| Apr 11, 2013
| 1:48 PM
It was an evening of glamour and glitter. Some 430 guests of the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa converged March 23 at the City National Grove of Anaheim for the sixth annual "Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars" fundraiser. By the end of the Saturday night...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Jodie Gates — a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who has since become one of Southern California's most prominent dance leaders — will become the director of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Gates is a professor of...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Oh, what a coincidence! The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is mounting the stage musical version of a movie focusing on a young hoofer from the working class striving to become a classical dancer, whose future hinges on one crucial audition.
| May 21, 2013
| 9:52 AM
As the sun beamed on the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on Saturday, a sold-out sea of indie music fans danced and sang along to some of today's biggest rock artists at the 21st annual KROQ Weenie Roast.
While many of the past years have...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Although the lights were dimmed and the studio soundless, a chair, front and center, bespoke a human presence. Taped to the wall, a sign declared that a set of ankle bells had recently gone missing.
Before long, the pitter-patter of pint-sized feet...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:40 PM
As 100 guests arrived at the Balboa Bay Resort, two young gents stood at attention blowing traditional Hawaiian conch shells. Sam and Jack Christensen offered the spiritual island welcome to their great-grandmother Bernice "Bea" Edwards, honoring her...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 11:56 PM
COSTA MESA — Many of Coach Lori Williams' girls said they are dancers, not soccer players.
Well, the girls are still dancing in the 14th annual Daily Pilot Cup.
The girls kept Mariners Elementary School alive in the tournament, as the wild-...
| 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....
| 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...