| 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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:21 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts' upcoming season doesn't feature a musical based on the songs of Billy Joel. But if it did, a couple of lines from "Piano Man" might summarize a good deal of the schedule: "Son, can you play me a memory? / I'm not really...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Now that Rachel York is a parent, the days when anything goes are coming to an end.
The reason? Her daughter, Olivia, has reached preschool age.
York has picked up rave reviews for her portrayal of Reno Sweeney in Roundabout Theatre Company's...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The public can weigh in at Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council meeting on whether Woody's Wharf should have dancing Friday and Saturday nights as well as extended hours.
At the Sept. 10 meeting, Councilman Mike Henn appealed the Planning Commission's...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:48 PM
The right to party doesn't necessarily come easily in Newport Beach.
City Council members on Tuesday took a step toward denying Woody's Wharf its request to expand hours of operation and have dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.
On a 4-1 vote...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:42 PM
There are fashion shows and then there are fashion experiences that emphasize the creative aspect of an industry unknown to most people.
On Oct. 4, in the Designer Salon at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza, some 35 Orange County women were invited to a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Moments after stepping foot in New Delhi, Dominique Delorme's gaze fell upon a man on the side of the road.
He had no arms or legs, and he entreated passersby to place money in a bowl placed in front of him. Their gazes locked, and a grin blossomed on...
| 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....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The first time Jean-Christophe Maillot laid eyes on Diana Vishneva, he was gripped by the feeling that she was weird — not in a way that made him cringe or avert his sight.
Quite the opposite. He was spellbound.
"She was not what we were used to...