November 26, 1987 |
For better or worse, it's been a relatively uneventful year on the local music scene. The good news is that there hasn't been anything approaching 1986's dismal record of four major music clubs folding. The bad news is that's because there haven't been four major clubs in operation this year--a shocking condition for a county of more than 2 million people just 40 miles from the heart of the West Coast entertainment industry.
February 7, 1986 |
When the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach closed last week, Orange County lost its most significant piece of pop music history. The closing has drawn a wide range of responses from the local musical community, which expressed everything from shock and anger to resignation and even optimism following the demise of the club that featured Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Cream, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Steve Martin, B.B.
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May 31, 2001 |
Linda's Doll Hut, the Anaheim roadhouse widely regarded by fans and musicians as the spiritual center of Orange County's original music scene, will close at the end of summer, its owner said Wednesday. Club owner and chief bartender Linda Jemison has decided to throw in the towel after 12 years because of steadily declining business over the last three years. "It had become a very expensive hobby," Jemison said over breakfast at a coffee shop in Orange on Wednesday.
September 17, 2006 |
WITH the Pacific Symphony now settled in the just-unveiled Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, leaders of the Orange County Performing Arts Center can rest. For a minute. Then they'll get back to the business of wooing listeners, and the true competitors will be watching to see how many Orange County music lovers the Pacific Symphony can keep from sneaking north to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and how many Los Angeles listeners it can bring south to Costa Mesa.
December 20, 1989 |
The decade of the '90s will be "the decade of professional growth," says Pacific Chorale music director John Alexander. But Alexander and others in the Orange County music scene who voice the same opinion are only cautiously optimistic. Among other issues they cite is the continued competition between the local groups for audiences and financial support. "The traditional audience definitely will be fought over," says Philharmonic Society Executive Director Erich Vollmer.
December 31, 1986 |
Orange County lost four major rock clubs during the year--the Golden Bear, Safari Sam's, Radio City and Spatz--but gained one outstanding new showcase in the revitalized Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. Local music fans had hundreds of shows from which to choose throughout the year, from the big and bold (Eurythmics, Bob Dylan, Depeche Mode) to the quirky and intimate (Jonathan Richman, 10,000 Maniacs, Smithereens).