The Irvine Barclay Theater announced the lineup for the 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival, where each weekend in August, the Orange County Great Park will host a different flavor of world music. Even better, admission is free, though you can expect to pay $10 to park your car on the grounds. ... More >>
The week-long 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival opens tonight with a Big Newport presentation of Jewtopia, one of 16 world premieres at the 13th annual event, followed by the boozy, schmoozy opening night gala at Fashion Island.However, to be in the busy festival offices across from John Wayne Airpor ... More >>
Christmas is a lame holiday celebrating the fake birthday of some guy who probably never even existed. And that's just one reason why it sucks, which is why January 8 is a way better day to get your party on.For those who don't know, January 8 is Elvis Presley's birthday. Depending on which camp ... More >>
Danielle Bacher/OC WeeklyPaul SimonOctober 19, 2011Gibson AmphitheatreSeventy years is a long time. Some countries in history did not manage to make it that long. Paul Simon, however, has endured. From teenage troubadour in Queens to one-half of the biggest folk-rock duo ever to solo superstar, h ... More >>
A replica of Elvis Presley's Graceland opened in Denmark this week, proving that the creators of Lego are a lot less classy than they've always let on.
To be fair to the Danes, we figured there must be an even stranger assortment of music-related museums here at home. We were right.
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I know most of you don't care, but Paul Simon happens to be one of my favorite artists. I was born in the wrong era, but at least I can admit that I love classic rock. The new album, his 12th studio release, will be entitled So Beautiful or So What and is slated for release in April. Simon began ... More >>
Contra--Vampire Weekend's second remake of Paul Simon's Graceland--"is No. 1 album." Sorry, but I'm pretty sure everything on Graceland bests anything Vampire Weekend has done. As if the world really needed the dead, highly talented creep jumping out that them, Grammys "to show Michael Jackson ' ... More >>
Unless you're the type who attends candlelight vigils at Graceland, this is all the Elvis you'll ever need: Good Rockin' Tonight, four CDs, 100 songs that range from his first self-financed demo "My Happiness" from 1953 to Presley's final live and home recordings shortly before his death on a toi ... More >>
Those Paul Simon worshipping rockers Vampire Weekend will wrap a hectic U.S. tour with a pair of SoCal dates including an April 14 gig at Fox Theater in Pomona. The NYC band's new album Contra, due out January 12, is streaming on their MySpace page. Yeah, it's another iteration of Graceland--but a ... More >>
TBN Heads Paul & Jan Crouch: More than 1 billion souls bilked!A thousand apologies to the people who showed up to my scheduled speech on religion in Orange County this Saturday before the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Orange County chapter. Just half an hour before my ... More >>
Yes, you read that right. There's an Elvis John Deere tractor. Beginning last Friday, a recently restored tractor used by Elvis at Graceland and at his ranch is on display at the King's car museum across the street from Graceland. Why is this important, you ask? Two reasons. 1. Elvis is the king of ... More >>