| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:12 AM
The executive producer of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach stuck to his word and presented to city officials last week a plan for a considerably smaller event this summer.
The July surfing competition would do away with the live-music stage,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:32 AM
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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:06 PM
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...