Orange County Register: Entertainment

  • George Clinton pens a funky memoir
    Friday - 10/17/2014 - 05:01 PM

    The first thing you notice about funk legend George Clinton’s new memoir is the title, which – take a deep breath – is a typically off-the-wall mouthful: “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?”
    This, mind...

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  • The composer is a critic
    Friday - 10/17/2014 - 02:48 PM

    Virgil Thomson was one of the great stylists in American English prose. His writing has a homespun quality, balancing eloquent phrasing with colloquial lingo. It is a pleasure to read – it has a tone and what writers call a strong voice – and it...

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  • The Horrors bring the energy
    Thursday - 10/16/2014 - 02:00 PM

    When British group the Horrors play shows in the States, let alone in Southern California, it’s always a special treat for die-hard fans and intense music enthusiasts.
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  • Silent River Film Festival brings drama, insight to Irvine
    Wednesday - 10/15/2014 - 07:05 PM

    Kalpna Singh-Chitnis is the high-energy organizer behind the Silent River Film Festival in Irvine, now in its fourth year. In her native India, she acted, painted and wrote poetry. But film is the most effective medium for communicating a message,...

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  • Alicia Keys stages protest for Nigerian girls
    Tuesday - 10/14/2014 - 10:19 PM

    Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April. Tuesday marked six months since the girls were abducted.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Foo Fighters venture on 'Sonic Highways'
    Tuesday - 10/14/2014 - 10:00 AM

    Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl enjoys a good challenge.
    The rock band’s largest project to date, “Sonic Highways,” will debut as an eight-part TV series on HBO on Friday, followed by the release of its eighth studio album, which bears the...

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  • All-star guitarists pay homage to Jimi Hendrix
    Saturday - 10/11/2014 - 06:40 PM

    Although Jimi Hendrix was only 27 when he died in September 1970, the Seattle native left behind a legacy highlighted by his groundbreaking guitar playing and exceptional songwriting.
    The enduring power of the late guitar hero was tangible throughout...

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  • Emerson Quartet packs Beethoven
    Saturday - 10/11/2014 - 05:38 PM

    The Segerstrom Center for the Arts commenced its 25th season of chamber music Saturday night in Samueli Theater. An old friend was on hand for the occasion, namely the Emerson String Quartet, making its 17th appearance on the series, practically the...

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  • Ozzy shares 'Memoirs of a Madman'
    Friday - 10/10/2014 - 03:10 PM

    Ozzy Osbourne has had an illustrious musical career. The 65-year-old performer released several albums in the ’70s with his influential metal band Black Sabbath, as well as the group’s most recent effort, “13,” which debuted last year.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Gerard Way debuts 'Hesitant Alien'
    Thursday - 10/09/2014 - 07:06 PM

    October is a chaotic month for musician Gerard Way. The former My Chemical Romance frontman’s solo debut, “Hesitant Alien,” dropped Sept. 30 on Warner Bros. Records, and his first venture into the Marvel comic-book universe, “Edge of...

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