Movies, music, TV, arts and entertainment, straight from Southern California.
Hosted by John Horn
Airs Weekdays at 3:30 p.m.

The High Cost of Rockin' Out




According to a Bloomberg News report, the cost of concert ticket prices has outpaced the rate of inflation.
According to a Bloomberg News report, the cost of concert ticket prices has outpaced the rate of inflation.
MARION RUSZNIEWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Listen to story

25:45
Download this story 24MB

On today's show:

The Rising Price Of Being A Fan

John Horn talks with Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg News about his story on rising concert ticket prices: "It’s not your imagination: Concert ticket prices are going through the roof. And not just for the super wealthy who pay thousands of dollars to see the best acts from the front row. Fans of all types are paying more to see their favorite musicians. The average price of a ticket to the 100 most popular tours in North America has almost quadrupled over the past two decades, from $25.81 in 1996 to $91.86 through the first half of this year, according to researcher Pollstar. Along with pro sports and Broadway shows, concert prices have far outpaced inflation."

Sharon Isbin's String Theory

The multiple Grammy-winning classical music guitarist, Sharon Isbin, has fingers in many pies. She was a student of the legendary Andrés Segovia, and is now a teacher herself at Juilliard. This year alone, Isbin recorded three albums. One is inspired by traditional Indian music, one features a new work by Chris Brubeck (Dave Brubeck’s son), and her latest, "Souvenirs of Spain and Italy," is a collaboration with the string ensemble, the Pacifica Quartet. She talks with John Horn about her upcoming projects and shares her response to the sexual misconduct allegations against Plácido Domingo.

Robert Frank, RIP

The hugely influential photographer Robert Frank has died at the age of 94. He was best known for his groundbreaking 1958 series, "The Americans." John Horn talks with filmmaker Laura Israel, who made a 2015 documentary about Frank, titled "Don't Blink."