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January 26, 2002
Young Chang Lee Bul's exhibit at the Orange County Museum of Art requires that you pick up a mike and sing karaoke. It's effect, as art, depends on this. And if you refuse to sing, you need to stand there and watch what happens while someone else does the singing for you. Only then will her work, titled "Live Forever," assume meaning as art. "Depending on the audience, the meaning constantly changes," said Lee over the phone from Korea. In Korea, first and last names are switched.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2008
Five young women from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach will compete for thousands of dollars in prize money in the finals of a karaoke competition at the Orange County Fairgrounds today. The competition, SongBurst 2008, has two divisions, youth and adult, each offering a grand prize of $1,000. Three local girls and two local women qualified for the finals during preliminary events a few weeks ago. Karaoke Scene Magazine is hosting the event, which is being held at the Fairgrounds for the first time.
NEWS
February 5, 2008
Orange County Market Place will give people the opportunity to prove they can carry a note in February and March with cash prizes for those who can stay in tune. Karaoke Scene Magazine presents Songburst, a karaoke-style competition held for four consecutive Saturday’s starting Feb. 16, will be at the Orange County Fair and Expo Event Center. The grand prize winner takes home $1,000, with other places taking $100 to $500 awards. Junior division winners receive their awards in saving bonds.
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By Saneyee Purandare | February 11, 2009
Growing up, Michael Jennings loved music, but he never imagined he’d one day be unabashedly singing in front of crowds. “My mom and sister used to sing and dance in front of me and I used to be so embarrassed! Now I sing in front of everyone; I guess I always had it in my blood,” he said. Jennings, who performs at birthdays, weddings and charity events, climbed up the karaoke stage at the Pelican Isle recently to a mellow crowd of 15 or so regulars. The audience cheered and tapped their feet to Jennings’ rendition of “What Do You Think About That,” by Montgomery Gentry.
NEWS
September 30, 2000
Young Chang It is almost the end of the song, and Diane Newell's rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" has quieted the room. But anyone who is anyone in the karaoke world knows, it ain't over yet. That last note, if she can hit it, will make her everything she has presented herself to be in the past two minutes. It comes. She makes it. She's pulled off a Whitney. Newell, 35, saves this song for when she's the most blue. The vocal release and the cheers that follow make her smile.
NEWS
June 13, 2005
Here are some items the Planning Commission will consider Monday. RESTAURANT KARAOKE Live music and karaoke would be allowed seven days a week at Player's Pizza on West 19th Street near Harbor Boulevard, if the commission grants a permit. The restaurant sells alcohol with food and now is allowed to have live bands of up to four people play Thursdays through Sundays until midnight. The new permit would allow karaoke as well as live bands, and music could be performed every night.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2006
Mail CALENDAR items to Daily Pilot Calendar, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, or e-mail dpcalendar@latimes.com. SATURDAY FASHION SHOW Macy's and Teen Vogue will host a fashion show and shopping party from 1 to 3 p.m. at South Coast Plaza. Show will feature a live DJ, mini-makeovers by Clinique and a chocolate fountain. Gift bags are available to guests who make junior's department purchases of $75 or more. Mall is at 3333 Bristol Street in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | October 7, 2005
Everyone, together now: "The other night I dreamt of knives/Continental drift divide/Mountains sit in a line/Leonard Bernstein/Leonid Brezhnev/Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs ... " What, you don't know the lyrics by heart? It's OK. Don't sweat it. No one else around you -- save for R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe -- does either. That's why they created karaoke machines that flash the words on television screens. And that's one reason why the pub pastime continues to be popular.
NEWS
By: | October 9, 2005
Anyone who has been to La Cave restaurant knows that one of its charms is its dimly lit, basement setting, the ambience of which is unparalleled in Newport-Mesa. But who knew that another benefit to the underground locale would be its sound-dampening qualities? La Cave is at the top of the list of places that feature karaoke -- that never-ending phenomena in which people get up on stage and sing, good voice or not -- in Newport-Mesa. But at La Cave, the decibels are cranked up a notch now that it has a band, Cover Me Badd, playing instead of the typical karaoke machine.
