| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Just five months ago, astronaut Chris Hadfield, then commander of the International Space Station, struck an emotional chord with millions of people with his in-space performance video of the David Bowie classic "Space Oddity."
As poignant and...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Growing up, Christian Tedeschi fancied getting into trouble. He didn't harm himself or others, but flaunted a short attention span and flagrant disregard for authority.
And then he welcomed the punishment, be it a time-out at home or day-long suspension...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Paul Babcock considers himself lazy.
That might explain why the Long Beach resident still isn't proficient in playing the dulcimer, despite being introduced to the instrument nearly six years ago.
Drawn to its gentle sounds, his wife, Teresa,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Lloyd Glick has played the trumpet for almost 80 years.
Forty of those have been with the Huntington Beach Concert Band, where he is the oldest player and the only remaining pioneer member.
"I just love playing the trumpet and enjoy the...
| May 22, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Cheska Zaide takes her homework everywhere.
And that's not in a manner of speaking — it's a fact.
Cheska, 15, is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of teenage pop band A+ Dropouts. But the Huntington Beach resident is also a full-time...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The last thing they want is to become a generic surf band after growing up in conservative Fountain Valley.
To gain some traction and grow a fan base, they decided to move a city over.
It's taken them four years to find their sound, and with the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Emily Satterlee's dream is to make music her career. But for now, she's working toward her break and waiting tables at two Huntington Beach restaurants.
The 27-year-old commercial music student at Orange Coast College wants to sell her original songs to...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:05 PM
"I love you, and don't worry," she texted.
"I love you too," he replied.
Riding home on a Triumph Bonneville T100 about four hours later, Christian DaSilva was involved in a collision with a Lexus sedan. He did not survive.
Those were the last words...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The Huntington Beach Union High School District presented its 28th annual Honor Band Concert on Feb. 7 in the auditorium at Huntington Beach High School.
Guest Conductor Larry G. Curtis, a distinguished educator and professional conductor with a 25-year...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:23 PM
I spotted James Dean mingling among the crowd on Saturday night. With a cigarette behind his ear and sporting the iconic black leather jacket, he was selling tickets. With a cause.
He was among the 200 attendees supporting the All-American Boys Chorus at...