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By Heather Youmans | July 17, 2012
It has been a landmark year for Young the Giant, who recently concluded their 46-date, sold-out headline tour playing to more than 70,000 people across North America. And, as the alternative rock band continues to play shows throughout the United States and Canada this spring and summer, its members — Irvine natives Francois Comtois, Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Payam Doostzadeh and Eric Cannata — will return home to play a show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the Orange County Fair.
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By Joanna Clay | February 2, 2012
If you've turned on a television in the last year, you've probably glimpsed Young the Giant. The Irvine natives have played on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"and "Later with Jools Holland" in the U.K. Rock music enthusiasts might also recognize the band from a slightly more prominent gig this past summer at the MTV Video Music Awards, when Jared Leto and Zoe Saldana introduced them to the stage. For many who grew up in the 1980s, '90s and '00s, the VMAs are a summer standard.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | September 9, 2009
When Ben Treas was a college student in the 1960s, he didn’t have to look far to find the Beatles’ influence. One semester, he enrolled in an Indian philosophy class — and found it overflowing with young people who had signed up after the Beatles’ recent trip to India to study with the Maharishi. “One of my greatest regrets in college was that I had the opportunity to review ‘Sgt. Pepper’ for the campus paper in Claremont, and I passed on it,” said Treas, an Irvine resident.
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From LATimes.com | April 7, 2011
What can you get as a birthday present for a man who already has two concert halls with his name on them? For Henry Segerstrom, you get America's diva, Renée Fleming, to make her debut in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on his 88th birthday Tuesday night. To do that, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County made a mid-season insert, and Fleming squeezed the recital into her schedule in between performances of "Capriccio" at the Met. And Segerstrom had a request — would Fleming sing selections from her 2010 venture into pop/rock, "Dark Hope," complete with rock band backing?
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By Heather Youmans | July 17, 2012
Young the Giant is just one of the acts billed for the Pacific Amphitheatre's Summer Concert Series' at the 2012 Orange County Fair. The lineup offers genres of popular music that should resonate with different generations, ranging from reggae to country and rock. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, two "American Idol" alumni will perform separate shows. First, Season 10 "American Idol" Scotty McCreery will play songs off his debut album, "Clear As Day. " Attwater, a Sacramento-based country band will open the show.
LOCAL
By Steve Smith | December 22, 2008
I’m not sure why the Los Angeles Times chose to run a long front-page story about drug violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, only six days before Christmas, but it did. I started to read it but could not force myself to finish. Two days later, the paper did more than redeem itself by publishing another tale of woe on the front page, but this one got to me, and I read every word. The story was written by Times columnist Steve Lopez and described the homeless situation of Kerry Himmel and her daughter, Destiny, 16. I could give you a summary, but I don’t want you to use that as a replacement for the real thing, so here is where you can find it online: www.latimes.
NEWS
January 18, 2005
Jeff Benson A Newport Harbor High School student is proving you don't need to pay through the nose to play through the notes. Costa Mesa resident Anna Jordan, 15, plays electric guitar and sings backup vocals for Pulse, a beginning rock band that plays songs by artists such as Alanis Morissette and Lit. She's getting ready for a Jan. 30 performance at the Old World restaurant in Huntington Beach, while also learning...
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | August 21, 2010
COSTA MESA — The Brooklyn-based band The Hold Steady, which appeared recently on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Colbert Report," will make a stop here Wednesday in their nationwide tour. Between shows in Santa Cruz and Pomona, The Hold Steady will satiate their Orange County fans by performing at Detroit Bar, the indie venue. Frontman Craig Finn is excited to play to a devoted crowd that hasn't seen them in a while. Although The Hold Steady tends to include Los Angeles and San Diego in their line-ups, it's been a few years since Orange County fans have glimpsed the vocally raw rock band.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2011
THURSDAY Wulf Bane Local rock band Wulf Bane headlines La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa. Fiction Reform and The Sleeping Sea King also perform. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is 21 and older only. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/lacave. Team Splendid Pep Rally Splendid at Fashion Island in Newport Beach will be having the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women Pep Rally from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The clothing store will donate 15% of sales to the organization.
