| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
"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...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:34 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:51 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:50 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:12 PM
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,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:02 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...