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  • 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...
  • Anything goes ... when the kid goes to bed

    Anything goes ... when the kid goes to bed
    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...
  • The Crowd: Tomorrow's stars, tonight's proceeds

    The Crowd: Tomorrow's stars, tonight's proceeds
    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...
  • 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...
  • On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly

    On Theater: 'Billy Elliot' moves deftly
    The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
  • On Theater: What a feeling (of deja vu)

    On Theater: What a feeling (of deja vu)
    Oh, what a coincidence! The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is mounting the stage musical version of a movie focusing on a young hoofer from the working class striving to become a classical dancer, whose future hinges on one crucial audition. No, not...
  • Weenie Roast goes medium-rare

    Weenie Roast goes medium-rare
    As the sun beamed on the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine on Saturday, a sold-out sea of indie music fans danced and sang along to some of today's biggest rock artists at the 21st annual KROQ Weenie Roast. While many of the past years have...
  • Dancing for Mother Earth

    Dancing for Mother Earth
    Although the lights were dimmed and the studio soundless, a chair, front and center, bespoke a human presence. Taped to the wall, a sign declared that a set of ankle bells had recently gone missing. Before long, the pitter-patter of pint-sized feet...
  • Council to discuss changes to Woody's Wharf permit

    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...
  • No partying at Woody's Wharf

    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...
  • The Crowd: A Toi story at South Coast Plaza

    The Crowd: A Toi story at South Coast Plaza
    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...
  • The Crowd: A century of hula and cinema

    The Crowd: A century of hula and cinema
    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...