| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Peter "PT" Townend is known as the one of the best surfers of his time. He won the first world surfing championship in 1976 and has been inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame and Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach.
But the Coolangatta,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Timing is everything, as they say. I mean, had there not been the recent rioting after the U.S. Open of Surfing, then I'm guessing that the Wet Electric Beach Party may have gone if not unnoticed then at least earned a lot less scrutiny.
If you haven'...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:31 PM
For the teenage performers in South Coast Repertory's Theatre Conservatory Summer Players' revival of "Annie," they're presenting ancient history — not just the Depression-era mid-1930s but the roots of the 1977 musical itself, born long before they...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Back to style: The Irvine Spectrum Center is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season with a Teen Vogue Back-to-School event Saturday. Shoppers will be able to peruse pop-up "style closets" from Nordstrom's TOPSHOP collaboration at 1 p.m. outside...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Those whose memories stretch back to the teenage female angst of 1957, when Uncle Sam finally caught up to Elvis Presley, will particularly appreciate the revival of the musical "Bye Bye Birdie," now on stage for the second time in recent history at the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:43 PM
At some point, the 17-year-old competing in the national high school theater competition in New York had to let her training and lifetime love of performing take over. In the end, all her time at the Huntington Beach High School Academy for the Performing...
| May 6, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Of all the stage musicals based on hit movies over the years ("Applause," "Promises, Promises," etc.), few have hit the ground running with the wit, verve and sheer entertainment value of "Legally Blonde," now in its second and final weekend at Golden...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:45 PM
It's comforting to think of "Oklahoma!" not as the scene of devastating tornadoes, but as a landmark musical comedy that retains a good share of its spunk and spirit on this, its 70th anniversary.
True, the corn still may be high as an elephant's eye...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:20 AM
They have retrieved every rubber duck that's been tossed off the Huntington Beach Pier for the last 20 years.
A pair of skip loaders typically dumps around 4,000 bright yellow artificial waterfowls over the railing for the annual Duck-A-Thon, an event...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Need last-minute Mother's Day gifts?
Island Cowgirl in Huntington Beach just celebrated five years and has plenty of options for mum, according to designer and owner Heather Kraty.
The shop originally began as a flagship store for Kraty's own line...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 11:59 AM
So it's that time of year when kids are home and many adults take some time off from work, and in this column I like to call out a couple of nearby attractions or performances that might be a fun way to spend some time over the holidays.
| Dec 26, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Old World Village held the 11th annual International Celebration of Christmas and live Nativity play on Dec. 2.
The money raised from proceeds and donations will benefit World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization.
Bell choir "Beach City...