| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:42 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 5:07 PM
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.
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:13 PM
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;...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 11:27 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:19 PM
COSTA MESA — Seated at a grand piano, Mary Leist played the oversized instrument as she taught three students the basics of music. They sang and laughed along.
"So a piano starts with a 'C' and ends with a 'C,'" Leist explained to high school...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 10:06 PM
The Speak Up Newport Board of Directors presented the 2011 Dorothy Hardcastle Scholarship Awards to two students at its July meeting.
Corona del Mar High School's Abigail McBean and Newport Harbor High School's Alex Jolly both won the $1,500...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Cuban heartthrob William Levy, one of the dancers on the current season ofABC's"Dancing With The Stars," was not there.
He was, however, overshadowed by Newport's Brett Lawrence, voted "Best Male Dancer" at the recent 2012 Assistance League of Newport-...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Editor's note: This column is the third in a series about Bradley Zint's participation in OC Can You Play With Us?, an initiative where he and other Orange County amateur musicians will play alongside the Pacific Symphony professionals. The columns will...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:40 PM
If you haven't yet heard about the Korean wave, get ready to be submerged.
The annual Irvine Korean Cultural Festival, a free arts and food bonanza, returns for the third year Jan. 14 at the Irvine Civic Center.
"There is a big wave nowadays about to...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:34 PM
COSTA MESA — To the crashing of cymbals and beating of drums, a brilliantly adorned troupe of Lion Dancers at South Coast Plaza on Thursday heralded the arrival of the Year of the Dragon.
The shopping center was kicking off its 13-day celebration...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:01 PM
In late November and early December, I attended the two-week United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. I was selected to represent the Girl Scouts of the USA as part of a youth delegation for the World Assn. of Girl Guides and Girl...