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  • OC Fair concert preview: Ziggy Marley

    OC Fair concert preview: Ziggy Marley

    Bob Marley had one of the greatest genre-defining careers of all-time, but was killed in his prime at the age of 36. Luckily for music fans, he not only left a series of legendary albums for the generations to come, but had a host of kids that grew into talented musicians themselves. The oldest of...
  • LA Phil presents four-concert jazz series at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    LA Phil presents four-concert jazz series at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Join the LA Phil as they celebrate their 2014/15 Jazz Concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. This season, jazz enthusiasts can choose from four distinctive concerts offered by some of the biggest names in the jazz music world. These one-night-only concerts will not only feature the music of...
  • Chargers' Mike McCoy ready for an electric new season

    Chargers' Mike McCoy ready for an electric new season

    San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy concluded a successful mini camp as he prepares for an electric training camp to see the results of their work this season. The 2013 season didn't leave the best taste in McCoy's mouth or even the team's for that matter. One of the brightest moments for this...
  • Becky Hammon continues to elevate San Antonio in the West

    Becky Hammon continues to elevate San Antonio in the West

    San Antonio Stars guard Becky Hammon is returning this season well, still adjusting to the climate of the league and the grueling Western Conference. "Coming into this season I knew I wasn't ready the way I wanted to be ready because I knew this thing takes time," Hammon said. "I did my work I was...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Karmin and Fifth Harmony

    OC Fair concert preview: Karmin and Fifth Harmony

    Thus far, the variety of acts previewed for the OC Fair have generally come from the rock and roll camp. On July 18, a double dose of pop is coming to Costa Mesa with Youtube sensations Karmin opening for the headlining reality TV stars Fifth Harmony. Both are bringing worldwide acclaim and ticket...
  • Marcus Miller Band brings the crowd to its feet at Catalina's Jazz Club

    Marcus Miller Band brings the crowd to its feet at Catalina's Jazz Club

    Long live Marcus Miller’s bass life because it was definitely “Miller Time” at Catalina’s Jazz Club on Friday night as he celebrated his birthday after a very successful concert in Morocco! Looking fresh and feeling just fine, Marcus Miller with Alex Han on sax, Lee Hogans on trumpet, Brett Williams...
  • The Long Beach Bayou Festival was a good time for all

    The Long Beach Bayou Festival was a good time for all

    The Long Beach Bayou Festival has been going for 28 years now, but somehow it still feels like a well-kept secret. Frankly, it's hard to imagine how something that is such a feast for the senses can be a well-kept secret. When you experience it, you want to do everything you can to make sure that it...
  • Guide to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum

    Guide to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum

    Located in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the L.A. Memorial Coliseum is one of the city's largest and most iconic stadiums. Built in 1923, the Coliseum holds the rare honor of hosting the Olympics on two different occasions. With a 90,000+ person capacity, the Coliseum is the home...
  • Nick Young open to taking hometown discount to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers

    Nick Young open to taking hometown discount to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers

    Journeyman Nick Young signed with the Los Angeles Lakers last summer on a two-year deal at a considerable discount. Young was receiving more lucrative offers from other teams, but has always had a soft spot for the team he grew watching in Los Angeles. With Young having a career-year with the Lakers...
  • Everything you need to know about the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

    Everything you need to know about the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

    The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live is one of the most prominent entertainment venues in Southern California. This 7,100 seat indoor theatre opened on October 18, 2007, with every seat no more than 220 feet away from the stage. The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live is a mid-size theatre that prides itself on...
  • The Bayou Festival is in Long Beach this weekend

    The Bayou Festival is in Long Beach this weekend

    The thing is, when you listen to Cajun and Zydeco music, it's impossible to be in a bad mood. The infectious melodies combined with the generally simple rhythms will make you want to get up and twirl around with someone. Seriously, if you can sit still when you listen to the folk music of Louisiana...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Bad Religion

    OC Fair concert preview: Bad Religion

    American punk rock has seen the up and down cycle almost all genres of popular music eventually experience, but going from dingy clubs to main stage at the OC Fair is kind of odd. But maybe not, when you consider that Bad Religion and X have been doing it for over 30 years and have a homegrown...
  • The new and untouchable Clayton Kershaw

    The new and untouchable Clayton Kershaw

    Amongst his list of astonishing accomplishments, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw added a no-hitter that resulted in a 8-0 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday night. The two time Cy Young award winner inched closer to greatness with the no-hitter, no one dared to speak, joke, or even look...
  • Nothing else would satisfy me: an interview with Lee Bains III

    Nothing else would satisfy me: an interview with Lee Bains III

    Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires is a band from Atlanta and Birmingham that has brought southern rock into our time and place. By phone, Bains discussed the new album Dereconstructed, touring Europe and how this band differs from his previous band Dexateens. How do you describe the new album for...
  • Kobe Bryant says he's '100 percent' ready for next season with the Lakers

    Kobe Bryant says he's '100 percent' ready for next season with the Lakers

    Following the knee injury that ultimately ended Kobe Bryant's season back in December of last year, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding the immediate future of Los Angeles Lakers superstar. Kobe is as tough as any player in the NBA, but suffered a second consecutive season-ending injury...
  • Spirit West Coast is coming to Ontario

    Spirit West Coast is coming to Ontario

    Music festivals are oftentimes dynamic beings. They can change over the years. Some alter their stylistic limitations, while others change their locations entirely. For instance, Spirit West Coast was once a much bigger bi-state festival, with multi-day events in the north and the south. This year...
  • Bee Gees stayin' alive with this live album

    Bee Gees stayin' alive with this live album

    Listening to the Bee Gees' All For One concert leads to a case where 'you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.' Bee Gees, which is a unique spelling of the acronym Brothers Gibb, have released a concert album that compiles many of the trio’s best songs from its various musical eras. Granted...
  • Ed Sheeran to headline Staples Center

    Ed Sheeran to headline Staples Center

    Almost exactly a year ago, Ed Sheeran was the opening act for a pop-country superstar at Staples Center, Taylor Swift, with whom he’d also collaborated. This year, though, Sheeran will headline that high profile concert venue all by himself. He’s sure come a long way in a short time. This diminutive...
  • Rodney Crowell plays The Troubadour on 20 June

    Rodney Crowell plays The Troubadour on 20 June

    Rodney Crowell has had a long and distinguished career in country music. His album Diamonds and Dirt landed him five Number-One singles on the Billboard charts. In addition, he has won multiple Grammys. His latest Grammy came when he won Best Americana Album for Old Yellow Moon that he recorded with...
  • Dave and Phil Alvin explore their musical roots

    Dave and Phil Alvin explore their musical roots

    It’s been said that a rose by any other name is still a rose, so when Dave and Phil Alvin (guitarist and vocalist for the Blasters, respectively) got back to make their first album together since the Blasters’ 1985 Hard Line release, it sure sounds a whole lot like a Blasters album. And that's a...
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