It’s rhythm time. Authentic American subculture time. It’s ragtime at Ragfest, a celebration of the syncopated musical form that changed the world a century ago, mixing African polyrhythms with—weirdly, joyfully—march music. So pull out grandpa’s Scott Joplin 78s, reread E.L. Doctorow’s novel, then show up at this multi-venue celebration in downtown Fullerton featuring ragtime piano solos and duets, vintage costumes, dancing and all-star jams. The two-day lineup includes Ian Whitcomb (ur-archivist of roots music, Tin Pan Alley, novelty songs and... More >>>