By: Arrissia OwenHuntington Beach-bred troubadour Matt Costa headed to the misty moors of Scotland to record his latest self-titled release, out February 12 (yeah, that's today!). He intended to record a rootsy, melancholy album entrenched in Americana, but once the jet landed things got a bit cucko ... More >>
In 1993, the famous book by Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect, convinced millions that listening to Mozart can have a substantial effect on cognition. Now, the debate over whether or not music improves intelligence is filled with psychologists, neurologists, teachers, and musicians with so many ... More >>
Something in the water must encourage sharing...first we heard about Jack White and Insane Clown Posse collaborating on a remake of an obscure Mozart song. Next we finally hear a snippet from that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett version of "Lady is a Tramp," which was reportedly recorded last month fo ... More >>
Bring me the heads of Ronald Reagan and George P. Shultz!Shouted in Central America during the 1980s--when Dutch was president and Shultzy was secretary of state--the plea rings out again today in Orange, where Chapman University officials bemoan the loss of busts depicting the GOP warhorses.
Mozart: Not on the list, but doesn't he look like a hipster in this picture?It seems like every other week I come across people who have a budding tendency within themselves to be more enthusiastic about classical music. Whether a hipster, rocker, or person somewhat regretting that he/she never ... More >>
Photo by JC VeraSol de Sur's Dave Emery Here we go. San Juan Capistrano joins, well, just about every other city on the Restaurant Week bandwagon. But a deal's a deal.Spurred by the city's Chamber of Commerce, this week (from May 16-22) about twenty San Juan Capistrano restaurants will offer a sp ... More >>
JC VeraI was driving up from San Clemente, passing San Juan Capistrano, when I looked up and saw birds, a flock of them, and I swore they looked like swallows. They turned out to be seagulls (I'm not exactly National Audubon Society material), but it did remind me that the Mission's big event is ... More >>
Photo by Todd BarnesOrange County--fleeting, impermanent, forever-discarding Orange County--is severely lacking in longstanding food personalities who aren't afraid to open new places while keeping a signature style. There's the Goodells, Pascal Olhats, Chef Abe and...who else? Definitely on that ... More >>
Normally, this uber-cool publication wouldn't touch anything as apparently middle-of-the-road as the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Any musical that the New York Times would call "lovably inconsequential and entirely loveable," is obviously not close enough to hip to dirty our paws upon. ... More >>
Photo by Kimberly ValenzuelaToday we continue on to the second part of our Zov Karamardian interview. Tomorrow, a recipe! Didya miss the first part? Click here to catch up.
Favorite music to cook by:
Classical, of course any of Mozart's collection.
Club Ice, 7 p.m.Who says you can't go out clubbing on a school night? Check out this neon dance party for ages 14-19!Galaxy Concert Theatre, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA; 714-957-0600the RESISTANCE!, 8 p.m.Join in the fight! Music! Movies! Moron-a-Go-Go w/ Mr. Todd & Fiends! It will not ... More >>
Joel Mchale, Friday, 7 p.m.See this funny man of E!s The Soup dish out comedic gold this Friday.Long Beach Terrace Theatre, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA; 562-436-3636The Magic Flute, Saturday, 11:35 a.m.View Mozart's operatic masterpiece live at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.Orange ... More >>
Bandwagon? What bandwagon?
Not to be outdone by the Newport Beach Restaurant Week that just passed and the Orange County Restaurant Week that is still to come, a few restauranteurs from SJC are holding a single event called "Taste of San Juan" tomorrow, Wednesday February 18th at ... 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 >>
THE MAGIC FLUTE, 7:30 p.m.
Opening night for this piece of Mozart. OCW's Le Receptionist will be there!
OCPAC-Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
PLAYBOY COMEDY, 8:30 p.m.
Geez Louise. Last night we had Vivid girls in Irvine. Now it's Playmates in Brea.
Brea Improv, 120 S. Brea Blvd. ... More >>
OC Weekly web photo Christopher Victorio on The Magic Flute:
If you have never been to the opera and are dying to see what it's really about, I would recommend seeing this one. Many years ago, I was offered a free ticket from my music appreciation teacher at CSUF to see it - this was an assignment ... More >>