This fall, the Monterey Jazz Festival will usher in its 56th annual performance along California's crystal coastline, 350 miles north of Orange County. Since 1958 the festival has hosted every major jazz musician conceivable. The first lineup alone included Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Milt Jack ... More >>
See Also:***Jazz vocalist Jonathan Karrant moved to the West Coast a little over five years ago from the Ozarks. He's become a fixture in San Diego ever since, crooning his lanky tunes, missing only a martini and a cigarette for the ultimate ring-a-ding-ding feel. He is a straight-forward, unadorned ... More >>
Yes, it's really been a year since Parker Macy opened Creme Tangerine, the record store in a trailer at the Lab on March 1. It's been a challenging one for the blues guitarist-turned-entrepreneur, to say the least. There was a break-in a couple of months ago, and Macy also lost his partner Jon St ... More >>
Still, the San Francisco band claim the geographic moniker proudly
The Miles Davis ExperienceOct. 21, 2011Samueli Theater, Santa AnaWriting about jazz, to me, is just about the dumbest thing anyone could do. I mean, in a literal sense, the genre says nothing because much of the music (including the Miles Davis Experience show that took place Friday night at the ... More >>
Mary CarreonMurder BalladsOctober 20, 2011The Echoplex How often do you get to see part of the Echoplex transformed into a theater and the stage into an eerie forest? Last night's Return of Murder Ballads was not only a great show, it was a one of a kind experience. Although every performance co ... More >>
Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day and this Saturday you can continue the celebrations at the 10th annual Grrl Fair in Santa Ana. The Riot Grrrl inspired musical, artistic and educational event featured in the pages of the current edition of the OC Weekly out today ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 8, 12:28 P.M.: Over the weekend, Grrl Fair announced the lineup of bands ready to rock the event's 10th anniversary. Nine bands in total, ranging from blues and rock to mariachi music, will perform amidst feminist-themed workshops and more (to be announced) during the Grrl Fair colle ... More >>
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyMost people recognize Megan Mullally as the outrageous, booze-swilling Karen Walker from the hit sitcom Will & Grace. What you may not know is that she is a genre-straddling theater actress and singer as well. On Oct. 7-10 at the Orange County Per ... More >>
Courtesy George KatzenbergerProtected SpeciesAs Billie Holiday sang the blues over the Starbucks speakers, I paged through a box of George Katzenberger's serene landscape photos as he sat next to me, sharing anecdotes about the individual pictures.Shot in Infrared (IR), the photos are hallucinat ... More >>
La Mirada Theater
I've been bear-hugged by Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green. Talked politics with Toby Keith. Sat with Norah Jones just weeks after her multi-platinum debut dropped and killed a pint of Bushmills with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson. All of this went down during the past decade while writing for Florida ... More >>
Renaissance Dana Point
A Tribute to Ms. Billie Holiday, 7 p.m. An evening of songs from the classic jazz diva in a dinner theater venue The Riverboat Angela Louise 700 Edgewater Newport Beach, CA 92661 949-633-5997 Girls Night Out, 9 p.m. Better than a night in Chronic Cantina 1870 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Gla ... More >>
By Jeff Shaw at our sister paper, Citypages. Love is a many-splendored thing and all, but it's also dependent upon a relationship's context -- and so is the associated music. You don't want Al Green's "Let's Get Married" to stream through the car speakers during your third date, you don't want your ... More >>
Billie Holiday, Remixed & Reimagined (Columbia/Legacy Remixed)
If you belong to one of the groups targeted for a good squeezin' called on to sacrifice in the governor's budget plan-- college students, public school teachers, families on welfare-- rest assured that the truly needy will still be well taken care of. Kate Folmar reports in the San Jose Mercury New ... More >>
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