Domingo star of Bowl '07


The Hollywood Bowl will launch its 86th season June 22 by inducting tenor Placido Domingo and conductor John Mauceri into the Bowl's Hall of Fame.

The summer's headliners include Leonard Slatkin, Christian McBride, Diana Krall, B.B. King, Groove Armada, Savion Glover, Gladys Knight, Sarah Chang, Nancy Wilson, Dave Brubeck and Rufus Wainwright.

Music director Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to the Bowl for two concerts, one featuring his orchestral work "Foreign Bodies," with original choreography performed by Diavolo, on Sept. 4 and 6.

Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" from Aug. 3-5, and the Decemberists make their Bowl debut July 7 with opener Band of Horses. Queen Latifah leads off the jazz series July 11.

The 50th anniversary of the Memphis soul label Stax Records will be saluted in "50 Years of Stax," on July 18 with performances of classic Stax hits by William Bell, Mable John, Booker T. Jones, Eddie Floyd and special guests. Isaac Hayes will close the evening.

"Benny Carter's 100 Years of Music" will be celebrated Aug. 8 with an all-star lineup, featuring the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, James Moody, Roy Hargrove, Russell Malone, Marlena Shaw, Eldar, Roberta Gambarini and other special guests.

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the award-winning outdoor venue July 31 and Aug. 2 for the first time in more than 20 years. He will conduct an American program featuring Aaron Copland's "Old American Songs" and the "Lincoln Portrait," with Gore Vidal narrating.

"Cool Britannia!" brings British pop/jazz sensation Jamie Cullum to the stage in his orchestral debut July 20 and 21, performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of another Brit, conductor Bramwell Tovey.

The 40th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" will be celebrated Aug. 10 and 11 by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under conductor Edwin Outwater, with special guests Cheap Trick and guest vocalists to be announced. The Fab Four played the Bowl in 1964 and 1965.