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  • 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...
  • Concert Review: Krall's approach a bit jarring

    Concert Review: Krall's approach a bit jarring
    The most thought-provoking moment of Diana Krall's performance Saturday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts came at the end, when the singer cranked up a 78 rpm disc on an old record player before leaving the stage. As she prepared to set the needle,...
  • Krall dips into the long-ago past

    Krall dips into the long-ago past
    It's a bit of technology whose name might elicit a puzzled look from millennials, and it sounded — scratchily — over the phone from Diana Krall's apartment. Those familiar with the history of vinyl will know that 78 rpm records, or 78s,...
  • Musical therapy

    Musical therapy
    In the 1950s classic "Roll Over Beethoven," Chuck Berry declares, "I got the rockin' pneumonia / I need a shot of rhythm and blues / I caught the rollin' arthritis / sitting down at a rhythm review." The day may never come when music can cure...
  • This time, he's Mr. Morrison

    This time, he's Mr. Morrison
    Matthew Morrison is nothing like Will Schuester. The 35-year-old actor susses out people and their true intentions, while the William McKinley High School teacher on Fox's TV show "Glee" is a hopeless optimist. Both look for the good in people —...
  • Concert Review: Duo evoke the '60s folk spirit

    Concert Review: Duo evoke the '60s folk spirit
    Talk about a perfect song for a small crowd on a rainy night. Thursday evening at the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center, former Byrds member John York opened with a truncated rendition of Bob Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom." The song —...
  • 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...
  • A new season for Midtown Men

    A new season for Midtown Men
    The Midtown Men bicker all the way to the stage — as brothers might. The singers could be arguing about which socks look best or which attorney to bring on board, and the next instant, they're straightening ties or tossing towels to one another....
  • Review: Boz Scaggs show brings house down

    Review: Boz Scaggs show brings house down
    Boz Scaggs' show Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts featured a riveting performance by a singer who galvanized the room, brought the audience to its feet and turned one of Orange County's stateliest venues into something close to a mosh pit....
  • Classically Trained: With donations, the band plays on

    The League of American Orchestras and Newport Beach arts philanthropists Phil and Mary Lyons have given the Pacific Symphony funds to extend Santa Ana Strings. The symphony's music education program — also aided by Santa Ana-based THINK Together &#...
  • Classically Trained: Notes for the new year

    The Pacific Symphony has some crowd-pleasing music set to bring in the New Year. The series at 8 p.m. each night from Jan. 10 to 12 will feature Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade." Grammy-winning Canadian violinist James...