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A toast to life and rock ‘n’ roll

A toast to life and rock ‘n’ roll

September 21, 2008

Forget about playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero on a Friday night. Instead, go out and experience first hand the true meaning of rock 'n' roll.Smell the beer, indulge in the sound, taste the passion, get out o...

Something old, something new

Daniel Macri and Daniel Macri

September 7, 2008

Filed under Music

For better or worse, there is a sense of change in Weezer's 2008 third self-titled album, "Weezer." It's still produced by Rick Rubin and features the same members from the previous album.      Front-man and guitarist Rivers Cuomo shockingly relents and allows rhythm guitarist Brian Bell, bassist Scott Shriner and drummer Patrick Wilson to each write and sing a song. This is a first on a Weezer album an...

Spectacular hard rock from the loony enemy

Jonathan Oyama

September 1, 2008

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The Enemy UK is another awesome disco punk band from England, and they might be one of the most promising bands to date. In their album "We'll Live and Die In These Towns," The Enemy UK has the political edge of the punk band Bloc Party, but with string ensembles, choirs, horns and dreamy keyboards that take their punk songs to another level. Musically, they are one of the most exciting bands in the punk rock scene.Their fi...

Lukewarm feelings abound for The Fratellis’ sophomore album

Lukewarm feelings abound for The Fratellis’ sophomore album

Jonathan Oyama

August 27, 2008

Filed under Music

The Fratellis' sophomore album "Here We Stand" is decent, but they aren't nearly as fun and funky this time around.            That's not to say ...

All the world’s a stage at Laguna Beach pageant

All the world’s a stage at Laguna Beach pageant

August 19, 2008

"All the world's a stage," and the players are meeting in Laguna Beach. This year The Pageant of the Masters is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a theme of the same: "All the World's a Stage."  Th...

VH1 thinks you ought to know and so do I

Ericka Franklin

June 18, 2008

Filed under Music

New to some U.S. listeners, London artist Adele brings a hypnotizing soul, pop and acoustic CD, called "19", to our ears. Released with Sony BMG,"19" is getting attention by all the right people. You might have heard her single Hometown Glory on Grey's Anatomy or have seen her on VH1's "You Oughta Know". During my first listen to "19", I felt like I was listening to one continuous song that had minor variat...

Here and then

Here and then

June 18, 2008

The Huntington Library in San Marino launched its showcase of This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A. Photographs. The showcase which runs until Sept. 15 presents photos of the city of Los An...

Myth becomes reality at Getty Villa

Ann Austria

June 5, 2008

Filed under Fine Arts

With spectacular views of the city of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean coastline, and an extensive collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiques, a visit to the Getty Villa is a unique and refreshing experience.  The drive along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway to the Getty Villa is only the beginning of the amazing sights.  The driveway of the Getty Villa is paved with large irregular stones, replicating the stre...