| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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....
| May 25, 2011
| 4:30 PM
There's a bit of 21st-century technology hidden onstage during Walter & David's performances at La Brique Steak House.
But aside from that, as far as the duo is concerned, it's 1947.
Walter Lakota and Dave Alcantar, who both sing and play multiple...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Music runs through my blood like the Nile River runs through Egypt.
And if you know anything about Middle Easterners, Egyptians especially, you know we love our music.
My mom, Shadia, loves the songs and music of Egypt's oldest legends — Oum...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:40 PM
The Umami wait is over.
After much speculation as to where the first Umami Burger would open in Orange County, Umami opened at The CAMP in Costa Mesa. The hot Los Angeles-based gourmet burger concept will roll out two more locations in the coming...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:45 PM
One note at a time, the Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra has picked up tempo in its three years of existence.
The HBSO took root in Surf City's rich communal soil in February 2009 with a modest goal of performing two concerts that initial year....