The Laguna Hills native gets ready to conquer Coachella with his unstoppable music
Don't pay attention to the prophecies of St. Malachy: the world isn't ending because the next pope's name will be Petrus Romanus; it's ending because Vicente Fernández is retiring. The most Mexican Mexican of all time is ending his public performances this year, and his farewell tour is swinging th ... More >>
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Scroll down for the latest update...ORIGINAL POST, SEPTEMBER 3, 10:18 P.M.: Later today, in an Orange County Superior Court courtroom, Anaheim City Council candidate Steve Lodge is going to face off against longtime Anaheim activist Cynthia Ward over whether Lodge can use his paternal birth name "Ch ... More >>
UPDATE APR. 18 8:45 P.M.: Host and TV producer Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at the age 82. He was best known for his role in turning the American Bandstand television program from a local to national phenomenon during its continuous thirty-year run on ABC from 1957-1987. Nicknamed ... More >>
Dick Clark's American Bandstand television program is iconic, but was it really an early promoter of racial integration? The question is one extensively delved into by Scripps College American Studies Professor Matt Delmont in his new book The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Rol ... More >>
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Aloe Blacc and the Grand Scheme Oct. 12, 2011 Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa If I were to tell you that the coolness of Aloe Blacc's delivery would've made Marvin Gaye do a double take you'd say I was delusional. Maybe so, but the sheer audacity of the previous statement is a testament to Blacc's skill ... More >>
Mary BellFor more photos of Aloe Blacc, check out our slideshow!Aloe Blacc with Tutu Sweeney & The Brothers BandMay 21, 2011Detroit Bar, Costa MesaAloe Blacc kicked off his North American tour with Tutu Sweeney & The Brothers Band with a sold out homecoming show at the Detroit Bar. Everyo ... More >>
Aloe Blacc honed his songwriting skills while stuck in traffic
Danielle Bacher/ OC WeeklyJack Grisham's life has taken more twists and turns than the PCH. The 49-year-old gained early notoriety as the lead singer of seminal Orange County punk rockers TSOL. After five years fronting the group, Grisham left amid rumors of substance abuse and acrimony from the ... More >>
Bobby Brown crawls out of the wreckage and waits for help to arrive
Daniel Gannaway, musician and active member of the Surfrider Foundation, has composed a song called "Save Trestles". It can be downloaded from his MySpace page, www.myspace.com/danielgannaway. Why is he giving away the goods for free? "I believe Save Trestles is a really important campaign, and I've ... More >>
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