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Miley Cyrus & Robby Krieger Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘Morrison Hotel’

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The Doors’ iconic album, Morrison Hotel, was released exactly 50 years ago, today, on February 9th, 1970.

On the eve of the album’s half-centennial anniversary, rock stars collided at West Hollywood’s Sunset Marquis where music lovers and legends fêted the 50th anniversary of Morrison Hotel.

Mylie Cyrus and Andrew Watt by Andrew Mason Hosted by industry trailblazers John Varvatos and Timothy White at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood and sponsored by Jack Daniels, the homecoming celebration paid homage to the record’s release 50 years ago with a poolside performance helmed by The Doors’ guitarist and co-founder, Robby Krieger.

Robby Krieger and Tangiers Blues Band – (a NYC group who have shared the stage with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Brandi Carlisle, and many more) – along with an impressive roster of acclaimed musicians lent their respective talents to some of The Doors’ time-honored greatest hits.

Miley Cyrus and producer Andrew Watt covered “Back Door Man”, The Struts’ chilling take on “Riders on The Storm” and Dennis Quaid brought the house down with his version of “L.A. Woman”. Other performers included, Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records artist Badflower, Gary Clark, Jr., Nicole Atkins, Chris Voss (The Record Company), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats), The Eagles of Death Metal, guitarist Jimmy Vavino, Michael Bolton and Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet).  

Morrison Hotel Gallery also celebrated its 20-year anniversary with the opening of a new photography exhibit in the gallery located inside the hotel’s lobby. On public view through February 23rd, the exhibition leans heavily on rare outtakes from photographer and co-founder of the gallery, Henry Diltz’s impromptu Morrison Hotel session… that almost didn’t happen. 

The exhibit also features another 20+ fine art prints – a monumental glimpse inside The Doors’ sensational career, spanning the gamut from iconic to never-before-seen.

As the story goes, photographer Henry Diltz arrived at the transient Morrison Hotel with The Doors only to be denied photographic permission by an unwitting desk clerk who, in stepping away for a few minutes, missed out on mischief that created one of the most prolific portraits in music history.

A half-century after the release of Morrison Hotel, phenomenal music remains the great unifier; transcending age, genre, race and language, fans were – and still are – delighted to witness the legendary and durational legacy of The Doors’ Morrison Hotel

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Believe the Hype: Public Enemy to Perform at Bernie Sanders Rally in L.A. – Mar 1

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Bernie Sanders Rally at City Hall DTLA, photo by Genevieve Marie

by Genevieve Marie

DOWNTOWN — This morning tons of internet users were surprised to discover that a new Public Enemy / Bernie Sanders poster was legit- at first, many had commented, they thought it was meme art.

It’s true: the hip-hop pioneers are set to perform at a rally for Bernie Sanders, at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 1.

Public Enemy have always been politically outspoken through their music and interviews. Their iconic 1988 track “Fight the Power” was famously featured in the opening sequence to Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing,” in which Rosie Perez rocks out with a fierceness some of us could only dream of.

The free concert and political rally- takes place just two days before Super Tuesday, when 14 states including California hold primary elections.

Other special guests include comedian Sarah Silverman and beloved actor Dick Van Dyke. Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, seen by many of Bernie’s supporters to be his likely running mate, is expected to be in attendance as well: she tweeted the poster art with a short and sweet “Thank you @MrChuckD for your support of our campaign! #BernieBruh #Bernie2020 #BigUs

Another surprising endorsement made in a recent announcement was Boots Riley, a Union Activist and Director of the film “Sorry to Bother You” who says he will be voting for the first time for the Vermont Senator, who is leading in polls and popular vote so far.

Sunday, March 1, Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, S Figueroa StLos Angeles, CA 90015

Doors open at 3:00 p.m., the event starts at 5:00 p.m.

“If you vote-by-mail,” the event page states, “be sure to bring your ballot with you so we can cast our votes for Bernie together before the rally kicks off.”

If you are unsure about your voter status, check out vote.org and figure it out in as little as a minute.

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So Cal Hollywood Bowl’s 2020 Season Is Pure Fireworks

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HOLLYWOOD (NBCLA) — Fred George Noshing on something baguette-like, and sipping a lemonade or Chablis, all while the sun dips below the Hollywood Hills and crew members check-check-check the microphones beneath our city’s most iconic shell?

It’s a summer-sweet night scene that’s been happening at the Hollywood Bowl for decades now, a can’t-duplicate-it moment that signifies the season for thousands of Southern Californians.

And thousands of those Southern Californians, as well as a host of tune-loving visitors, will soon fill in the boxes, seats, and benches at the world-famous venue for a great slate of amazing music, movies, and performances.

The Hollywood Bowl announced its 2020 schedule on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and fans of several genres are sure to be chuffed. Chuffed-making concert #1? That would be Opening Night, with Brandi Carlile at […]

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Madison Beer Stuns Assistant With Mercedes-Benz Birthday Gift

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LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — Madison Beer splurged for her personal assistant’s 30th birthday gift … and we ain’t talking expensive booze or jewelry, more like luxury wheels.

The surprise reveal went down Monday night in L.A. after the singer and some friends celebrated her assistant’s birthday. When dinner ended, Madison handed her assistant a bag, but it turned out to be empty. It was also a ruse.

Madison pulled out a key fob to a brand new Mercedes-Benz C300. Suffice it to say … Madison’s assistant was stunned and damn near speechless. Madison’s Mercedes gift helluva gesture, especially ’cause Madison knew about her assistant’s car trouble for a while.

Source: Instagram

We’re told her assistant’s 12-year-old whip kept breaking down. It’s a car she used a lot to run Madison’s errands and whatnot. Madison also knew her assistant’s dream was to one day own a white Benz. Madison delivered, and then some … a white-on-white model that tends to run upwards of $50k.

Goes without saying, Madison is super close with her assistant, and knew this would blow her mind. She was dead-on, as you can see in the video — which also reveals a sweet new nickname for boss Beer.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check syndicated/local listings)

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