| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:06 PM
A California court's opinion that the Newport Beach City Council violated municipal code in an appeal involving a popular Balboa Peninsula restaurant could have ripple effects in cities throughout California, according to a Sacramento advocacy group....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:43 PM
It's been 28 years since Johnny Castle uttered, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," and yet the line from the beloved 1987 movie is still enduringly popular.
"Dirty Dancing," the film that thrilled audiences with its daring dance moves, will again return to...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:51 PM
Eight months after an Orange County Superior Court judge upheld a City Council ban on dancing at Woody's Wharf, patrons of the popular Newport Beach restaurant will again be allowed to bust a move.
On Thursday, a three-judge panel of California's 4th...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:49 PM
It's all about passing the torch from generation to generation. Twenty-five young women were presented to Orange County society at the 54th debutante ball produced by the Newport Chapter of National Charity League Inc. The ceremony took place Nov. 29 over...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...