| 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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Roger Daltrey, longtime lead vocalist of The Who, has stepped in to replace a band that had featured the late Ray Manzarek at this year's OC Fair concert series.
Daltrey, whose rough-and-ready voice carried "Baba O'Riley," "My Generation" and other...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
We of the Newport-Mesa are a lucky bunch. Players of the world's great classical music come to us. That said, it's always noteworthy when one of greatest orchestras comes to our doorstep.
The Vienna Philharmonic — the famed Austrian orchestra...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 9:21 PM
Bulgaria. It's not a country that comes up often within the confines of a SoCal kid's usual conversation.
But for 78 musicians of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, it's on the tip of their tongues as anticipation builds for a tour of that...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 9:14 PM
COSTA MESA — Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 is a memorable one for Carl St.Clair. He first saw it played on a 1948 black-and-white Westinghouse television.
The orchestra: the Boston Symphony. The conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
Some years later,...