| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:20 PM
MenAlive, Orange County's 100-member gay men's chorus, welcomed the holiday season with an old-fashioned Christmas musical celebration last week at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.
The program was a retro journey back to the 1950s, paying homage to the...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:08 PM
"Hammer and nails?"
"Did you cut the tags?"
For the past hour on a Friday morning, two designers from Newport Beach's Interior Designers Institute had chatted as they fluffed pillows, hung drapes and nailed artwork to a bare kitchen...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:44 PM
This week, I had the opportunity to catch up with Troy Heidemann, the new dock master at the Balboa Bay Resort.
Heidemann has to have one of the best views I've ever seen from someone's office window. Right in the middle of the resort, out on the end of...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:29 PM
As sommeliers poured a 2011 Malbec into wine glasses and suited waiters greeted guests, Geeta Bansal stood behind a stainless steel counter and delicately sprinkled a mix of black rice, rye and black salt atop an elk, foie and radish appetizer.
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Chelsea Braverman knows all about taking a group of energetic kids, assigning them roles and building a theater production from the ground up.
Heck, she's been doing it since age 7.
While icons like Charlie Chaplin and Clint Eastwood drew acclaim...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Just to set the facts straight: The show Sept. 18 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will feature a program of songs with lyrics by a man who doesn't exist, based on a book by a man who also doesn't exist, sung by a real man who is now performing under...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:21 PM
Old-school style on four wheels — and two — is heading to the seashore Sunday.
The 10th annual Coastline Car Classic at Corona del Mar State Beach is expected to attract hundreds if not a couple thousand people, who will be able to gaze at...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:59 PM
I have been writing for my hometown paper, The Daily Pilot, for several years now, commenting on a variety of news and issues surrounding the world of sports. This week, the news spread about my own plans, and I wanted to share the rationale and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:17 PM
When "Scrubbing In," MTV's new reality series about travel nurses, airs its first episode Thursday night, it will have a formidable act to follow in terms of media outrage and water-cooler gossip.
In short, it will have to top its own trailer.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Paul Crouch, founder and president of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, has been hospitalized near Dallas after experiencing shortness of breath.
He was taken to the hospital Oct. 22 and was stable as of Wednesday, according to a TBN spokesman.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Johnny Knoxville has been at the center of the lowbrow "Jackass" series of bad-boy comedy films and cable TV shows. His format gathers a collection of silly, stupid skits that are so seriously R-rated they defy description in a family newspaper. The...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:18 AM
1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members.
2.) Keith Curry: The...