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  • A classical 'Connection'

    A classical 'Connection'
    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...
  • Natural Perspectives: Live long and help the Earth prosper

    Natural Perspectives: Live long and help the Earth prosper
    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...
  • Haakenson: Surf City Days promises plenty of fun

    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...
  • Classically Trained: How does one begin to enjoy that 'classical' music, anyway?

    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...
  • Classic story meets CGI

     Classic story meets CGI
    The boy who never grew up is more than 100 years old, but new fans are now discovering him in Costa Mesa. One of the most technologically advanced pieces of theater in history has arrived at the Orange County Performing Arts Center — seats,...
  • Greer's OC: Fusion eatery opens downtown

    Digg's Restaurant & Bar, a new international fusion concept, just opened near downtown Huntington Beach. And in celebration of the opening, it's offering Greer's OC readers 20% off through November just for mentioning Greer's OC. From gourmet burgers...
  • Greer's OC: Get used gear at REI

    Don't miss the REI members-only Used Gear Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach. REI will allow members to purchase used and returned gear at substantial discounts. REI is known for the best deals on top-quality...
  • Greer's OC: A mix of food, sound and shopping

    Looking for a youthful and vibrant night out in Huntington Beach? Shorebreak Hotel is spicing up Orange County's evenings with the "Culinary Sound" event series booked every other Wednesday from 6:30 to 11 p.m., with the next one April 20 at Zimzala...
  • In The Pipeline: Relive that beach nostalgia

    "What better way to end summer?" Dean Torrence, one half of the legendary 1960s singing duo Jan and Dean, spoke to me recently about the "Endless Summer" concert he's performing with his band, the Surf City Allstars, this Saturday at the Hyatt Regency...
  • Concert to focus on famous movie scores

    The Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert on June 10 showcasing famous tunes and soundtracks from movies including "Star Wars," "E.T." and"Jaws." The community orchestra, led by Music Director Grant Sevdayan, will perform its...
  • Greer's OC: Serving up good food for four decades

    Craving a fresh and delicious sandwich that's made surfers and locals happy for 40 years? Make your way over to Jan's Health Bar in Huntington Beach. Founded by Jan Gaffney, one of the original surfer girls from the 1960s and a health food enthusiast...
  • Calendar

    TILL JUNE 23 West Coast Artists "Contemporary Traditionalists: A West Coast Perspective," a show featuring 48 works by 18 South Orange County artists, runs at the Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St. Among the artists on display are Scott Albert,...