| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
"You look fine," said 11 dancers under the spotlight.
That seemingly simple statement, delivered at a rehearsal Tuesday at Sage Hill School, contained a powerful acknowledgment of the beauty inherent in every individual.
This idea lies at the core...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When Kensey Conti showed her grandmother a video she choreographed after being inspired by the woman's struggle with stage-four lung cancer, she knew she had something powerful.
"She's seen it like a ton of times now, and she cries every time," Kensey...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 2:35 PM
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with some young men, all newly minted graduates of Corona del Mar High School, who did something so ridiculously cool that I just had to share it.
First, you must picture these eight men. They are whip-smart,...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Kids stayed up a little past their bedtimes this week as they watched the Aquabats perform fun ditties at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.
The Huntington Beach ska group played for free Thursday as part of the park's Summer's End Weekend at the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:49 PM
LAGUNA HILLS — There were times in Dean Corey's young life when an appreciation for great music was encouraged during his earliest waking hour.
His mother liked to awake him to the dignified sounds of the early 19th century — specifically,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:11 PM
UC Irvine will present an informal showing of choreography by Alonzo LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on Friday and Saturday at the university's Claire Trevor Theatre.
During the companies' UCI residency, LINES artistic director Alonzo...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra's feted "Swan Lake" will open the 2012–13 International Dance Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
The company will make its seventh appearance at the Center from Tuesday to Oct. 7, during an...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:34 PM
There aren't many issues in grammar or usage that scare me much anymore. After years of writing about language, I've learned that the things I don't know — and there are still many — I'm probably not expected to know.
Over the years, that...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:19 PM
Locals don't need to go see "The Avengers" this weekend to watch telephone poles get chucked end-over-end, or see 300 pounds of weight carried with ease.
The real-life version will be in Costa Mesa, at the annual ScotsFest — a tribute to all things...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:23 PM
3-D Theatricals' production of "A Chorus Line" celebrates the unsung heroes of the ensemble by breathing new life into a singular sensation that transcends time.
The show is playing through Sunday at Fullerton's Plummer Auditorium.
"A Chorus Line" was...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:12 PM
The rest of the country might be gearing up for Thanksgiving, but at South Coast Plaza, Christmas officially began Thursday evening.
The shopping destination hosted its 31st annual tree lighting ceremony at Town Plaza Center with traditional carolers,...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:24 PM
You are invited to Wednesday's Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council luncheon for a presentation on the effect of the new healthcare laws on you, your doctor and your hospital. The presentation will be made by Robert Braithwaite, chief operating...