| Mar 5, 2014
As more of our children's education moves online, there are increased opportunities for abusing the collection of their personal data. Last month, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced a bill that would help close a loophole in...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Most people segment their lives in broad categories: family, work, play.
Each category comprises many activities. In the play bucket, for example, there might be art, music, cinema or duck hunting.
But what if there were no categories? What if our...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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A "Game of Thrones" mixtape. Let that sink in for a second.
Now. What would that sound like? War drums and pastoral lutes? Maybe some gutteral Gregorian chants? Music that sounds like Marcus Mumford&...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Call it a tale of two sets, with the story being that both were compelling, but one better than the other. When 1990s alt-county rockers Cowboy Junkies played Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center on Thursday, it split its concert into......
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The appealing essence of the titular Britpop band is explored in "Pulp," an artfully witty documentary that captures the "Common People" stars as they reunite for one final concert in their hometown of Sheffield, northern England, in December 2012....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:09 AM
When she decided to forgo the usual classical-music path, harpist Brandee Younger faced a tough road: what space was out there for the harp in the jazz world, let alone hip-hop and popular music?
Luckily, Younger, a Brooklyn-based musician, had a few...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
UPDATE: POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK WEDNESDAY TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE ROCK 'N' VOTE TOP 4 AND WILL PLAY MAY 22 AT LINCOLN HALL.
In the NBA and NHL, more than 50 percent of the teams make the playoffs.
An all-time high of more than 200 artists...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Employers have been talking for years about their challenges finding young employees who are ready for the workplace. They complain of high school and college graduates who lack problem-solving skills, can't work independently or don't function well on...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:21 PM
This weekend, Rick Conkey plans to showcase several causes that he holds dear — not the least of which is celebrating reggae music.
The host of KX 93.5's "Music Matters" radio show is set to launch the American Reggae Hall of Fame by honoring...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 9:48 PM
Is there really anything else as newsworthy as this weekend's Blue Water Music Festival, the brainchild of music impresario Rick Conkey?
It's massively massive fun. Say goodbye, Coachella. Adios, Street Scene. Adieu, Lightning in a Bottle.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:12 AM
"Hello Everybody, so glad to see you...." I hear those lyrics...to that particular tune...and I'm instantly brought back to my boys' toddler days...when our mornings were spent in a circle, singing and dancing with our little friends. Those memories are...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The Blue Water Music Festival, hosted by Rick Conkey and his nonprofit Blue Water Green Earth, returned to Laguna Beach last weekend at the Sawdust Art Festival grounds under the shade of the tall eucalyptus grove. The two-day event featured a variety...