The American blues sound overtook England in the 1960s like no other. Limey guitar slingers like John Mayall, Peter Green and Jimmy Page worked up their tolerance to whiskey, mastered the blues scale and made more money than every American blues musician that came before them. In the early 1970s, tw ... More >>
This year may mark the centennial of the birth of the late legendary
Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, but David "Honeyboy" Edwards is nearing
the century mark himself. Born on June 28, 1915, in Mississippi, the
living legend will celebrate his 96th birthday this year and is still feeling th ... More >>
Photo by Mary BellToday we wrap up our Q&A with Ross Pangilinan, Executive Chef at Leatherby's Café Rouge in Costa Mesa, with a recipe.
If you missed the first or second part, click here and here to read. Otherwise read on after the jump to find out how to make the Chef's lamb meatballs! ... More >>
Photo by Mary Bell Today we continue our Q&A with Ross Pangilinan, the Executive Chef at Leatherby's Café Rouge in Costa Mesa. As promised this is the part of the interview where we get a little more personal with him.
If you missed the first part, click here. And stay tuned tomorrow for ... More >>
Photo by Mary Bell Meet Ross Pangilinan. Born in Tennessee and raised in Orange County, Chef Pangilinan studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena before going off to cut his teeth in fine-dining establishments here and in Michelin-starred restaurants in France. Now he commands the kitchen as th ... More >>
It's time to stop looking back and focus our attention on 2010. Sure, many more concerts will be announced in the coming months. But here are the hot ones, already scheduled, taking place in local clubs, halls, baseball stadiums and hockey arenas. These are the shows you don't dare want to miss. Unl ... More >>
Courtesy of Pacific SymphonyWho doesn't love a good sale--especially in these dreary economic times? Here's one: the Pacific Symphony is celebrating its upcoming season--their 20th year with musical director/conductor Carl St.Clair, pictured--with a chance to score some half-price tickets.Thi ... More >>
In this recession-plagued economy, the most enticing word has to be free. Free is good, free is seductive. It usually doesn't really matter what that free is (within reason). As long as you don't have to pay for it then why in the world are you complaining?
To capitalize on that theme, here are ... More >>
The Classic Lily Tomlin, Friday, 7:30 p.m.Check out this funny lady of television and film live in Costa Mesa.Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA; 714-556-2787
The Godfather, Saturday, 7 p.m.One of the greatest films ever made, up on the bi ... More >>
Hey! Did you see me at the Orange County Performing Arts Center Friday night? If you were there, you couldn't miss me. I was the young guy.OK, all jokes aside, I really was at OCPAC Friday night for the Blue Note 70th Anniversary tour. It was the early show and my friend Rick and I got there about f ... More >>
Toys For Tots show with Social Task; Loogie; Craic Haus, Friday at 8 p.m.Free entry into this Christmas concert requires bringing a toy. For the tots. Surf City Saloon, 18528 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA; 714-963-7744Oreo Divas, Friday at 8:45 p.m.Soul, funk and R&B divas take the stage.Moz ... More >>
Coco Montoya and Eric Sardinas; The Salt Shakers, Friday 8 p.m.Two great acts in the same night. Price: $20Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA; 949-496-8930
Mustard Plug; Chase Long Beach; The Guilty Parties; Taco Tuesdays, Friday 7 p.m.Four great acts in ... More >>
Carnival of Animals, 6:30 p.m.Robert Kapilow, composer and conductor leads a chamber orchestra. Not balloon animals.Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Dr. Cerritos, CA800-300-4345 Orange County Mormon Choir Christmas Concert, 7 p.m.The crowd may be slim due to Prop 8 boycotts, but at leas ... More >>
Winemaker Dinner and Belly Dancing Show, 7 p.m.
Seriously, nothing going on tonight is better than this. You should totally go. $34.99
25254 La Paz Rd. Ste.A
Laguna Hills, CA
Christmas Company Shopping Extravaganza, today and tomorrow only
Over 100 unique vendors from Oran ... More >>
The Original Booty Burglars, Friday 9 p.m.
Someone call the sheriff! There's junk in the trunk!
Surf City Saloon
18528 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA
Collections 2008: Graduate Designers Fashion Show, Friday 7 p.m.
Celebrate the release of Sex and The City: The Movie with a student ... More >>
Southland Strutters Ball , 7 p.m.
Swing dance lessons at 7 p.m., lindy-hop swing dancing from 8:30 to midnight.
A swinging good time!
The Woman's Club Of Orange
121 S. Center St. Orange CA 92866
Kimera Restaurant's world class beer tasting Wednesdays, Every week Wednesday, 5:30pm-7:30p ... More >>
SALSA MONDAYS, 8:30 p.m.
Shake it at Sachi.
Sachi Bar, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Long Beach
S.I.N. MONDAYS, 10 p.m.
Behave, ladies and gentlemen! Or not.
Fury, 4221 Dolphin Striker Way Newport Beach
WE BARBARIANS, 9 p.m.
Fee, fi, fo, fum, grab a drink and have some fun.
Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th ... More >>
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, 7 p.m.
Because the clitoris is WAY cooler than the penis.
McKinney Theatre, 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo
THE MAGIC FLUTE, 7:30 p.m.
A visual masterpiece of color and classical music. Read our Leslie Agan's live review.
Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 To ... More >>
NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS, 6 p.m.
Newport Harbor comes alive with decorations. Homes, yachts, docks, whole landscapes are transformed into a magical holiday experience.
Newport Landing Sportfishing, 309 Palm St #A, Newport Beach
SING WE ALL NOEL: A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS, 7:30 ... More >>