1800fly1800 GREAT LILA DOWNS AT GREEK THEATER FOR CONCERT

About Lila Downs

Downs is a well-known Mexican American Singer and songwriter. In addition to her passion and work for music Downs is also an accomplished actress. She not only sings pop music and Mexican traditional music but also performs in many indigenous languages including Mayan, Zapotec and Nahuatl among others. She got herself into his music career soon after attending University of Minnesota for a brief period and earlier studying at Institute of Arts by Oaxaca.

1800fly1800 GREAT LILA DOWNS AT GREEK THEATER

LILA DOWNS

Downs released her first album in 1994 titled ‘Ofrenda’. The response to her first album was moderate and she kept on working on her compositions and singing till the time she released her debut studio album ‘La Sandunga’ in 1999. The release of this album brought her to the limelight by giving her much needed commercial success. In early 2000, she rocked the music scene with her album ‘Border’ which gained worldwide recognition and popularity in year 2001. Downs seventh album Pecados Y Milagros, topped many world rating indexes and was proved to be one of the most successful album for Lila.

Lila started performing traditional & Latin American music since her school days and her contribution towards preserving the indigenous Mixtec language and many other indigenous languages is well known and recognized. Lila’ contribution to the traditional music as well as other genres has so far won her one Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Awards.

About the Venue – Greek Theatre

Greek theater is located in Griffith Park Los Angeles, California. It is a 5,870 seat amphitheater built in 1929. Currently it is being managed and operated by Nederlander Organization while it is fully owned by city of Los Angeles. Designer Samuel Tildon Norton designed this theater having its stage built in the form of a Greek Temple.

In Its early days this theater had rarely been used, even in World War II it also served as a Barrack for the soldiers. Later it had been managed and leased to different people and organizations over a period of time. However, since the Nederlander Organization took its charge back in year 1975, the theater has been a continuous attraction for events including Stage Shows, Live Music and Graduation Ceremonies.

Schedule & Ticketing

Lila’ concert is due to be held on Friday August 22, 2014 at 07:30 pm. Tickets are available at Box Office from 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm during Monday to Friday and between 10:00 am to 04:00 pm on Saturdays. Ticketmaster outlets are also selling the tickets for this concert. The same could also be purchased online from Ticketmaster website ‘www.ticketmaster.com’.

Reaching Greek Theater

Greek theatre is located at Griffith Park 2700 North Vermont, Los Angeles. You may easily get driving and parking details on Theater’ website. If you are planning your visit avoiding driving and traffic hassle, you may go for hiring 1800fly1800 which is an economical and convenient option. Further, you may also opt to travel on public transportation to reach the theater.

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1800FLY1800 GREAT JANELLE MONAE AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL FOR CONCERT

About Janelle Monae

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Monae is an American soul musician, R&B and record producer born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1985. She released her first Extended Play ‘Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)’ which was rated 115 on the Billboard 200 in United States. She is signed to Bad Boys Records and Atlantic Records. With Bad Boy Records Monae released her first studio album ‘The Arch Android’ in 2010.

‘The Arch Android’ was a concept album which was a sequence to her first Extended Play. The album received very positive comments from critics and they applauded her work. The same album was nominated for 53rd Grammy Awards while at the same time one if its song ‘Tightrope’ was nominated for the Best Urban/Alternative Performance. ‘The Arch Android’ was rated 17 on the Billboard chart and proved to be very commercially successful album for Monae.

Her guest appearance on the song ‘We Are Young’ of the band Fun won her ranking at number 01 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. This was the first of her appearance in US Top 10 which brought to her a lot of fame and appreciation from music fans throughout the world. Her second album ‘The Electric Lady’ was released in 2013 and it was also acclaimed by critics of the field.

