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  • A spotlight on songwriting

    A spotlight on songwriting
    They wrote hits for other artists. They composed and performed their own material. They sold millions of records. And no one knew them. Songwriters who write catchy pop, rock and country hits are usually unidentified when a famous performer...
  • Highland Way band shares the sound and feel of Scotland for festival

    Highland Way band shares the sound and feel of Scotland for festival
    When Brian Caldwell picked up the rhythm guitar more than 23 years ago, he developed a passion for music that would send him far from his Glasgow, Scotland, home. Off he went on a path toward founding one of his homeland's traditional bands....
  • Dinner and a musical: Country singer Brent Payne wants to dish up food and tunes in Buena Park

    Dinner and a musical: Country singer Brent Payne wants to dish up food and tunes in Buena Park
    Brent Payne strums a favorite Vince Gill tune by the front doors of Buena Park City Hall, and within a minute or so, it's already family entertainment. The country singer isn't quite in his performing element here: the guitar case at his feet in the...
  • No fines, no more burlesque, but live music can go on at club whose permit lapsed

    No fines, no more burlesque, but live music can go on at club whose permit lapsed
    A Costa Mesa bar owner who for about five months hosted live music shows and burlesque performances without a permit at his business will not face any fines. And because he has reapplied for his live-entertainment permit, the music can go on for now....
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...