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  • Love of dance leads to Bert

      Love of dance leads to Bert
    A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Broadway show is about to open in Costa Mesa. The beloved 1964 Disney film "Mary Poppins" has been remade into a wildly successful musical, and features all of the same characters: disobedient Jane and Michael Banks;...
  • Zillman finds groove

    Zillman finds groove
    COSTA MESA — James Zillman had every right to dance in the afternoon heat Friday at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center. He had just won back-to-back tournament titles for the first time. But Zillman, 15, walked off the court and posed for a photo with...
  • More than singing and dancing

    More than singing and dancing
    COSTA MESA — Seated at a grand piano, Mary Leist played the oversized instrument as she taught three students the basics of music. They sang and laughed along. "So a piano starts with a 'C' and ends with a 'C,'" Leist explained to high school...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Speak Up Newport awards scholarships

    The Speak Up Newport Board of Directors presented the 2011 Dorothy Hardcastle Scholarship Awards to two students at its July meeting. Corona del Mar High School's Abigail McBean and Newport Harbor High School's Alex Jolly both won the $1,500...
  • San Francisco Ballet returns to Orange County

    San Francisco Ballet returns to Orange County
    The San Francisco Ballet, one of the country's oldest and most esteemed professional ballet companies, will return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in September for the first time in three years. The company will perform Sept. 27 to 28 and Sept....
  • From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years

    From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years
    COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
  • Letters From The Editor: Arts O.C. debuts today

    The Daily Pilot does a decent job of covering fine arts. I think we can do better. The newspaper of record in the "City of the Arts" caters to a sophisticated bunch of readers who enjoy everything from the Segerstrom Center to South Coast Repertory....
  • Actor goes from 'Web Site Story' to 'West Side Story'

    Actor goes from 'Web Site Story' to 'West Side Story'
    Newport Beach-born actor Kyle Harris wasn't a fan of "West Side Story" while growing up in Orange County, but the musical has since touched his life again and again. He was selected for the leading role of Tony in the show's touring Broadway production...
  • Pageant contestant hopes to raise diabetes awareness

    NEWPORT BEACH — Some see beauty pageants as demeaning to women. But not Heather Shields, 20. She finds the experience empowering. "I figured if I could get on stage in front of lots of people in a bathing suit, I could do just about anything," she...
  • Squeezing out the tunes for generations

    IRVINE — In the 1960s when the rock 'n' roll craze was sweeping the nation, 17-year-old Fred Mlakar responded by taking up the accordion and forming a polka band called the Mlakar Brothers. "In my culture, the accordion was a real macho thing,"...
  • John O'Hurley co-hosting 10th National Dog Show

     John O'Hurley co-hosting 10th National Dog Show
    Thanksgiving traditions are a wonderful thing. Think Thanksgiving, and you think turkey, family, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the National Dog Show Presented by Purina. This is the 10th year anniversary of the broadcast with dog show guru...
  • On Theater: A dynamic 'West Side Story' revival

    To successfully revive a modern classic musical such as "West Side Story" for the 21st century, you need more than melodic voices and inspired choreography. You need the elusive ingredient of attitude — an "us vs. them" mentality that pervades the...