Is Los Angeles forever cursed to not see Ennio Morricone live? The legendary film composer first canceled his local debut performance years ago at the Hollywood Bowl, and now Ennio Morricone has postponed his show this month to recover from recent back surgery. We'll have to wait to hear his live film scores for Cinema Paradiso, A Fistful of Dollars, Once Upon a Time in America, and The Untouchables, until Sunday, June 15, instead of his original date at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Thursday, March 20.
If you've been to any concert in Los Angeles over the years, you surely have spotted our colleague Andrew Youssef, AKA Amateur Chemist, capturing the concert moments with his camera. Shooting for his blog Amateur Chemist, as well as the O.C. Weekly, Stereogum, and other numerous publications, he has been a staple in the photo pit—along with being a great guy to work with. Unfortunately, Andrew Youssef was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer three years ago, which has limited his ability to cover the music scene.
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