| Sep 28, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Thursday September 29
SON OF BOOGIE
Marc Broussard is a Louisiana-bred soul singer from a musical family; his father, guitarist Ted Broussard of The Boogie Kings, is a respected member of the Louisiana Hall of Fame. The younger Broussard's new self-...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:45 PM
Classic crooner Tony Bennett stirred it up last week with some controversial comments concerning possible U.S. "blame" in the downing of the Twin Towers in New York. But I've "over-Snerd" from people close to the "I Left My Heart In San...
| Oct 2, 2011
Singer and songwriter Holly Williams, the granddaughter of country music giant Hank Williams, knew something big was up when Bob Dylan approached her at a gig several years ago and handed her a handful of song lyrics he wanted her to peruse.
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:45 AM
Country Johnny Mathis was labeled such early in his career to distinguish himself from the rising pop-singer of the same name. While he didn’t enjoy nearly as much fame as the ‘Misty’ singer, he was still plenty influential until...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:38 AM
It seems like just yesterday ‘The X Factor’ began. That’s probably because it was only last week, but considering I am seven blogs in, it feels like it has gone by very quickly. Especially since Thursday night brought the final round...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade.
He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Dmitry Samarov, like Travis Bickle, is God's lonely man, cruising the streets of Chicago, watching for your arm to shoot out and beckon him, taking note of the odd, offhanded things you say after you climb into his cab.
He is a taxi driver, and with...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 5:17 AM
Automatically from the get-go this blog has me excited me to write. Why? Because I got to subtitle it “Moves Like Jagger,” which also happens to be one of my favorite songs right now and my current ring tone.
There’s just something...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Fresh back from seeing Huntington Beach's own Avenged Sevenfold and Brandon Saller play in the area last week, I was more than ready to dedicate a column to more local music news. Yes, this place is called Surf City, but let us not forget that this is...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:12 PM
With all the fanfare and trappings of a royal announcement, Tournament of Roses officials on Monday named the seven young women who will comprise the 2012 Rose Court.
Against the backdrop of excited screams from family and friends and music from the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:20 AM
I’ll preface this edition of “Who Has The X Factor?” with the following: I am going to be completely biased with my writing. Why? I absolutely love Diana Vickers.
Like if she ever needed a Green Card to stay in the United States, I&...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 12:11 PM
The annual Fall Festival at Rockwood fire hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. Kids games, firemen’s food booth, contests, fire truck rides and more. 814-926-4030.
Pork and sauerkraut
Pork and sauerkraut dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m....