| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:34 AM
What if the story of Eva Peron were told by Argentine dancers and musicians performing traditional tangos from Argentina instead of a Broadway score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice?
Will Southern California audiences, who apparently never have...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:32 AM
In the 1950s classic "Roll Over Beethoven," Chuck Berry declares, "I got the rockin' pneumonia / I need a shot of rhythm and blues / I caught the rollin' arthritis / sitting down at a rhythm review."
The day may never come when music can cure...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Natalie Nielsen couldn't hold back as she walked to the plate at TeWinkle Park.
One of her favorite songs played in the background and she started to move and groove. By the time she arrived to the batter's box, the 19-year-old was shaking her bottom...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:14 AM
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will offer a hat-trick of sorts in the 2014-15 season it announced Monday: Audiences can hear programs led by the music directors of three of California’s top orchestras.
Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Posture is paramount to Camille Kellems.
And not only because she's a ballerina, but because she is a ballerina with scoliosis.
The 16-year-old Newport Beach resident was diagnosed as having a curved spine when she was 13.
For two years, she went to...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:27 AM
South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa will present its annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 26.
Jerry Path's adaptation of one man's redemption and new lease on life stars Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 34th...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:56 PM
An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being.
In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:25 AM
A decade ago, Salwa Rizkalla reached out to the management of a promising young dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, in hopes that she could snag her as a guest artist for her Fountain Valley-based troupe.
The answer turned out to be a yes —...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Late Monday afternoon during the ninth annual Mesa Verde Classic, Louise Fiduccia called out with three inviting words on Hole No. 17 at Mesa Verde Country Club.
"It's martini time," Fiduccia said to golfers who approached the 17th tee.
One of the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:13 AM
It is a very special week for South Coast Repertory.
On Wednesday, the complex was renamed the David Emmes and Martin Benson Theatre Center. Previously, the SCR complex had taken the name of Paul Folino, former board president and honorary trustee,...