| May 11, 2011
| 4:14 PM
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....
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:09 PM
The Huntington Beach band Headshine met at the studio Tuesday to rehearse a new song, and they had one week to make it unique, well-written, tightly performed, crowd-pleasing and delivered with authority.
Those are the five categories the judges will use...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Local music fans will love that the OC music scene is in the spotlight in a big way now through March 5. Musicians will be performing each Tuesday night at free shows throughout OC for the 10th anniversary OC Music Awards Showcase Series.
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:34 PM
FRIDAY: Surf rock band the Breakaways perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bella Terra Mall as part of the Summer Concert Series. The show is free.
SATURDAY: Michael & The Lonesome Playboys, a country-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Michael...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:22 PM
If Danny Maika can charm a panel of judges the way he charms a gondola, Greg Mohr expects him to clean up at this year's OC Music Awards.
Maika, the fan favorite this year for the Best Live Acoustic category, worked for a decade at Mohr's Newport Beach-...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:50 PM
The official title of Sunday's show at Golden West College is Bands and Bellies VIII.
To a scorekeeper, though, it's more like Bands and Bellies 1, Community 7.
Over the last two years, producers Alec C. Marken and Sarah "al Nour" Baxter have hosted...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:49 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Jan. 13 will kick off its first-ever Off Center Festival, an eclectic nine-day program showcasing cutting-edge theater, music and dance, hip-hop, mash poetry and performance art.
Aimed at drawing audiences that...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Everyone who attends Kerry Getz's songwriting workshop Saturday at the Great Park may come away with an idea for a memorable tune.
For that matter, so may Getz herself.
The Newport Beach resident, who has worked as an independent musician for three...