| Dec 23, 2010
| 8:10 PM
"For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne."
In part two of our holiday entertainment series, we provide options for the New Year. Those planning to begin a diet Jan. 1 should pay...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 8:09 PM
COSTA MESA — Vasile Zbranca is making a living far away from home at the Orange County Fair.
He is working hard, traveling and gaining experience.
And it's all possible for him because he grills kabobs at the fair.
"I'm really living the...
| Oct 6, 2011
Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67.
Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:52 PM
Chicago’s going to get a bit of Portland in January. “Portlandia,” actually, so get ready to meet Toni and Candice, the hilarious proprieters of the feminist bookstore “Women and Women First.”
Fred Armisen and Carrie...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:45 PM
Here are the most notable box sets of the season in rock and pop:
Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions” (Capitol/EMI, $137): Review HERE.
Leonard Cohen, “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” (Columbia/Legacy, $170): How much...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:22 PM
Chris and Heather’s 2012 Country Calendar Show: Artist Heather McAdams’ annual calendar of country stars is brought to life with performances by Scott Ligon and Kelly Hogan (as George Jones and Tammy Wynette), the Possum Hollow Boys (Lonzo and...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:46 PM
If you've turned on a television in the last year, you've probably glimpsed Young the Giant.
The Irvine natives have played on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"and "Later with Jools Holland" in the U.K.
Rock music enthusiasts...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 4:34 PM
The English singer shows no signs of his difficult year. To go by the lyrics of the dozens of extravagantly unhappy songs he's written since he founded the Smiths a quarter of a century ago, the English singer known simply......
| Feb 26, 2009
The early scenes of the documentary look like some lost reel from "This Is Spinal Tap," spanning what seems like half of rock history -- complete with hem lengths and haircuts.
But the protagonist is not a metalhead but a Zelig-like figure: Here he is as...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 1:53 AM
Don't forget that, in addition to this blog, you can find us on Twitter, on Facebook and our Yahoo group.
Also, as you plan your Halloween party for the kids, remember our Halloween Poem is now available for downloading.
OK, take a deep breath and...
| Jul 17, 2009
| 8:04 AM
Hipster heartbreak might leave you hollow
500 Days of Summer is an over the top, tragic, moderately terrific, and modern love tale. Yeah, it's a love story and if you were expecting something different
oops. Summer is the "new" love story, the one...