| Sep 29, 2010
| 7:12 PM
COSTA MESA — Chapman University President Jim Doti will take off his adult hat as a University of Chicago-schooled economist and put on a new one as a first-time author of a children's book.
On Sunday, Doti will read from his newly published work,...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 5:39 PM
Beware: The spooky season is upon us!
Children often love to scare themselves silly and this is the time of the year for such fun. The hours of sunshine are shorter, and the dark nights begin much earlier. Bedtime book requests are made up of spooky...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 6:46 PM
Can a play written in 1938 about rural life in the early 20th century — and staged by virtually every high school and collegiate drama department ever since — speak to 21st century audiences with relevancy and immediacy?
If the play is...
| May 21, 2010
Marc DeFrenza said he hasn't felt nervous since he joined the drama club at Estancia High. Performing in front of people is what he lives to do.
"I'm just kind of used to everybody having their eyes on me," said DeFrenza, who is in his third year...
| May 27, 2010
The inaugural "Lights Up" performance and fundraiser May 15 showcased artists from Newport Harbor High School's past and present. The high-energy performance entertained the crowd in the campus' sparkling rebuilt Robert B. Wentz Theater.
| Jun 8, 2010
Have you seen Bigfoot?
The students of Sonora Elementary School sure have.
In a mock documentary which incorporated more than 100 students, the school's drama club practiced technological and teamwork skills while producing a feature-length movie about...
| Jun 19, 2010
| 5:31 PM
Controversy Brewing Over New CDMHS Theater; Community Meeting Planned For Thursday Postponed
Corona del Mar High School soon could get a new theater — but will the $13 million proposed theater-in-the-round stage be too small for plays and dance...
| 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....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:45 AM
As Shakespeare famously said, all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. The half-dozen women who will star at the Laguna Playhouse on Oct. 21 have chosen a particularly difficult part — one that flutters in and out of the...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:28 PM
In the shadow of Bella Terra, a photographic exhibition is underway that chronicles a lesser-known French chapter in the history of the counterculture Beat movement.
Through April 21, the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art in Huntington Beach's Old World...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Next year, as in the past, the HB Reads program will spotlight a group of people who are often invisible in everyday life.
This time, though, they won't be miles away in Sudan or Afghanistan, toiling on a migrant farm or secluded in a special-education...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Laguna artist Nick Hernandez, who has sculpted several replicas of noteworthy figures such as Chelsea Clinton, is tapping politics for his latest inspiration — a sculpture of President Barack Obama.
"[Artists] have a rather prominent voice in...