| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Itzel Guerrero can't imagine her life without the Wooden Floor. She tries to picture it sometimes, but fails. Most likely, she doesn't want to.
So many experiences during her 18 years have taken root in the nonprofit's Santa Ana campus, she admits....
| Sep 29, 2010
| 7:28 PM
COSTA MESA — In a region dominated by surfers, skateboarders and spandex-clad bikers, six professional dancers offered an alternative Wednesday as they danced off the south wall of the Orange County Performing Arts Center in rehearsing for the...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 8:48 PM
Among the most fashionable folks attending Sept. 25's Discovery Science Center gala were a woman in a ball gown fashioned entirely of leaves, a petite gal in a little black cocktail dress made of a Hefty trash bag accented with a stole made of Swifter...
| Oct 2, 2010
| 7:58 PM
Two interesting happenings this week. One is over, one is not.
The one that's in the history books is Project Bandaloop. Funny name but an unbelievable performance. Have you ever been to the Performing Arts Center? I have. Have you ever jumped off the...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 8:51 PM
COSTA MESA – I'll admit that I was at first a little hesitant to attend a festival full of accordions. I once played in a band with a song featuring an accordion, but that was the extent of my experience with it.
The accordion and its so-called...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:22 PM
This centenarian is still kicking.
And plié-ing, arabesque-ing and jeté-ing.
"The Firebird," a famed 1910 ballet whose music was composed by Igor Stravinsky, will make an appearance this weekend at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, starring the dancers of...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 6:59 PM
Can a strip mall space in Newport Beach magically transport clubbers to Hollywood, minus the drive? Owners of 8Eighty8, a new late-night dancing destination in the shadow of Orange County's John Wayne Airport, are betting on it.
"We met with the...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 5:40 PM
As I turned "Medicare eligible" this year, I have been reflecting more and more about the time I have left on this planet. Maybe we all should — no matter how old we are. So I thought I would share some of my reflections with you. I know as you read...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:13 PM
"There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." — Linus, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
Got costume? Let your fire burn (and your cauldron bubble) with a huge range of...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 8:28 PM
Q: I enjoy reading your column every Saturday. I'd appreciate your opinion on the following:
My wife and I are in our early 50s and coping with ill parents. We also see many other elderly people with a wide array of health problems. Modern medicine is...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 9:02 PM
It is arguably the most amazing social event on the fall calendar in Orange County.
For the 29th year, Chapman University presented "American Celebration," which attracted a black-tie crowd of some 750 of the region's most philanthropic citizens. They...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 10:05 PM
If there's anything negative about the Orange County Performing Arts Center's current attraction, "Beauty and the Beast," it's that this marvelous musical fantasy will be history after Sunday.
Any touring production so dynamically staged and so fully...