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  • The Crowd: Debutantes presented to Newport society

    In time-honored tradition, 22 young women, members of the Newport Chapter of National Charity League Inc., were presented to society at the 51st Newport NCL debutante ball on Nov. 26. Resplendent in their white ball gowns and escorted by the gentlemen in...
  • A dance for everyone

    NEWPORT BEACH — For young dancers, auditioning for the high school dance company can be intimidating. Cami Marseilles, the director for Corona del Mar School's Orchesis Dance Company, says it doesn't have to be that way. Marseilles held a dance...
  • On Theater: A dynamic 'West Side Story' revival

    To successfully revive a modern classic musical such as "West Side Story" for the 21st century, you need more than melodic voices and inspired choreography. You need the elusive ingredient of attitude — an "us vs. them" mentality that pervades the...
  • Mesa Musings: The dance floor beckons

    I can't dance. Not a lick. But that's not always been the case. As a student at Lindbergh Elementary School in Costa Mesa from 1952-56, we received square dance and social dance lessons on rainy afternoons. I discovered that I enjoyed the sensation of...
  • Dancing for the world to see

    Dancing for the world to see
    COSTA MESA — Alexandria Kessinger wasn't a natural-born dancer, despite having an instructor for a mother. But at age 4 she decided she would dance. And that was that. "There's no holding her back," said Paula Kessinger, Alexandria's mother...
  • A week of flamenco just a step away

    After a three-year hiatus, the Irvine Barclay Theatre's New World Flamenco Festival will return to its Orange County stomping grounds for a weeklong event featuring home-grown and international artists. From Monday to Sept. 25, Semana Flamenka —...
  • Do the holidays up right

    Seeking to celebrate the season but have no idea where to start? Our annual guide to all things holiday will help guide the way, regardless of where you live, work or play. First up: the food. For those shuddering at the thought of preparing a meal on...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    WEDNESDAY Trunk Show at Bloomingdale's Bloomingdale's at Fashion Island in Newport Beach hosts the Rebecca Jewelry Trunk Show from noon to 5 p.m. in Fine Accessories, Level One. For more information, call (949) 729-6811. The Art of Entertaining...
  • On Theater: Two enduring shows offer comfort viewing

    Stretching stories around a number of already established songs from a single source isn't a particularly new approach. Over 50 years ago, Hollywood produced the Oscar-winning "An American in Paris" with all-George Gershwin music and created an enduring...
  • Classically Trained: Bringing their best to Bulgaria

    Classically Trained: Bringing their best to Bulgaria
    IRVINE — They've sold out two concerts in Europe. But that was probably the easiest part. Now they've got to pack their suitcases and polish their instruments — not to mention print out those boarding passes to fly to the shows. Still, sold-...
  • Love of dance leads to Bert

      Love of dance leads to Bert
    A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Broadway show is about to open in Costa Mesa. The beloved 1964 Disney film "Mary Poppins" has been remade into a wildly successful musical, and features all of the same characters: disobedient Jane and Michael Banks;...
  • Zillman finds groove

    Zillman finds groove
    COSTA MESA — James Zillman had every right to dance in the afternoon heat Friday at the Costa Mesa Tennis Center. He had just won back-to-back tournament titles for the first time. But Zillman, 15, walked off the court and posed for a photo with...