| Apr 9, 2015
| 6:37 PM
It's almost as long running as the successful ABC television show from which it takes its name.
The eighth annual "Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars," produced by the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa, attracted a sold-out crowd at the City National Grove of...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 7:59 PM
Olya Bagby arranged the pictures in the shadow box. The photos are dark, except for the spotlight on her.
The mementos depict her last ballet performance before she left Russia on a path that led to owning a framing business in Costa Mesa.
| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Joy, laughter, friendship, love, peace and harmony were everywhere in the rose garden at Bill Barber Park in Irvine on March 22 during the Iranian New Year celebration Nowruz, the most-celebrated event of the Persian calendar dating back millennia....
| Mar 27, 2015
"How is it going on this stage?" asked the choreographer to a group of elementary school kids. "Is everyone getting used to it?"
Jose Costas, founder and artistic director of the nonprofit Contempo Ballet, stood on Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 7:23 PM
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reportedly will conduct a fundraiser in Newport Beach on Monday on behalf of a super PAC benefiting his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
The $25,000-per-couple "reception and discussion" will be...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:18 PM
The UC Irvine School of Law debuted at No. 30 in U.S. News & World Report's rankings of 198 accredited law schools nationwide — the highest debut ranking of any new law school in the list's history.
Additionally, UCI Law's clinical program...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 6:41 PM
A week after voting to ask the California Supreme Court to weigh in on the city's legal dispute with Woody's Wharf, the Newport Beach City Council decided Tuesday to withdraw its petition.
The council initially voted March 10 to ask the state's...
| Mar 12, 2015
The California Supreme Court could hear arguments in a lawsuit between Newport Beach and a well-known Balboa Peninsula restaurant over its desire to have dancing and extended patio hours.
The Newport Beach City Council voted 4 to 3 during closed session...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 12:55 PM
The Newport Beach Planning Commission on Thursday recommended that the city add a code provision that would permit council members to call for a review of lower-body decisions.
Currently, city code allows an interested party to appeal an action taken by...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:39 PM
For most of its storied history, New York's American Ballet Theatre has tried to master all styles of all types of classical dance, an elusive goal that some critics have called impossible.
While European companies have moved on to radical rewrites of...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:06 PM
A California court's opinion that the Newport Beach City Council violated municipal code in an appeal involving a popular Balboa Peninsula restaurant could have ripple effects in cities throughout California, according to a Sacramento advocacy group....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:43 PM
It's been 28 years since Johnny Castle uttered, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," and yet the line from the beloved 1987 movie is still enduringly popular.
"Dirty Dancing," the film that thrilled audiences with its daring dance moves, will again return to...