Waka, Waka

Shakira, the multilingual music sensation from Colombia, will perform at the Staples Center on October 23. After two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Shakira continues to greatly influence music with the release of her new bilingual album, She Wolf. Her Staples Center performance, which starts at 8pm, will entertain fans with old and new hits and her trademark belly dancing. Most tickets to this show range from $40 to $400, but some die-hard fans are paying as much as $6,000 to see this musical mogul perform.


Drake Debuts

Canadian musician and actor, Drake, will perform at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on November 4.  The twenty-three year old, whose fame began on Degrassi: the Next Generation, emerged in 2009 as a hip-hop sensation with the release of his mixtape turned EP, So Far Gone.  Now, with the 2010 release of his debut album Thank Me Later and his association with other hip-hop superstars such as Lil Wayne, Drake plays a major role in the hip-hop and music world.  Tickets to his 8:15 show range from $50 to $85.


Superman hits LA

A groundbreaking documentary, Waiting for Superman, has opened in select theaters in Los Angeles.  The film, directed by Davis Guggenheim, explores the issues that threaten education in America, and the urgency of finding ways to find solutions to these problems.  The documentary follows a cast of kids whose educations and futures are in danger, and has sparked a national debate over the state of American education.  The film also introduces a group of education reformers and ways that the viewers of the film can make a difference.  For every ticket purchased, viewers receive a $15 gift code to give to a classroom of their choice.


Florence and the Machine take the VMA’s

Florence and the Machine, the collaboration between English pop artist Florence Welch and other back-up artists, will perform at the Wiltern in Los Angeles on November 8.  The artists, who were well respected in the music media before their mainstream success, released their first album in 2009.  After many hits, features on popular television shows and movies, and a celebrated performance at the 2010 VMAs, Florence and the Machine continues to attract more fans with its talent, maturity, and emotional appeal.  Tickets to the 7:30pm show are from $29 to $36.