Starting from those formative toddler years, I soaked up everything that my parents enjoyed. When it came to music, I was stuck with what they liked. It wasn’t until much later that I discovered all of the music out there. I appreciated the revolutionary musical groundwork laid by The Beatles, all while blasting Run-DMC in […]
The broadway tour of Mamma Mia! will be musically directed by past Trojan, Kevin Casey.
Professor Bill Biersach said his Beatles class goes beyond the recording industry.
No one can argue that the Beatles are one of the most successful and influential bands of modern time. Their music has inspired countless artists and only time will tell how long their presence will live on. The fact that the childhood homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon now have a place in history […]
The Beatles—“She’s Leaving Home” The other songs on Sgt. Peppers, heavyweight singles like “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “A Day in the Life,” tend to steal the spotlight from “She’s Leaving Home.” Nevertheless this is perhaps the album’s most beautiful vignette. A girl escapes her home for love and adventure and meanwhile her […]
When a band breaks up or goes on hiatus, it can be shocking, even devastating, to its members and listeners. But with the music industry in a slump, breakups are more common than ever. The outlook, however, is not one of despair, but one of hope: Reunions are also starting to spread like wildfire. Fame […]
24-Hour Musical Sunday, UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 8 p.m. Usually, theater shows take months to prepare. Actors must memorize lines, the stage blocking must be choreographed, the set must be built and the list goes on and on. So what happens when you give a cast and crew exactly 24 hours to complete a production […]
Visions and Voices rocked students at Bovard auditorium last Thursday night with a concert reading of Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. The play is above all historical, examining protest movements in England and Czechoslovakia in the second half of the twentieth century, but (as you might expect based on its title) Rock ‘n’ Roll is […]
Sir Paul McCartney, 69, walked down the aisle a third time this Sunday, marrying his fiancé Nancy Shevell, 51, on the day former bandmate John Lennon would have turned 71. The two became man and wife at London’s Westminster registry office at the old Marylebone Town Hall, the site where he married his first wife […]
The music biz is on its toes right now as the second round of bidding for the auction of EMI Music draws near. EMI, which holds labels such as Capitol Records and Parlophone Records, is being auctioned off by its current owner Citigroup after operating in the red for an untimely period of time. But […]