| Sep 20, 2010
| 12:42 PM
"What better way to end summer?"
Dean Torrence, one half of the legendary 1960s singing duo Jan and Dean, spoke to me recently about the "Endless Summer" concert he's performing with his band, the Surf City Allstars, this Saturday at the Hyatt Regency...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 11:19 AM
Making the rounds in Orange County over the past year, Narong Prangcharoen may have looked more like Ken Burns than Beethoven.
The Pacific Symphony's composer-in-residence has interviewed people about their cultural heritage and spirituality. He's taken...
| Jan 9, 2015
These Rolling Stones imitators wear college sweaters and Converse shoes and like to comb their hair.
But while they dress more conservatively than Keith, Mick and the gang, they nonetheless are likely to get the same sort of satisfaction when they...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Pacific Symphony is billing its next go-round as the "season of giants." And, if the press is any indicator, they don't come much bigger than Joshua Bell.
The violinist, who will play at the symphony's season opener Thursday, once inspired a critic to...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Get in on the fun of Stein Mart's one-year anniversary Saturday at The Market Place in Irvine. The store is giving away eight $50 gift cards throughout the day and a free pair of spa socks to the first 250 customers who make a purchase, according to a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:27 AM
South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa will present its annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 26.
Jerry Path's adaptation of one man's redemption and new lease on life stars Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 34th...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Sonny Spectrum and his band still haven't played a live gig together. The singer-songwriter plans to round up his studio crew for a performance at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, and given everyone's schedule, they may not even have time to rehearse before...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 11:11 AM
Let's be honest.
As good as you might be on a board, as great a day you might have had, as unforgettable that one ride was when you felt you were on top of the world, there's always someone better.
There's always someone who had a better day. There's...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Lang Lang isn't a pianist to suit all tastes.
I suppose no musician is, but in any case, there were a few times when he didn't suit mine last week.
The 30-year-old Chinese virtuoso made a single stop in Costa Mesa on Sept. 27. He played with the Pacific...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:02 PM
December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks.
Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Rescued felines at the Orange County Humane Society are about to feel more at home Monday, thanks to the efforts of three Girl Scout cadettes.
Representing the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2360, Elise Denghausen, Julie Mariano...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Doug Cavanaugh had to disobey his mother to make her a household name.
The founder of Ruby's Diner, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend, got the idea for his restaurant chain when he jogged past a dilapidated building on the Balboa...