| 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,...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Having played various Americana music festivals around the United States and Europe, members of Huntington Beach band The Fallen Stars figured it was about time to start a festival in their own backyard.
The band will host and play at the first Southern...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
"Paul sat down next to me on the plane and asked me how I got that sound out of the guitar. I explained to him how I bent the strings when I played, which nobody was really doing back then, and he said he was anxious to go explain what I was talking about...
| 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....
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Are you hunting for cool, music-related artifacts in Orange County?
Look no farther. The OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa just debuted Analog, which specializes in handmade items that celebrate sound and art. It's a new resource for one-of-a-kind products,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:18 PM
The idea came to Darren Ellis, front man for the Road Kill Kings, during a recent trip with his daughter to Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
"I thought 'how cool would it be to do our own version of the Grand Ole Opry?'" the Huntington Beach resident...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:49 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Jan. 13 will kick off its first-ever Off Center Festival, an eclectic nine-day program showcasing cutting-edge theater, music and dance, hip-hop, mash poetry and performance art.
Aimed at drawing audiences that...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Everyone who attends Kerry Getz's songwriting workshop Saturday at the Great Park may come away with an idea for a memorable tune.
For that matter, so may Getz herself.
The Newport Beach resident, who has worked as an independent musician for three...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Bellacures, a high-end Beverly Hills and West Side L.A. nail salon, has expanded to Orange County.
Founder Samira Asemanfar has already garnered a following of fans for bringing her nail salon concept of supreme attention to cleanliness and spa-like...