| Jul 16, 2010
| 7:54 PM
Every generation has at least one "where were you when …" moment — a defining snapshot that, from time to time, we rescue from the mental mothballs, dust off and admire anew.
I was too young to fully understand all the oniony layers...
| Sep 11, 2010
Earlier this year, I reported in this space about a happy collision between my music and travel assignments, a Paul McCartney concert at Sun Life Stadium in Miami that offered the opportunity to hang at too-trendy-for-me South Beach.
Not bad, eh?
| Jul 11, 2011
| 5:00 PM
In the early 1960’s and really for years beyond, the newspaper business was not exactly an upwardly mobile profession for women. The same could be said for broadcast journalism when I started several years later. Just about the best a woman could do...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:19 PM
San Diego lifestyle trivia: What do Playboy Playmates, the Beatles, food trucks, and high school Prom have in common? Well, typically absolutely nothing; but this weekend, they have everything to do with your entertainment lineup. My top San Diego...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 9:09 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, have been hosting star-studded concerts since the mid-’80s to benefit the Bridge School, a nonprofit organization that educates children with severe speech and physical impairments (their son, Ben,...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Here are my favorite concerts from 2011:
1. Le Butcherettes at Lollapalooza, Aug. 5: Teri Gender Bender, aka Teresa Suarez, wears a red-stained butcher's smock and flings her high-heels into the crowd, the better to stomp, twirl, somersault and stage-...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 10:52 PM
Paul McCartney could not just let it be Sunday in the first of two concerts at Wrigley Field. He played for nearly three hours and broke into a James Brown-worthy sweat, wringing new rivers of passion from songs he’s played hundreds of times.
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:48 AM
LONDON - I was doing a reconnaissance walk of the Olympic Park Tuesday afternoon, and when I reached the Olympic Stadium, an iconic song was coming from the loudspeakers.
“Must be recorded,” I thought out loud, listening to “Hey Jude.&...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:14 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
On his first album since 2007, “Kisses on the Bottom” (Hear Music), Paul McCartney tosses his dinner jacket over his shoulder and takes a casual stroll down Tin Pan Alley, revisiting songs his father used to play on the...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The Grammys cast aside their celebratory vibe Sunday to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston, whose death over the weekend hung heavy over the 54th annual awards show.
Until Saturday, the pre-show drama had focused on Adele and how the six-time-...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:39 PM
LONDON — In one of thousands of pubs across London, where surely tears mixed with laughter Friday night, they might say I was gobsmacked by the Olympic opening ceremony.
In a more proper English teahouse, they might say I quite fancied that.