| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:17 PM
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....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:52 AM
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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:54 AM
“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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:46 PM
The symphonic sounds of summer resonated Friday night before an estimated 1,600 people who came to hear the Pacific Symphony play a free outdoor concert in Costa Mesa.
The community event at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts plaza celebrated the city's...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:26 AM
While fans would usually show excitement for a reunion show of a favorite band, Save Ferris fans are marching to the tune of disapproval.
In its heyday in the '90s third-wave ska scene, Save Ferris played hits like "The World Is New" and a cover of...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Costa Mesa has reinstated one of two employees put on paid leave last summer while the city investigated possible fiscal improprieties related to the city's 60th anniversary celebration.
Christine Cordon, a special events coordinator and assistant...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Elaine Redfield, a longtime Orange County arts advocate whose campaign for a local performance center led to the creation of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has died at the age of 96.
The coroner's office did not have information available on the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:41 PM
It's the time in a movie when most audience members take their attention off the screen — when they begin talking, checking their phones and shuffling out of the darkness.
For Carl St.Clair, it's sometimes the best part of the film.