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Classical Pick of the Week: Hello Summer!

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One of the most exciting things to do in the summer is to go see some shows at the Hollywood Bowl. It has a variety of classical and popular shows and has been known to bridge the gap between the two genres with their collaborations between artist and orchestra (Rememberthis?).

This season marks the end for Salonen as a music director and has added two talented conductors Bramwell Tovey and Thomas Wilkins. This season is highlighted by performances of Radiohead (!), Stevie Wonder, Julie Andrews, Diana Ross, Gnarls Barkley, and Bugs Bunny.

The opening night gala features the world famous flautist/flutist Sir James Galway, Liza Minelli, B.B. King, and Duane Eddy. The show includes fireworks and if you want, you can add cocktails and a gourmet dinner in your box seat (they cost a pretty penny). The artists listed will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining an eclectic crowd including Carlos Santana, Leopold Stokowski, George Harrison, Andre Watts, Frank Sinatra, and many more. You can learn about them here. The show is this Friday at 8:30 and tickets cost between 16 and 101 dollars, which isn't too bad considering the last time B.B. King was here (February) it cost 90 bucks just to go see him.

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Opening Night at the Bowl
Friday, June 20th, 2008, 8:30 PM
the Hollywood Bowl

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