December 29, 1990 |
Something old, something new. The phrase nicely sums up saxophonist Brandon Fields' source of musical inspiration. "I still consider myself a student, listening to all different types of music and trying to apply them to my musical sense," he said. "I search out the new stuff, contemporary music, the stuff that's playing right now, as well as researching as much old material as I can find.
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June 9, 2005 |
A colorful Costa Mesa restaurant -- a landmark, some would say -- that was operated by the county after the owner died has been successfully auctioned. Again. After the first bidder bowed out of buying El Matador, a new buyer completed financial arrangements Wednesday to take over the Newport Boulevard restaurant. "I'm looking forward to operating the El Matador and getting back into the restaurant business," said Greg McConaughy, a Corona del Mar businessman who paid $535,000 for the business.
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April 3, 1989
The Say No to Drugs project, sponsored by the Huntington Beach Police Department with area school districts, will hold its annual recognition dinner Thursday at the El Matador Restaurant. The anti-drug project, aimed at students, staff members and parents, is in its second year and has received money for another year. State Sen.
February 17, 1994
Despite damage to the outfield wall at Matador Field, Cal State Northridge will play its first home baseball game of the season, meeting third-ranked Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at 1 p.m. The wall, which is made of concrete brick, is lower at some places than others because several top pieces were dislodged during the Jan. 17 earthquake. Barry Smith, Northridge's sports information director, said the umpires and coaches must agree on ground rules before the game.
December 27, 1990 |
You think you were busy before Christmas. Singer Stephanie Haynes, who lives in San Juan Capistrano, says she traveled "about 600 miles" making gigs during one week in December, with a club date in Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday, the grand opening of a Japanese nightclub in Torrance on Tuesday, a stop at Chadney's in Burbank on Wednesday and a weekend engagement at a new nightspot, Central Park West, in Brentwood.
December 23, 1991 |
Jazz standards are always on the bill of fare when bassist-impresario Luther Hughes and his guest artist du jour strike up the assembled band at El Matador restaurant. But standards of a different genre were the day's special Friday when guitarist Terry Wollman joined a beat-minded edition of Hughes' trio in a decidedly contemporary-flavored outing.