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  • Music with a message

    Music with a message
    On Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre will be the site of classical music — and caffeine. Organic coffee company Urth Caffe is coming to Laguna Beach in the summer. But married co-owners Shallom and Jilla Berkman plan to introduce their...
  • Philharmonic Society announces 2014-15 season

    Philharmonic Society announces 2014-15 season
    The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will offer a hat-trick of sorts in the 2014-15 season it announced Monday: Audiences can hear programs led by the music directors of three of California’s top orchestras. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the...
  • On the town for the holidays

    South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa will present its annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 26. Jerry Path's adaptation of one man's redemption and new lease on life stars Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 34th...
  • Pastor Keith Page finds rebirth at The Loft

    Pastor Keith Page finds rebirth at The Loft
    Church opened on a Sunday morning in October with a Buffalo Springfield song. Glenn Parrish stood up and strummed a guitar; its finish was worn where he rests his elbow when he talks between songs. He danced, bending his lanky legs as he launched into...
  • Sugar Ray to perform at SPIN gala

    Sugar Ray to perform at SPIN gala
    As executive director of Serving People in Need, Jean Wegener has worked to help make sure its silver anniversary gala will be a great one Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa. "It's the 25th for us," she said of SPIN, which...
  • Jazz trio focuses on teamwork

    Jazz trio focuses on teamwork
    The first time Esperanza Spalding played at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, she was a young jazz bassist and singer who was steadily building a following. Since then, she's played at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Concert and scored an upset Grammy...
  • Jazz Age revisited?

    It's just six years and a couple of months until the '20s — the 2020s, that is — which may inspire a reflection or two from jazz aficionados. Nearly 100 years ago, the musical form so dominated society that it became a euphemism for an...
  • Tao gets fresh with Rach 3

    Tao gets fresh with Rach 3
    On a mostly listless Tuesday at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Conrad Tao sat at his dressing room piano in casual street clothes and played a snippet of the world's most terrifying piece of music. The 19-year-old closed his eyes and...
  • Returning to her vocal roots

    Returning to her vocal roots
    Hard traveling is an admired trait of folk singers, and Tracy Newman took a long journey to her gig this week in Irvine — even if it didn't quite adhere to Woody Guthrie's mythical highways. Newman, who recently turned 70, released her first CD...
  • Three Dog Night finds enduring success

    Three Dog Night finds enduring success
    In terms of critical plaudits or recent exposure, Three Dog Night may not be the biggest name at this year's OC Fair Summer Concert Series. Still, by one mathematical formula, it's the most successful act in rock history. In 2007, when statistician...
  • Eat your heart out, 'Mr. Jones'

    Eat your heart out, 'Mr. Jones'
    Adam Duritz wants to be Bob Dylan — or so he says in "Mr. Jones." Maybe the Counting Crows frontman didn't transform into the senior Dylan. But he did form a close friendship with the iconic songwriter's son, Jakob, leader of the Wallflowers....
  • Review: You can count on these Crows

    Review: You can count on these Crows
    “Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you got till it's gone.” And so it felt when Counting Crows finished their set Sunday night at the OC Fair. They played for two hours, but I was desperate for at least two more when...