Author: Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Guilty pleasure | “Titans of soft rock” Yächtley Crëw charts a course for good vibes

PICTURED: Yächtley Crëw by Christina Fuoco-Karasinski christina@timespublications.com   Drummer Rob Jones of Yächtley Crëw hears one thing about his shows: They’re fun. Donning sailor garb, the band plays soft rock and top-shelf hits of the late ’70s to the early ’80s. Think Christopher Cross, Hall and Oates and Toto.  “Whether we’re doing small corporate events or a theater or an amphitheater or festivals or smaller clubs, everyone says it’s fun,” Jones says. “We didn’t set out here to try to win a Grammy. We just want to entertain and have fun. The songs are referred to as ‘soft rock,’...

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SWITCHFOOT SWITCHES IT UP | Song, stories, acoustic and electric are all in store for Nov. 7 concert

PICTURED: Catch Switchfoot at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center on Nov. 7.  California alternative rock outfit Switchfoot needed to change up its live show, so it reimagined its catalog as acoustic songs for “The Fantastic Traveling Music Show: An Evening of Songs and Stories.” Little did they know that the tour, which launched in October, would evoke emotions unmatched on other jaunts, according to drummer Chad Butler. “When fans request a song, we ask them to tell us why they wanted to hear that song,” Butler says via telephone from San Diego airport. “We’ve heard really incredible...

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SHE’S GOT TALENT | Jackie Evancho comes to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Oct. 6

Jackie Evancho became a classical-pop crossover star at age 10. After finding fame singing a Puccini aria on America’s Got Talent, Evancho, now 19, has performed for President Donald Trump, appeared in the film The Company We Keep with Robert Redford and recorded duets with Tony Bennett, Plácido Domingo, Barbra Streisand, Chris Botti and Joshua Bell. But the teen is a perfectionist and thinks she could do much more. “I tend not to dwell on my success,” Evancho says. “I would love to write and produce and compose my very own album all by myself, but I’m working on...

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