| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:31 PM
It's a bit like the chicken and egg predicament.
What comes first, lyrics or melody? There's no empirical answer for Jesse McCartney — the process varies.
Although his songwriting is embedded in personal experiences and others he witnesses,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Backstreet's back, and the Boys let everybody know it.
The quintet basked in the spotlight Friday during a nearly two-hour concert at Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The performance, met by equal parts screaming and sweating, was part of the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Earlier this month, I interviewed my two youngest sources: 10-year-old Maxx and 7-year-old Helena Solomonian.
Standing on the porch of his Corona del Mar home, Maxx blurted, "I knew you're Indian because I watched 'Life of Pi' and you sound like him."...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:16 AM
You say it's your birthday? It's their birthday too, yeah.
There were plenty of candles being blown out — literally and figuratively — as two of Costa Mesa's most venerable institutions hit a milestone in 2013. South Coast Repertory kicked...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 2:35 PM
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with some young men, all newly minted graduates of Corona del Mar High School, who did something so ridiculously cool that I just had to share it.
First, you must picture these eight men. They are whip-smart,...