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  • Something 'Wicked' this way returns

    Something 'Wicked' this way returns
    Napoleon Gladney is no stranger to wearing several hats. A tree, emotions, the wind, a prince, a vampire, and even music notes — these are just a few roles that the Los Angeles-based professional dancer has enacted. Now, as part of the...
  • 'Rite of Spring' dance reborn at UC Irvine

     'Rite of Spring' dance reborn at UC Irvine
    UC Irvine's dance production based on "The Rite of Spring" may jolt the audience in places, but it won't have nearly the impact that the original did in 1913. And there are several people to blame for that. Lenny Bruce. Hugh Hefner. The Sex Pistols....
  • 'Look' with new eyes

    'Look' with new eyes
    "You look fine," said 11 dancers under the spotlight. That seemingly simple statement, delivered at a rehearsal Tuesday at Sage Hill School, contained a powerful acknowledgment of the beauty inherent in every individual. This idea lies at the core...
  • Students strike chords with their videos

    When Kensey Conti showed her grandmother a video she choreographed after being inspired by the woman's struggle with stage-four lung cancer, she knew she had something powerful. "She's seen it like a ton of times now, and she cries every time," Kensey...
  • A Word, Please: There shouldn't be any more questions anymore

    There aren't many issues in grammar or usage that scare me much anymore. After years of writing about language, I've learned that the things I don't know — and there are still many — I'm probably not expected to know. Over the years, that...
  • Community & Clubs: The latest on healthcare from Hoag

    You are invited to Wednesday's Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council luncheon for a presentation on the effect of the new healthcare laws on you, your doctor and your hospital. The presentation will be made by Robert Braithwaite, chief operating...
  • Dancers have passion if not experience

    Dancers have passion if not experience
    It's time to dip and twirl for the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa. The 72-year-old nonprofit, which aids children and families via community programs, is organizing an annual ballroom dancing competition. Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars couples...
  • Teens polish their moves

    Teens polish their moves
    From jazz to musical theater and hip-hop to contemporary, it's all fair game at Newport Harbor High School's "ArreiS 2013." The show, a potpourri of beginning and intermediate dancers and members of the junior varsity and varsity dance teams, runs until...
  • Christmas begins at South Coast Plaza

    Christmas begins at South Coast Plaza
    The rest of the country might be gearing up for Thanksgiving, but at South Coast Plaza, Christmas officially began Thursday evening. The shopping destination hosted its 31st annual tree lighting ceremony at Town Plaza Center with traditional carolers,...
  • Youth ballet to stage 'Snow White' in Irvine

    Youth ballet to stage 'Snow White' in Irvine
    Leotard-clad dancers stretched at gravity-defying angles, while gangly teenagers with seemingly endless legs towered en pointe. A girl hunched over homework as a counterpart stitched elastic bands and ribbons onto her shoes, listening to the youngest...
  • Classically Trained: From Handel to hand bells, a packed December

    December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks. Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
  • Now onstage: the past 100 years

    Now onstage: the past 100 years
    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...