June 13th, 2012
Los Angeles Kings
Be proud LA, your Kings are STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS! Cheer on your LA Kings this Thursday at LA’s first Stanley Cup Championship Parade! The parade will start at 12pm and process down Figueroa Street between 5th St. and Chick Hearn Ct. Parade Route
We encourage all fans to attend the parade and stand along both sides of Figueroa St. You’ll see all the players, VIPs and championship hardware, including the Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy and Clarence Campbell Bowl divided among six double-decker busses and other vehicles. Please note, L.A. LIVE plaza and Chick Hearn Ct. will be open ONLY to those patrons with a ticket to the sold out STAPLES Center rally.
It is estimated the parade will last 30-45 minutes. Full Parade Info
Order of Parade: (subject to change)
Bus 1: Stoll, Lewis, King, Williams, Cliche, Clarence Campbell Bowl
Bus 2: Mitchell, Scuderi, Voynov, Martinez, Drewiske
Bus 3: Bernier, Parse, Westgarth, Loktionov
Semi: Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, Quick, Brown, Greene, Kopitar
Bus 4: Fraser, Gagne, Richardson, Clifford
Bus 5: Dean Lombardi, Darryl Sutter, Hockey Operations Staff
Bus 6: Doughty, Richards, Carter, Penner, Muzzin
June 6th, 2012
Kings Vs Devils Stanley Cup
Preview: New Jersey at Los Angeles
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Tickets for tonights Devils Vs Kings game at the Staples Center are still available!
THE STORY: The Los Angeles Kings are a win away from their first Stanley Cup title – and they’ll have the Staples Center crowd on their side as they look to complete the sweep Wednesday against the New Jersey Devils. The Kings are coming off what may have been their best game of the postseason, a 4-0 victory highlighted by Jonathan Quick’s third shutout of the playoffs. The young netminder is considered the odds-on favorite to take home the Conn Smythe Trophy if the Kings finish off the Devils in Game 4.
TV: 8 p.m. ET, NBCS, CBC, RDS
ABOUT THE DEVILS: Nothing is going right for New Jersey, which now needs to post four consecutive victories against one of the most dominant teams in playoff history. Even veteran netminder Martin Brodeur, who appeared to have turned back the clock in the first three series but stopped just 17 of 21 shots in Game 3. The Devils had their chances to generate offense in Monday’s defeat, but finished 0-for-6 on the power play. That included a stretch of 5-on-3 hockey that lasted more than a minute. “We’ve got to win four straight,” said Devils forward Zach Parise. “That’s our approach. Win the next one. That’s all we can do.”
ABOUT THE KINGS: Los Angeles has taken a level-headed approach to the postseason, and being a game away from the most coveted award in pro hockey hasn’t changed anything. “We can’t take anything for granted,” said Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. “It could have been two-nothing for them before (Game 3).” Special teams was the difference Monday night, as the Kings killed off all six New Jersey man advantage opportunities while going 2-for-2 on the power play. The second statistic is more notable, given that Los Angeles had gone five games without scoring a man-advantage goal.
1. The Kings are the first team to take a 3-0 lead in each series since the playoffs expanded to four best-of-seven rounds.
2. The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team in NHL history to rally from a 3-0 deficit to win the Stanley Cup.
3. A win in any of the next four games would make Los Angeles the first No. 8 seed to capture a Stanley Cup title.
PREDICTION: Kings 3, Devils 1.
June 4th, 2012
Preview: New Jersey at Los Angeles
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, June 4, 2012
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
With another bout of road dominance behind them, the Los Angeles Kings find themselves halfway to their first Stanley Cup championship as they host the New Jersey Devils in Monday’s Game 3. The Kings gained the upper hand in the best-of-seven series with identical 2-1 overtime victories in Games 1 and 2. Jeff Carter was the hero Saturday night as his turnaround wrist shot beat Martin Brodeur and improved the Kings to 10-0 on the road in the playoffs.
Kings Vs Devils Tickets for tonight are still available.
ABOUT THE DEVILS: New Jersey players were saying all the right things after dropping a second straight heartbreaker, but history is clearly against the club as the series shifts to Los Angeles. Only the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1959 Montreal Canadiens have come back to win the Stanley Cup after dropping the first two games at home. Forward Ryan Carter, who scored in Game 2, says his team may not be as dominant away from home as the Kings have been – but it hasn’t been a slouch, either. “We’ve been a strong road team all year,” he said. “If we play our game we feel we can win on any sheet of ice, home or away.”
