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  • Arts champion Elaine Redfield dies

    Arts champion Elaine Redfield dies
    Elaine Redfield, a longtime Orange County arts advocate whose campaign for a local performance center led to the creation of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has died at the age of 96.
  • Jazz Age revisited?

    It's just six years and a couple of months until the '20s — the 2020s, that is — which may inspire a reflection or two from jazz aficionados. Nearly 100 years ago, the musical form so dominated society that it became a euphemism for an...

    The Latest: 'Frost' unfrozen; a laid-back 'Home'

    The Latest: 'Frost' unfrozen; a laid-back 'Home'
    John Frost: A Quiet Mastery Phil Kovinick The Irvine Museum, 239 pages Thank God for archivists. The other week, I read a column in the Orange County Register by Sharon Henry, who sought to find the story behind Helen Stanley, whose name appears...

    Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...

    From Cosby to Weezer, O.C. Fair has star-studded lineup

    From Weezer to Chicago to Steve Miller, the 2011 Orange County Fair will feature musical acts and other shows for every generation. Organizers said the fair, which is expected to attract more than a million visitors, strives to have something for...