| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:43 AM
From the stirring, gospel-flavored intro of her inspiring reading of Des’ree’s 1994 hit “You Gotta Be” to the final bars of a highly distinctive, ethereal and moody remake of the Depeche Mode staple,“Enjoy The Silence,”...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 6:06 PM
“Old Glory” was flying high and so beautiful, adorning many yards in our city. It was a great Fourth of July celebration for many people I’ve talked with.
I had a lovely time with friends who live in the La Vinia neighborhood. We...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco a half-century ago, but the rest of him is still going strong as he approaches his 85th birthday next month.
The man famously labeled Frank Sinatra's favorite singer isn't in evidence at the Laguna...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 3:23 PM
"Lagunatics," which wound up its 19th season with a gala performance Oct. 30, is already looking ahead to the 20th anniversary of the "Roast of the Coast," which will reprise the greatest hits in the show's history.
Everybody has a favorite they would...
| Dec 4, 2011
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In the third installment of this lavish series, a teen girl is menaced by a powerful sorceress in a mystical fantasy world.
The Annotated Peter Pan
| Dec 2, 2011
| 12:29 PM
You've probably seen Del Casher, sporting a yachtsman's cap as he cruises around town in his fire-engine-red sedan, and never given him a second look. But the 73-year-old musician, who operates a sound studio on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, is one of...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which — unlike most at-home recordings — include recent Grammy-winning...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Friday night jazz series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art draws a large and varied crowd. Some are there to hear the music and some — as Duke Ellington observed about the clientele of Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club — to...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:58 AM
As reported this morning by Daily Press staffer and Bruce Springsteen enthusiast Mike Holtzclaw, Norfolk in January will host a pair of events paying tribute to the late sax player Clarence Clemons.
Clemons, a key member of Springsteen's E Street Band...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:12 PM
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
Has the feminist transformation of western society reduced men to a state of perpetual adolescence? YES says Kay Hymowitz, author of "Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys." NO says Marj Halperin of...
| 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 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'...