| 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,...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:34 PM
COSTA MESA — To the crashing of cymbals and beating of drums, a brilliantly adorned troupe of Lion Dancers at South Coast Plaza on Thursday heralded the arrival of the Year of the Dragon.
The shopping center was kicking off its 13-day celebration...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:01 PM
In late November and early December, I attended the two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. I was selected to represent the Girl Scouts of the USA as part of a youth delegation for the World Assn. of Girl Guides and Girl...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 8:31 PM
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.
| Feb 8, 2013
| 10:51 PM
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...