| Dec 12, 2011
If you’ve seen Gary Oldman play Sid Vicious (“Sid and Nancy”), Lee Harvey Oswald (“JFK”) or Dracula (“Dracula”), you know Gary can be scary. In fact, “Scary Gary” was reportedly his on-set nickname...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:49 AM
Toward the end of 2009, Fleet Foxes' lead singer and songwriter Robin Pecknold was offered a solo slot on Joanna Newsom's tour. As a fan of the progressive, indie harpist, Pecknold considered it an easy decision.
The difficult part was figuring out...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Buddy Holly transcended the ‘50s because he was not only a dynamic singer and performer, he was a great songwriter whose explosive growth presaged the rise of do-it-all groups like the Beatles, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones. By the time he died in a...
| Jul 5, 2011
Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Thousands of Burbank residents and visitors made their way to the Starlight Bowl to celebrate America’s 235th birthday on the Fourth of July. As has become a city tradition, the Independence Day bash included picnicking in the bowl and throughout...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Stu Rowland has sung in public once, but he's already gotten rave notices about his performance.
Fifty-three, to be exact.
Rowland, a La Quinta resident, is among the contestants in the Shorebreak Hotel's Singing for an Upgrade competition, in which the...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:52 AM
"I've been waiting for these to be introduced," says Tish Llaneza of Countryside Gardens in Hampton.
"Saw them at show last year. The continuously re-blooming, care-free Daylily delivers brightly colored, 4-inch, ruffled gold flowers on a non-stop basis...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Modern technology today is nothing short of incredible.
Online, I just watched Kelly Slater come from behind in the dying seconds of his heat at the U.S. Open of Surfing — all from the fantastic comfort of my living room. Taking in the Open with...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:10 PM
The Surfing Walk of Fame held its 18th annual induction ceremony last week during the U.S. Open of Surfing, welcoming six new members who made their mark in the surfing world.
They're still making a mark, and I'm not just talking about the granite...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Visit Nepal. Follow a 1930s Old West bank robber. Or enjoy animation.
You can do all that and more at Laguna Beach Film Society's "August Summer Shorts" at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at South Coast Cinema in Laguna Beach.
All the films were made by current or...
| Aug 21, 2011
Can Pendleton conquer the hipster class? For many, the brand is associated with career clothes and mom jeans, with Indian blankets and plaid shirts worn by the Beach Boys.
But Pendleton has been working to attract a new generation of contemporary...