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The Go-Go's head to OC Fair with a new beat and big plans

The Go-Go's head to OC Fair with a new beat and big plans

Top secret: The Go-Go's drummer, Gina Schock, has never taken a music lesson in her life.

Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans

Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans

In 1969, John Kay was on a ride with Steppenwolf. And so was Don Clark.

Musician, entrepreneur strikes a chord online at Fiverr.com

Musician, entrepreneur strikes a chord online at Fiverr.com

Ryan Heenan hopes to be a guru in the online business world. But Wednesday afternoon, at his Newport Beach studio, he offered a crash course...

R.E.M. responds to an SOS

R.E.M. responds to an SOS

Bob Hawkins was strumming his guitar in front of a live audience at the Cliffs in Laguna Beach, celebrating Cinco de Mayo, when his heart...

Dragonslayers take up swords in the name of art

Dragonslayers take up swords in the name of art

When he was growing up, Robert Berry had a fondness for medieval times. The Southern California native whiled away his spare hours drawing...

Laguna lures Beach Boys to KX 93.5 Festival of Music

In their 1962 breakthrough hit "Surfin' Safari," the Beach Boys sang about "anglin' in Laguna."

Local groups benefit from $100,000 raised

Local groups benefit from $100,000 raised

The 19th annual A Taste for Charity and silent auction raised more than $100,000 for local organizations, including $12,000 to benefit the...

Chasing Down the Muse: Summer evokes memories of grandma

Grandmas don't just say "that's nice" — they reel back and roll their eyes and throw up their hands and smile. You get your money's...

City Lights: Peter Noone is into something good

City Lights: Peter Noone is into something good

"It's not easy being a Herman."

The Offspring to kick off concert series

The Offspring to kick off concert series

When Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman takes the stage on the OC Fair's opening night Friday, he may play to some audience members for whom he...

Beatles and bar mitzvahs

Beatles and bar mitzvahs

For Jason Feddy, if you bring passion to music, you'll bring soul.

Retail Therapy: Summer, and savings, start here

Fair deals: The 2014 OC Fair, with the theme "Summer Starts Here," opens Friday at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Here's your...

OC Fair is ready to feed and entertain

It's not summer in Orange County until the first fried concoction has been consumed and the iconic Ferris wheel makes its initial turn, at...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

The former home of Mark's Restaurant, in the strip mall across from the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, has...

On Theater: From the Grinch to the Phantom

A lineup divided almost evenly between old favorites and newcomers constitutes the 2014-15 schedule for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

Tortilla Republic has opened in the former home of Javier's and Asada in Laguna Beach.