| Aug 12, 2011
| 9:26 AM
Taking photographs of birds wasn't always on Michael Oberman's list of things to accomplish in life.
Yet nowadays, the Columbia resident says he "would rather be around a great blue heron than James Brown," one of the 300 music greats he interviewed...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Music fans and local paparazzi will be out in full force Sept. 15 when a bona fide pop superstar joins well-wishers in throwing open the doors of the country's latest Fillmore Music Hall, just down the road a ways in nearby Silver Spring.
The sixth U.S....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The Alabama Shakes’ first album, "Boys & Girls," is an electric jolt that anyone who loves blues-based rock music should track down immediately. Consisting of three men and one young explosion named Brittany Howard on vocals and guitar, the group,...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 9:27 PM
After weeks – months! – of audiences being inundated with promos for NBC’s “The Voice,” the premiere finally got under way tonight after Super Bowl XLVI. As the NFL crowned this year’s champions in the New York Giants,...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:58 AM
I haven't watched a Grammy telecast all the way through in quite awhile. As much as I love the great TV-music moments when they happen, there haven't been enough of them lately to keep me tuned in when all the wretched excess, bizarre productions and...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was...
| Oct 21, 2011
Barry Feinstein, a photographer who gained renown as one of the premier chroniclers of the 1960s and '70s music scene, including shooting iconic album covers for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and George Harrison, has died. He was 80.
Feinstein, a longtime...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:47 PM
I suppose (rather glumly) that the Banning Ranch development will eventually be rubber-stamped into reality.
After all, who would stand in face of "a home run" for Newport Beach and Costa Mesa residents?
And who'd ever oppose a project that would "allow...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:25 PM
The space sure looked like a science lab, with beakers full of brightly-hued potions and a dry-erase board covered in graphs and mathematical scrawl. But at the heart of the operation sits a hunk of metal with a hand crank on the side.
"It's a pasta...
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Bobby Womack picks up the phone, and speaks what’s on his mind in a voice made of gravel.
“I know a lot of people who are not here anymore,” the R&B great says, “and I wonder why I’m still here. … Not a day goes by...