Her first single ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ from her popular hits album ‘The Electric Lady’ was made available for purchase at the iTunes store online in April 2013. This song secured 31,000 in terms of digital sales and gained 04 million YouTube views only within first week of its release. Monae performed along with Chic in London on the event of iTunes Festival in September 2013 and later performed with Stevie Wonder at Global Citizen Festival in Central Park.

The Venue – Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl is a well known amphitheater built in 1920. It is located in Hollywood Area of Los Angeles, California. The venue is extensively used for hosting music performances and cultural events. It is the home of Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and fully owned by the County of Los Angeles. Over a period of time, Hollywood Bowl has gone through many major renovation phases which was focused to keep the venue well maintained and also updating its gadgets as per the latest technology available. It has a huge capacity to accommodate big crowds during events organizes there and has a total seating capacity of 11,376.

Schedule and Ticketing

Janelle Monae’ concert is scheduled at Hollywood Bowl on Sunday June 22, 2014 at 07:00 pm. Tickets are available at the official website of Hollywood Bowl. Further, tickets can also be purchased through other online ticketing portals on the internet. If you are planning to schedule your visit to attend this wonderful event, you should move on fast to book your seats well before the concert date.

Reaching Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles. Driving directions are available at Bowl’ website. If you want to avoid driving yourself to the venue, hire 1800fly1800 is a good option in Los Angeles to go for.

Herbie Hancock Concert at Hollywood Bowl August 06, 2014 at 08:00 pm

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About Herbie Hancook

Hancock is an American Pianist, composer and bandleader while at the same time an accomplished keyboardist. Born on April 12, 1940, Hancock ‘ work in music elaborated the role of Jazz rhythm section and provided the basic architecture for post-bop sound. His most famous solo works are ‘Cantaloupe Island’, ‘Chameleon’, ‘Maiden Voyage’ and ‘Watermelon Man’. His 2007′ tribute album ‘River: The Joni Letters’ won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2008. This was the second  jazz album ever win this award after Getz/Gilberto.

Hancock was selected as UESCO Goodwill Ambassador  for promotion of intercultural Dialogue in 2011. He practices Buddhism and is a member of Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist Association. As a part of his religious practice, he recites Nam Rengo Kyo (the Buddhist Chant) everyday.

He joined as a professor in the faculty of Department of Music in University of California Los Angeles in 2013 where he teaches Jazz Music. He is also named Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University in 2014. Under this title, a person will be giving a series of six lectures on poetry by elaborating it in the broadest sense through poetic expressions.

Hancock started learning classical music at a very early age. At the age of 11, he played at young people’ concert (1952) where his work was initially recognized. On the first time when he heard Chris Anderson playing, he requested Chris to let him learn from him as a student. He recognizes Chris as his Harmonic guru. After he left Grinnell College, Hancock moved to Chicago and worked with Donald Byrd and Colman Hawkins. During the same period he started taking courses at Roosevelt University. Later, he did his graduation in Electrical Engineering and Music from Grinnell.

Concert Venue

Hollywood Bowl is located in Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1929 and is famous for its band shell shape to allow the audience to listen to the best of sound quality while attending a concert or a theater show. It hosts hundreds of events every year and is considered to be one of the most attractive site for organizing musical shows and theater programs. With 17,376 seating space available, this amphitheater is capable of managing a huge crowd at all it’ events.

Ticketing and Schedule

Herbie Hancock concert at Hollywood Bowl is organized for Wednesday August 06, 2014 at 08:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased from official website of Hollywood Bowl.

Reaching the venue

Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, Loss Angeles. If you are coming to the venue on your own car, ample parking space is available for you to park and attend the event. Bowl Shuttles are also operated between the venue and shuttle lots. For locating the shuttle lot that suits you the best to reach the destination, you may refer to the official website of Hollywood Bowl. Metro train also operates at nearby stations and you may reach the venue conveniently through choosing your boarding and departing platforms from Metro website. For easy and convenient access to Hollywood Bowl, 1800fly1800 Town Car Service can also be hired.