| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:13 AM
In the O.C. at holiday time, the grandest gala of them all is arguably the Candlelight Concert benefiting the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Celebrating 41 seasons this year, the event raised $1.9 million in support of center arts and education programs....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:19 PM
Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the American Ballet Theatre have announced the creation of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at the Segerstrom Center campus in Costa Mesa.
The school is named after Orange County philanthropist...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 7:34 PM
A lawsuit between Newport Beach and a popular restaurant will head back to court Friday.
The issue of whether patrons can dance late into the night at Woody's Wharf ended up in court last year after the City Council denied permits needed by the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:19 PM
The stern ballet master looked around the mirrored room and clapped his hands.
"Places everyone!" commanded Steven Inskeep.
Toddlers dressed in pink leotards scurried toward a back wall. One made faces in the mirror while others chatted about hair...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Newport Harbor High School will present "Dancing With the Teachers" on Wednesday and Thursday nights to benefit the school dance team.
Students will pair up with teachers for a dance contest, a la TV's "Dancing With the Stars."
The teams spend hours...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Holiday celebrations are getting into full swing, and plenty of events are coming up in the area the rest of this month. Here are many of them:
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts has several holiday shows on the schedule:
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Young aspiring dancers will have a new opportunity to hone their skills next fall, as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre have announced the formation of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School.
The school, at...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Natalie Nielsen couldn't hold back as she walked to the plate at TeWinkle Park.
One of her favorite songs played in the background and she started to move and groove. By the time she arrived to the batter's box, the 19-year-old was shaking her bottom...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:56 PM
An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being.
In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Jossue Murillo was teased mercilessly in middle and high school.
His friends couldn't fathom why a boy his age would choose to spend his evenings dancing — of all things, ballet — so they mocked and belittled him.
In response, the Tustin...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by the best designers.
There is the classic, the vintage and the contemporary.
And red patent-leather high-heel...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Barbara Poppa, wardrobe supervisor at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, reached for a plastic basket and pointed to the washing machine before her.
"I've got exciting laundry to do," she said, holding a ballerina's slip for Russian dancers Osipova and...