Outside of the early-season trip to Los Angeles, the Devils only ventured as far west as Edmonton, Calgary and Phoenix, all of which fall in the Mountain Time zone. They played the two other California clubs – Anaheim and San Jose – at home and also hosted the Vancouver Canucks in their only meeting this year.
ABOUT THE KINGS: Prior history benefits Los Angeles in at least one other way. Saturday’s win made the Kings just the fourth team ever to take a 2-0 lead in all four of their post-season series (1981 New York Islanders, 1988 Edmonton Oilers, 2008 Detroit Red Wings). All three of those teams went on to prevail in the Stanley Cup. Yet, despite having a sizable lead, Kings forward Justin Williams says he and his teammates aren’t settling in. “We’re not satisfied as of yet,” he said. “We came here and we accomplished what we wanted to do here. We won two games. Now we’re going to try to win in front of the hometown fans.”
1. New Jersey is just 1-5 in postseason series in which it has dropped the first two games, prevailing only against the Boston Bruins in 1994.
2. Eight different Kings have scored game winners so far in the postseason, led by captain Dustin Brown with three.
3. The Devils’ top three scorers – Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk and Travis Zajac – are a combined minus-12 in the playoffs.
June 4th, 2012
Addams Family the Musical at the Pantages Theater now
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Please note that performances of THE ADDAMS FAMILY feature ealier weekday performance times:
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm
Starring in the National Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be Douglas Sills as “Gomez” and Sara Gettelfinger as “Morticia”!
Running Time is 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.
Click here to puchase tickets for The Addams Family at the Pantages Theater now through June 17th.
Parking at the Pantages Theater:
PANTAGES PARKING “LOT C” IS NOW CLOSED
Please be aware that Pantages Parking “Lot C” – the Sunshine Parking lot on the northeast corner of Hollywood and Argyle – is closed. Construction has begun on that site for Blvd 6200, an exciting large scale residential/commercial development that will bring added vibrancy to the Pantages area when completed.
The primary lot near the Pantages, Sunshine Parking “Lot A” – located on southeast corner of Hollywood and Argyle — remains open for your parking convenience.
Because we expect this lot to be in high demand, we strongly recommend arriving no later than 30 minutes prior to your performance time to increase the likelihood of availability.
If you prefer to park elsewhere, there are several nearby alternatives:
• Standard Parking Lot – northwest corner, Hollywood and Vine (access by travelling south on Vine St)
•Grant Parking Lot: N. Vine St, between Sunset & Selma (north of Chase Bank building) One block south of theatre.
• Coast Parking Lot: N. Vine St, between Hollywood & Yucca (between Lexington Restaurant and Capitol Records) ½ block north of Theatre at 1724 N. Vine
• PUBLIC PARKING – southwest corner, Hollywood and Gower (just east of Fonda Theatre) at 6104 Hollywood Blvd, 1 ½ blocks East of theatre
• Coast Parking Lot: N. Vine St, between Hollywood & Yucca (adjacent to the Avalon Theatre) ½ block north of Theatre at 1749 N. Vine
Prices generally range in price from $10-$15 (subject to change).
Sunshine Parking, an authorized parking company for the Pantages Theatre, operates Lot A and to purchase parking in advance and for more detailed info www.sunshineautoparks.com or call 213-617-7275.
Standard Parking, an authorized company for the Pantages Theatre, operates the northwest corner lot at Hollywood and Vine (Lot B). Street parking may be restricted; please read any posted street signs before attempting to park in the vicinity of the theatre.
You can checkout all future shows coming to the Pantages Theater including Book of Mormon coming Sept 5th through Nov 25th .
May 27th, 2012
Kings Vs Devils Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup Final matches two teams that haven’t met for 7 months. This will be the first-ever playoff series between The Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils. In the regular season, the New Jersey Devils defeated the Kings once in regulation and once in a shootout.
The Los Angeles Kings have geared up for a lengthy playoff series in every single round of the postseason, but they haven’t even had to play a Game 6.
New Jersey and Los Angeles met twice in the regular season, both games coming in October (13th and 25th). The Kings lost to the Devils, 2-1, in a shootout October 13 in Newark, having just returned to the United States after starting the regular season with two games in Europe. The Devils won, 3-0 at Staples Center, October 25.
One of many similarities between the Kings and the Devils is that their leading players have earned every last bit of their exorbitant paychecks. It is a challenging task with either club to point directly at a best player. Any which way your finger waggles, at minimum, 3 faces appear.
