & 28th, 2015

JOHN MELLENCAMP – July 28th, 2015

 

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Anything L.A.

 

NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE is located at:
777 Chick Hearn Court (between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street)
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 763-6000
Website: www.NokiaTheatreLALive.com

Oct 042014
 

HATSUNE MIKU – October 11th & 12th, 2014

GERARDO ORTIZ – October 18th, 2014

94.7 THE WAVE PRESENTS FANTASIA & BRIAN MCKNIGHT – October 24th, 2014

SIAVASH GHOMAYSHI – October 25th, 2014

DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON – October 31st, 2014 & November 1st, 2014

RUSSELL PETERS – November 8th, 2014

SIRUSHO – November 9th, 2014

JUDAS PRIEST – November 10th, 2014

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – November 23rd, 2014

ESPINOZA PAZ – November 29th, 2014

YUSUF / CAT STEVENS – December 14th, 2014

MYTHBUSTERS – December 17th, 2014

BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS ROCKS EXTRAVAGANZA – December 21st, 2014

GABRIEL IGLESIAS – December 27th & 28th, 2014

THE GODFATHER – January 24th, 2015

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – January 28th, 2015

JACKIE EVANCHO – January 29th, 2015

STEVE HARVEY ACT LIKE A SUCCESS – January 31st, 2015

JOHN MELLENCAMP – July 28th, 2015

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Anything L.A.

 

NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE is located at:
777 Chick Hearn Court (between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street)
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 763-6000
Website: www.NokiaTheatreLALive.com

May 152014
 

Mythbusters Behind The Myths Tour Returns to Nokia Theatre Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE & AEG Live are thrilled to announce that the live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” returns to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE for one night only on Wednesday, December 17th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  The show originally played at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in January 2012 – and is making its return due to overwhelming demand. Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are back at it again with the return of Mythbusters: Behind the Myths in Los Angeles on December 17th 2014. Their new show promises to be an outrageous evening of entertainment featuring brand new onstage experiments, behind-the-scenes stories, and some of your all-time favorites.  A new immersive video experience will keep you bolted to your seat.  MythBusters: Behind the Myths brings you face-to-face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience.  In late 2013, the show performed a 28-city national tour playing sold out performances all over the country.  One of the most highly regarded and watched series on the Discovery Channel, “MythBusters” is now in its twelfth season. Co-hosted by Hyneman and Savage, the show mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old- fashioned ingenuity to create its own signature style of explosive experimentation – and the supporting or de-bunking of urban myths that we live with day to day. Adam and Jamie have become spokespersons at large for applying science to real life – most recently as hosts of the Discovery Channel special “”iGenius:

