| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Plenty of vampires haunt TV these days, but viewers will soon get two versions of the original Dracula.
NBC said Tuesday that it has ordered a 10-episode "Dracula" series, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the bloodsucker. That news follows Starz network's...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:07 AM
At 9 o'clock on a Saturday night, every seat at Frank & Dino's is full. A singer named Ron Jones is channeling Sinatra — and Prince, Gloria Gaynor and Donna Summer — and the crowd is eating it up, along with overflowing plates of classic...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Sometime between last week's musings about bears freely roaming our neighborhoods and Sunday's closing ceremony of the London Summer Olympics, I came across a nearly 30-year-old account of a visit to La Caņada by a member of the British royal family who...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 3:08 AM
Let's start with the local disappointment: Spencer Horsman, brought back by Howard for the wildcard round, who escaped from a vest of locks while wet cement tumbled down on him, was eliminated along with ballsy balancing act Cristin Sandu. Hacky...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:56 PM
I recently took one of those online quizzes to test your accent, and it declared, accurately, that I come from the "Central U.S." The test said my accent is essentially no accent, the one that's employed by television news anchors, who are supposed to...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Prince’s concert Monday at the United Center didn’t really finish, it fizzled.
The singer spent two hours working his band and the nearly full house, including an encore, and then walked off stage with a smile and a wave. The lights stayed...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:33 AM
Prince doesn’t tour nationally often, so when he does you know it’s going to create a buzz. And where there’s buzz, there are celebrities.
That was the case when the “Purple Rain” singer performed three shows early last...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 11:05 AM
It’s official: Patrick Stump is a married man.
Stump, known best as the singer of Chicago-area pop punk quartet Fall Out Boy, married girlfriend Elisa Yao in Chicago Saturday (Stump’s publicist confirmed the news). Later that night, Stump and...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:29 AM
Long before the throngs of audience members generate "oohs" and "ahhs," the staff of the UniverSoul Circus begins to craft its unusual performances, spending months combing the globe for fresh acts.
The result includes performers such as the Shaolin Kung...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:49 PM
IRVINE — Considering the fact the payments went toward a charity for children, everyone appeared to have received their money's worth in the inaugural Harmony and Hoops Charity Basketball Game at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center on Saturday.