| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:45 PM
It took a grandchild — indirectly, at least — to make Irma Thomas the Soul Queen of New Orleans.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Tucked into the corner of an administrative building, awash with the hush-hush of important work, an earth-toned room was occupied by furniture, books and knickknacks.
And there it lay — smack-dab in the center.
A curvy black case, held together...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:29 AM
The Princess in the Opal Mask
By Jenny Lundquist
Running Press Teens; 350 pages
It seems to be Mark Twain season in Orange County. This month, Val Kilmer brought his one-man show,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
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...