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March 16, 2001
Dan Allbritton of Salem, Ore. has been awarded the 2001 Distinguished Service Award by the Alumni Assn. of Vanguard University. The award recognizes Allbritton's contributions and service to his community and the music industry. Allbritton, a 1972 graduate with a bachelor's degree in music, is a member of the popular "Regents" quartet, which formed while he was a student at Southern California College, Vanguard University's previous name. He went on to graduate from Columbia School of broadcasting in 1975 and has hosted music and talk shows heard on KOCM in Newport Beach.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | July 29, 2005
When the country quartet known as Hot Apple Pie chose its name, band members said there were many possible interpretations. In the 2 1/2 years since the group signed with DreamWorks Records, lead vocalist Brady Seals said the name has come to mean freshness and authenticity. "There are so many great studio players in the music industry," said Seals, who also plays guitar, keyboards, harmonica and accordion. "A lot of groups will call themselves groups, but use other artists on their records.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jessie Brunner | August 13, 2007
Nine months ago, the rockers of Another Day Late traded in their comfortable New York lives — their girlfriends, the famous bagels and the scrumptious pizza — for a pair of bunk beds in Newport Beach. Guitarist Scott Kircher's parents wanted to help the five-man rock band get on its feet and offered the guys a free place to stay while working on their music. In the meantime, they have made a home at L.A.'s Whiskey a Go Go, they won a spot on the Honda Civic Tour with Fall Out Boy and, most recently, they were selected from a pool of 13,500 bands to perform in the 2007 Vans Warped Tour.
NEWS
By By Michael Miller | January 25, 2006
Some Beatles biographies conclude that there were two John Lennons. One was the rebel, the young man from Liverpool with a quick wit and a quicker temper; the other was the cultural crusader, the activist who rallied millions for nonviolence and equality. When the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stopped at South Coast Plaza on Tuesday, though, it seemed that the world has taken the second image more to heart. The Lennon bus, a nonprofit mobile recording and video studio, has toured America since 1998, giving tours and holding workshops for aspiring musicians.
NEWS
July 5, 2003
You are in for a real treat on Wednesday nights at the new Balboa Bay Club and Resort as the Page Cavanaugh Trio has returned to weekly performances in the new Duke's Place lounge. The 81-year-old Cavanaugh has played with the likes of Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Johnny Desmond and Mel Torme in his 60-plus years as a pianist and bandleader. Eldest daughter Stacy and I stopped by Duke's Place on Wednesday to hear Page sing such songs as "Three Bears," which was introduced by Bobby Troop in 1946, Sinatra's "Lucky in Love," Nate King Cole's "If I Had to Choose Just One Day" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | November 21, 2008
COSTA MESA — Vanessa Jourdan used up her lunch hour June 20 to race down to Best Buy at the Metro Pointe at South Coast shopping center to check for a new CD on the rack. She didn’t intend to purchase the album, but when she found it, she examined the front and back cover intently and snapped one picture after another on her cellphone. The CD, “Eternal Things,” was Jourdan’s third album — and she had taken advantage of RegionalCD, a program that permits independent artists to submit their work to be sold at Best Buy. Jourdan, a member of Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa, didn’t expect to make much money off record store sales; most of her minimal earnings come from people who buy her songs online.
NEWS
By PETER BUFFA | October 15, 2006
It's gone. Poof. Down the road. Out the door. No mas. Not the Yankees' season, which I am not yet ready to discuss thank you, but Tower Records. There it sits, on Superior and 17th Street, not only broke and busted but suffering the indignity of "Going Out of Business" banners tacked on its walls. Tower Records is the latest fatality of that lethal combination of technology and the generation gap. No need to look any further than its name to see the problem — Tower Records.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | November 26, 2008
COSTA MESA — Vanessa Jourdan used up her lunch hour June 20 to race down to Best Buy at the Metro Pointe at South Coast shopping center to check for a new CD on the rack. She didn’t intend to purchase the album, but when she found it, she examined the front and back cover intently and snapped one picture after another on her cellphone. The CD, “Eternal Things,” was Jourdan’s third album — and she had taken advantage of RegionalCD, a program that permits independent artists to submit their work to be sold at Best Buy. Jourdan, a member of Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa, didn’t expect to make much money off record store sales; most of her minimal earnings come from people who buy her songs online.
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BUSINESS
By Michael Miller | November 12, 2007
The English rock band Radiohead has produced some of the spookiest tracks in modern pop music, with dissonant chords, moaning vocals and lyrics about alien invaders and the secret police. But the band’s latest endeavor doesn’t scare John Hughes, the marketing director for the Second Spin used-CD store. Radiohead’s latest album, “In Rainbows,” came out digitally last month, and in a historical first, the band allowed its fans to pay what they wanted for the music or even download the album for free.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jessie Brunner | August 15, 2007
Nine months ago, the rockers of Another Day Late traded in their comfortable New York lives — their girlfriends, the famous bagels and the scrumptious pizza — for a pair of bunk beds in Newport Beach. Guitarist Scott Kircher's parents wanted to help the five-man rock band get on its feet and offered the guys a free place to stay while working on their music. In the meantime, they have made a home at L.A.'s Whiskey a Go Go, they won a spot on the Honda Civic Tour with Fall Out Boy and, most recently, they were selected from a pool of 13,500 bands to perform in the 2007 Vans Warped Tour.
NEWS
By PETER BUFFA | October 15, 2006
It's gone. Poof. Down the road. Out the door. No mas. Not the Yankees' season, which I am not yet ready to discuss thank you, but Tower Records. There it sits, on Superior and 17th Street, not only broke and busted but suffering the indignity of "Going Out of Business" banners tacked on its walls. Tower Records is the latest fatality of that lethal combination of technology and the generation gap. No need to look any further than its name to see the problem — Tower Records.
NEWS
By By Michael Miller | January 25, 2006
Some Beatles biographies conclude that there were two John Lennons. One was the rebel, the young man from Liverpool with a quick wit and a quicker temper; the other was the cultural crusader, the activist who rallied millions for nonviolence and equality. When the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stopped at South Coast Plaza on Tuesday, though, it seemed that the world has taken the second image more to heart. The Lennon bus, a nonprofit mobile recording and video studio, has toured America since 1998, giving tours and holding workshops for aspiring musicians.
NEWS
By: Elia Powers | July 29, 2005
When the country quartet known as Hot Apple Pie chose its name, band members said there were many possible interpretations. In the 2 1/2 years since the group signed with DreamWorks Records, lead vocalist Brady Seals said the name has come to mean freshness and authenticity. "There are so many great studio players in the music industry," said Seals, who also plays guitar, keyboards, harmonica and accordion. "A lot of groups will call themselves groups, but use other artists on their records.
NEWS
July 5, 2003
You are in for a real treat on Wednesday nights at the new Balboa Bay Club and Resort as the Page Cavanaugh Trio has returned to weekly performances in the new Duke's Place lounge. The 81-year-old Cavanaugh has played with the likes of Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Johnny Desmond and Mel Torme in his 60-plus years as a pianist and bandleader. Eldest daughter Stacy and I stopped by Duke's Place on Wednesday to hear Page sing such songs as "Three Bears," which was introduced by Bobby Troop in 1946, Sinatra's "Lucky in Love," Nate King Cole's "If I Had to Choose Just One Day" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."
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