Norah Jones

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    June 17, 2014

    Here's the List of OC Register Reporters Who are Taking a Buyout or Getting Laid Off: UPDATED

    Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Pop Critic Ben Wener Finally Leaves The Register : Our One-Sentence Goodbye Note

    [Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Top Five Best Jazz Concerts in Orange County This Weekend

    Often when people imagine jazz concerts, they think about a smokey room filled with clinking glasses, beatniks, and a time and generation distant from our own.  A galaxy far far away.  It's hard not to believe that our generation missed out on witnessing the icons of jazz, the iconoclasts, ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Photos We've Seen This Year

    By Daniel Hill Here at Heard Mentality we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to lo ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Top Five "Sesame Street" Musical Cameos You Didn't Know Existed

    Yesterday, children's television staple "Sesame Street" entered its 43rd season. Along with providing groundbreaking educational programming that kids have been able to watch with their parents for decades, the show's also provided some of the most surprising musical television cameos in history. Wi ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2012

    It's More of the Same In 'Ted'

    Seth McFarlane's feature-directing debut may not go over with the over-15 crowd

  • Music

    March 22, 2012

    Ravi Shankar Is Sitariffic

    Forgive us, we're only going to get to use that once

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    For Ravi Shankar, There'll Always Be Sitars in the Sky

    ​Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar has been an illustrious name since the mid-'60s, largely through his association with George Harrison and the Beatles, whose music was profoundly influenced by Shankar's mastery of the Indian classical raga form; his appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival and at ... More >>

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    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    What Is SxSw And Why The Hype?

    ​As many have you have likely heard in the past few days, South-by-Southwest, better known in the written form as SxSw, has descended onto Austin for its 25th rendition. What exactly is SxSw? For those of you not aware, SxSw used to be a cool event that took place in Austin every March when p ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Coachella Spotlight: Ximena Sariñana

    ​What kind of offspring can a director and screenwriter procreate? Of course someone that likely wants to be in the limelight, but if they're lucky, they'll emulate someone like singer/songwriter, and actress, 26-year-old Ximena Sariñana. But make no mistake this Mexican starlet, who began her c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Sweet Limited Edition Releases for Record Store Day

    ​Record Store Day is like Christmas in April for both fans and independent record shops. Fans make pilgrimages to local shops seeking limited edition releases, free shows, band signing, bonuses, sales and if you're lucky, free food. The releases are hyper-limited--smaller stores may only get one ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011

    Amos Lee

    The House of Blues

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    Best of Both Worlds

    [Locals Only] Up-and-coming singer Nancy Sanchez uses her mariachi background to fuel her jazz performances

  • Music

    July 1, 2010

    Lilith In Trouble

    [Mental Notes] All-female music fest seeks free labor, Matt Costa has a new album, and Bush is reuniting

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    June 25, 2010

    Amid Bad Ticket Sales, Lilith 2010 Looks For Free Labor A Social Media Ambassador

    www.lilithfair.comNorah Jones was supposed to play five Lilith dates in August; her management says the shows have been cancelled​Reports all over the Interwebz say that Sarah McLachlan's all-female music festival Lilith Fair, now simply called Lilith, is quietly cutting more dates from the tour ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    SoCo Announces Fall Tour

    [Mental Notes] Also: Obey vs. the Feds, lackluster Lilith, Coachella's broken record, new No Doubt?

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    May 18, 2010

    The Henry Clay People and Local Natives to Play Austin City Limits

    The Henry Clay People in sepia.​The Henry Clay People and Local Natives have both been tapped to perform at Austin City Limits--otherwise known as yet another music festival better than Coachella--October 8-10. The bands will be playing amongst a line-up with the likes of Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Last Night: Ximena Sariñana at Detroit Bar

    We don't have any live shots from Detroit Bar, but were able to grab this alluring photo from Ximena's Facebook fan page. We don't know for sure if she leaned on any cars during her time in Costa Mesa, but it's distinctly possible.​The Hype: Two years ago, Guadalajara-born former telenovela star X ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Lilith Fair Is Back! But...

    ​ Can you smell the estrogen in the air? For the first time in a decade, festival founder Sarah McLachlan is bringing the celebration of women in music back to Orange County.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Today in Music News: 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup, Radiohead, "Hope for Haiti Now," Kanye West, Lady Gaga

    "Loretta Lynn, Heart, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Gossip and More Added to the 2010 Lilith Tour Line-Up."Radiohead to perform a "Haiti benefit show this Sunday, January 24, at the Music Box at the Fonda in Los Angeles."Watch everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Beyonce to Madonna to Taylor Swift on tonig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Will Record Store Day Spin Right Past Orange County By?

    April 18 is Record Store Day. The National Association of Recording Merchandisers is sponsoring this celebration of "the unique culture of indie record stores all year long" with sales, in stores and other mayhem. NAMBLA, I mean, NARM has the backing of fellow sponsors Music Monitor Network, the Coa ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Hit Tingles

    Crinkle your nose to Colbie Caillat's bubbly folk-pop

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Cream of the Coachella Crop

    OC Weekly offers sage advice to maximize your festival dollar

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    March 22, 2007



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    December 7, 2006

    Album Review

    Julie Doiron, Woke Myself Up (Jagjagawar)

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Sad Cucumber

    Rod Stewart was brilliant, once

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    'It's About Your Own Journey'

    Karrin Allysons expressionist jazz

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Sex Divas and Jazz Police

    Terence Blanchard explains it all for you