Leading the way on the ice and off it for both teams are American born Captains who, though they play very various styles, both lead by example and put work ethic at the forefront of every shift. Neither Dustin Brown nor Zach Parise will be caught coasting for a second of precious ice time. Hockey fans around the world will be mesmerized by two skaters who have never played for the sport’s greatest prize, but have played every game these playoffs as if the Cup awaits them at the final buzzer.
There is nobody hotter in the NHL than Jonathan Quick is in net for the Kings. Quick was a great goaltender during the regular season, but he’s taken his game to an additional level throughout the playoffs. During the 2011-12 season, Quick had a goals against average of 1,95, which has shrunk even smaller, to 1,54, during these playoffs. Both teams have elite goaltenders playing at elite levels right now.
Whoever won the 2012 Stanley Cup, the Devils or Kings, will be the lowest seed in the history of the NHL to do so. There’s no doubt that this matchup is between the two most popular teams in the sport. Kings have gone on a 12-2 rampage through the playoffs and earned a date with the Devils in the Stanley Cup finals, which begin Wednesday.
Tickets for the Devils Vs Kings are still available for the Staples Center as well as the Prudential Center.
May 24th, 2012
Justin Bieber in Concert
Millions of young girls (and some guys) screaming and every direction you turn. Yes, you’re finally at the Justin Bieber concert you’ve been waiting to attend for months. Pop singer Justin Bieber had just reached his teen years when he debuted his platinum-selling song, My World, which led him to become one of the world’s youngest musical success stories. Bieber not only has an incredible solo career, but has made hits with some of the biggest superstars of today, including Usher, Drake, Ludacris, and Miley Cyrus. While there are limitless reasons to see Justin Bieber in concert, especially for his fans (the beliebers!), you may want to add a few more to that list.
1. The Biebs loves his fans. And it shows! He is always seen posing for pictures with his fans, tweeting about his love for them, and has actually been seen crying on stage during a concert in Melbourne due to his love of his loyal fans.
Justin Bieber Crying on Stage Mebourne
2. He has REAL talent. Good looks can only get you so far, but raw talent is a lifelong commodity. His voice is crisp and soothing and his songs are catchy and infectious.
3. Meet Bieber in person. Many of his fans have gotten to see Justin up close and personal. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you may get the chance to meet Bieber before or after one of his concerts.
Bieber’s success only grows as he does, making him a must-see superstar. Don’t miss out on a chance to see Justin Bieber live in concert.
You can see Justin Bieber live at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Oct 2,3.
May 22nd, 2012
The champagne and confetti were shelved at the Staples Center on Sunday when the LA Kings had their long awaited trip to the Stanley Cup Finals stalled after a 2-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Kings have so far made only one appearance in the Stanley Cup Championship Series since their debut in 1967. In 1993, Los Angeles, coached by Barry Melrose and led by legendary player Wayne Gretzky, entered the final quest for the Cup against the Montreal Canadiens. The Kings won the first of five games but went on to lose the next four, conceding the Cup to Montreal. They have never won a Stanley Cup in their 41 year history.
Doan had two goals, Mike Smith made 36 saves in his third playoff shutout, and the Coyotes emphatically avoided playoff elimination with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday.
Ray Whitney and Antoine Vermette had assists for the Coyotes, who escaped a series sweep by snapping the eighth-seeded Kings’ eight-game winning streak in front of long-suffering fans denied the chance to celebrate Los Angeles’ first berth in the Stanley Cup finals since 1993.
Phoenix was better from the opening faceoff, dominating an opponent that had been on an 11-1 run through the postseason. Doan scored on a power play in the first period and on a deflected shot in the second, silencing the crowd at the Kings’ first loss since April 18.
Los Angeles, which had a 10-5 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, began the second period undaunted by its one-goal deficit. Lewis had the first big chance, skating to the front of the net, where his backhand beat Smith but went off the post. Shortly thereafter, Drew Doughty ripped a shot from the point that Smith saved, and then barely got his glove to the rebound before Anze Kopitar could punch in an equalizer.
The third period was more of the same for the Kings, who pulled goaltender Jonathan Quick for an extra attacker in the final minutes but could produce no magic. Quick finished with 19 saves.
Entering the post-season as an eighth seed, the Kings beat the top seeded Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs then the second seeded St Louis Blues in the second then won the first three against the Coyotes. The Kings are 2-for-23 on the power play in the series after Sunday’s 0-for-6 performance.
