He hasn't released any new music since 1993, yet the Piano Man from Long Island remains a strong draw. For his first solo Los Angeles show in many years, Joel will rely on his catalog of endless hits, which made him one of the best-selling and most popular artists of the 1970s and '80s. Whether it's singing about characters like Brenda and Eddie or championing the cause of the longshoremen on “Downeaster Alexa,” the 64-year-old singer's music has managed to become more popular as he heads into senior citizenship. Though he was dismissed by critics in his earlier years, many of Joel's most popular songs have become part of the Great American Songbook, proving that fans sometimes do know best. Also Thursday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 27.

Sat., May 17, 8 p.m.; Thu., May 22, 8 p.m.; Tue., May 27, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 05/27/14)

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