July 17, 2012
Young the Giant is just one of the acts billed for the Pacific Amphitheatre's Summer Concert Series' at the 2012 Orange County Fair. The lineup offers genres of popular music that should resonate with different generations, ranging from reggae to country and rock. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, two "American Idol" alumni will perform separate shows. First, Season 10 "American Idol" Scotty McCreery will play songs off his debut album, "Clear As Day. " Attwater, a Sacramento-based country band will open the show.
August 20, 2011
SUNDAY Returning Catholics Group Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach, is hosting a group from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those interested in returning to the Catholic church or those who want to talk. Contact Victoria K. Dendinger at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Newport Harbor Lutheran Church A fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is from 4 p.m. at Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach.
June 23, 2008
Concerts in the park will be starting up again in Costa Mesa on July 8, meaning plenty of blankets and picnic baskets on the lawn at Fairview Park as the community gathers to see some diverse musical acts. This will be the ninth summer Costa Mesa has sponsored the concert series. Bands performing this time around will play classic rock, Latin/classical guitar, Oldies/rock and steel drum/Caribbean. Concerts will start at 6:15 p.m. and are free to the public. Food vendors and face painters are also expected to join the musicians, and games and activities will be set up on the premises.
November 27, 2006
Members of the rock band the Green Room are attracting fans, getting invited to play gigs and making hundreds of dollars at some shows — all before they're old enough to drive or even take a high school music class. But for Blake Allen, Travis Barrett, Evan Harr and Alex Herrera, it's not about their age. It's about the music they play. The boys must have old souls. All are 12 except Alex, who is 13, but a large part of their repertoire comes from decades when even some of their parents were barely old enough to get into it. "We really like the Beatles and classic rock," said Travis, a seventh-grader at Corona del Mar Middle School.
February 7, 2005
Andrew Edwards Many surfers would resent being called "softcore," but one local manufacturer is seeking to make soft surfboards respectable. Costa Mesa's Softcore Surfboards is the brainchild of Gary Sipiora, a lifelong surfer who broke away from graduate school to design what he called the Cadillac of soft surfboards. Sipiora, 45, lives in Corona del Mar and was a graduate student studying child psychology at Chapman University when he walked into a surf shop and noticed boogie board companies had improved their gear since he started surfing.
December 26, 2003
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4295. SPECIAL EVENTS HISTORY OF HITCHCOCK Orange Coast College is offering a nine-part film history on Alfred Hitchcock. The series will be moderated by retired OCC professor H. Arthur Taussig. Each session will be held at 6:30 p.m. one Friday each month. The events will be held at OCC's Fine Arts Hall 116. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors and OCC students.