The Kings are surely the class of the West and the biggest surprise of the playoffs. But let’s not crown them just yet. Assuming they get past Phoenix, they still have to face either New York Rangers or the New Jersey Devils – both tough, disciplined and well-coached squads with outstanding goaltending. The over-achieving Kings will meet their match.
Game 5 is is on right now in Phoenix. Los Angeles is 7-0 on the road in the playoffs.
May 15th, 2012
Pitbull Los Angeles Tickets
International Latin superstar Pitbull will keep the party going this summer as he embarks on the U.S. leg of his Planet Pit World Tour. The tour, which has been through Mexico, Canada and Europe, kicks off July 26th in Chicago, IL at the Charter One Pavilion with dates confirmed through August 8th at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA before bringing the party to Japan and Australia later this year.
PITBULL 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
Date City Venue
July 26 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
July 28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
July 29 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
July 31 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
August 2 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 3 Thackerville, TX Windstar Casino
August 4 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
August 5 Tuscon, AZ AVA Amp
August 7 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Pavilion
August 8 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre
August 10 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Amphitheatre
August 11 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Center
May 10th, 2012
Carrie Underwood 2012 Fall Tour
The “American Idol” alum will be on the road behind her fourth album, “Blown Away,” released Tuesday. She co-wrote eight of the set’s 14 songs, including “Cupid’s Got A Shotgun,” featuring Brad Paisley on guitar.
Carrie will be playing the Los Angeles Staples Center on Oct 16th, 2012.
“I can’t wait to get back out on the road and perform new music from my new album for my fans,” she said in a statement. “We have a lot of exciting things planned!”
Full schedule of 2012 shows listed below including “The Blown Away Tour” dates and additional festival* shows. (International summer dates to be announced soon.)
You can purchase Carrie Underwood Tickets for all shows now.
5-26 Baton Rouge, LA Bayou Country Superfest*
6-21 London, England Royal Albert Hall
8-12 Toronto, ON Canada Boots & Hearts Music Festival*
9-14 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
9-15 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena
9-17 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
9-19 Worcester, MA DCU Center
9-20 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
9-22 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
9-23 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
9-26 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
9-27 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
9-29 Fargo, ND FARGODOME
10-1 Saskatoon, SK Canada Credit Union Centre
10-2 Calgary, AB Canada Scotiabank Saddledome
10-4 Vancouver, BC Canada Rogers Arena
10-6 Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
10-7 Portland, OR Rose Garden
10-10 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
10-12 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
10-13 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion
10-14 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
10-16 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
10-18 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
10-20 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
10-21 Glendale, AZ jobing.com Arena
10-24 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
10-25 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
10-27 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
10-28 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
11-3 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
11-4 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
11-7 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
11-9 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
11-10 Hartford, CT XL Center
11-13 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
11-15 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
11-16 Moline, IL i wireless Center
11-20 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11-21 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
11-24 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11-25 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
11-27 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
11-28 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11-30 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
12-1 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
12-4 Albany, NY Times Union Center
12-6 London, ON Canada John Labatt Centre
12-8 Kanata, ON Canada Scotiabank Place
12-11 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
12-12 Chicago, IL United Center
12-14 Des Moines, IA Iowa Events Center
12-15 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
12-18 Memphis, TN FedExForum
12-19 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
12-21 Orlando, FL Amway Center
12-22 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
April 25th, 2012
It was the first show out West for Bruce and the E Street Band on the Wrecking Ball Tour.
No tour premieres, but a solid show including an audible of Backstreets midway through the set and Rosalita toward the end of the encores.
Patti Scialfa was not at the show, the fifth show in a row she has missed.
Show began at 8:21 p.m. (Pacific time)
1. We Take Care of Our Own
2. Wrecking Ball
4. Death to My Hometown
5. My City of Ruins
7. Jack of All Trades
8. Murder Incorporated
9. Johnny 99
10. My Love Will Not Let You Down
11. Shackled and Drawn
12. Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
13. The Promised Land
15. American Skin (41 Shots)
16. The Apollo Medley
17. The Rising
18. Lonesome Day
19. We Are Alive
20. Thunder Road
21. Rocky Ground
22. Out in the Street
23. Born to Run
24. Dancing in the Dark
26. Tenth Avenue Freeze-0ut
Show over 11.30 p.m.
It was the second longest show of the tour (time wise) just a couple of minutes behind the April 12 show at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich.
Next show: Thursday, the first of back-to-back shows at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
Bruce Springsteen Tickets for the LA Sports Arena are still available.