| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:28 PM
It was time for round two of auditions at a rehearsal space in a Huntington Beach office complex, and Jolyn Turner gave her granddaughter a decree: "Make it a little rough on them."
Emily Turner, seated at the director's table, proceeded to grill the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Greg MacGillivray doesn't mince words when it comes to the Newport Beach Film Festival.
"It's A+," he said.
The producer-director co-founded MacGillivray Freeman Films with Jim Freeman in the mid-1960s. Although the duo started out producing surfing...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The cast of Edison High School's production of "Footloose" was hard at work on a recent Friday afternoon fine-tuning a beginning scene, and director Diane Christensen was just as busy correcting the actors along the way.
The group of about 40 students,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A terrific cast, a production that enhances or at least doesn't much get in the way, and superb conducting make Los Angeles Opera's new production of "Lucia di Lammermoor" a go-to event.
Unveiled Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Donizetti's...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Anyone who is, shall we say, mature enough to remember television from back in the early 1950s will get an enormous kick out of the current offering at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
"I Love Lucy Live on Stage" takes its audiences back to TV's...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:14 AM
What started as a board designed to teach Peter Hamborg's children how to surf on land has turned into a hefty business for the Huntington Beach man after an appearance on the TV show "Shark Tank."
The 53-year-old Orange County Fire Authority...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:12 PM
He may have been responsible for "The Flying Nun" and "The Partridge Family," but theater people will let those TV projects pass. Bernard Slade also gave us "Same Time, Next Year," "Romantic Comedy" and "Tribute," among many other finely crafted comedies....
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Univision's "Premios Juventud" youth awards show -- featuring an opening performance by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull that concluded with an unexpected dip in an on-stage swimming pool -- was the most buzzed about show on television last week, according to...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Pizza and beer are a tasty pairing. A profitable one too.
BJ's Restaurants Inc. specializes in deep-dish pizza and offers its own brand of craft-brewed beer, a combination that has helped it grow from a single restaurant in Santa Ana to 132 locations in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:21 AM
By now, the trio of fishermen from California, Colorado and Texas were supposed to be world record holders.
But two months after hooking a mako shark that apparently weighed in at more than 1,300 pounds, the anglers have yet to even file the paperwork...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Just days before the new season of "Arrested Development" finally debuts on Netflix, the re-creation of the Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand that cropped up in New York City last week is making its way to the West Coast.
The frozen banana stand will...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Four teens could face attempted murder charges after police said they chased a man down in Huntington Beach and almost beat him to death with their skateboards.
The victim, whose identity was not released, was rushed to UCI Medical Center’s trauma...