| 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...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 10:32 AM
I was on an elevator in an old building the other day and noticed that it didn't have a 13th floor and I thought to myself, 'man, I haven't listened to The 13th Floor Elevators in forever'. Then this album comes up in rotation. Coincidence? Maybe. ...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:59 AM
There are certain bands that I'm a fan of that have long and winding careers marked by, sometimes several, changes in musical direction. Often times because of the length of their careers combined with the shifts in musical aesthetics some real good...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:45 PM
Here are the most notable box sets of the season in rock and pop:
Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions” (Capitol/EMI, $137): Review HERE.
Leonard Cohen, “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” (Columbia/Legacy, $170): How much...
| Dec 6, 2011
Nick Prevas is truly an “artist of all trades.” The 30-year-old Charles Village resident writes and directs films, works on graphic design projects, plays guitar and sings in the band White Lodge. He even handles communications and media for...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:26 PM
"I think what made it special tonight was the kids," Ervin "Magic" Johnson said. "This is just going to be icing on the cake. When those kids are hollering your name, they never saw me play basketball."
Johnson is talking about kids outside the Memorial...
| 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...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 8:26 PM
It was a Christmastime mystery that's now solved -- the identity of the off-duty firefighter who helped a couple escape a burning house seconds before they may have lost their lives.
The FDNY announced the name of the hero firefighter Monday afternoon,...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:55 PM
He's wearing black slacks and a black shirt and cowboy hat. There's a bit of silver woven in, too, that picks up the light in the small hotel room.
With his neatly trimmed beard and gentle country manner, he cuts a romantic, old-time figure, like some...