| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:46 PM
The real star of "Come Fly Away," now enjoying an abbreviated engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an entertainer who's been singing with the angels for the past 14 years.
The voice of Frank Sinatra — along with the dynamic, R-...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 8:09 PM
A union of culture, history and international business infused an elegant dinner last Saturday evening in the dining room of Leatherby's Café Rouge at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Representatives of the Principality of Monaco, including...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:40 PM
The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea are the South Korean people's roving goodwill ambassadors.
On Wednesday night, before a sold-out Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, the 32 members of the troupe's present-day generation of child performers...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:38 PM
Superwoman, Spider-Man and Captain America are not your typical characters in a dance number, but that's exactly what Corona del Mar High School's Orchesis dance team is presenting at its upcoming show, "Tales of the Incredible Super Orch: Dancing in a...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Re "Irvine's PSA seeks to deter wrecks," Feb. 19:
Irvine traffic signals are exquisitely asynchronous. They are impeccably interminable as eight lane directions (through and turn) languidly separately proceed, plus time delays. Drivers park in place or...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Two-time Tony award-winner Chita Rivera will jazz up Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this week during a cabaret-style evening of timeless music and storytelling.
"Chita Rivera: My Broadway," which has four shows Thursday through Sunday, will...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:27 PM
A cultural treasure returns to Orange County next week, marking a new period in its renowned history.
"The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in 1958; it was a company for all types of dancers — black, white, Hispanic, Asian. There...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Sixty-three years ago, Donald McKayle had no idea that he would wind up in dance.
All that the kid from East Harlem needed was a spark to ignite a passion in him, which would enable McKayle to establish an ongoing legacy for years to come.
| Mar 2, 2012
| 7:07 PM
"KAPOW!" "BANG!" and "SMASH!" were the cartoon speech bubbles I imagined coming out of the dancers' mouths.
With kicks, punches, jumps, flips and a whole lot of attitude, Corona del Mar High School's 22-girl dance team, Orchesis, was a force to be...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:20 PM
Corona del Mar resident Joan Templeton Morris and her husband, Bob Morris, hosted a fabulous "Forever 20" party Sunday for more than 100 guests at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Newport Beach.
Brunch was followed by two hours of dancing and music...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Stretching stories around a number of already established songs from a single source isn't a particularly new approach. Over 50 years ago, Hollywood produced the Oscar-winning "An American in Paris" with all-George Gershwin music and created an enduring...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 5:07 PM
IRVINE — They've sold out two concerts in Europe. But that was probably the easiest part.
Now they've got to pack their suitcases and polish their instruments — not to mention print out those boarding passes to fly to the shows.