| May 31, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Wooden Floor will showcase new contemporary and experimental dance works during its 29th annual concert "Tuned In," which is playing at the Irvine Barclay Theatre through Saturday.
Formerly known as Saint Joseph Ballet, The Wooden Floor is a Santa...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:02 PM
December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks.
Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Hot off the heals of dancing featured roles in "Step Up" and Florence and the Machine's music video "Spectrum," Costa Mesa ballerina Tara Gusman took her dance career to the primetime TV screen this month on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars."