| 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...
| 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...