| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Drivers in Newport Beach may soon notice cars adorned with fuzzy, pink mustaches maneuvering among the traffic.
The ride-share service Lyft launches in several Orange County cities Thursday. Providing an alternative to a taxi or a limousine, Lyft...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:07 PM
In the past week Justin Timberlake launched his Legends of Summer stadium tour with Jay Z (they play the Rose Bowl on July 28) and premiered a new single, “Take Back the Night,” the lead track from Part 2 of his uber-successful comeback album,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The members of the electro-pop group the Postal Service have slightly different recollections about what exactly they were doing just before playing this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But they each remember the night clearly....
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Univision's "Premios Juventud" youth awards show -- featuring an opening performance by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull that concluded with an unexpected dip in an on-stage swimming pool -- was the most buzzed about show on television last week, according to...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Opera is again returning to Orange County this month, thanks to the Pacific Symphony's three-year "Symphonic Voices" opera-vocal initiative that's bringing the high-class art form to local audiences since the closing of Opera Pacific in 2008.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Visits from the Vienna Philharmonic and the Boston Pops Orchestra are a few of the highlights ahead in the 2013-14 Philharmonic Society of Orange County concert season.
The season for the Irvine-based nonprofit, which has presented world-class music...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The League of American Orchestras and Newport Beach arts philanthropists Phil and Mary Lyons have given the Pacific Symphony funds to extend Santa Ana Strings.
The symphony's music education program — also aided by Santa Ana-based THINK Together ...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:19 PM
What do a journalist, musician, truck driver, soldier, politician and model have in common?
Fortitude in the face of chaos and the desire to uplift their homeland — Pakistan.
While headlines, predominantly in the United States, screamed blue...
| 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...
| 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 1, 2010
| 9:17 PM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — No passersby recognized him, but I didn't find that surprising.
They were too busy hustling to and from the last day of Oktoberfest celebrations at the Old World Village. But a few stopped momentarily to hear the group of five...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 2:20 PM
To most people, the sound of music students practicing independently is noise, a cacophonous nonsymphony of assorted tones.
But to a band nerd like me, Irvine High School's band room had a dozen distinct timbres — a saxophone practicing her...