Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times / May 17, 2013) Also See more stories X Video: Inside Disney Hall Disney Hall usher’s ‘side’ job becomes a way of life Photos:Disney Hall conductors Interactive graphic: Disney Hall, inside and out Disney Hall: Yasuhisa Toyota’s fluid, innovative approach to sound Diane Disney Miller reflects on a Disney Hall turning point Disney Hall: Musical dream bankrolled by taxpayers, private donors L.A. Phil board Chairman David C. Phil responds to critic Full Coverage: Walt Disney Concert Hall September 20, 2013, 9:00 a.m. The Los Angeles Philharmonic kicks off its celebration of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s 10th anniversary with three free community concerts: Wednesday at City of Hope in Duarte, Thursday at Wilshire United Methodist Church in Los Angeles and Saturday at Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. On Sept. 29, the orchestra heads to Disney Hall for a free 4 p.m. concert, with music director Gustavo Dudamel conducting and a live simulcast across the street on a giant screen at Grand Park. The season begins with a gala on Sept. 30 and includes an anniversary concert on Oct. 23, the actual date of Disney Hall’s 2003 opening.
He was still terribly hurt about the trial and the accusations. Jackson was tried and acquitted in a sensational molestation trial in 2005 then lived abroad for a time and returned to rehearse for his This Is It tour. Metzgers testimony contradicted many accounts of Jackson as a tortured figure in his last months, forced to commit to more concerts than he was capable of doing and turning to prescription drugs to chase away his demons and find the elusive sleep he craved. Metzger said the star was energized and scared by the prospect of the shows. He said their conversation in February 2009 began with an anxiety call from Jackson. I think he was fearful because this was it and he needed to do a lot of perfectionalizing, Metzger testified. He wanted it to be something that had never been done before. One thing that scared Jackson, he said, was the prospect that he would not be able to sleep when he got to London to kick off the concerts. Metzger said he suggested putting him in touch with sleep therapists in London, but Jackson resisted. In his last meeting with Jackson in April, 2009, the singer asked Metzger for intravenous sleep medication, but the doctor said he refused, telling Jackson it was dangerous and potentially life-threatening. The doctor also lectured him on nutrition and hydration, noting that Jackson typically dropped seven to eight pounds in every performance. He said Jackson never mentioned Dr. Conrad Murray or spoke of taking propofol, the drug that killed him. Murray was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson an overdose of the drug in June 2009.
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Grammy nominations concert set for Dec. 6 on CBS Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY 3:35 p.m. EDT September 18, 2013 Among the expected nominees are Katy Perry, Daft Punk and Robin Thicke. Thomas Bangalter, right, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk. The electronic duo’s ‘Random Access Memories’ album is likely to get a Grammy Award nomination. (Photo: Matt Sayles, Invision/AP) SHARE 2 CONNECT 7 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, Rihanna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Jay Z and Kanye West. Expect to hear those names again when several Grammy categories are revealed Dec. 6 during The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night, a Grammy Awards preview with a title almost as long as the show itself. Grammy nominees and past winners will perform on the program, airing at 10 p.m.