| Nov 16, 2011
| 9:47 PM
GOP Women's Luncheon
Ann McElhinney, a journalist and filmmaker, will be the keynote speaker for "Environmentalism: Enemy of the Poor" at a Newport Harbor Republican Women luncheon. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:28 PM
League of Women Voters Luncheon
Cal State University L.A. Professor Nathan Gonzalez will give a keynote speech about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon. The event is at noon, at Coco's...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:26 PM
Virginia Symphony Orchestra — Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien." 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News. Tickets start at $20.
Coliseum Central Holiday Parade Presented by Peninsula Town...
| Sep 22, 2008
Stunned and giddy, the hordes of guests at Sunday night's 60th annual Emmy Awards streamed out of the Nokia Theatre after the three-hour ceremony and onto the red-carpeted street, where flutes of champagne were passed around, creating an instant block...
| Jun 7, 2008
In the hands of The Delvers, acoustic music manages to sound both laid back and unpredictable. Yes, the band plays folk tunes and classic singer-songwriter fare from the likes of James Taylor and Neil Young. But they'll also throw you a curveball from...
| Jun 29, 2008
THE STAR-MAKING machine in Nashville does a lot of things well, but nurturing musicians who work outside the box isn't one of them. In the 1950s, Buddy Holly was rebuffed when he first recorded there, and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings spent most of...
| Feb 9, 2008
Remembering the Bones
By Frances Itani
Atlantic Monthly Press, 286 pages, $24
Georgina Danforth Witley, an 80-year-old rural Canadian woman, sets out in her car for a drive to the airport. She is one of the 99 people invited to Queen Elizabeth's 80th...
| Jan 21, 2009
The amazing thing about fiddler-composer Mark O'Connor is that he'd be equally at home on stage playing country with George Jones, jazz with Wynton Marsalis or classical music with Itzhak Perlman. For this third outing with guitarist Frank Vignola and...
| Mar 15, 2009
Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
| Aug 14, 2009
Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle.
Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...
| Nov 14, 2009
By Bonnie Christensen
Roaring Brook, $17, ages 7-10
The opening picture shows the world into which Django Reinhardt was born, in 1910, in Belgium. A small caravan sits on the outskirts of a city. Django plays his banjo on the streets of Paris,...