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Editor's Note: Candice Baker returns with Retail Therapy, bringing you the best in local deals, new businesses and special opportunities. Rite on: The Pacific Symphony will host a free live simulcast of its "Rite of Spring Turns 100" celebration in...
Summer is in the air and for many Huntington Beach locals that means one thing, The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Anticipation is palpable for the brand new sponsors and the community can't wait to see what they're bringing. One thing for certain, the...
Tags: Windsurfing, Arts, Ocean Surfing, Ceremonies, Arts and Culture
The Huntington Beach Youth Character Awards will honor youths whose achievements demonstrate a commitment to qualities associated with good character. The ceremony, sponsored by the local Children's Needs Task Force and the city, will be at 10 a.m....
Richard Robitaille feels gratified when the twins race to him, waving greetings. They're not his children; they're not even related. They are 5-year-old boys who he has nurtured for more than a year with his wife Patricia. Although this responsibility...
This year's sixth annual Surf City Splash raised $100,000 for several charities, according to a news release from the Surf City Rotary Club of Huntington Beach. More than 230 guests attented the event at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, enjoying...
Grant Sevdayan founded the Huntington Beach Symphony to fill a vacuum in the local musical landscape. Although the city offered a vibrant rock scene, Sevdayan also knew of formally trained classical musicians who were forced to stay home or drive 15...
Tags: Music Industry, Pneumonia, Entertainment, Theater, Music Theater
Surfing can be more than catching a few waves with friends. For some, it's about empowerment and the feeling of being able to accomplish anything they put their minds to, said Paulette Wilhelmy, a spokeswoman for the upcoming Surf's Up for Down Syndrome...
I love talking to former Major League ballplayer and Angels' broadcaster Rex Hudler. "The Wonder Dog" as he is known, just always exudes so much enthusiasm and feel-good energy. He's energetic, spiritual, and seems to spend every waking moment trying to...
When the Orange County Women's Chorus commissioned Kirke Mechem to compose a piece to celebrate their 15th anniversary, he gave them "We Can Sing That" — a song about how the choir can perform any kind of music effortlessly. If Mechem had titled...
Tags: Poetry, Music, Music Industry, Anglicanism, Entertainment
For about 12 years now, Louann and I have been writing columns for these pages. We regret that this is our last. Presumably, the Independent will be going in a new direction. Unfortunately, the folks there have decided that we — and many other...
I love the world of so-called "classical" music. To me, it's like this secret art form that so few in society truly comprehend. And yet for those in the club, there it is, so clearly summiting the mountain of artistic endeavors. Year after year, it...
The calendar says this weekend is the last weekend of the summer. The first day of fall is Sept. 22, which also happens to be my 50th birthday. Anyway … what better way to spend the last weekend of the summer hanging out at the beach doing...
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