How Steve Jobs Changed the World,” and have appeared on numerous shows including “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Good Morning America,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The Colbert Report,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” “Countdown with Keith Olberman,” and many more.  They were invited to participate in Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Fear And/Or Sanity and have received the Young Artist Award for inspiring young people in the interest of science. The MythBusters have been invited to participate on a panel at Comic-Con, where their appearances have sold-out four years running.
Adam and Jamie serve as guest editors for Popular Mechanics and were featured on the cover of the September 2009 issue.  That same year, they were inducted as honorary members into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.  They are Honorary Lifetime Members of the California Science Teachers Association and were named Honorary Engineers and Honorary Members of the Francis Crowe Society at the University of Maine.  Both Hyneman and Savage were given honorary Doctorates at the University of Twente in the Netherlands for their efforts at popularization of science.
Adam and Jamie produced and starred in an H1N1 Public Service Announcement for the White House, and were chosen by the President to retest the Archimedes legend using 500 schoolchildren as surrogate soldiers.  They appeared as themselves in the movie Darwin Awards and have made several cameos on other TV shows, including CSI.  And In 2010, Hyneman and Savage received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Harvard Secular Society.
About Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage
Jamie Hyneman is the owner of M5 Industries, an effects company specializing in problematic custom builds. Besides serving as headquarters of “MythBusters,” M5 continues to work on various research & development projects for private clients. After trying his hand at careers as various as librarian at the United Nations in Geneva to running a diving and sailing charter business in the Caribbean, Hyneman began his career in show business as special effects shop assistant in New York and later in San Francisco as a crew member on films including “Robocop,” “Arachnophobia” and “Naked Lunch.”  While managing Colossal Pictures’ model shop in San Francisco, Hyneman was given the opportunity to take over – and M5 Industries was born.
Hyneman graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Russian. He has received an honorary engineering degree from the University of Maine as well as an honorary doctorate of engineering from Villanova University, with whom he has an ongoing collaborative relationship to help develop new safety concepts for the military. He is the holder of several patents and the winner of numerous industry awards. Hyneman currently resides the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife. Adam Savage received a call from Jamie Hyneman in 2002 to participate in a demo for a TV show, which turned into the wildly popular Discovery Channel & SBS series “MythBusters.”
Savage immersed himself in the NYC arts scene before moving to San Francisco in 1990 to parlay his skills into the thriving theater scene. There he worked for dozens of companies as set designer, prop master, art director and producer before falling into the machine art community where he learned welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics and robot-building. After exhibiting his work in over 50 art shows nationwide, Savage caught the eye of the special effects industry and began working as a prop builder and art director for major commercials for Sega, Coca-Cola, Nike, Burger King and Chevrolet. His work on a Coca-Cola commercial earned him a Clio Award nomination.
After a 18-month stint as head of research & development for startup toy company ZOOB, Savage joined George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked on “Star Wars: Episodes 1 and 2,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Space Cowboys,” “A.I.,” “Terminator 3,” “The Mummy,” and dozens of commercials. During this time he also worked as model-shop supervisor for the two “Matrix” sequels as well as taught at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.  Savage continues to dabble in his multiple hobbies, including passionately restoring his vintage four-wheel drive vehicle and accruing new pieces for his movie prop collection. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, twin boys and two dogs.
About MagicSpace Entertainment
Principals Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath have been producing and presenting shows worldwide for over 30 years. “We have had the pleasure and privilege of producing and presenting many great shows and tours over the years,” says Lee Marshall, MagicSpace CEO. “Our strength has always been the ability to find great opportunities that do not fit into any pre-conceived template. We get excited about projects, which have the potential to find an audience. It doesn’t matter to us if the show is a concert tour, an exhibition, an arena spectacle or a Broadway musical. Our strength is finding new opportunities and then paying a great deal of attention to how they are managed. We feel we are uniquely positioned to thrive in the current marketplace where traditional formulas and business models are thrown out and new ones need to be invented daily.”

Tickets for Mythbusters: Behind the Myths are available for groups of 10 or more by calling 1-877-AEG-Tickets (1-877-234-8425). Tickets will be available at www.AXS.com, STAPLES Center Box Office or charge by phone at 888-929-7849.

Apr 232014
 

Major Entertainment Venues in L.A.Major Entertainment Venues in L.A.
L.A. Live is an entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles, California, adjacent to the Staples Center. L.A. Live cost approximately $2.5 billion USD and was developed by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), Wachovia Corp, Azteca Corp, and investment firm MacFarlane Partners with help from Los Angeles taxpayers. The architectural firm responsible for the master plan and phase two buildings was Baltimore-based RTKL Associates. It has 5,600,000 square feet (520,257 m2) of apartments, ballrooms, bars, concert theatres, restaurants, movie theaters, and a 54-story hotel and condominium tower on a 27-acre (10.9 ha) site. The complex became home to AEG and Herbalife headquarters in December 2008.

