| 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...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:50 PM
The official title of Sunday's show at Golden West College is Bands and Bellies VIII.
To a scorekeeper, though, it's more like Bands and Bellies 1, Community 7.
Over the last two years, producers Alec C. Marken and Sarah "al Nour" Baxter have hosted...
| 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-...