Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper. The debate is so polemic that I might as well write ... 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 >>
UPDATE, DEC. 13, 12:22 P.M.: The recyclables searcher who found the head of George P. Shultz in a Huntington Beach garbage bin told his son in Oregon about the find, which led junior to search the Internet and find the OC Weekly Navel Gazing blog post on the former secretary of state's missing no ... More >>
Bring me the heads of Ronald Reagan and George P. Shultz!Shouted in Central America during the 1980s--when Dutch was president and Shultzy was secretary of state--the plea rings out again today in Orange, where Chapman University officials bemoan the loss of busts depicting the GOP warhorses.
I'm a Manhattan sort of guy, and that's the drink I always order at the Crosby. Their Manhattan is stiff, soothing, sweet, with the allure of the Kentucky hills and the sharpness of Gotham.
But we're not talking about the Manhattan this week but rather one of the Crosby's specialty cocktails: the ... More >>
Photo by Todd BarnesOrange County--fleeting, impermanent, forever-discarding Orange County--is severely lacking in longstanding food personalities who aren't afraid to open new places while keeping a signature style. There's the Goodells, Pascal Olhats, Chef Abe and...who else? Definitely on that ... More >>
This cold front is killing me. Literally. I think. Being from Florida, I don't do well when the temperature dips below, say, 72. I moved into pretty much the smallest, oldest bungalow on the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach. The place is wonderfully funky. I love it. Or loved it. For the first ... More >>
The Bird and the Bee, 8 p.m.The Bird and the Bee made a name recently through appearing on a number of diverse
films and TV shows--Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the Sex and the City
movie, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, etc.Yost Theatre, 307 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana, CA
Ella, 8 p ... More >>
One Cell In The Sea, the latest from A Fine Frenzy starts out with a dainty chipperness that may lead you to believe the overall mood of the rest of the album may be continuously delightful.
But singer/songwriter Alison Sudol is a tricky girl.
By the third song "Whisper", she’s got you hooked an ... More >>