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March 14, 1995 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a bright, clear afternoon, a video crew has set up at Laguna Beach's Heisler Park. The subject of the shoot is a rising young singer who has recorded three albums, toured Europe several times and Australia once. In some cities she plays to thousands, but the park-goers who stroll by on this day look on curiously without recognizing her. Huong Tho is being interviewed by Trang Nguyen for an entertainment news program on Costa Mesa-based Little Saigon Television.
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October 29, 1999 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If necessity is the mother of invention, then competition must be the father of innovation. Both axioms are at play in Coach House and Galaxy Concert Theatre owner Gary Folgner's move to launch his own record company, mainly for unsigned local bands in need of an affordable way to make albums they can sell themselves.
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May 4, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Costa Mesa resident Fred Norsworthy, a longtime jazz producer and promoter, is launching a new jazz record label with partner Otto Gust. Time Is Records, to be distributed by Santa Ana-based jazz label Cexton Records, will release its first album in July, a compact disc reissue of a 1952 Jazz Chronicles record, "Inglewood Jam," featuring Charlie Parker and Chet Baker.
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July 17, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's time for the midyear roll call of Orange County's best pop recordings of 1999. Only after compiling this top 10 did I notice there's nothing on it that accurately could be called punk rock--the cornerstone of much of O.C.'s most widely recognized indigenous music and a consistent presence on my best-of lists from the previous 11 years. Is punk passe? Or have its most accomplished local practitioners grown beyond its limitations? That's the case with two of my top three selections.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1989 | DON HECKMAN
At first glance, John Anello Jr. would never fulfill anyone's vision of a recording company mini-mogul. Baby-faced, apple-cheeked and slight of stature, this guitarist, composer and businessman has an unassuming appearance that offers little evidence of his nickname, "Mr. Relentless"--until he begins to talk. Then, in a choppy stream of nonstop sentences peppered with laughs, asides and mimicry, it all becomes clear. Anello is a man whose energy level only knows one setting: high.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1989 | DON HECKMAN
Among the better releases from the growing Cexton catalogue are: JOHN ANELLO JR. "For a Dancer" "Jackson Street Beat" Light, melodic pop jazz by "Mr. Relentless" himself, who turns out to be a surprisingly gentle performer. Anello's sprightly melodies dominate both recordings, along with a few strong passages from John Anello Sr.'s alto saxophone and flute.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Stekol, former guitarist of Honk, will celebrate the release of his first solo album, "Richard Stekol," with a concert tonight at the Coach House. Stekol will be backed by his band, the Seclusions. The album also marks the debut of BSQ Entertainment, a new Laguna Niguel record company formed by Baron Birtcher, a partner in the Birtcher real estate development company, and his longtime friend, Mark Simon. BSQ has had some growing pains: A third founding member of the enterprise, D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1999 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If necessity is the mother of invention, then competition must be the father of innovation. Both axioms are at play in Coach House and Galaxy Concert Theatre owner Gary Folgner's move to launch his own record company, mainly for unsigned local bands in need of an affordable way to make albums they can sell themselves.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM
The boss of Nitro Records in Huntington Beach thinks it's expecting too much of Guttermouth and the three other grass-roots punk bands on his label to become the next Offspring. And because the boss happens to be the Offspring's singer and songwriter, he ought to know. "The stars aligned. We were very lucky," Dexter Holland said during a recent interview, reflecting on the improbable sales explosion for "Smash," the 1994 Offspring album that has sold 8 million copies worldwide.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's time for the midyear roll call of Orange County's best pop recordings of 1999. Only after compiling this top 10 did I notice there's nothing on it that accurately could be called punk rock--the cornerstone of much of O.C.'s most widely recognized indigenous music and a consistent presence on my best-of lists from the previous 11 years. Is punk passe? Or have its most accomplished local practitioners grown beyond its limitations? That's the case with two of my top three selections.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM
The boss of Nitro Records in Huntington Beach thinks it's expecting too much of Guttermouth and the three other grass-roots punk bands on his label to become the next Offspring. And because the boss happens to be the Offspring's singer and songwriter, he ought to know. "The stars aligned. We were very lucky," Dexter Holland said during a recent interview, reflecting on the improbable sales explosion for "Smash," the 1994 Offspring album that has sold 8 million copies worldwide.
NEWS
March 14, 1995 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a bright, clear afternoon, a video crew has set up at Laguna Beach's Heisler Park. The subject of the shoot is a rising young singer who has recorded three albums, toured Europe several times and Australia once. In some cities she plays to thousands, but the park-goers who stroll by on this day look on curiously without recognizing her. Huong Tho is being interviewed by Trang Nguyen for an entertainment news program on Costa Mesa-based Little Saigon Television.
NEWS
April 30, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dancing energetically on stage before a crowd of cheering teen-agers, Chuckie P. clenches a microphone and belts out the words to his latest rap record. The bass is pounding and the rhyme is catchy. But when it comes to the message, Chuckie P.--a.k.a. Chuckie Perez--is miles away from the more famous rap artists of these times. "You think I'm strange 'cause I won't do the wild thing. You call me a fruitie cat," he sings before a crowd at a San Juan Capistrano church.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Stekol, former guitarist of Honk, will celebrate the release of his first solo album, "Richard Stekol," with a concert tonight at the Coach House. Stekol will be backed by his band, the Seclusions. The album also marks the debut of BSQ Entertainment, a new Laguna Niguel record company formed by Baron Birtcher, a partner in the Birtcher real estate development company, and his longtime friend, Mark Simon. BSQ has had some growing pains: A third founding member of the enterprise, D.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Costa Mesa resident Fred Norsworthy, a longtime jazz producer and promoter, is launching a new jazz record label with partner Otto Gust. Time Is Records, to be distributed by Santa Ana-based jazz label Cexton Records, will release its first album in July, a compact disc reissue of a 1952 Jazz Chronicles record, "Inglewood Jam," featuring Charlie Parker and Chet Baker.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1989 | DON HECKMAN
At first glance, John Anello Jr. would never fulfill anyone's vision of a recording company mini-mogul. Baby-faced, apple-cheeked and slight of stature, this guitarist, composer and businessman has an unassuming appearance that offers little evidence of his nickname, "Mr. Relentless"--until he begins to talk. Then, in a choppy stream of nonstop sentences peppered with laughs, asides and mimicry, it all becomes clear. Anello is a man whose energy level only knows one setting: high.
NEWS
April 30, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dancing energetically on stage before a crowd of cheering teen-agers, Chuckie P. clenches a microphone and belts out the words to his latest rap record. The bass is pounding and the rhyme is catchy. But when it comes to the message, Chuckie P.--a.k.a. Chuckie Perez--is miles away from the more famous rap artists of these times. "You think I'm strange 'cause I won't do the wild thing. You call me a fruitie cat," he sings before a crowd at a San Juan Capistrano church.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1989 | DON HECKMAN
Among the better releases from the growing Cexton catalogue are: JOHN ANELLO JR. "For a Dancer" "Jackson Street Beat" Light, melodic pop jazz by "Mr. Relentless" himself, who turns out to be a surprisingly gentle performer. Anello's sprightly melodies dominate both recordings, along with a few strong passages from John Anello Sr.'s alto saxophone and flute.
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