| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:40 PM
COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 11:12 AM
It's no secret: Dance enthusiasts love the spring.
The season marks the time when the world's best companies and dancers venture beyond their native shores to perform.
Orange County is one of the major recipients of this bounty, due to events like the...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 7:59 PM
The San Francisco Ballet, one of the country's oldest and most esteemed professional ballet companies, will return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in September for the first time in three years.
The company will perform Sept. 27 to 28 and Sept....
| Apr 27, 2011
| 6:07 PM
Thursday night's all-star ballet production "Tour de Force II" at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa has lost two of its stars.
A spokeswoman for the Segerstrom said that Russian dancers Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev have withdrawn from...
| Apr 29, 2011
After a few weeks off, the Pacific Symphony returns to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa with a Music Unwound series May 5 to 7.
Symphony officials are calling 8 p.m. "Bolero!" concerts to be infused with "sultry flamenco, hot-...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 6:46 PM
"Water for Elephants" is a Depression-era melodrama whose star has never looked more gorgeous. And that's just Robert Pattinson.
Pattinson plays Jacob, a down on his luck veterinary student who joins a second-rate circus in a twist of fate. Its...
| May 5, 2011
| 8:52 PM
Two weeks ago, one of my neighbors called to say that her husband had been deported. She was four days into recovering from surgery when he was taken back to Mexico.
My mind went to her immediate needs as I sat in her apartment, taking stock of the...