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‘Black Or White:’ Kevin Costner’s Contemporary Look at Race Relations in America

Primarily known for his iconic films Bull Durham, The Untouchables, Field Of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, Wyatt Erp and the unforgettable The Bodyguard  with the late Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner is entering a new phase of his career. Last […]

01/29/2015

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‘AMERICAN SNIPER:’ It’s A Bonafide Hit. So What Is All The Controversy About ?

Any film that opens in January usually does so because of the lack of confidence by the studio that released it. Several studios turned down this project for various reasons: (1) Another violent war movie […]

01/26/2015

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Bill Dudley’s Top 10 Los Angeles Concerts of 2014 (Part 2)

I didn’t complete this list until after 2014 came to a close, as two December concerts made it to the list.  See part 1 of my list here. (6) THE BRITISH INVASION 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: […]

01/09/2015

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Bill Dudley’s Top 10 Los Angeles Concerts of 2014- Part 1

As you all know, any concert presented by The WAVE is always first class, and targets our audience perfectly. I am going to venture out past The WAVE concerts to give you an objective list […]

01/08/2015

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Darlene Love’s Final Christmas Appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman”

It was Christmas of 1963 that LA’s own ageless musical gem Darlene Love first sang “Christmas Baby Please Come Home” as part of The Phil Spector Christmas Album.  Over 50 years later, it is considered […]

12/17/2014

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Bill Dudley’s Wonderful Weekend of Christmas

What a busy weekend. Friday afternoon I finally finished decorating my Silver Tip Christmas Tree I cut down from 8 thousand feet high in the Sierra Nevada mountains on Thanksgiving weekend. It’s adorned with lighted […]

12/15/2014

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Frank Sinatra’s 99th Birthday Celebration

The way you wear your hat discloses if you are a Sinatra fan. Thanks to Justin Timberlake, fedora hats are back with the younger generation. I’ve always said Timberlake is the modern day Sinatra, but […]

12/11/2014

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Fleetwood Mac At The Forum: Please “Don’t Stop”

Fleetwood Mac is a family. They fight, they marry, they divorce, they quit the band, then rejoin. They are just like real people. Fleetwood Mac is special to so many of us, not just because […]

12/01/2014

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‘The Theory Of Everything:’ The Stephen Hawking Story

How could a man be diagnosed in 1963 with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and given 2 years to live still be with us today? The answer is the remarkable Stephen Hawking. One of the greatest […]

11/17/2014

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Bill Dudley’s Hollywood : AFI Fest Wrap-Up

The AFI Festival has wrapped, here are some highlights: 1.  SELMA – The new documentary focusing on a painful period of social change in the Civil Rights battle of the 1960’s stars David Oyelowo as […]

11/14/2014