| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:22 PM
The 13th annual Elvis Festival, themed the "Magic of Elvis," will honor the king of rock 'n' roll Sunday at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa.
California's only Elvis festival will commemorate the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death,...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Here are you winners!
1. Lionel Ritchie- Dancing on the Ceiling
2. Carl Douglas- Kung Fu Fighting
3. The Guess Who-Clap for the Wolfman
4. Bertie Higgins- Key Largo by Bertie Higgins.
5. Styx- Mr. Roboto
1. John Fred and...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:30 PM
When Elvis Presley wasn’t all shook up, he was knocking out the gospel tunes. And now, some lucky hound dog is praying the way the King did, with his very own Bible.
That’s right. Omega Auctions, over in England, auctioned off 'The Elvis...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...
| Aug 20, 2010
It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan were invited to perform at the White House as part of a salute to music of the civil rights era.
"Bob was nervous,"...
| Sep 11, 2010
"Nashville Chrome" is Rick Bass' 25th book — at this stage in the game, there's no such thing as a fresh start …and thank goodness. Pieces of the writer's previous work — landscapes, "pewter skies," endangered species (human and animal),...
| Dec 10, 2010
This year's bounty of new holiday releases offers thoughts of the season from a slew of musicians, including a pair of singers who've officially "Got Talent," an "American Idol" alumnus, a neo-rockabilly hipster, a former member of an influential...
| May 1, 2011
The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special.
On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...
| Jul 16, 2010
Hank Cochran, the esteemed country music songwriter revered for the poetic economy and power of such enduring hits as Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" and Eddy Arnold's "Make the World Go Away," died Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., after...
| Aug 22, 2010
Michael Been, a singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of the Northern California modern rock band the Call, which broke out with the 1983 MTV hit "The Walls Came Down," has died. He was 60.
Been (pronounced Bean) died Thursday after suffering...
| Aug 26, 2010
George David Weiss, a prolific songwriter who co-wrote "Can't Help Falling in Love," "What a Wonderful World," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and many other pop hits, has died. He was 89.
Weiss, a former longtime president of the Songwriters Guild of America,...
| Jan 4, 2011
Gil Garfield, a member of the 1950s trio the Cheers, who had a top 10 hit with "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots," has died. He was 77.
Garfield, who also was an artist and songwriter, died Saturday of cancer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical...