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  • Jodie Gates to head USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

    Jodie Gates to head USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
    Jodie Gates — a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet who has since become one of Southern California's most prominent dance leaders — will become the director of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Gates is a professor of...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Costa Mesa dancer performs with the stars

    Hot off the heals of dancing featured roles in "Step Up" and Florence and the Machine's music video "Spectrum," Costa Mesa ballerina Tara Gusman took her dance career to the primetime TV screen this month on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars." According...
  • Zombies flash mob at Mariners Elementary

    Zombies flash mob at Mariners Elementary
    Among the kids dressed as everything from cats and angels to Buzz Lightyear and Rapunzel at Mariners Elementary School Thursday night, zombies lurked, waiting to show themselves. When the sun finally set and the moon shined brightly in the sky, the...
  • Irvine fundraiser benefits program helping homeless

    One Step, an Irvine-based nonprofit Christian organization seeking to end homelessness for single-parent families in South Orange County, will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wyndham Orange County Airport, 17941 Von Karman Ave., Irvine. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...