| Oct 19, 2011
| 6:08 PM
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts its 90-minute Breakfast Boost from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. Prepaid reservations are $15. They can also be made at the door for $20. To...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:34 PM
One Big Tree
South Coast Plaza's 2011 Christmas Tree will be arriving by truck from Mt. Shasta and will be hoisted up between 7 and 10 a.m. at Town Center Park, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa.
All About Owls
The Little Naturalist program at the...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 7:21 AM
JAN (pronounced ‘John’):
As a young child in the Reagan-era 80’s, Jan was accustomed to watching a stream of quality movie programming from the incipient beginnings of the premium cable phenomenon that we all know and love to this day. ...
| Oct 30, 2011
'Double Dexter' By Jeff Lindsay. Doubleday, 320 pages, $25.95
Films and TV series based on novels exist in parallel universes. What happens on the page often is vastly different from the action on the screen. That's certainly been the case with Jeff...
| Oct 29, 2011
U2, the Irish pop band, is the subject of a fascinating new documentary, "From the Sky Down," premiering Saturday on Showtime. Like most modern rockumentaries, it was commissioned by the people it is about, and it will be included in some of the...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Folk music is an increasingly elastic genre. Punk rockers, indie kids and jazz heads all have been making acoustic music that could fall under that category. Richmond's A Good Natured Riot is one of the bands that's been stretching the style.
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Blake Shelton of the 45th Annual CMA Awards on ABC
Q: After being named male vocalist of the year in 2010, how is it for you to return to the CMA Awards now?
A: You know what? I don't think about it that much, because you can just really get obsessed...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 8:02 AM
The Braxton sisters are back this month when Season 2 of "Braxton Family Values" kicks off Nov. 10 on WE tv.
Over 19 new hour-long episodes, Toni, Tamar, Traci, Towanda, Trina and their mom, Miss E (Evelyn), test their sisterly bond when Toni leaves...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 10:40 AM
The sitar -- an eastern Indian stringed instrument made famous in the western world by Ravi Shankar and Beatle George Harrison -- doesn't get seen, much less heard, often on the Peninsula. Up to now, anyway.
A new group called the Music of India Ensemble...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Acoustic rockers Hoots & Hellmouth are set to play Hampton's Taphouse on Sunday, Nov. 13. It will the band's first visit to the Queens Way pub.
Tickets are $8. Showtime is 8 p.m.
"This should be one of the highlights of the season," said Taphouse...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 5:15 PM
“The Chicago Code” and “The Playboy Club” didn’t make it to a second season, but fellow Chicago-based TV series “Shameless” did. And it has been filming exterior scenes for Season 2 — which premieres on...