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Elvis Costello looks at the orchestral possibilities in Bowl shows
Elvis Costello looks at the orchestral possibilities in Bowl shows

Don't think that just because Elvis Costello is joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two shows at the Hollywood Bowl this week that the former Angry Young Man of the British new wave movement has gone soft now that he's turned 60. In fact, Costello has played shows with orchestras in San Francisco, Chicago and Amsterdam (to name a few), tapping their massed sonic forces as part of the restless musical exploration that's marked his career for the better part of 40 years. "You can create sounds with an orchestra that you can never create with a rock 'n' roll band," Costello said from his home in British Columbia, only briefly distracted when one of...

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