| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Band and musicians have a certain something that defines them. People know Bob Dylan for his stream-of-consciousness lyrics and nasal voice, the Beatles for their catchy Mersey beat and Van Halen for its ear-splitting guitar solos.
The Fountain Valley...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:27 PM
The day after Thanksgiving, it will be another reunion of sorts.
Four decades ago, music-lovers walked past the Golden Bear sign overlooking Pacific Coast Highway and went in to see Peter White perform. Friday night, those who remember the 1970s can...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:52 PM
They all gathered in a Huntington Beach garage, which was fitting, given that they were honoring a garage band legend.
On a chilly and rain-spattered morning, the men started in the kitchen, sharing stories about an old pal over pizza and beer. Then...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:22 PM
If Danny Maika can charm a panel of judges the way he charms a gondola, Greg Mohr expects him to clean up at this year's OC Music Awards.
Maika, the fan favorite this year for the Best Live Acoustic category, worked for a decade at Mohr's Newport Beach-...
| 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...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:16 PM
Long before "Evita," "The Phantom of the Opera" and the musical version of "Sunset Boulevard," composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and his lyricist buddy Tim Rice teamed up on what they termed a "pop cantata" for a school choir that ran for all of 20 minutes....
| May 11, 2011
| 4:14 PM
It's not often that you get to speak with a musical legend as lasting and impactful as Herb Alpert. Given that he will be performing May 20 in our backyard at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, I thought you might enjoy this....