Nokia Theatre and Club Nokia
The completed Nokia Theatre from Chick Hearn Court
Main article: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Nokia Theatre is a music and theatre venue seating 7,100, while Club Nokia is a club venue with a seating capacity of 2,300 for live music and cultural events. The theatre has hosted the ESPY Awards since 2008. The first scheduled event held at Nokia Theatre was a concert featuring The Eagles and The Dixie Chicks on October 18, 2007. National events hosted since have included the American Music Awards on November 18, 2007.The venue has also hosted the finale of the seventh, eighth and ninth seasons of American Idol on May 21, 2008; May 20, 2009, and May 25, 2010, respectively. Recording artist John Mayer’s live album Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles was recorded at the Nokia Theatre. On March 11, 2008, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced with AEG that the venue would be the home to the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony from 2008 until at least 2018. The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards were held at Nokia Theatre on September 12, 2010.

Grammy Museum
The entrance of the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live
On May 8, 2007, it was announced that the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences would establish a museum dedicated to the history of the Grammy Awards. The museum opened on December 2008 for the Grammy Awards 50th anniversary. It consists of four floors with historical music artifacts. It has featured a number of exhibits, including the John Lennon Songwriter Exhibit, which was open from October 4, 2010 to March 31, 2011. Embedded on the sidewalks at the LA Live streets are bronze disks, similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honoring each year’s top winners, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.

Hotels and residences
The centerpiece of the district is a 54-story, 1,001-room two-hotel hybrid tower, constructed above the parking lot directly north of the Staples Center. Designed by Gensler and built by Webcor Builders, the skyscraper contains both an 879-room JW Marriott hotel on floors 3 through 21 and a 123-room Ritz-Carlton hotel on floors 22 through 26. Floors 27 through 52 hold 224 Residences at the Ritz Carlton condominiums. The tower’s architectural design evolves from a “geometric pattern of glittering, blue-tinted glass.”Thirty-four different types of glass were installed to create the uniquely patterned facade. Groundbreaking for the tower took place in June 2007. The project was completed in the first quarter of 2010.

ESPN Zone and broadcasting studios
The second phase of development included a 12,300-square-foot (1,140 m2) ESPN broadcasting studio, as well as an ESPN Zone restaurant built on the corner of Figueroa Street and Chick Hearn Court. In an effort to expand coverage of West Coast sports, ESPN began broadcasting the 1 AM ET (10 PM PT) edition of SportsCenter from the studio on April 6, 2009

Regal Entertainment Group
The $100 million, 140,000 square foot, Regal Entertainment Group movie complex includes 14 screens and 3,772 seats. It includes a three-story art-deco-style atrium and an 806-seat theater called the “Regal Premiere House” intended for “lucrative” premieres. The theater complex became the West Coast flagship location for Regal, the largest theater chain in the United States. The Michael Jackson film This Is It was the opening film at the theater

Restaurants
L.A. Live is also host to a set of mid to high scale dining including Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Katsuya, Lawry’s, Rock’N Fish, Rosa Mexicano, The Farm of Beverly Hills, Trader Vic’s, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, and Yard House.

Farmers Field & future expansion
Plans are being developed for the NFL to return to Los Angeles with a new stadium being planned on the campus, to be called Farmers Field. The Los Angeles City Council approved a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with AEG in a 12-0 vote on August 9, 2011. This non-binding MOU clears the way for AEG to start the next phase of the project, which is completing a development application and obtaining environmental clearances. The development application will include schematic designs of the stadium as well as an Environmental Impact Report. Once completed, the development application will be submitted to the City of Los Angeles for its consideration and possible approval. The stadium is anticipated to open in time for the 2016 NFL season.

The Los Angeles Downtown News reported on November 11, 2009, that AEG plans to submit significant expansion plans to the Planning Department on November 12. It includes “332,618 square feet (30,901.2 m2) of office space and a 269,182-square-foot (25,007.8 m2) broadcasting studio that could accommodate a nationwide cable television network, a 275-room hotel and a 25-story residential building with 65 units adjacent to the L.A. Live campus.

