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By Candice Baker, Special to the Daily Pilot | May 17, 2012
"It's not over 'till you're underground It's not over before it's too late This city's burnin' It's not my burden It's not over before it's too late" — Green Day, "Letterbomb" * Punk band Green Day skyrocketed to fame in the 1990s, but is winning over an entirely new audience with its latest offering: a Broadway musical. But their "American Idiot" is a far cry from "Camelot. " It's a gritty, urban-inspired show that uses the same punk songs that made the band famous, and adds more than a smattering of simulated drug use, strong language and other adult situations.
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NEWS
By Mike Reicher | May 1, 2012
A GPS device from the doomed racing boat Aegean struck a jagged island, an online tracking system shows. The sailing community was buzzing with the news Tuesday, as racers emailed a link to Spot, a personal satellite tracking company, and speculated anew about the original theory of the accident. Up to now, many thought that the 37-foot Aegean was struck by a larger commercial vessel, such as a tanker or freighter. The accident claimed four sailors' lives Saturday during the annual Newport-to-Ensenada race.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brittany Woolsey, Special to the Daily Pilot | April 5, 2012
"God save rock and roll!" a female fan in the crowd shouted. And, some would argue, that's just what Hell or Highwater did Wednesday night at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. The intimate venue filled with the roars of rock fans as the Orange County band played its set, consisting of songs from its debut album, "Begin Again," released in August 2011. As the band members approached the stage, they activated fog machines. While this is usually a successful stage effect, the fog became distracting and was ultimately unnecessary because of the venue's size.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | February 10, 2012
It started like any other flag deck at Killybrooke Elementary School on Friday, but after a performance by the school band and the pledge of allegiance, the Costa Mesa school's sixth-grade students received an exciting surprise. "All of us are going to camp," Principal Lorie Hoggard announced. "With Rock Harbor's donation we have met our goal. We're all going now. " Thanks to a $4,200 donation from Costa Mesa's Rock Harbor Church, Killybrooke can cover the remaining costs to send its students to sixth-grade science camp this March at Arrowhead Ranch Each student also received a blue camp sweatshirt that they quickly donned.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joanna Clay | February 2, 2012
If you've turned on a television in the last year, you've probably glimpsed Young the Giant. The Irvine natives have played on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"and "Later with Jools Holland" in the U.K. Rock music enthusiasts might also recognize the band from a slightly more prominent gig this past summer at the MTV Video Music Awards, when Jared Leto and Zoe Saldana introduced them to the stage. For many who grew up in the 1980s, '90s and '00s, the VMAs are a summer standard.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Britney Barnes | December 29, 2011
At 8 years old, Newport Beach native Samantha Smith learned the first song she sang in public in an American biker bar in France, but it was in her hometown that she got her start. The 19-year-old aspiring songwriter — who sings, plays guitar and describes her current style as folksy rock — is home from college in upstate New York for two weeks and wasted no time arranging to play at Newport's Blue Beet twice this week. "It's really fun to come back to Newport and play shows, because a lot of the people that come to my shows are my friends, so I get to see everybody again," she said.
NEWS
By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | December 26, 2011
CORONA DEL MAR - Heavy construction in Lower Buck Gully is nearly complete, with structures in place that will prevent further erosion on the hillsides along Hazel Drive and Evening Canyon Road. Crews have placed five rock weirs designed to change the flow of water streaming toward the ocean, along with three drop structures that include a total of 15 steps that slow the flow of water. "As water flows and drops down each step, it flows off at a slower velocity," said Robert Stein, a Newport Beach assistant city engineer.
NEWS
December 26, 2011
CORONA DEL MAR - The days of collecting shells, rocks and other sandy souvenirs at Big Corona State Beach are coming to an end. Little Corona State Beach has long been a protected marine area, but starting Jan. 1, 2012, Big Corona State Beach will be included when changes to the state Fish and Games Marine Life Protection Act take effect. Currently, Little Corona and its tidepools are part of the Robert E. Badham State Marine Conservation Area, which limits collecting rocks and shells along with tidepool creatures and wildlife.
NEWS
September 17, 2011
One person was treated for minor injuries and seven were displaced after a fire at a Costa Mesa triplex early Saturday. About 12:23 a.m., the Costa Mesa Fire Department received a call of a lower level apartment on fire at 392 Woodland Place, between 20th and 21st streets, according to authorities. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of respondents Three fire engines, a truck company, an urban search and rescue unit and a battalion chief - totaling 19 people - were part of the first response.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | July 28, 2011
Having finally "discovered" the rock musical "Godspell" in 2008, Vanguard University has rediscovered it, this time as a production of the college's summer professional arm, the American Coast Theater Co. Vanda Eggington, who directed the earlier version, returns to helm this one. She again uses a theater warehouse with props from past shows as a backdrop and brings the dialogue into the 21st century with the 1970s-flavored songs of creators Stephen...
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