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  • Time to help out the Kid

    Time to help out the Kid
    He's up for the concert on Saturday, he thinks. Kid Ramos has felt up and down for the last year and a half, but his energy has surged back of late — as has his hair. The latter will soon fall out again as he enters chemo. Hopefully, his passion for...
  • Pop culture stew could prove satisfying

    Pop culture stew could prove satisfying
    If David Lynch, Salvador Dali or some other surrealist master were given the task of programming a symphony concert, he or she might concoct something akin to this week's offering at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. First, take an orchestra that...
  • Classically Trained: 'Sundays at Soka' a real jam

    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"...
  • Classically Trained: From Handel to hand bells, a packed December

    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...
  • Classically Trained: A night (or three) with a Puccini classic

    Opera is again returning to Orange County this month, thanks to the Pacific Symphony's three-year "Symphonic Voices" opera-vocal initiative that's bringing the high-class art form to local audiences since the closing of Opera Pacific in 2008. Last year,...
  • Classically Trained: Young pianist coaxes out pride in his listeners

    Classically Trained: Young pianist coaxes out pride in his listeners
    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,...
  • A book would be Sublime, No Doubt

    A book would be Sublime, No Doubt
    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...
  • Forbidden love told through music in 'Memphis'

     Forbidden love told through music in 'Memphis'
    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...
  • Say, they can sing!

    Say, they can sing!
    They came with music in their hearts and lyrics on their lips. An audition pool of nearly 50 hopefuls from across Orange and Los Angeles counties and the Inland Empire has now been whittled to four. The finalists of the Pacific Symphony production "OC...
  • Classically Trained: Navy band blows into town

    In the eighth grade, my classmates and I got to hear the United States Marine Band, a.k.a. the President's Own, in rehearsal at their barracks in Washington, D.C. We were told this would be the opportunity of a lifetime, a rare chance to hear one of the...
  • Jumping at the 'Crossroads'

    Jumping at the 'Crossroads'
    When Jody Williams took the stage Wednesday night at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, he didn't dive into a rendition of the blues standard "Don't Start Me to Talkin'." But it might have been appropriate. The 78-year-old Williams, a...
  • Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...