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September 10, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Plans to reopen the former Harlequin Dinner Theatre as a pop concert club moved forward Tuesday night when the Santa Ana City Council approved a conditional-use permit for the facility. According to the permit application, the club would seat about 550 people and feature "national entertainment acts" in rock, comedy, rhythm and blues, jazz and country. The club will include a restaurant and full-service bar.
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February 12, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rhythm Cafe has lost its lease, ending its former operator's hopes of reviving the well-appointed, once-promising concert club in Santa Ana. Michael Feder, the Cafe's operator during a high-profile but brief run in 1992-93, had been trying to find investors who would back the 550-capacity club's return. But the Cafe's landlord was not about to wait any longer as rents went unpaid, and Feder's company, Musicsphere Entertainment, was evicted from the Cafe building at 3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
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September 18, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Orange County's concert club wars, in which the Coach House has survived all challengers since 1986, are about to heat up again after a lull of more than a year. Rhythm Cafe, with almost 600 seats, is slated to open in late October in the building that for 18 years housed the Harlequin Dinner Playhouse. The room was converted into a concert club once before, called Hamptons, but shut down in 1990 in the wake of booking problems after six months.
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March 15, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two clubs, one operator. That is one possible outcome of the recently concluded war between the Rhythm Cafe in Santa Ana and the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. The war didn't last long. The Coach House, Orange County's dominant concert club over the past seven years, remains in control of the market after the upstart Rhythm Cafe's closing Sunday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rhythm Cafe has lost its lease, ending its former operator's hopes of reviving the well-appointed, once-promising concert club in Santa Ana. Michael Feder, the Cafe's operator during a high-profile but brief run in 1992-93, had been trying to find investors who would back the 550-capacity club's return. But the Cafe's landlord was not about to wait any longer as rents went unpaid, and Feder's company, Musicsphere Entertainment, was evicted from the Cafe building at 3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While they still hope to turn the Rhythm Cafe into a national chain of concert nightclubs, the partners behind the flagship club in Santa Ana have decided to pull back for now by closing a sister club in San Diego. Meanwhile, Rhythm Cafe's chief competitor in Orange County has expanded his own horizons: Gary Folgner, owner of the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, said Tuesday that his company will manage and book a new concert club in Palm Springs.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two clubs, one operator. That is one possible outcome of the recently concluded war between the Rhythm Cafe in Santa Ana and the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. The war didn't last long. The Coach House, Orange County's dominant concert club over the past seven years, remains in control of the market after the upstart Rhythm Cafe's closing Sunday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While they still hope to turn the Rhythm Cafe into a national chain of concert nightclubs, the partners behind the flagship club in Santa Ana have decided to pull back for now by closing a sister club in San Diego. Meanwhile, Rhythm Cafe's chief competitor in Orange County has expanded his own horizons: Gary Folgner, owner of the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, said Tuesday that his company will manage and book a new concert club in Palm Springs.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Orange County's concert club wars, in which the Coach House has survived all challengers since 1986, are about to heat up again after a lull of more than a year. Rhythm Cafe, with almost 600 seats, is slated to open in late October in the building that for 18 years housed the Harlequin Dinner Playhouse. The room was converted into a concert club once before, called Hamptons, but shut down in 1990 in the wake of booking problems after six months.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Plans to reopen the former Harlequin Dinner Theatre as a pop concert club moved forward Tuesday night when the Santa Ana City Council approved a conditional-use permit for the facility. According to the permit application, the club would seat about 550 people and feature "national entertainment acts" in rock, comedy, rhythm and blues, jazz and country. The club will include a restaurant and full-service bar.
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