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  • On Theater: 'Assassins' melds horror, humor

    On Theater: 'Assassins' melds horror, humor
    En route to becoming America's preeminent Broadway composer-lyricist, Stephen Sondheim took a few darkly hued detours into the lives of murderously deranged historical characters, probably his best known being "Sweeney Todd." An even more arresting,...
  • U.S. Open of Surfing scaled down for peace's sake

    U.S. Open of Surfing scaled down for peace's sake
    The executive producer of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach stuck to his word and presented to city officials last week a plan for a considerably smaller event this summer. The July surfing competition would do away with the live-music stage,...
  • CD Review: Too little life in 'Dead'

    CD Review: Too little life in 'Dead'
    Band and musicians have a certain something that defines them. People know Bob Dylan for his stream-of-consciousness lyrics and nasal voice, the Beatles for their catchy Mersey beat and Van Halen for its ear-splitting guitar solos. The Fountain Valley...
  • In the Pipeline: A star among stars

    In the Pipeline: A star among stars
    Just five months ago, astronaut Chris Hadfield, then commander of the International Space Station, struck an emotional chord with millions of people with his in-space performance video of the David Bowie classic "Space Oddity." As poignant and...
  • Peter White returns with annual Christmas tour

    Peter White returns with annual Christmas tour
    The day after Thanksgiving, it will be another reunion of sorts. Four decades ago, music-lovers walked past the Golden Bear sign overlooking Pacific Coast Highway and went in to see Peter White perform. Friday night, those who remember the 1970s can...
  • From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years

    From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years
    COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
  • In the Pipeline: Fallen Stars are rising

    In the Pipeline: Fallen Stars are rising
    Fresh back from seeing Huntington Beach's own Avenged Sevenfold and Brandon Saller play in the area last week, I was more than ready to dedicate a column to more local music news. Yes, this place is called Surf City, but let us not forget that this is...
  • Into the O.C.

    One of the most reclusive legends in modern American history will make a rare appearance in Costa Mesa on Oct. 29. Prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will speak with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers head Michael...
  • On Theater: 'Joseph' brings parody to Golden West

    Long before "Evita," "The Phantom of the Opera" and the musical version of "Sunset Boulevard," composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and his lyricist buddy Tim Rice teamed up on what they termed a "pop cantata" for a school choir that ran for all of 20 minutes....
  • In The Pipeline: Musical master visits Surf City's neighbor

    In The Pipeline: Musical master visits Surf City's neighbor
    It's not often that you get to speak with a musical legend as lasting and impactful as Herb Alpert. Given that he will be performing May 20 in our backyard at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, I thought you might enjoy this....
  • 'The smallest big band in the world'

    'The smallest big band in the world'
    There's a bit of 21st-century technology hidden onstage during Walter & David's performances at La Brique Steak House. But aside from that, as far as the duo is concerned, it's 1947. Walter Lakota and Dave Alcantar, who both sing and play multiple...
  • A concert for a friend

     A concert for a friend
    "I love you, and don't worry," she texted. "I love you too," he replied. Riding home on a Triumph Bonneville T100 about four hours later, Christian DaSilva was involved in a collision with a Lexus sedan. He did not survive. Those were the last words...