Bill Dudley

‘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 year he produced and starred in the excellent TV miniseries Hatfields & Mc Coys, winning 3 major awards including an Emmy, […]

01/29/2015

‘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 wouldn’t sell (2) The hero had killed at least 160 people (3) Is it a true account, or the deranged […]

01/26/2015

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: These were some of the groups that followed The Beatles success in the wake of their explosion onto the American […]

01/09/2015

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 that is all encompassing of the Los Angeles concert scene last year. There were so many good ones, this was […]

01/08/2015

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 one of the very best Christmas albums in history. The Ronettes and the Crystals were also part of that monumental […]

12/17/2014

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 snowmen, snowballs, Santas, and of course bubble lights. Friday night I attended the Frank Sinatra 99th birthday bash in Rancho […]

12/15/2014

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 alas there was only ONE Frank Sinatra, and he is now more popular than ever. Born 99 years ago on […]

12/11/2014

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 of their 40 years of great and varied musical styles, but because the group has always been a reflection of […]

12/01/2014

‘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 minds of the 20th Century, also has a strong will to live and overcome all setbacks. One of the UK’s […]

11/17/2014

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 Dr. Martin Luther King. You last saw David in The Butler with Oprah Winfrey. Oprah signed on as an executive producer […]

11/14/2014

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