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August 13, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Beatles sang about fixing a hole where the rain gets in. The Sun Theatre, Orange County's newest, glitziest pop concert club, aims to fix a perennial, gaping hole in the county's network of music venues and lure big-name touring acts that often have skipped Orange County because there was no suitably sized place to play. The Sun, scheduled to open Sept. 2, is a hangar-like, yellow and tan concrete box in a corner of the parking lot at Edison International Field of Anaheim.
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April 14, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Shortly after being hired about a decade ago to up the ante of musical talent offered at the Orange County Fair's summer concert series in Costa Mesa, veteran talent buyer Ken Phebus rolled out his schedule for the fair's board. But one of the performers on the list was given a thumbs-down. A board member "didn't recognize the name and neither did any of her friends," said Jim Washburn, a writer who covers pop music in Orange County and became friends with Phebus. "It was Norah Jones, and that was right before she took home a boatload of Grammy Awards," Washburn said.
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June 9, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sun Theatre and veteran Orange County talent buyer Ken Phebus have parted ways, but Phebus says he'll be heard from again soon. Not that he's lounging in the pool since leaving the Sun. "After 21 years in the business, I'm not going away," Phebus said this week. "If anybody thinks I am, they're crazy."
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June 9, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sun Theatre and veteran Orange County talent buyer Ken Phebus have parted ways, but Phebus says he'll be heard from again soon. Not that he's lounging in the pool since leaving the Sun. "After 21 years in the business, I'm not going away," Phebus said this week. "If anybody thinks I am, they're crazy."
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December 23, 2000 | DAVID LANSING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I am drinking wine from a plastic cup and sharing a table with perfect strangers, yet it is Aimee Mann pondering the musical question, "How am I different?" Don't worry! I feel like yelling out to her as Greg, our harried waiter, takes away our plates while holding a mini flashlight in his mouth. It's not you, Aimee. Really. All things considered, Greg is doing a great job: taking orders over the music, clearing plates, figuring out checks in the darkness of the theater.
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May 25, 2000
Monday: Paul Rodgers & Co., Jefferson Airplane, Sun Theatre. * Robin Trower, Coach House. Tuesday: Pat Benatar, Sun Theatre. Tuesday-Wednesday: The Cure, Greek Theatre. June 1: Dick Dale, Ventura Theatre. * Pato Banton, Galaxy Theatre. June 3: Stylistics, Dramatics, Chi-Lites, others, Greek Theatre. * Ray Charles, House of Blues. * Big Sandy, Galaxy Theatre. * Yellowman, Coach House. June 4: Ray Charles, Sun Theatre. * Kazem Al-Saher, Bijan Mortazavi, George Dalaras, Hollywood Bowl.
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September 21, 2000
ANAHEIM 8pm Pop Music Who better to help the Sun Theatre in Anaheim celebrate its one-year anniversary than Dwight Yoakam, who gave the first concert in the theater last September? He'll likely do a few numbers with just a guitar as he does on his latest album, "www.dwightyoakamacoustic.net," but also be prepared for plenty of stinging electric guitar, bass and drums as usual in his roots-soaked country music. * Dwight Yoakam, Sun Theatre, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 8 p.m. $49.50.
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June 20, 2000
Ringo Starr's two shows this week at the Sun Theatre in Anaheim have been canceled because the singer has bronchitis, a Sun representative said Monday. The shows, slated for Monday and tonight, will not be rescheduled and refunds will be offered at point of purchase. Information: (714) 712-2700.
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October 7, 1999
* The Goo Goo Dolls, led by singer John Rzeznik, right, play UC Irvine's Bren Events Center on Nov. 17. Tickets go on sale Saturday. . . . Tickets also go on sale Saturday for the Long Beach Dub All-Stars' Oct. 31 show at the Hollywood Palladium (where they'll be joined by G. Love & Special Sauce and Kool Keith), the Buzzcocks' Palace date Nov. 19 and Marc Almond's Nov. 22 concert at El Rey Theatre. . . . Bryan Ferry will play the Sun Theatre on Nov. 17 and the Wiltern Theatre on Nov. 18.
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September 4, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1980, the band Styx released an album titled "Paradise Theater," a nostalgic look at a classic concert venue, long since demolished. It may have been fitting that Styx was the debut headliner for the grand opening Thursday night of Anaheim's Sun Theatre, which aims to blend contemporary acoustics with a hint of Art Deco elegance.
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December 23, 2000 | DAVID LANSING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I am drinking wine from a plastic cup and sharing a table with perfect strangers, yet it is Aimee Mann pondering the musical question, "How am I different?" Don't worry! I feel like yelling out to her as Greg, our harried waiter, takes away our plates while holding a mini flashlight in his mouth. It's not you, Aimee. Really. All things considered, Greg is doing a great job: taking orders over the music, clearing plates, figuring out checks in the darkness of the theater.
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December 21, 2000 | RICHARD CROMELIN
* Tickets go on sale Friday for a series of shows at the Sun Theatre: Eric Johnson and the Derek Trucks Band Jan. 24, Blue Oyster Cult Feb. 4, Willie Nelson on Feb. 27 and B.B. King, right, on March 2. . . . Face to Face will be joined by H2 O, Snapcase and No Motiv at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2. Tickets are on sale now. . . . Tickets are available now for shows by Mickey Champion Jan. 4 and Royal Fingerbowl Jan. 10, both at the Knitting Factory Hollywood. . . .
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September 21, 2000
ANAHEIM 8pm Pop Music Who better to help the Sun Theatre in Anaheim celebrate its one-year anniversary than Dwight Yoakam, who gave the first concert in the theater last September? He'll likely do a few numbers with just a guitar as he does on his latest album, "www.dwightyoakamacoustic.net," but also be prepared for plenty of stinging electric guitar, bass and drums as usual in his roots-soaked country music. * Dwight Yoakam, Sun Theatre, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 8 p.m. $49.50.
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July 25, 2000 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Is Newport Beach big enough for two rock bands? Sugar Ray--that other band from the city--certainly has reason to rejoice, at least temporarily. Punk-tinged pop-rockers Lefty have wrapped up an 11-date run in the high-profile Warped Tour, and will soon spend a couple of nights in Hawaii as the opening act for the Foo Fighters. Not only that, Lefty's major-label debut, "4 * 3 * 2 * 1," was released last Tuesday.
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June 20, 2000
Ringo Starr's two shows this week at the Sun Theatre in Anaheim have been canceled because the singer has bronchitis, a Sun representative said Monday. The shows, slated for Monday and tonight, will not be rescheduled and refunds will be offered at point of purchase. Information: (714) 712-2700.
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