| 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...
| Aug 24, 2012
In 1956, Terry "Tubesteak" Tracy, freshly fired from his job at a downtown insurance company, bid goodbye to the 9-to-5 life and headed for the Malibu shore, where he built himself a shack out of wood scraps and palm fronds and sailed into surfing...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's presentation of “Dance in the USA” at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Aug. 17 was sometimes whimsical, other times inspiring and, a few times, a bit lackluster.
However, overall, the Burbank dance company'...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Indie folk, or chamber pop, or whatever it’s called when musicians sing together over an acoustic/electric mix of instruments (it used to be called “folk rock”), is full of recycled chord progressions and predictable vocal harmonies....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:08 PM
It's now summertime (unofficially) in Ocean City and some of you will be hitting the shore for the first time since last year. I took a gander around town during last week's Memorial Day celebrations, looking for new places and new faces. If you're headed...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
When Kristin Hanggi picked up the script for a new musical last fall, good vibrations must have been in the air. She was even getting excitations.
The script was for "Surf the Musical," a new show being developed in Las Vegas that's drawn from and...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:37 AM
As lifelong fans gathered to see the reunited Beach Boys play the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on June 3, there was an undeniable aura of nostalgia in the endless summer air.
After playing a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl on June 2, the...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:27 AM
Looks like The Beach Boys have a hit on their hands. Their new album, That’s Why God Made the Radio, is poised to be the band’s highest charting album in 37 years. According to reports, the album will likely sell between 60,000 and 65,000...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Early on "That's Why God Made the Radio," the new Beach Boys album released earlier this month, comes "Isn't It Time," a breezy pop song bursting at its seams with the group's instantly recognizable vocal harmonies.
"The world is changed and yet the game...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 3:37 AM
The Beach Boys just bested the Beatles by breaking the Fab Four’s previous record by a group by expanding their span of Billboard 200 top 10 albums to 49 years and one week. They first reached the top 10 with Surfin’ U.S.A. the week of June...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 1:58 PM
A few years ago, two of my Canadian cousins were visiting California and stopped back at the house enthused.
The cause of their excitement? They had been driving around in their rental car when the Beach Boys' "I Get Around" came on the radio. After...