| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:12 AM
When making a new album, The Raveonettes put themselves in a different state of mind ... and body.
"When you start to record a new album, people always ask you what you think it will sound like," wrote Sune Rose Wagner, who with Sharin Woo, makes up...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:18 PM
In a hurry-up culture, Danny Brown says taking his time was the key to the depth and off-kilter resonance of his 2011 breakthrough album, “XXX” (Fool’s Gold).
By hip-hop standards, the 31-year-old Brown is practically an elder statesman...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:32 PM
They called it the "Time of Your Life."
The UCI Mind Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders took the crowd back to the psychedelic 1960s to raise funds forAlzheimer'sresearch at the institute.
And raise funds they did. Some 500...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2012
In the decades since her death on Aug. 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe has been the subject of so many books that the actress practically deserves her own Dewey Decimal classification.
And although it seems unlikely that there's any aspect of her 36 years that...
| Aug 21, 2012
Scott McKenzie, whose 1967 hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" captured the spirit of the '60s flower-power movement and became a generational touchstone, has died. He was 73.
McKenzie died Saturday at his home in Silver...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:26 PM
While some had no choice but to stand due to a sell-out, standing-room-only house, even those with seats at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre took to their feet in a standing ovation following the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s “Dance in the...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Dick Clark, who died Wednesday at the age of 82, is rightfully being hailed as a pioneer of popular culture. And that's fair enough.
In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the reach of his daily"American Bandstand"show and his myriad prime-time special productions...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:53 PM
Last year was the best of times and the worst of times for surfer James Pribram.
He lost one of his best friends to an overdose; was declared Athlete of the Year in the Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade; was hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman from...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 2:32 PM
LBHS junior to sing at awards gala
Haley Castuera, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, has been cast as a singer at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala on Feb. 11 in Palm Springs.
Castuera is also currently cast as Mother Abbess in LBHS's...