| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Wounds to Bind
Jerry Burgan with Alan Rifkin
Rowman & Littlefield; 209 pages
I still remember the first time I heard We Five's 1965 hit "You Were On My Mind." It came on my bedroom radio when I was 8 or 9, and I quickly began taping it, mistaking...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The men in Adam Lasher's family gave him the greatest gift — music.
After his father died when he was 6, he missed having someone with whom to discuss cars, argue about sports or teach him how to tie a tie. Instead, his uncles and cousins...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:26 PM
The Huntington Beach Union High School District presented its 29th annual Honor Band Concert on Feb. 6 in the auditorium at Huntington Beach High School.
Guest conductor Robert Feller, an associate professor of music at Biola University, trumpet...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 ...