| Jul 14, 2010
| 5:18 PM
You are in for an Italian culinary treat. One of Orange County's most accomplished chefs, Franco Barone, former executive chef of Antonello Ristorante for nearly 20 years, and his wife, Donatella, are hosting their first wine dinner at 6 p.m. July 27 at...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 5:37 PM
When Ernst Wille was alive, his former student, Rolf Goellnitz, bought several of his paintings — partly because he admired the German artist's work, partly because he wanted to help Wille fund his latest artistic endeavors.
Now, the owner of...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 5:42 PM
Do you know what inspired the mural?
On the car radio in a parking lot off Edinger Avenue near Edwards Street, Rod Stewart is singing "Every Picture Tells a Story."
So it seemed fitting to investigate the history of a mural I've seen many times in the...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 4:52 AM
There's a great and little-known song by the 1960s British band the Creation called "Painter Man," which laments the difficulty a former art student has trying to find a job to suit his talents. The song's narrator studies hard to earn his degree, then...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:26 PM
Tuesday marked the beginning of an incredible free concert series at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, but BMX, fashion, skating and, of course, surf events will continue from morning until night.
The venue opens at 7 a.m. or earlier for the...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 10:52 AM
Pierside Gallery is celebrating its new location at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach (near Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory) with a grand opening sale.
Everything in the showroom is reduced through the holidays! It recently relocated from its longtime...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 3:51 PM
I've gotten used to the concept of art as therapy. I have friends who have led poetry workshops in homeless and battered women's shelters, and I once attended a reading in England by a woman who had been abused as a child and passed out poetry pamphlets...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 4:04 PM
Laura Berry recalls the big ceremony in January 1969, when the new official flag of Orange County was officially adopted — a flag that she designed.
"They called me the Betsy Ross of Orange County," she said.
It was all part of a countywide high...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:52 PM
In the past three years, HB Reads has taken participants' minds around the world — to Afghanistan, Alaska and Sudan — but this year, it also will give them another language to express their thoughts.
To mirror the subject matter in...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 12:08 PM
2014 will end in less than a week, and already the year-end lists have started to roll out. As the new year approaches, we asked some of the movers and shakers in the local arts community to name the highlights — and low lights — of the past...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Sabrina Harper comes off as such a nice and friendly person.
And yet the actress is playing the manipulative Fastrada in the national touring production of "Pippin the Musical" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Fastrada is queen, a scheming wife to...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Billy Childs remembers the only time he saw Laura Nyro, the influential singer and songwriter whose albums became part of the soundtrack to his boyhood. She was performing at the Strand in Redondo Beach during the mid-'90s, and for a musician who grew...