| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...