| 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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:01 AM
At the halfway point of recording "The Lion, the Beast, the Beat" — Grace Potter and the Nocturnals' fourth album, released last June — things seemed to be progressing smoothly.
The band's hybrid of blues, rock and folk sounded locked-in...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:47 AM
When Alabama Shakes take the Virgin Mobile FreeFest stage on Saturday, the quartet — all from Athens, Alabama — will likely play its biggest hit, "Hold On," within the first few songs.
This is a deliberate move, and also a sort of challenge...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Donna Summer was typecast as the disco-era “bad girl,” the diva who was too salty and sexual for some radio stations to play in the ‘70s. But she was also a musical revolutionary, a versatile singer who created a radical new template for...
| Oct 21, 2012
Katie Kay Mead was sitting behind the counter in her Los Feliz boutique, GatherLA, in late summer when two European tourists came in, asking for directions to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The tourists gazed curiously at a taxidermied fawn displayed among...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
First published on Oct. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown, and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:05 PM
It's summertime, and school's out. It's time to kick off your shoes, settle into a relaxing place and read the day away. Then, be a critic. Tell us what you thought of a book you recently read, and you could be published in Printers Row Journal.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 12:26 PM
The Festival of Arts celebrated its 80th season at an invitation-only party Saturday night that harkened to the 1930s.
But it was this year's show that created the buzz.
"It is stunning," said Rosemary Swimm, wife of artist Tom Swimm, who was decked out...