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By Michael Miller | July 31, 2013
ZZ Top, which will play Thursday night at the OC Fair, consists of two beards and one Beard. The blues-rock trio, whose career dates back more than four decades, is famous for its hirsute appearance. But ironically, the one member who doesn't sport a furry chin is drummer Frank Beard. The first word of that name, ZZ Top, sounds like the noise an electric razor makes. And that's a sound Beard must hear a lot more than guitarist Billy Gibbons or bassist Dusty Hill, since he uses a razor more often.
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By Brittany Woolsey and By Brittany Woolsey | July 27, 2013
Rivers Cuomo is a geek and he knows it. He knows he'll never be as popular as the celebrities in "Beverly Hills," he prefers surfing over driving and he longs to be on an "Island in the Sun. " But that quirkiness is what makes his fans adore him. Dressed in a Boy Scout uniform and his token thick-rimmed glasses, Cuomo and his band Weezer performed those popular songs and more to a sold-out crowd at the Pacific Amphitheatre on Friday night....
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July 12, 2013
Return to Oakpine by Ron Carlson Viking; 264 pages The high school years are such a slim period - about one 20th of a typical lifespan - and yet they can weigh so heavily in our memory. To attend a reunion is to be overjoyed to see old classmates and content to go another decade without seeing most of them again. And there must be few lonelier states than viewing those formative years as a work still in progress, a project that waits naggingly to be resolved. That wistfulness lies at the heart of Ron Carlson's "Return to Oakpine," a gentle meditation of a novel about four former high school friends in Wyoming who revive the rock band they played in together as teenagers in 1969.
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By Heather Youmans | July 17, 2012
It has been a landmark year for Young the Giant, who recently concluded their 46-date, sold-out headline tour playing to more than 70,000 people across North America. And, as the alternative rock band continues to play shows throughout the United States and Canada this spring and summer, its members — Irvine natives Francois Comtois, Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Payam Doostzadeh and Eric Cannata — will return home to play a show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the Orange County Fair.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Heather Youmans | July 17, 2012
Young the Giant is just one of the acts billed for the Pacific Amphitheatre's Summer Concert Series' at the 2012 Orange County Fair. The lineup offers genres of popular music that should resonate with different generations, ranging from reggae to country and rock. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, two "American Idol" alumni will perform separate shows. First, Season 10 "American Idol" Scotty McCreery will play songs off his debut album, "Clear As Day. " Attwater, a Sacramento-based country band will open the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joanna Clay | February 2, 2012
If you've turned on a television in the last year, you've probably glimpsed Young the Giant. The Irvine natives have played on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"and "Later with Jools Holland" in the U.K. Rock music enthusiasts might also recognize the band from a slightly more prominent gig this past summer at the MTV Video Music Awards, when Jared Leto and Zoe Saldana introduced them to the stage. For many who grew up in the 1980s, '90s and '00s, the VMAs are a summer standard.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2011
FRIDAY Shabbat Service Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Friday night Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. in the Morgan Chapel. The service will be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Cantor Grant and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org. Alejandro's Awesome Surf Band Surf rock band Alejandro's Awesome Surf Band headlines La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa.
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From LATimes.com | April 7, 2011
What can you get as a birthday present for a man who already has two concert halls with his name on them? For Henry Segerstrom, you get America's diva, Renée Fleming, to make her debut in Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on his 88th birthday Tuesday night. To do that, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County made a mid-season insert, and Fleming squeezed the recital into her schedule in between performances of "Capriccio" at the Met. And Segerstrom had a request — would Fleming sing selections from her 2010 venture into pop/rock, "Dark Hope," complete with rock band backing?
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | August 21, 2010
COSTA MESA — The Brooklyn-based band The Hold Steady, which appeared recently on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Colbert Report," will make a stop here Wednesday in their nationwide tour. Between shows in Santa Cruz and Pomona, The Hold Steady will satiate their Orange County fans by performing at Detroit Bar, the indie venue. Frontman Craig Finn is excited to play to a devoted crowd that hasn't seen them in a while. Although The Hold Steady tends to include Los Angeles and San Diego in their line-ups, it's been a few years since Orange County fans have glimpsed the vocally raw rock band.
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