| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia often delivers the unexpected — even in a show called "Hot Nostalgia II," billed as "an original musical review."
It's all that and more, featuring a kaleidoscope of musical moments from the 1920s through the...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:38 PM
Jimmy O'Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time television, died...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:53 AM
A few months ago I was invited to play a solo ukulele number at a local New Haven tribute to the great Minnesota cult-rock glorified bar band of the 1980s, The Replacements. The main event was a screening of Connecticut filmmaker Gorman Bechard’s...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:55 PM
One newcomer to local politics and one veteran were featured in news stories from the day they announced their candidacies for City Council until the day they were installed.
There are similarities between newly seated councilmen Robert Whalen and...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:12 AM
The band is still touring, its music is upbeat, and its shows attract the same demographic that loves slot machines.
So that makes the Beach Boys a slam-dunk entry into the world of slots. Last week, the Beach Boys slot machine rolled out at the...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Hip-hop and food are not strangers to each other--in fact the opulence and eccentricities of rap music has often lended itself well to cuisine. From Common's classic single, "The Food," to Kanye's classic snark, "What she order?/Fish filet," Chicago...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:19 AM
Gregg Karukas was sitting in his car, waiting to meet someone, watching the afternoon Grammy awards ceremony stream on his iPhone for about 10 minutes, when he found out he won.
Karukas, a Maryland native who will return to the area for a show in March,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Laguna Beach High boys' tennis team jumps right into the foray of the 2013 season by playing six matches over a 10-day period.
The Breakers return several key ingredients from a 2012 team that last year reached the quarterfinals of the CIF...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:47 AM
Josh Groban, the multimillion-selling pop-classical artist, will make his Ravinia debut Aug. 10 with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra.
Also making their first appearances at the venue will be David Byrne and St. Vincent, playing songs from their 2012...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Pacific Chorale board members selected Laguna Beach City Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson to head the choral organization, the nonprofit's chairman said Monday.
"The goal was to select a qualified candidate from Orange County," Pacific Chorale Chairman...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
Listen to “Call it Fate, Call it Karma” -- the final song on the Strokes new album, “Comedown Machine” (RCA) -- and it sounds planets removed from the leather-jacketed band of New York City upstarts that made...