| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:40 PM
Attending open-mic night at The LAB Antimall in Costa Mesa is a lot like a game of artistic roulette — you never know what number is going to come up next.
Acts on Wednesday night outside the Gypsy Den and adjacent to Creme Tangerine Records, the...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:49 PM
IRVINE — Considering the fact the payments went toward a charity for children, everyone appeared to have received their money's worth in the inaugural Harmony and Hoops Charity Basketball Game at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center on Saturday.
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:28 PM
This Sunday, there will be a concert in Newport Beach with the Montage Civic Orchestra that includes a performance of Mahler's Third Symphony.
The 8 p.m. show at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church also features two community ensembles: the All-American...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:37 AM
As lifelong fans gathered to see the reunited Beach Boys play the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on June 3, there was an undeniable aura of nostalgia in the endless summer air.
After playing a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl on June 2, the...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Re "Irvine's PSA seeks to deter wrecks," Feb. 19:
Irvine traffic signals are exquisitely asynchronous. They are impeccably interminable as eight lane directions (through and turn) languidly separately proceed, plus time delays. Drivers park in place or...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:44 PM
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on July 6 will bring back the best of New Orleans-style jazz through its 22nd appearance at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band drew its name from Preservation...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:33 PM
It has been a landmark year for Young the Giant, who recently concluded their 46-date, sold-out headline tour playing to more than 70,000 people across North America.
And, as the alternative rock band continues to play shows throughout the United...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 2:34 PM
The Costa Mesa Playhouse explores sexuality, creativity and what it means to find one's "other half" in its latest production, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
In the cult musical style of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The aspect I remember best about Conrad Tao was the atypical way that his fellow musicians admired his onstage playing.
I saw several of them — who are usually quite the stoic bunch — giving looks reminiscent of proud grandparents as Tao,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:33 PM
If you've heard a ska band on the radio or live, Tazy Phyllipz probably had something to do with it.
After helping bands like No Doubt and Sublime find their place on the musical map for more than 20 years, Phyllipz, an Irvine resident, is hoping to...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Four-time Tony Award-winning original musical "Memphis" rides the airwaves into Costa Mesa for a two-week engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts next week.
"Memphis," two hours of fast-paced action and 19 high-energy song and dance numbers, is...