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Los Angeles Concerts To Look Forward To In 2014

January 2, 2014 5:00 AM

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Performing arts complexes in Los Angeles are expected to shake, rattle and roll in 2014 when some of the more exemplary figures in the music industry take the stage in an impressive series of presentations. From such legendary rock bands as Chicago and the Eagles to contemporary R&B artist Beyonce and ‘king of country’ George Strait, music buffs can expect to be entertained quite well throughout the year. With so many live shows happening in and around L.A., here are a few select concerts to definitely put on your list of hands-in-the-air events to experience.

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The Eagles
The Forum
3900 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305
(212) 465-6741
Date: Jan. 20, 2014
www.fabulousforum.com

From January 15 to January 25th, The Eagles arrive for 6 concerts at The Forum for their “History of the Eagles Tour”. Scheduled to be receiving a $100 million renovation, The Forum will offer a great venue to see this historic band. So, join the guys of The Eagles for this once and a lifetime show and rock out to a band that will surely bring a great night.

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Justin Timberlake
The Forum
3900 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305
(212) 465-6741
Date: Jan. 20, 2014
www.fabulousforum.com

Six-time Grammy award-winning performer Justin Timberlake will help L.A. start off the new year on a neo-soul note when he brings his 20/20 Experience World Tour to The Forum. The singer/dancer/actor rose to fame in the late 1990s when he was the lead singer of the popular boy band ‘N Sync. During the group’s hiatus in 2002, Timberlake released “Justified,” a critically-acclaimed R&B solo studio album influenced by classic funk. After his eclectic stag album “Future Sex/Love Songs” became a major hit in 2006, the four-time Emmy award-winning artisan was established firmly as one of the music industry’s most commercially successful singers.

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George Strait
STAPLES Center
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7100
Date: Feb. 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
www.staplescenter.com

Country’s king and musical icon George Strait is coming to town and it’s sure to be a great show. The ‘Cowboy Rides Away Tour’ promises hits from Strait from his esteemed career including “Ocean Front Property”, “Amarillo By Morning”, “Troubadour”, “Give It Away” and many more. You won’t want to miss this show.

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(credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images)


Miley Cyrus
STAPLES Center
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7100
Date: Feb. 22, 2014
www.staplescenter.com

Actress and recording artist Miley Cyrus heats up the month of love by taking the stage to further promote her fourth album, “Bangerz.” Although “We Can’t Stop” was the lead single from the studio release, it was the power pop track “Wrecking Ball” that became the controversial performer’s first number-one hit in the United States in 2013. Since then, the former “Hannah Montana” TV series star has been the subject of widespread media attention and public ridicule due to her provocative choices to infuse sexually charged themes and what may be considered socially inappropriate messages into her live shows. With Cyrus in command, anticipate the unpredictable.

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(credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)


Lady Antebellum
STAPLES Center
1111 S. Figueroa St.Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7100
Date: Mar. 18, 2014
www.staplescenter.com

Seven-time Grammy award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will definitely own the night when the country pop group’s highly awaited Take Me Downtown Tour swings through downtown L.A. Composed of lead vocalists Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, and multi-instrumentalist Dave Haywood, the platinum recording artists are best known for their hit singles “I Run to You,” “Need You Now” and “American Honey.” Singer and guitarist Kip Moore (“Up All Night”) and songstress Kacey Musgraves (“Merry Go ‘Round”) are slated to open for the robust triumvirate that sold in 2013 more than 12.5 million digital singles and 10 million albums in the U.S. alone.

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(credit: Kevin Winter)


Chick Corea and Béla Fleck
Royce Hall – UCLA
340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-4401
Date: Apr. 24, 2014
www.cap.ucla.edu

Hailed as one of the more prominent jazz piano voices in the post-John Coltrane era, musician and composer Chick Corea will surely wow the audience during a springtime concert that will explore the refinement of many musical forms, from blues and bluegrass to classical and country. The master of avant-garde jazz and bebop will be joined on stage by Béla Fleck, a virtuoso recognized as being one of the world’s most innovative and technically proficient banjo players. In 2007, the two Grammy award winners joined forces to create “The Enchantment,” a well-received album that pushed both artisans to their limits as sonic pathfinders.

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(credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)


Cher
STAPLES Center
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 742-7100
Date: July 7, 2014
www.staplescenter.com

The well-loved singer and actress who refuses to stop reinventing her distinctive music and striking image is set for an explosive performance when her Dressed To Kill North American Tour rolls into town. What places the superstar in a category all her own is her extraordinary contralto singing voice and remarkable ability to achieve success in various areas of multimedia. The iconic figure from the 1960s Sonny & Cher era is the holder of a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, Emmy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. Recognized as one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, the Goddess of Pop is now promoting her 25th studio album, “Closer To The Truth,” and its lead single, “Woman’s World.”

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Sharon Raiford Bush is an award-winning journalist who covers topics of social interest in greater Los Angeles. Some news articles she has authored have been archived by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Sharon also contributes to Examiner.com.

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