LOCAL JOINTS HOPPING ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.
Byline: - Fred Shuster
There are no Y2K See Y2K problem and Y2K compliant.
Y2K - Year 2000 worries this year. Except, of course, the usual one: What to do at the last minute on New Year's Eve?
Many of the biggest events have been booked for months. That's why we decided to offer a guide to 10 musically related things to do Sunday night Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, was an NBC late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists. that may not take a great deal of preparation.
Unless you prefer staying home with good old Dick Clark, that is.
Here are our suggestions:
CityWalk Countdown: From all-night skating to all-night dancing, midnight movies on the colossal IMAX IMAX
a film projection process that produces an image ten times larger than standard screen to roving magicians, Universal CityWalk offers its New Year's Eve block party. At the promenade's many nightspots, B.B. King's Blues Club serves up live music from bluesman Tommy Castro while the nearby Rhumba Room vibrates with salsa bands and professional Latin-style dancers. Those and the other more than two dozen CityWalk restaurants offer special packages, including champagne and party favors leading up to the big moment. 1000 Universal Center Drive, Universal City. Free to walk around; prices vary at restaurants and clubs. Information: (818) 622-4455 or on the Web at www.citywalk.com.
Guitar Shorty: When he's not doing backward flips on stage, Texas blues-slinger Guitar Shorty delivers low-lights tunes and fast shuffles, perfect for New Year's Eve merriment. At Cozy's Bar & Grill in Sherman Oaks. 14058 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. $20 and $45. Information: (818) 986-6000 or www.cozysblues.com.
Chris Isaak: The mellow rockabilly singer from Stockton is known for a melancholy delivery that recalls the heartbreak of Roy Orbison. But that doesn't mean he doesn't know how to pump up the beat on merry nights like New Year's. House of Blues House of Blues (HOB) is a chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. It is a home for live music and southern-inspired cuisine, whose clubs celebrate African-American culture, specifically , 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. $200. Information: (323) 848-5100 or click on www.hob.com.
``Together as One 2001'': As the Olympic Torch burns through the night, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum For board track racing circuit, see .
The Coliseum is now primarily the home of the USC Trojan football team. During the recent stretch of its success in football, most of USC's regular home games, especially the alternating games with rivals UCLA and Notre & Sports Arena hosts a ``birth of the new millennium'' all-nighter featuring more than 60 top-name electronic dance acts and DJs, including BT, Junior Sanchez and Sandra Collins. Fireworks fireworks: see pyrotechnics.
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``New Year's Eve 2001'': Shaquille O'Neal hosts this r&b-drenched New Year's party at Staples Center with Destiny's Child, Mystikal, Jon B and Ideal. 865 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. $100 to $400. Information: (800) NEW-YEAR or on the Web at www.primetimeconcerts.com.
The Rippingtons: The popular smooth-jazz group appears in a mellow concert at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. , 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach. $66 and $77. Information: (310) 406-8838 or www.rbpac.com.
``Giant 2001: A Hollywood Odyssey'': A massive all-night dance party takes over two blocks of Hollywood Boulevard. Big name DJs like Paul van Dyk This article is about the DJ. For the American historian, see Paul Van Dyke.
Paul van Dyk (born Matthias Paul; November 16, 1971 and Sean Perry spin on three stages. This is the one event where you must buy tickets in advance. None will be available day of show. Entrance at Hollywood and Vine. $60 to $120. Information: (323) 464-7373 or click on www.giantclub.com.
Los Lobos: East Los Angeles' most famous bilingual band, appearing Sunday at the Ventura Theatre, got its start playing neighborhood parties of all sorts, so you can bet they know how to keep the good times rolling as the countdown to 2001 begins. 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura. $35 to $55. Information: (805) 653-6258 or www.majesticventuratheatre.com.
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2. Taken, done, or used while standing: a standup supper; a standup bar. bass slapper rings in a rockabilly New Year at the Hard Rock Cafe Hard Rock Cafe is a chain of casual dining restaurants. It was founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, and their first Hard Rock Cafe opened near Hyde Park Corner in London, in a former Rolls Royce car dealerships showroom close to Hyde Park, where in 1979 they began to , 451 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. $30. Information: (949) 640-8844 or check www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes/newport-beach.asp.
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[Italian, from Latin paucus; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots.] : A calming, acoustic-oriented classic- rock show for all ages at the Universal Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. $25 to $69.50. Information: (818) 622-4440 or on the Web at www.ticketmaster.com.
(1) In celebration of 2001, Los Losbos bring thie bilingual beat to the Ventura Theatre on Sunday.
(2) Count down the minutes to the new year with the Rippingtons, playing at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.