| Nov 16, 2011
| 9:47 PM
GOP Women's Luncheon
Ann McElhinney, a journalist and filmmaker, will be the keynote speaker for "Environmentalism: Enemy of the Poor" at a Newport Harbor Republican Women luncheon. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:28 PM
League of Women Voters Luncheon
Cal State University L.A. Professor Nathan Gonzalez will give a keynote speech about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon. The event is at noon, at Coco's...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:06 AM
When I was asked to come up with movies I was looking forward to in 2012, I was first at a loss. As a critic, I find it a lot of fun to do lists of the best/worst of the previous years; but we try not to watch too many trailers. They give away key plot...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Who says classical music has to be a formal affair? Not PROJECT Trio, a classical chamber ensemble fueled by the sounds of rock 'n' roll, hip-hop and jazz, from Guns ‘N Roses to Duke Ellington.
With some 66 million hits on YouTube, appearances on...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:16 AM
When John Jorgenson, a laid-back, soft-spoken Californian who lives in Nashville, picks up a guitar, he can chicken pick, string together long, staccato Gypsy Jazz lines or rack up chorus after face-melting chorus of rock and blues licks like few other...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:26 PM
Virginia Symphony Orchestra — Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien." 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News. Tickets start at $20.
Coliseum Central Holiday Parade Presented by Peninsula Town...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Django Reinhardt is credited with more or less inventing gypsy jazz while living in Paris in the 1930s, and since then no one's done it quite as well as he did. This week there are three musical events in Fairfield County alone that pay homage to...
| Nov 14, 2009
By Bonnie Christensen
Roaring Brook, $17, ages 7-10
The opening picture shows the world into which Django Reinhardt was born, in 1910, in Belgium. A small caravan sits on the outskirts of a city. Django plays his banjo on the streets of Paris,...
| Aug 14, 2009
Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle.
Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...
| Mar 15, 2009
Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 7:29 AM
"I hope the president will forgive me if I do this one," says Sir Paul McCartney as he launches into a lovely rendition of "Michelle." As McCartney croons, President Barack Obama sings quietly to his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, who is beaming at...
| Sep 22, 2008
Stunned and giddy, the hordes of guests at Sunday night's 60th annual Emmy Awards streamed out of the Nokia Theatre after the three-hour ceremony and onto the red-carpeted street, where flutes of champagne were passed around, creating an instant block...