| Aug 9, 2011
| 9:16 PM
Orange County is getting a huge helping of pop-punk star power in a very tiny place this week, thanks to Green Day. The chart-topping trio announced that it would be playing a "secret" (not anymore) show at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa on Thursday....
| Sep 3, 2011
| 4:26 PM
Green Day lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong was pulled off a Burbank-bound jet for wearing his pants too low, prompting an apology from Southwest Airlines.
The incident occurred Thursday night on a Southwest flight at the Oakland airport....
| Sep 8, 2011
| 6:01 AM
Touring productions of the musicals "American Idiot," "Bring it On" and "Fela!" are the highlights of the spring 2012 season at Broadway in Chicago. They join the previously announced blockbuster, "The Book of Mormon."
The presenter said Thursday that...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:37 AM
HBO's "Game of Thrones" will return for its second season April 1, the network announced Friday.
The 10-episode Season 2 will see the rise of the Imp (Emmy winner Peter Dinklage) as the Hand of the King and several new characters coming to Westeros. It...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Touring companies of Broadway's "Billy Elliot," "American Idiot," "Sister Act," and "Million Dollar Quartet" will make up much of the 2012-13 Broadway series for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
Also on tap as an off-...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Ever since his smash hit "Spring Awakening," Michael Mayer has been one of Broadway's hottest, busiest and most distinctive directors. We spoke with Mayer about the tour of his Broadway production of "American Idiot," which opens Tuesday in Chicago, his...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:39 PM
For all their Berkeley punk-rock bona fides — unassailable and enough to send a certain kind of ill-prepared theatergoer headed for an early exit — Green Day songs are actually filled with hope and longing. They may rail hard, loud and long...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The Hippodrome's 2012-2013 Broadway Series will have tried-and-true crowd pleasers such as "Wicked" and "Beauty and the Beast" alongside newer musicals "American Idiot" and "Billy Elliot."
"From a consumer perspective, this is a juggernaut season,"...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:11 AM
If you’re a celebrity flying Southwest Airlines out of Baltimore or Denver this weekend, get ready for your close-up—and be on your best behavior.
The airline famous for kicking celebs off its flights is teaming with TLC and ITV Studios...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:57 AM
If you're caught with an empty sack only a few days left before Christmas, believe me, I understand. Sound Check is ready and willing to lend a hand. Here are a few recommended items with local ties. It's the Sound Check Last-Minute Gift Guide.
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jamal Shuriah, a Hartt School grad, will be in the ensemble of the international tour of Green Day's "American Idiot" when it comes to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Feb. 26 to March 3.
Alex Nee will star as Johnny, along with...