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  • On Theater: 'Assassins' melds horror, humor

    On Theater: 'Assassins' melds horror, humor
    En route to becoming America's preeminent Broadway composer-lyricist, Stephen Sondheim took a few darkly hued detours into the lives of murderously deranged historical characters, probably his best known being "Sweeney Todd." An even more arresting,...
  • Forty years of harmony

    Forty years of harmony
    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...
  • Straight outta, um, Fountain Valley

    Straight outta, um, Fountain Valley
    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...
  • Funding the dream

    Funding the dream
    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...
  • Concert was challenging but mostly 'fun'

    Concert was challenging but mostly 'fun'
    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...
  • A concert for a friend

     A concert for a friend
    "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...
  • Anniversary song tells of chorus's ability

    Anniversary song tells of chorus's ability
    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...
  • The world on a (hammered) string

    The world on a (hammered) string
    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,...
  • 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...
  • A+ Dropouts goes for extra credit

    A+ Dropouts goes for extra credit
    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...
  • Sculpture with a vibe

    Sculpture with a vibe
    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...
  • Facing the recession

    Facing the recession
    Four dozen photographs coat the wall and hang from the ceiling of the Huntington Beach Art Center, each one taken with a high-definition camera that coaxes out pores, wrinkles and haggard expressions. Most, if not all, of the subjects are strangers to...