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Concert review: Beach Boys upbeat and at home at Irvine Bowl

Concert review: Beach Boys upbeat and at home at Irvine Bowl

There went Mike Love, the 73-year-old Beach Boys singer, songwriter and musician, at the Irvine Bowl — but this time, not on stage.

Beer, bratwurst and dachshund races: Oktoberfest taps into the party spirit

Beer, bratwurst and dachshund races: Oktoberfest taps into the party spirit

Oktoberfest got into full swing Sunday at Old World in Huntington Beach as the German restaurant presented its Oktoberfest Parade at the...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

This is Cowboy's last roundup, and he needs your help! The 90-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback mix named Cowboy faces euthanasia if money can't...

Laguna Woman's Club honors Cheryl Kinsman as Woman of the Year

The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach held its annual Woman of the Year Luncheon last week in honor of former mayor, councilwoman, planning...

Beach Boys headline Festival of Music on Saturday

Beach Boys headline Festival of Music on Saturday

For the first time in over 10 years, Laguna Beach will open the Irvine Bowl for a concert, as KX 93.5's second annual Festival of Music,...

Reel Critics: 'Skeletons' opens a closet

I'll say it up front — "The Skeleton Twins" is one of the best films this year, with amazing performances from stars better known...

On Theater: 'Beat' earns its foot-tapping

On Theater: 'Beat' earns its foot-tapping

Recall any decade in American history over the latter half of the 20th century and chances are you'll conjure up some music to go with it....

Retail Therapy: It's Mother's day again

Fresh and fun: Join more than 2,000 locals in celebrating the 36th anniversary of Mother's Market and Kitchen from 10 a.m....

Violinist Joshua Bell opens Pacific Symphony's 'season of giants'

Violinist Joshua Bell opens Pacific Symphony's 'season of giants'

Pacific Symphony is billing its next go-round as the "season of giants." And, if the press is any indicator, they don't come much bigger...

 The Gossiping Gourmet: A double dose of Del Frisco's

The Gossiping Gourmet: A double dose of Del Frisco's

Another new restaurant has opened in the ever-expanding Irvine Spectrum Center. It is called Del Frisco's Grille, and it began as a...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Rio is young and friendly. Somehow, this handsome and healthy boy became a stray. He is thought to be a shepherd/Alaskan husky mix, and...

Festival pops its first cork

"Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach...

Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido

Smokey Robinson lights up the new Lido

The venerable Lido Theatre and Smokey Robinson are nearly the same age — 75 and 74, respectively — yet the legendary Motown...

Barbara's Bits and Bites: Great ramen; frustrating dinette

Barbara's Bits and Bites: Great ramen; frustrating dinette

Though I enjoy writing about the local political scene, I look forward each month to switching gears to discover and rediscover fun places...

Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little

Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little

Chelsea Braverman knows all about taking a group of energetic kids, assigning them roles and building a theater production from the ground...

Learn to teach about tidepools at docent class today

Learn to teach about tidepools at docent class today

The Laguna Ocean Foundation is seeking volunteers for its Tidewater Docent program.

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Celebrity benefit concert attracts art supporters

Star-studded red carpet arrivals, a private showing of fine arts and a concert featuring jazz musician Al Jarreau drew in thousands of...