| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:18 PM
When one hears Gavyn Bailey's voice, it's hard to believe that the 13-year-old from Laguna Niguel doesn't have a recording contract.
On YouTube he sings Ingrid Michaelson's "The Way I am" as if the song were written for him.
While some kids might...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Bossa Zuzu's Brazilian beat closed Laguna Beach Live!'s 2012 Jazz Wednesdays series of musical performances at Hotel Laguna.
The Live! at the Museum chamber music concert series winds up on Thursday.
Next up: The annual Bluegrass and Barbecue from 4...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Music has always been a part of Laguna's art culture, but it has a hit-or-miss history. Lyric Opera Co. was founded here, leading to the formation of Opera Pacific, which moved out of town. The Laguna Chamber Music Society presented concerts at the...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Crowds of onlookers gathered at the Main Beach cobblestones Sunday afternoon, where members of Laguna's No Square Theatre and Arts Commission gave a colorful performance of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies," to celebrate the arrival of warm, sunny weather...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 6:22 PM
Santa Monica's iconic Hi De Ho Comics store has opened a second location in Laguna Beach.
Located at 350 Broadway, owners Saleem Aaron and Cory Ives said the high-traffic spot was the perfect place to expand.
"Laguna is similar to Santa Monica in that...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:36 PM
A new wave of dance will roll into Main Beach when CaDance unravels its fifth annual Laguna Dance Festival.
The eight-day event will commence with a free "Taste of CaDance" performance at 4 p.m. Oct. 2 on the cobblestones, followed by an interactive...
| Jan 9, 2015
These Rolling Stones imitators wear college sweaters and Converse shoes and like to comb their hair.
But while they dress more conservatively than Keith, Mick and the gang, they nonetheless are likely to get the same sort of satisfaction when they...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:47 AM
I shared the same planet with the Beatles for one year, three months and two days. That was how old I was when John Lennon died, not that I learned that until nearly a decade later. By the time I first encountered the group, courtesy of the movie...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Billy Childs remembers the only time he saw Laura Nyro, the influential singer and songwriter whose albums became part of the soundtrack to his boyhood. She was performing at the Strand in Redondo Beach during the mid-'90s, and for a musician who grew...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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 than Joshua Bell.
The violinist, who will play at the symphony's season opener Thursday, once inspired a critic to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The venerable Lido Theatre and Smokey Robinson are nearly the same age — 75 and 74, respectively — yet the legendary Motown singer proved to be a lively, engaging and still seductive swain for what Robinson referred to as the venue's "virgin...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Wounds to Bind
Jerry Burgan with Alan Rifkin
Rowman & Littlefield; 209 pages
I still remember the first time I heard We Five's 1965 hit "You Were On My Mind." It came on my bedroom radio when I was 8 or 9, and I quickly began taping it, mistaking...