In 1993, the famous book by Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect, convinced millions that listening to Mozart can have a substantial effect on cognition. Now, the debate over whether or not music improves intelligence is filled with psychologists, neurologists, teachers, and musicians with so many ... More >>
diylol.comAs we circle the parking lots, wait in the never-ending lines, push through an ungodly amount of people, we might ask ourselves, "Why do we even have to give gifts for Christmas?" It's a fusion of several pre-Christmas winter traditions ranging from the Roman Saturnalia to the demanding ... More >>
When we were watching Futurama the other night, we fell in love with DJ Scratchmo, the robot DJ who dropped some rump-rattling beats for Bender and his ladybot. We then realized how many other shows we've seen have featured cartoon scratchers. Here are our top five favorite cartoon DJs. (List by ... More >>
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July 30, 2011
L.A. Coliseum at Exposition Park
L.A. Rising promised to be one of the biggest productions in Los Angeles' storied history of concert-going, but whether it achieved that status was due more to the music than to ... More >>
Mozart: Not on the list, but doesn't he look like a hipster in this picture?It seems like every other week I come across people who have a budding tendency within themselves to be more enthusiastic about classical music. Whether a hipster, rocker, or person somewhat regretting that he/she never ... More >>
Red Sparowes have a history of matching their cavernous, righteously beautiful instrumentals with suitably lofty conceptual angles. The LA post-rock act is responsible for tracks with names like "The Sixth Extinction Crept Up Slowly, Like Sunlight Through the Shutters, as We Looked Back in Regret ... More >>
ITwo reasons brought me to the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night. First, I'm always on the prowl for something new, and to me, the symphony is definitely something new. The second reason was because I had been locked down by the flu for two weeks and I had enough of staying in bed ... More >>
Rick Berry's a lot of things. Some of these things include jazz trumpeter (currently in the Hollywood Canteen Swing Band), political candidate (he ran for Long Beach city council) and gardener (he's got a killer backyard garden). But to the rest of the world, he's got a new title that is pretty d ... More >>
In this recession-plagued economy, the most enticing word has to be free. Free is good, free is seductive. It usually doesn't really matter what that free is (within reason). As long as you don't have to pay for it then why in the world are you complaining?
To capitalize on that theme, here are ... More >>
Robert Kapilow's What Makes It Great? Series: Beethoven, 7:30 p.m.Kapilow introduces composers, unravels the beauty of their music and
helps listeners approach and appreciate the works in new ways. First,
the conductor/composer takes apart a musical composition and explores
it with the audience. Ne ... More >>
Happy 238th Birthday today to Ludwig van Beethoven! Ya don't look a day over 170, you crazy kraut!
Also, this clip is seasonal -- everyone probably heard "Fur Elise" for the first time while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Debra's Girls Present: Going Green Theme Party, Friday 7 p.m.
Long Beach's favorite gay bar pitches in to help the environment.
5101 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA
Hootie & The Blowfish, Friday 8 p.m.
Hold My Hand!
House of Blues
1530 S. Disneyland Dr.
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