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Weird Al Yankovic

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  • A Word, Please: Taking a look at Yankovic's 'Word Crimes'

    When I was a kid, I fancied myself a musical-parody artist. Most of the spoof lyrics I created for popular songs are lost to the ages, and the stuff I remember I'll spare you due to its heavy emphasis on flatulence ("Heart of Glass," indeed). But the lessons from that exercise live on: Writing lyrics is hard and writing funny lyrics is even harder.
  • CHOC Follies raising serious money

    CHOC Follies raising serious money
    There are a few plays John Vaughan will probably never direct for Children's Hospital of Orange County's annual fundraiser. Something like "Waiting for Godot," for example, unless he found a way to write Godot into the script, plus 60 or 70 other...

    The man behind the singing

    The man behind the singing
    Driving down the 1700 block of Kenwood Place in Costa Mesa, it's not easy to miss Terrell "Terry" Koken's house. On a street lined with well-manicured lawns, budding palm trees and flower beds, Koken's yard — with its pine tree, brush, untamed...

    Music for most every taste

    Young the Giant is just one of the acts billed for the Pacific Amphitheatre's Summer Concert Series' at the 2012 Orange County Fair. The lineup offers genres of popular music that should resonate with different generations, ranging from reggae to country...

    Fair keeping the beat

    Fair keeping the beat
    It seems that every big name in pop and rock music is back on the road these days, despite the soft economy. Venues around the Southland are opening their doors to Boomer and Gen X fans who haven't worn side ponytails since the '80s or flannels since...