Life + Arts

'Ghost' comes to life with music

'Ghost' comes to life with music

Dave Stewart has a suggestion for theatergoers heading to "Ghost The Musical" — pack Kleenex.

You might be a comedian if ...

You might be a comedian if ...

Plenty of fifth-graders will be present. With the July sun blazing, a few necks may turn red. And lots of food will be available, even if...

Theater facing an unusual problem

Wanted: three adult males with impressive vocal ability. Must love community theater and be willing to rehearse and appear in a show without...

Library to host pet adoption event

Visitors to the Newport Beach Central Library might take home more than just a book Saturday.

Up Close: Josh Corbin's 'Estate of Mind'

Up Close: Josh Corbin's 'Estate of Mind'

Another in an occasional look at artworks on display around Laguna Beach.

Reel Critics: Don't bother rewinding this 'Tape'

Given its bawdy premise and R rating, you might think "Sex Tape" would deliver naked humor and raucous laughter.

Pet of the Week

Anthony is a 10-month-old tabby and white kitten who was raised by Community Animal Network, adopted and recently returned for unbecoming...

National Choreographers Initiative performs Saturday in Irvine

The National Choreographers Initiative, an annual dance workshop that features new works by accomplished choreographers, will present its...

The Go-Go's head to OC Fair with a new beat and big plans

The Go-Go's head to OC Fair with a new beat and big plans

Top secret: The Go-Go's drummer, Gina Schock, has never taken a music lesson in her life.

Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans

Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans

In 1969, John Kay was on a ride with Steppenwolf. And so was Don Clark.

Friends of the Libraries: Get your education at the library

A better-educated society tends to be more comfortable financially. So it was no surprise to see the report on voter turnout in last Sunday'...

Irvine Barclay president recalls seasons of success

In September 1990, a Los Angeles Times headline...

 'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

'Bachelor' hopefuls audition

More than 300 hopefuls descended on the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Sunday to audition for the upcoming season of "The...

'The Bachelor' audition is Sunday at Westin hotel

The Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa is hosting an open audition Sunday for the next season of "The Bachelor."

R.E.M. responds to an SOS

R.E.M. responds to an SOS

Bob Hawkins was strumming his guitar in front of a live audience at the Cliffs in Laguna Beach, celebrating Cinco de Mayo, when his heart...

Check It Out: A full count of baseball books

With the recent conclusion of the World Cup, the Los Angeles Kings hoisting the Stanley Cup for the second time and the San Antonio Spurs...

Film Reviews

Reel Critics: '22 Jump Street' mostly by the numbers

Reel Critics: '22 Jump Street' mostly by the numbers

The sequel comedy "22 Jump Street" is as rude, crude and ridiculous as the rowdy original. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum revise their...

Reel Critics: A wild 'West' from MacFarlane

Reel Critics: A wild 'West' from MacFarlane

"A Million Ways to Die in the West" is a mixed bag of rapid-fire jokes that obliterate the boundaries of good taste at every level. Seth...

Pet Of The Week

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Windy has the most popular breed look with her Bengal cat marble-patterned markings, but shelter workers have not found the right match...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

With summer here, it is fitting to feature a dog whose nature is synonymous with playfulness.

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Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

The former home of Mark's Restaurant, in the strip mall across from the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, has...

Society

The Crowd: Gala dips into California history

The Crowd: Gala dips into California history

Orange County has become the center of the world of charitable galas.