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  • Fun more than skin deep

    Fun more than skin deep
    Bill Hardie wanted to mark a tattoo convention that he founded with a special touch. "My goal was that when you opened the doors to the convention, you wouldn't know what type of convention you were at because it was so clean," Hardie said. So he...
  • Checking In: College music chairman a Grammy winner — sort of

    Checking In: College music chairman a Grammy winner — sort of
    He's already known around campus as Dr. Tresler. And now, maybe, Dr. Music is in order. Matthew Tresler, the academic chairman for music at Irvine Valley College, is a newly minted Grammy winner — by proxy, at least. Conspirare, the Austin,...
  • Frets and forklifts: Country singer Tricia Freeman's dual work life

     Frets and forklifts: Country singer Tricia Freeman's dual work life
    She's a forklift driver by day and a country singer at night. Tricia Freeman, 60, is strumming a few notes on her guitar before she sings for seated listeners at Newport Beach's 21 Oceanfront restaurant on a Tuesday night. The blonde singer, dressed...
  • Rock this town? You got it

    Rock this town? You got it
    It didn't take any convincing to get Lee Rocker, one of the founding members of the Stray Cats, to say yes to an invitation to perform with the Laguna Concert Band last year. After all, he said, he's always looking to try different things. One non-...
  • Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul

    Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul
    It took a grandchild — indirectly, at least — to make Irma Thomas the Soul Queen of New Orleans. The singer, who will share the bill Saturday in the "Blues at the Crossroads" show at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, got her official...
  • Pacific Symphony to pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein

    Carl St.Clair can pinpoint the last moment he saw Leonard Bernstein. The two had just conducted a show together at the Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts, and Bernstein, who had trusted his own composition to St.Clair's baton, urged him to attend...
  • Jazz singer Dianne Reeves heads to Segerstrom Center for the Arts

    Jazz singer Dianne Reeves heads to Segerstrom Center for the Arts
    Dianne Reeves knows her way around a jazz song. The singer, who has won four Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance on her albums, will perform alongside Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter at 8 p.m. Friday at Costa Mesa's...
  • For guest quartet, it'll be a gas, gas, gas

    For guest quartet, it'll be a gas, gas, gas
    These Rolling Stones imitators wear college sweaters and Converse shoes and like to comb their hair. But while they dress more conservatively than Keith, Mick and the gang, they nonetheless are likely to get the same sort of satisfaction when they...
  • Pops honors the Pack

    The Rat Pack is back. Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Pops season premieres with the standards made popular by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin and others of the era to charge up the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The...
  • Band of 50-somethings rocks for causes

    Band of 50-somethings rocks for causes
    Most days, Fredrick Borges leads the life of a medical malpractice attorney. He drives to his Newport Beach law firm, shuffles through paperwork, makes a few conferences calls, then heads home to Irvine. Few would think the 54-year-old, with his...
  • Tapping the 'Treasure' of singer-songwriter Laura Nyro

    Tapping the 'Treasure' of singer-songwriter Laura Nyro
    Billy Childs remembers the only time he saw Laura Nyro, the influential singer and songwriter whose albums became part of the soundtrack to his boyhood. She was performing at the Strand in Redondo Beach during the mid-'90s, and for a musician who grew...
  • Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido

    Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido
    The venerable Lido Theatre and Smokey Robinson are nearly the same age — 75 and 74, respectively — yet the legendary Motown singer proved to be a lively, engaging and still seductive swain for what Robinson referred to as the venue's "virgin...