| 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...
| Jun 9, 2011
They're considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
The Beach Boys formed in the early 60's and briefly challenged the Beatles, in terms of commercial and critical appeal.
One of the founding members, Mike Love joined the Morning News along...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:20 PM
Title: Superintendent/senior director of faith formation, Archdiocese of Miami, starting July 1.
Other job experience: Superintendent of schools for Diocese of Monterey, Calif.; former superintendent in Diocese ofGary, Ind.
| Aug 23, 2011
Ross Barbour, the last surviving original member of the Four Freshmen, the influential close-harmony vocal quartet that came to fame in the 1950s with hits such as "Graduation Day," has died. He was 82.
Barbour, who had lung cancer, died Saturday at...
| Feb 17, 2011
Is there room in Southern California for another hip taco slinger? Judging by the lunch crowds at Taco Asylum, there is indeed.
Like Goldilocks' porridge, the delicious indulgences at this stylized Costa Mesa taqueria seem just right — not too...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 5:16 PM
The Laguna Beach girls' Division 2 (5th/6th grade) team followed up its undefeated regular season by winning its first two games in the National Junior Basketball Championship Series Tournament last weekend.
Laguna opened the tournament Saturday and...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Universal Studios has released the lineup of musical performers for this year's Mardi Gras festivities, which are every Saturday evening between Feb. 12 and April 23 plus three Friday concerts and one Sunday event. That will make three consecutive...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 9:41 PM
For two years during the 1990s, the Newport-Mesa school board borrowed $47 million annually and put it into the Orange County Investment Pool as way of generating revenue.
The borrowing-money-to-make-money scheme collapsed when the investment pool...
| Feb 19, 2011
| 8:37 PM
"Are you here to sell me something? Or do you wanna drink?"
Thus did a dodgy looking 20-something greet us upon our entering Dick's Last Resort at the Inner Harbor's Power Plant complex. My first thought was: "Does this guy really think I look like a Bev...
| Feb 10, 2011
Fire up the time machine for the first concert of Mardi Gras. Frankie Valli ("My Eyes Adored You," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You") leads off the eclectic lineup, which ranges from contemporary artists such as Neon Trees and the Roots to a longtime...
| 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...