Monday, May 13 This Time With FEELING Detroit Bar Refrigerators don't get much love in rock music, save for This Time with FEELING's subscription to the label of 'fridge rock' to describe their music, infused with genius melodies and coy vocals by the band's resident chanteuse Ali Coyle. TTWF unra ... More >>
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Segerstrom Concert Hall 1-13-13 Sometimes people forget that jazz gigs can be fun. The musical knowledge required by some jazzbos leaves just enough room for the graduate students while everybody else goes somewhere warm and unobtrusive. Yesterday, the Monterey Jazz ... More >>
It's hard keeping a jazz band together. Most bands only last a few years before better offers or more stability step into break them apart. Baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, who appeared on over 600 albums, only worked with trumpeter Donald Byrd for three years. Those three years (1958-1961) happen ... More >>
Pat Metheny Unity Band Segerstrom HallSeptember 28, 2012 Pat Metheny is an incredibly accomplished guitarist. He has had to clear mantle space for 18 Grammys during his nearly 40-year career. Not just academies, but people love this man. Lots of people. I can't really say I'm one of them. Last nig ... More >>
TED is coming to Costa Mesa.No, not the Ted at right but the TED event that the independent TEDxOrangeCoast brings to Segerstrom Concert Hall on Oct. 10.The all-day "Redefining Relevance" promises "25 carefully selected speakers" and to "serve as a platform for inspired conversation and innovative ... More >>
Django ReinhardtThis Friday and Saturday evening at Segerstrom Hall, guitarist Dorado Schmitt will present an evening dedicated to Django Reinhardt.
UPDATE: Nov. 2, 11:43 a.m.This event is mañana. See you there!Original Post: Oct. 11: Few people can claim to have created an entire genre of journalism, but Jason Berry is one of them. He was the first reporter in the United States to care about the pedophile protectors over at the Catholic ... More >>
Few people can claim to have created an entire genre of journalism, but Jason Berry is one of them. He was the first reporter in the United States to care about the pedophile protectors over at the Catholic Church, kick-starting decades of investigative reporting into the sex-abuse scandal with a ... More >>
The group brings their throwback pop sounds from around the world to the Orange County Performing Arts Center
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 >>
Playboy Comedy , 8:30 p.m. Playboy Comedy is not your conventional comedy show. For the past 3 years it has been exclusive at The Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. It was awarded "Best Comedy Club" in 2006 by The Las Vegas Review Journal. Brea Improv, 120 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, CA, 92821 (714) 482 ... More >>
The Magic Flute OCPAC-Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Better Than: Sitting at home in a pink bathrobe listening to two inches of rain. Download: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" by Mozart (often referred to as the Queen of The Night aria). Even if you don't know j ... More >>
BOOK GROUP, 7pm For Fiction & Literature Barnes & Nobles in Marina Pacifica Mall, 6326 East Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach DISNEY ON ICE: PRINCESS WISHES, 7:30pm Enter a world of wishes with your favorite Disney princesses in Disney on Ice Presents Princess Wishes. Honda Center, 2695 E Katella Ave. ... More >>
The Aquabats at the Glass House, Jersey Boys at OCPAC, Imagine Peace Vigil in Irvine
La Boheme is everything an opera should be. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry - it makes you squirm around in your seat because your neck hurts trying to read the subtitles blazoned above the stage. It is also a great way to discover a new scent of "old lady" perfume and provides an excuse to inq ... More >>
23RD ANNUAL FOOD, WINE & MICRO BREW FESTIVAL, 5:30pm Enjoy a sampling of some of the finest cuisine from Orange County’s restaurants. There will also be live music and dancing. Contributions benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Crate & Barrel/Macy's ... More >>
Movie of the Week: The Princess Bride
Okay, maybe a little more, in OCPAC’s Mamma Mia!
Movie of the Week: Grand Hotel
Molly Ringwalds in Sweet Charity. Remember Sixteen Candles?
From the Bowers patio to Merry's
In Sylvia, David Hallberg could be the next great blond hope
Stalin shuddered, but the Bolshoi dives right into Shostakovich's lone ballet
Billy Joel Vietnam dance show comes to OCPAC
Saint-Saens never ceases to amaze
New York City Ballet kicks ass, takes names
Blazing souls at the Royal Ballet
Chen Yi speaks for Chinese music reborn
I see you, baby, shaking that . . .
Osvaldo Golijov makes it all come together
Worse than Titanic yet still floating