| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Bands that have already existed for 25 years and sold tens of millions of records normally don't need to prove much onstage. The scenario was different for Green Day Thursday at a packed Allstate Arena, where the trio performed an energetic 125-minute...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:47 PM
If Broadway shows were rated in terms of volume alone, Green Day's "American Idiot," now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, would win every Tony award in sight.
Strident, confrontational and ear-splittingly raucous, this story of three young...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:41 PM
Fish Fry and Carnival
The 65th annual Fish Fry and Carnival, presented by the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club, continues at its new location in Fairview Park, 2525 Placentia Ave. Costa Mesa, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information,...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:46 AM
The Green Day-based musical "American Idiot" held its closing performance Sunday at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and a surprise guest made an appearance: Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong.
According to the "American Idiot" Twitter page,...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:36 AM
When he was 12, Joey Armstrong triumphantly walked off the stage after his band finished its first-ever performance. His preteen punk band had won over some new fans and, more important, his secret was still safe.
Or so he thought — until the...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:54 PM
We want to see an end to cystic fibrosis for all who suffer from this deadly inherited disease, but also for our close friend's niece and my son's college roommate.
Join legendary watermen Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama, as well as more than a dozen...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?"
Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:15 PM
"Once" is once again in the awards spotlight. The original cast recording for the popular Broadway show is among the Grammy nominees this year in the category of musical theater albums. The show features songs by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The touring company of "Jersey Boys" will open the 2012-13 Broadway series at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.
The show, which had a "dry run" of its initial tour several years ago at the Shubert, returns to the theater for a two-week engagement in New...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Anchored by mega-hit "Book of Mormon," the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season have one thing in common: Their creators have proven track records.
The musicals presented by Broadway Across America are:
| Feb 24, 2013
Tom Kitt remembers seeing punk-pop group Green Day for the first time. He was a student at New York's Columbia University in the '90s and saw them in concert on MTV.
"I just knew they were special," he says over a lunch interview in Manhattan recently....