| Sep 15, 2011
Abbey Road Studios is offering online mixing and mastering services. New services make the U.K.'s famed Abbey Road studio imprint available to anyone willing to pay a fee....
| Sep 23, 2011
A recap of "The X Factor" auditions in Miami and Dallas, in which Melanie Amaro sang Beyonce's "Listen"...
| Nov 7, 2009
| 3:59 PM
One year into its Chicago run, and with its four stellar key performers now back in place, the musical "Million Dollar Quartet" has lost none of its crowd-pleasing energy nor raw musical exuberance. And with some lingering song-rights issues now resolved,...
| Nov 22, 2009
Last week, our postcard showcased super-sized roadside art at Barberville Produce, so this week let's throw some artfully low-brow music into the mix.
Whenever someone asks me why I stop at Waffle House restaurants (and this question arises more often...
| Aug 20, 2010
It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan were invited to perform at the White House as part of a salute to music of the civil rights era.
"Bob was nervous,"...
| Oct 18, 2009
These days, 69-year-old Kenny Coates appears to be a mannerly country gentleman.
Yet beneath that polite exterior crouches an original rock 'n' roll wild man.
In the late 1950s, Coates fronted a rockabilly band called The Dazzlers - named for a Bill...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 9:20 AM
1,2,3 Fag!: Local comics Seth Dodson ("Impress These Apes" champion), John Hartman ("Baby Wants Candy") and Kellen Alexander (from iO and The Playground teams) perform an interconnected, four-scene improv set with multiple characters. The Katydids and...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 7:23 PM
COSTA MESA — The Rock 'N' Roll King of Orange County wants the world to know that after 50 years of alcohol and cigarettes, 10 years of cocaine, five wives, three heart surgeries and a fight with cancer, he's still rocking.
Greg Topper, the man who...
| Nov 12, 2009
The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice.
"Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your booty- licious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go....
| Jan 2, 2011
It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 6:30 AM
At the scruffy Apollo Theater in Chicago, where "Million Dollar Quartet" has played for more than year, Sam Phillips' Sun Studios remains firmly rooted to the rich Tennessee soil. On Broadway, where "Million Dollar Quartet" opened Sunday night, the...