Mar 172014
 

First time visiting Nokia Theatre Bill MaherFor the last twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect”(Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last eleven years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 32 Emmy nominations.

In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”). The documentary has gone on to become the 8th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.

Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country. Three of his nine stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s “The Decider,” 2005’s “I’m Swiss,” as well as his most recent, the hilarious, “Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong,” – have been nominated for Emmy awards.

Bill Maher To Perform At Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles – FOR THE FIRST TIME! – on April 18th at 8:00 PM. (Door Time: 7:00 PM)

Jan 162014
 

AT NOKIA THEATRE  LIVE  94 7 THE WAVES SMOOTH NIGHT OUT

94.7 THE WAVE’S SMOOTH NIGHT OUT

TONI BRAXTON WITH SPECIAL GUEST ERIC BENÉT

AT NOKIA THEATRE LIVE ON FEBRUARY 28th

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th at 10:00 AM

(January 16, 2014) – 94.7 The Wave’s Smooth Night Out returns with Toni Braxton and special guest Eric Benét at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Friday, February 28, 2014. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17th at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at www.AXS.com, STAPLES Center Box Office or charge by phone at 888-929-7849. This concert is produced by AEG LIVE.

About Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton’s distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, POP, Jazz and Gospel became an instantaneous international sensation when she came forth with her first solo recording in 1992. Today, with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide and six Grammy Awards, Toni Braxton is recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation.

About Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

Nokia Theatre L. A. LIVE hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches annually. Since opening its’ doors in October 2007, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE has hosted six nights of the Eagles and Dixie Chicks and have hosted the likes of Sugarland, Queens of the Stone Age, Neil Young, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, So You Think You Can Dance Tour, John Mayer, Bjork, John Fogerty, Tori Amos, George Lopez, The Wiggles, Sesame Street Live, Kanye West, Kings of Leon, The Who, Carrie Underwood, Tool, Rush, Juanes, Jenni Rivera, Michael Jackson’s This is It Movie Premiere and Twilight Eclipse Movie Premiere. Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE is the home to the American Idol Finale Shows, American Music Awards, ESPY Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and People’s Choice Awards, 2010 & 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Over 500,000 people pass through the doors of Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE annually.

Join the conversation on social media by following Nokia Theatre’s multiple social media platforms: On Twitter & Instagram: @nokiatheatre, Use hashtag: #nokiatheatre

On Facebook: facebook.com/nokiala

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, American Idols, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

Nov 182013
 

John Fogerty performs “Hot Rod Heart” at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on October 10, 2013.

Jul 062013
 
Nokia Theatre Upcoming Concert

Nokia Theatre Upcoming Concert / Anything L.A.

Upcoming Concert & Entertainment Events:

TVXQ! LIVE WORLD TOUR – July 5th, 2013

MINDLESS BEHAVIOR – July 6th, 2013

THE ESPYs – July 17th, 2013

JULION ALVAREZ – July 20th, 2013

AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE! TOUR 2013 – July 23rd, 2013

CARLOS VIVES – July 27th, 2013

IVETE SANGALO – August 10th, 2013

KOBE UP CLOSE – August 15th, 2013

STEELY DAN – August 24th & 25th, 2013

EL KOMANDER – August 31st, 2013

MARC ANTHONY – September 28th, 2013

JOHN FOGERTY – October 10th, 2013

HILLSONG CONFERENCE LA – October 18th & 19th, 2013

THE MOODY BLUES – November 1st, 2013

FRESH BEAT BAND – February 9th, 2014

Nokia Theatre

777 Chick Hearn Court,Los Angeles, CA 90015

Apr 012013
 

Upcoming Concert & Entertainment Events:

Nokia Theatre Upcoming Events

28TH ANNUAL ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY – April 18th, 2013

