Monday, February 18, 2008


OMG! Last night on the CBS "60 Minutes" show they ran a segment on the young Venezuelan musician and conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

This kid is incredible. He's only 27. Gonna soon be M.D./Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Read his rap sheet here. Another clip below, Gustavo Dudamel at the Proms - Arturo Márquez - Danzón Nº 2:

How's that for Salsa?

Kid is renowned for his work with El Sistema, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra.

Every minute a child (or adult, for that matter) spends holding and learning a musical instrument is one spent not holding a weapon. That alone justifies the effort to promote the art.


Brassy, just like Bette
Fat City Horns hand-picked for top gig, Midler’s show on Strip

By Jerry Fink Mon, Feb 18, 2008 (2 a.m.)
Bette Midler has a good ear. She revealed just how good when she plucked the Fat City Horns out of a lounge at the Palms and plunked them down in her extravagant show at Caesars Palace.

When “The Showgirl Must Go On” debuts Wednesday in the Colosseum, the 4,000-seat theater where Celine Dion held court for more than four years, Midler will shine an international spotlight on what had been one of those hidden Vegas treasures.

She’ll be backed by a 14-piece band, including the six Fat City Horns — saxophonists Rob Mader, Phil Wigfall and Jerry Merra; trumpeters Gil Kaupp and Danny Falcone; and trombonist Nathan Tanouye...


Thank you, Jerry Fink!

1 comment:

Arnold Schwarzenegger said...

what is the song that the two men play at "11:06"? if anyone knows please comment this post.