| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:42 PM
When the Orange County Women's Chorus commissioned Kirke Mechem to compose a piece to celebrate their 15th anniversary, he gave them "We Can Sing That" — a song about how the choir can perform any kind of music effortlessly.
If Mechem had titled...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Lloyd Glick has played the trumpet for almost 80 years.
Forty of those have been with the Huntington Beach Concert Band, where he is the oldest player and the only remaining pioneer member.
"I just love playing the trumpet and enjoy the...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The last thing they want is to become a generic surf band after growing up in conservative Fountain Valley.
To gain some traction and grow a fan base, they decided to move a city over.
It's taken them four years to find their sound, and with the...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The Huntington Beach Union High School District presented its 28th annual Honor Band Concert on Feb. 7 in the auditorium at Huntington Beach High School.
Guest Conductor Larry G. Curtis, a distinguished educator and professional conductor with a 25-year...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:05 PM
"I love you, and don't worry," she texted.
"I love you too," he replied.
Riding home on a Triumph Bonneville T100 about four hours later, Christian DaSilva was involved in a collision with a Lexus sedan. He did not survive.
Those were the last words...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:34 PM
FRIDAY: Surf rock band the Breakaways perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bella Terra Mall as part of the Summer Concert Series. The show is free.
SATURDAY: Michael & The Lonesome Playboys, a country-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Michael...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:23 PM
I spotted James Dean mingling among the crowd on Saturday night. With a cigarette behind his ear and sporting the iconic black leather jacket, he was selling tickets. With a cause.
He was among the 200 attendees supporting the All-American Boys Chorus at...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 3:31 PM
Digg's Restaurant & Bar, a new international fusion concept, just opened near downtown Huntington Beach. And in celebration of the opening, it's offering Greer's OC readers 20% off through November just for mentioning Greer's OC. From gourmet burgers...
| May 13, 2010
No, they haven't met David Letterman.
The members of the Huntington Beach-based band Runner Runner get that question a lot. After all, the King of Late Night played an indirect part in their rise to fame, and a Google search of the terms "David...