| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:06 PM
The scene at Central Park will not be pastoral Friday night.
The green space will play host to five bands, some of whom sound angry.
Rockfest, which runs from 6 p.m. to midnight, is presented by Hub City Radio of Aberdeen and Pepper...
| Jul 13, 2012
Maria Cole, the widow of music legend Nat King Cole and the mother of singer Natalie Cole whose own singing career included a stint as vocalist for Duke Ellington's orchestra in the mid-1940s, has died. She was 89.
Cole died Tuesday at a hospice in...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:09 PM
Here’s an hour-by-hour rundown of how Day 1 of the seventh annual Pitchfork Music Festival went down Friday in Union Park, with contributions from my colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and yours truly (GK):
3:15 p.m.: Midafternoon downpour dissipates. The...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Apparently, the ballroom was "shellshocked" by last week's bottom two. The ballroom needs to toughen up. Tonight is Latin night. I hope that doesn't mean every other dance is a rumba — booooorrrrring. We start with Carlos Santana performing "Evil...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 7:49 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS -- Area women are invited to attend the two-day live simulcast from Orlando, Fla., with Priscilla Shirer, "Going Beyond -- Because God Wants to Meet You Where You Are," 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 2:16 PM
After completing a nationwide tour last weekend, Huntington Beach ska bands Reel Big Fish and Suburban Legends returned home to Orange County on Saturday for a final tour performance at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
Kicking off the show, the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:03 PM
Contemporary country singer Martina McBride returns this month to the Orange County Fair in support of her latest album, "Eleven."
McBride's "One Night" tour has been making stops at arenas and intimate theaters since the album's release in October. On...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Broken Spoke Campground
Sturgis, SD, native, Jasmine Cain, has paved a way for female rockers in the motorcycle culture. Current JPF Female Artist of the Year and Nashville’s Music City Mayhem two-time Female Rock Vocalist, Jasmine Cain...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:22 AM
In New Orleans, funk is important. They pump it into the water supply like fluoride. It’s as vital as air or étouffée.
And when New Orleans funk is discussed, a few names spring to mind: the late boogie-woogie piano master Professor Longhair, the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:17 PM
Emily Engelhart, who recently moved to Aberdeen, has created a group called Cherished Moments Music to perform at weddings. She is a violinist and vocalist.
Other members of the group include Melissa Kienow, pianist and singer, and Dan Smilloff,...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:05 PM
The fifth annual Flights & Sounds Summer Festival at the Orange County Great Park will continue Aug. 23 with Jim Washburn's Guitar Picks.
The festival's Made in America Weekend — dedicated to blues, swing and guitars — will kick off with a...