| 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...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 8:08 PM
ALISO VIEJO — There was likely only one big traffic jam in this town Sunday, and it happened to be for a rush to hear the music.
Cars were backed up along Wood Canyon Drive in the minutes before the Pacific Symphony's first-ever "Sundays at Soka"...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:02 PM
December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks.
Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:55 PM
The award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will headline Wednesday night's Sunset Jazz show in Newport Beach with a concert paying tribute to Louis Armstrong.
The third season of the 11-show summertime jazz series at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Young the Giant is just one of the acts billed for the Pacific Amphitheatre's Summer Concert Series' at the 2012 Orange County Fair.
The lineup offers genres of popular music that should resonate with different generations, ranging from reggae to country...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
It's a scene that epitomizes summer: lawn chairs on the grass, picnic food at the ready, children playing, the air infused with music.
Such a divine air will be coming to Orange County parks once again thanks to the Pacific Symphony and its annual...