Malibu Seen / By Kim Devore



America’s classic crooner Steve Tyrell helped kick off a new season at the Canyon Club. Steve wowed the crowd with selections from the American Songbook, including hits from Sinatra and Burt Bacharach. Steve also had a few heartfelt words for his friend and mentor Hal David, who died Sept. 1, and sang songs in his memory. Steve is known for his renditions of favorites like “The Look of Love,” “What the Word Needs Now,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” and many, many more.

The Canyon Club is just getting started with its fall program with a lot of new acts to follow. Tonight, Jimmie Vaughan takes the stage. Jimmie is one of the most respected guitarists in popular music or as Guitar Player magazine put it, “He is a virtual deity, a living legend.” On Sept. 28, you’ll hear from the Gin Blossoms with their hits “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You” and “Till I Hear it From You.”

The Gin Blossoms have come a long way going from college circuit favorites to multiplatinum musicians.

On Oct. 4 it’s Lita Ford of the Runaways. Lita was an original member of the popular group before going solo with current hits like “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Close My Eyes Forever.”

You can rock out to Rockshop on Oct. 5 with a salute to famous bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s like Queen, Kiss, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC.

For another blast to the past, it’s John Sebastian and Jimmy Vivino. If you’re old enough to remember Woodstock, you’ll know John as the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful. His songs are legendary, including “Do you Believe in Magic?” “You Didn’t Have to be so Nice,” “Daydream,” “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind” and “Summer in the City.”

For more nostalgia you can check out Leon Russell on Oct. 18. Leon penned numerous hits like “Delta Lady,” “Tight Rope,” “This Masquerade” and “Song for You.”

Show me the money? That’s Oct. 19 when Eddie Money takes the stage with “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On” and “I Think I’m in Love.”

Later in the year, you can look forward to sax player and Grammy Award winner David Sanborn, Dave Mason co-founder of the super group Traffic and British rockers UFO.


Malibu Songbird Barbra Streisand is hitting the road for her 2012 concert tour. The 70-year-old diva has added a local stop to the itinerary. She plans to perform at the Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 9. There will also be appearances from jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and the operatic pop tenor group Il Volo. It’s Barbra’s first tour in five years and this will be her only Los Angeles stop so don’t miss it!