| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:07 PM
COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Fresh back from seeing Huntington Beach's own Avenged Sevenfold and Brandon Saller play in the area last week, I was more than ready to dedicate a column to more local music news. Yes, this place is called Surf City, but let us not forget that this is...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:34 PM
One of the most reclusive legends in modern American history will make a rare appearance in Costa Mesa on Oct. 29.
Prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will speak with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers head Michael...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:17 PM
It's dangerous to drive while listening to HB Surround Sound's latest release, "Get Your Dance On," because that's exactly what listeners will want to do.
The album, which was released Sept. 4, features 10 original songs. Genres range from ska to pop-...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Aaron Bertram strode to the front of a classroom at Patti's Preschool in Huntington Beach on Friday morning and asked 10 students to sit in a circle, where they would indulge in musical activities for the next half hour.
Right before they filled their...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Gregg Gilboe said he wanted to be a high school band director ever since his own days in his high school band.
"I had so much fun in high school band, and that was my life," Gilboe said. "I wanted other people to experience that and have as much fun as I...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Steve Munoz likes to drink.
He said he's the first customer in the downtown Huntington Beach bars every morning at 11 a.m. However, while the Huntington resident enjoys partying, he enjoys one thing even more - partying responsibly.
"I don't wake up...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Surf City ska/reggae rockers HB Surround Sound say they have one goal - to be bigger than Aerosmith.
With a vivacious stage show and praise from big-name musicians, like Rancid's Tim Armstrong, the quintet is well on its way.
Hailing from Huntington...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The late Doc Watson wailed over the speakers at the tiny record shop on Beach Boulevard, and like many a bluesman on the road, he was in the midst of a journey.
Watson, one of America's most prolific roots musicians, died at the age of 89 a few days...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 10:42 AM
The musical roots and heritage of Huntington Beach were no doubt fortified when the Golden Bear started booking rock and roll acts in the 1960s.
The Jan and Dean classic "Surf City" certainly fed the legacy, as did the old punk club Safari Sam's and a...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:54 PM
We want to see an end to cystic fibrosis for all who suffer from this deadly inherited disease, but also for our close friend's niece and my son's college roommate.
Join legendary watermen Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama, as well as more than a dozen...