KRAZY 2 FEATURING SUNIDHI CHAUHAN AND ALI ZAFAR – April 20th, 2013

RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS  –  April 27th, 2013

THE AMAZING GRACE GOSPEL FEST FEATURING HEZEKIAH WALKER & THE LOVE FELLOWSHIP CRUSADE CHOIR – April 28th, 2013

ALEJANDRO SANZ – May 1st, 2013

CAIFANES – May 18th, 2013

LUPILLO RIVERA – May 24th, 2013

JUANES – May 25th, 2013

RAPHEAL – May 26th, 2013

SESAME STREET LIVE: CAN’T STOP SINGING – May 31st-June 2nd, 2013

POLO POLO – June 14th, 2013

LA ARROLLADORA BANDA EL LIMON – June 15th, 2013

JULION ALVAREZ – July 20th, 2013

AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE! TOUR 2013 – July 23rd, 2013

CARLOS VIVES – July 27th, 2013

STEELY DAN – August 24th & 25th, 2013

FRESH BEAT BAND – February 9th, 2014

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.  777 Chick Hearn Court Los Angeles, CA 90015

Mar 162013
 
Nokia Theatre and Staples Center

Nokia Theatre and Staples Center:Anything L.A.

MIRA QUIEN BAILA – March 16th, 2013 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Rihanna – April 8th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Bon Jovi – April 19th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

One Direction – August 7th, 8th & 9th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Taylor Swift – August 19th & 20th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Dec 062012
 

KPCC & NPR PRESENTS WAIT WAIT DON’T TELL ME – December 6th, 2012 at Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream – December 12th-16th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

2013 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – January 9th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

WWE RAW World Tour – January 18th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Harlem Globetrotters – February 17th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

MIRA QUIEN BAILA – March 16th, 2013 at Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

SESAME STREET LIVE: CAN’T STOP SINGING – May 31st-June 2nd, 2013 at Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Nov 022012
 

CEDRIC “THE ENTERTAINER” & D.L. HUGHLEY – October 19th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR – October 25th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Boxing: Mares vs. Moreno – November 10th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – November 18th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

YO GABBA GABBA LIVE! – November 23rd, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

KPCC & NPR PRESENTS WAIT WAIT DON’T TELL ME – December 6th, 2012 at Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream – December 12th-16th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

2013 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – January 9th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

WWE RAW World Tour – January 18th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Harlem Globetrotters – February 17th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

MIRA QUIEN BAILA – March 16th, 2013 at Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

SESAME STREET LIVE: CAN’T STOP SINGING – May 31st-June 2nd, 2013 at Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Aug 032012
 

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour By Cirque du Soleil – August 14th & 15th, 2012 (STAPLES Center is located at 1111 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015. Phone: (213) 742-7100; Website: www.staplescenter.com)

WWE SUMMERSLAM– August 19th, 2012 (STAPLES Center is located at 1111 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015. Phone: (213) 742-7100; Website: www.staplescenter.com)

MTV Video Music Awards – September 6th, 2012 (STAPLES Center is located at 1111 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015. Phone: (213) 742-7100; Website: www.staplescenter.com)

KELLOGG’S TOUR OF GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONS – September 15th, 2012 (STAPLES Center is located at 1111 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015. Phone: (213) 742-7100; Website: www.staplescenter.com)

Batman Live – September 27th-29th, 2012 (8 Shows) (STAPLES Center is located at 1111 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015. Phone: (213) 742-7100; Website: www.staplescenter.com)

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – November 18th, 2012 (NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE is located at 777 Chick Hearn Court (between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street) in Downtown Los Angeles. Phone: (213) 763-6000. Website: www.nokiatheatrelalive.com)

YO GABBA GABBA LIVE! – November 23rd, 2012 November 18th, 2012 (NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE is located at 777 Chick Hearn Court (between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street) in Downtown Los Angeles. Phone: (213) 763-6000. Website: www.nokiatheatrelalive.com)

Russell Peters – December 7th, 2012 (STAPLES Center is located at 1111 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015. Phone: (213) 742-7100; Website: www.staplescenter.com)