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  • Do more than follow the music

    When is following Twitter during a classical concert not considered rude? How about when the orchestra expressly asks you to? The Costa Mesa-based Pacific Symphony is requesting that patrons break with the rules of concert decorum on Saturday by...
  • Concert review: Lauryn Hill, Tribe & Wu Tang @ Rock the Bells

    Concert review: Lauryn Hill, Tribe & Wu Tang @ Rock the Bells
    From the Midnight Sun blog: Rock The Bells had the potential to be epic. The tour, which came to Merriweather Post Pavilion last night, boasted some of hip-hop's most legendary acts: Lauryn Hill, Wu Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe...
  • 'Johnny Staccato'

    'Johnny Staccato'
    He would become one of the top filmmakers in independent American movies, but John Cassavetes ("Faces," "A Woman Under the Influence") first had a season as a television star in this unique 1959-60 drama, of which he directed several episodes. The...
  • Police Report

    The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Glendale Police Department. AREA 1 West Palmer Avenue and San Fernando Road Carlos Cervantes, 19, was arrested Sept. 4 on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 100...
  • Dining at Large: Top ten polarizing holiday candies

    Dining at Large: Top ten polarizing holiday candies
    Neon colors and novelty shapes are not usually the hallmarks of quality food. So I was surprised last week when a colleague who is a serious foodie brought in a mix of peanuts, plain M&Ms and candy corn. I understood the M&Ms -- along with Reese's Peanut...
  • Michelle Obama: Chatting or Scratching?

    John Williams was criticizing First Lady Obama for talking on her cell in this photo . BUT, not so fast...Producer Beth thinks she's just scratching her face. What do you think?
  • California's late grape harvest of 2010: What it could mean

    California's late grape harvest of 2010: What it could mean
    Days after record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures across much of the state, the 2010 wine grape harvest has officially lurched into gear, weeks later than normal, kicking off the final acts of one of the strangest California vintages in recent memory....
  • The Force is with kids who read

    R.D. White Elementary School students added a new chapter to the "Star Wars" legacy on Friday. With Darth Vader in tow, kindergarten through third grade students impressed upon their classmates that The Force was with them. "Focus on reading...
  • Classically Trained: It all started in a galaxy far, far away

    NEWPORT BEACH – When I hear notes written for a galaxy far, far away, it takes me back to a long time ago. That's what happened to me Saturday morning at the Newport Beach Central Library. I was there to hear a trio from the Pacific Symphony's...
  • Freedom to blend

    Freedom to blend
    One of the major differences between American winemakers and their European counterparts is that here wine is largely made and sold based on grape variety rather than a growing area. So, a Californian will make a cabernet sauvignon or a merlot while a...
  • Keeping scores

    Instead of watching "Lord of the Rings," "Chicago" or "Gladiator," Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will re-create the films' music with an 84-member orchestra. The orchestra's spring concert "Lights! Camera! Music!" will be Sunday in Sexson...