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August 3, 2011
Adults, children and Elvis impersonators who can sing have a chance to show their stuff. The Orange County Market Place is hosting a qualifying singing competition at the end of the month for the chance to compete in a Southern California singing contest, KaraokeFest, Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles County Fair. The competition looks for the best amateur vocalists in three categories: Crème de la Kids, for children under 17; Crème de la Crème, for adults; and Crème de la King, for Elvis tribute artists.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2009
The opening rounds of the annual karaoke contest at the Costa Mesa swap meet, SongBurst 2009, start Saturday. Last year, several kids from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa made it through the early rounds to the finals of the competition, where they competed for a $1,000 grand prize, but none won. There are qualifying rounds on all four Saturdays until March 7 at the Orange County Fair and Events Center, where the swap meet is. Five competitors will...
NEWS
By Saneyee Purandare | February 11, 2009
Growing up, Michael Jennings loved music, but he never imagined he’d one day be unabashedly singing in front of crowds. “My mom and sister used to sing and dance in front of me and I used to be so embarrassed! Now I sing in front of everyone; I guess I always had it in my blood,” he said. Jennings, who performs at birthdays, weddings and charity events, climbed up the karaoke stage at the Pelican Isle recently to a mellow crowd of 15 or so regulars. The audience cheered and tapped their feet to Jennings’ rendition of “What Do You Think About That,” by Montgomery Gentry.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alan Blank | April 10, 2008
After counting all of the votes, Caleigh Wells of Newport Beach has been crowned Daily Pilot Idol. With 169 votes, the 12-year-old bested Nicoli Pittman by 67 votes in the karaoke-style singing competition. The competition pitted contestants from the Newport-Mesa area against each other to see who could garner the most votes on DailyPilot.com . “I’m so happy for all the support that I have from my family,” Caleigh said. Caleigh started singing at 9 and has been practicing for three years since.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2008
Five young women from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach will compete for thousands of dollars in prize money in the finals of a karaoke competition at the Orange County Fairgrounds today. The competition, SongBurst 2008, has two divisions, youth and adult, each offering a grand prize of $1,000. Three local girls and two local women qualified for the finals during preliminary events a few weeks ago. Karaoke Scene Magazine is hosting the event, which is being held at the Fairgrounds for the first time.
NEWS
February 5, 2008
Orange County Market Place will give people the opportunity to prove they can carry a note in February and March with cash prizes for those who can stay in tune. Karaoke Scene Magazine presents Songburst, a karaoke-style competition held for four consecutive Saturday’s starting Feb. 16, will be at the Orange County Fair and Expo Event Center. The grand prize winner takes home $1,000, with other places taking $100 to $500 awards. Junior division winners receive their awards in saving bonds.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2006
Mail CALENDAR items to Daily Pilot Calendar, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, or e-mail dpcalendar@latimes.com. TILL SUNDAY SOUTH COAST REPERTORY PLAY Young audiences will enjoy performances of "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" at 1 and 4 p.m. both days. The play features 19 actors ages 10-19 years and is a lyrical adaptation of a Norwegian folk tale about a young girl who must search the world for a way to save her beloved prince, who is bewitched.
NEWS
By: | October 9, 2005
Anyone who has been to La Cave restaurant knows that one of its charms is its dimly lit, basement setting, the ambience of which is unparalleled in Newport-Mesa. But who knew that another benefit to the underground locale would be its sound-dampening qualities? La Cave is at the top of the list of places that feature karaoke -- that never-ending phenomena in which people get up on stage and sing, good voice or not -- in Newport-Mesa. But at La Cave, the decibels are cranked up a notch now that it has a band, Cover Me Badd, playing instead of the typical karaoke machine.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | October 7, 2005
Everyone, together now: "The other night I dreamt of knives/Continental drift divide/Mountains sit in a line/Leonard Bernstein/Leonid Brezhnev/Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs ... " What, you don't know the lyrics by heart? It's OK. Don't sweat it. No one else around you -- save for R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe -- does either. That's why they created karaoke machines that flash the words on television screens. And that's one reason why the pub pastime continues to be popular.
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