Last night, I went to an Andre Rieu concert, and had an absolutely wonderful evening. If you don’t know who AR is, I can’t really do him (or his and his orchestra’s performances) justice by my own descriptions, so I direct you to his Wikipedia entry. I’ll just say that the evenings are full of wonderful music, brilliant voices, and most of all, FUN, of the old-fashioned, sentimental and, yes, schmaltzy kind - but believe me, it’s good schmaltz And about six encores, with the entire audience on its feet screaming “more, more!”
I’d never been to the Nokia Theater at LA Live, and was very favorably impressed. Roomy lobby, lots of ushers and info people milling about, huge snack bars, lots of restrooms, lol, and comfortable seats with nice leg room. Doesn’t get much better than that, for a theater. Outside, after the performance, the area really did feel “alive” - full of people, neon and excitement.
I had a great dinner beforehand at RocknFish, one of the restaurants at LA Live (there are several, including a Wolfgang Puck’s) - lobster (YUM!).
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