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  • Girls' Water Polo: CdM tops Newport Harbor for third place in Irvine SoCal Championships

    Girls' Water Polo: CdM tops Newport Harbor for third place in Irvine SoCal Championships
    IRVINE — Quarterfinals, semifinals, third-place match, championship match. It doesn't really matter. The last two seasons, the Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor High girls' water polo teams have always found a way to meet up in a tournament. "We...
  • High School Roundup: Mesa falls to Laguna

    A dance forced Costa Mesa High to play a girls' basketball game much earlier than usual on Friday. The Mustangs' game was at 2:30 p.m. and it was a crucial one, for third place in the Orange Coast League and a guaranteed CIF Southern Section playoff...
  • Something 'Wicked' this way returns

    Something 'Wicked' this way returns
    Napoleon Gladney is no stranger to wearing several hats. A tree, emotions, the wind, a prince, a vampire, and even music notes — these are just a few roles that the Los Angeles-based professional dancer has enacted. Now, as part of the...
  • 'Rite of Spring' dance reborn at UC Irvine

     'Rite of Spring' dance reborn at UC Irvine
    UC Irvine's dance production based on "The Rite of Spring" may jolt the audience in places, but it won't have nearly the impact that the original did in 1913. And there are several people to blame for that. Lenny Bruce. Hugh Hefner. The Sex Pistols....
  • Now onstage: the past 100 years

    Now onstage: the past 100 years
    The Segerstrom Center for the Arts' upcoming season doesn't feature a musical based on the songs of Billy Joel. But if it did, a couple of lines from "Piano Man" might summarize a good deal of the schedule: "Son, can you play me a memory? / I'm not really...
  • The Crowd: Tomorrow's stars, tonight's proceeds

    The Crowd: Tomorrow's stars, tonight's proceeds
    It was an evening of glamour and glitter. Some 430 guests of the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa converged March 23 at the City National Grove of Anaheim for the sixth annual "Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars" fundraiser. By the end of the Saturday night...
  • Jodie Gates to head USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

    Jodie Gates to head USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
    Jodie Gates — a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who has since become one of Southern California's most prominent dance leaders — will become the director of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Gates is a professor of...
  • On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly

    On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly
    The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
  • On Theater: What a feeling (of deja vu)

    On Theater: What a feeling (of deja vu)
    Oh, what a coincidence! The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is mounting the stage musical version of a movie focusing on a young hoofer from the working class striving to become a classical dancer, whose future hinges on one crucial audition. No, not...
  • Weenie Roast goes medium-rare

    Weenie Roast goes medium-rare
    As the sun beamed on the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on Saturday, a sold-out sea of indie music fans danced and sang along to some of today's biggest rock artists at the 21st annual KROQ Weenie Roast. While many of the past years have...
  • Dancing for Mother Earth

    Dancing for Mother Earth
    Although the lights were dimmed and the studio soundless, a chair, front and center, bespoke a human presence. Taped to the wall, a sign declared that a set of ankle bells had recently gone missing. Before long, the pitter-patter of pint-sized feet...
  • The Crowd: A century of hula and cinema

    The Crowd: A century of hula and cinema
    As 100 guests arrived at the Balboa Bay Resort, two young gents stood at attention blowing traditional Hawaiian conch shells. Sam and Jack Christensen offered the spiritual island welcome to their great-grandmother Bernice "Bea" Edwards, honoring her...