| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by the best designers.
There is the classic, the vintage and the contemporary.
And red patent-leather high-heel...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Barbara Poppa, wardrobe supervisor at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, reached for a plastic basket and pointed to the washing machine before her.
"I've got exciting laundry to do," she said, holding a ballerina's slip for Russian dancers Osipova and...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Jossue Murillo was teased mercilessly in middle and high school.
His friends couldn't fathom why a boy his age would choose to spend his evenings dancing — of all things, ballet — so they mocked and belittled him.
In response, the Tustin...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Late Monday afternoon during the ninth annual Mesa Verde Classic, Louise Fiduccia called out with three inviting words on Hole No. 17 at Mesa Verde Country Club.
"It's martini time," Fiduccia said to golfers who approached the 17th tee.
One of the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:13 AM
It is a very special week for South Coast Repertory.
On Wednesday, the complex was renamed the David Emmes and Martin Benson Theatre Center. Previously, the SCR complex had taken the name of Paul Folino, former board president and honorary trustee,...
| Nov 9, 2013
In a county dominated by the need to drive, a few Newport Beach spots offer late-night revelers something rare: a walkable nightlife.
One of these clusters of restaurants and bars lies on the Balboa Peninsula, near the Newport Pier. Patrons have come...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Christian Laveau laments the cinematic representation of Native Americans.
In many Hollywood movies, they live in teepees on the periphery of modernity, ride horses, dress in swatches of animal skin and plumed headdresses, and are armed with spears...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:21 PM
In time-honored tradition, the National Charity League, Inc. presented its 53rd Debutante Ball, introducing 26 young ladies from the Newport Beach community to society. The debutantes were honored for six years of community service through National...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Brandon Fischer may not be the king of the world, but considering his dancing experience, he was happy to settle last year for king of Corona del Mar High School's male faculty.
The math teacher was crowned co-champion of the school's first Dancing with...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The first time Jean-Christophe Maillot laid eyes on Diana Vishneva, he was gripped by the feeling that she was weird — not in a way that made him cringe or avert his sight.
Quite the opposite. He was spellbound.
"She was not what we were used to...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Natalie Nielsen couldn't hold back as she walked to the plate at TeWinkle Park.
One of her favorite songs played in the background and she started to move and groove. By the time she arrived to the batter's box, the 19-year-old was shaking her bottom...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:56 PM
An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being.
In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...