| Jul 24, 2010
| 9:16 PM
Corona del Mar's Toastmasters Group Aim To Perfect the Art of Public Speaking
It's 7 a.m. in the back room of Coco's in Corona del Mar, and the crowd is all ears, waiting for the speeches to begin at the regular meeting of the Harborlites Toastmasters...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 11:39 PM
John Salter kicked up his feet after working out with wrestlers at the Corona del Mar High camp on Friday. The professional mixed martial artist fighter sat next to CdM assistant coach Ryan Montgomery, the person most responsible for Salter being in...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Linda Purl has come a long, long way since she played Fonzie's girlfriend on TV's "Happy Days" in the 1970s. Check out "The Year of Magical Thinking" at the Laguna Playhouse to see just how far.
Purl, alone onstage in a play devoid of an intermission,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Recall any decade in American history over the latter half of the 20th century and chances are you'll conjure up some music to go with it. Each decade has its own definitive sound.
This was the reasoning behind "The Beat Goes On," an original show...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Maddy Holstein grabbed a flat-head brush and using a pale compact foundation applied a thick base coat on a 10th-grader's forehead.
"We're just going to age your face," the stage director and makeup artist said while pushing his hair back and creating...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Mathematicians have a language all their own, and we "normal" people often assume they're visiting from another planet. But they function viscerally and emotionally as well, as David Auburn demonstrated in his Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Proof."
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:28 PM
It was time for round two of auditions at a rehearsal space in a Huntington Beach office complex, and Jolyn Turner gave her granddaughter a decree: "Make it a little rough on them."
Emily Turner, seated at the director's table, proceeded to grill the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:14 AM
What started as a board designed to teach Peter Hamborg's children how to surf on land has turned into a hefty business for the Huntington Beach man after an appearance on the TV show "Shark Tank."
The 53-year-old Orange County Fire Authority...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A terrific cast, a production that enhances or at least doesn't much get in the way, and superb conducting make Los Angeles Opera's new production of "Lucia di Lammermoor" a go-to event.
Unveiled Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Donizetti's...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Anyone who is, shall we say, mature enough to remember television from back in the early 1950s will get an enormous kick out of the current offering at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
"I Love Lucy Live on Stage" takes its audiences back to TV's...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The cast of Edison High School's production of "Footloose" was hard at work on a recent Friday afternoon fine-tuning a beginning scene, and director Diane Christensen was just as busy correcting the actors along the way.
The group of about 40 students,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Greg MacGillivray doesn't mince words when it comes to the Newport Beach Film Festival.
"It's A+," he said.
The producer-director co-founded MacGillivray Freeman Films with Jim Freeman in the mid-1960s. Although the duo started out producing surfing...