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  • Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center

    Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center
    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...
  • Need a costume fix? This Poppa is your mama

    Need a costume fix? This Poppa is your mama
    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...
  • Wooden Floor creates sturdy foundations

    Wooden Floor creates sturdy foundations
    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...
  • Virgen's View: Wayne, others dance for children's cause

    Virgen's View: Wayne, others dance for children's cause
    Dance is an art form that can be symbolic of life. Marisa Wayne knows this to be true. Wayne, a Newport Beach resident and an owner of GRIT Cycle in Costa Mesa, has been working on a special routine for the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa's seventh...
  • No dancing at Woody's

    No dancing at Woody's
    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...
  • Virgen: A home run for everyone

    Virgen: A home run for everyone
    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...
  • Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 season to feature new dance stagings

    Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 season to feature new dance stagings
    What if the story of Eva Peron were told by Argentine dancers and musicians performing traditional tangos from Argentina instead of a Broadway score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice? Will Southern California audiences, who apparently never have...
  • Musical therapy

    Musical therapy
    In the 1950s classic "Roll Over Beethoven," Chuck Berry declares, "I got the rockin' pneumonia / I need a shot of rhythm and blues / I caught the rollin' arthritis / sitting down at a rhythm review." The day may never come when music can cure...
  • Friend of Festival Ballet Theatre is back

    Friend of Festival Ballet Theatre is back
    A decade ago, Salwa Rizkalla reached out to the management of a promising young dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, in hopes that she could snag her as a guest artist for her Fountain Valley-based troupe. The answer turned out to be a yes —...
  • Virgen: Raising money and having fun is all par for the course

    Virgen: Raising money and having fun is all par for the course
    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...
  • The Crowd: Cue the spotlight for SCR namesakes

    The Crowd: Cue the spotlight for SCR namesakes
    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,...
  • Philharmonic Society announces 2014-15 season

    Philharmonic Society announces 2014-15 season
    The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will offer a hat-trick of sorts in the 2014-15 season it announced Monday: Audiences can hear programs led by the music directors of three of California’s top orchestras. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the...