| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:57 PM
"Riverdance," the first Irish dance show ever, will bid fans farewell after 16 years of highly-fueled, hard-shoe footwork that has torn up stages worldwide.
During a limited Orange County engagement, "The Riverdance Farewell Tour" will play this...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:56 PM
Some of us relax at the end of the work day with a glass of iced tea.
Padraic Moyles prefers a bucket of ice.
Moyles stars in "Riverdance," the original Irish dance phenomenon that first swept through the world in the mid-1990s and sparked many...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:49 PM
LAGUNA HILLS — There were times in Dean Corey's young life when an appreciation for great music was encouraged during his earliest waking hour.
His mother liked to awake him to the dignified sounds of the early 19th century — specifically,...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Two-time Tony award-winner Chita Rivera will jazz up Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this week during a cabaret-style evening of timeless music and storytelling.
"Chita Rivera: My Broadway," which has four shows Thursday through Sunday, will...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 9:04 PM
Thanksgiving traditions are a wonderful thing. Think Thanksgiving, and you think turkey, family, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the National Dog Show Presented by Purina.
This is the 10th year anniversary of the broadcast with dog show guru...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Students at Corona del Mar High School got the chance to grade their teachers Thursday.
Twelve educators teamed up with members of the Orchesis dance team for the first night of "Dancing with the Teachers" to raise funding for the program.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Four up-and-coming choreographers will debut new works Saturday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre as part of the National Choreographers Initiative, now in its ninth year.
The project allows audiences to get in on the ground floor to see the works of up-and-...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:34 PM
There aren't many issues in grammar or usage that scare me much anymore. After years of writing about language, I've learned that the things I don't know — and there are still many — I'm probably not expected to know.
Over the years, that...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Irvine Barclay Theatre's contemporary dance series whirls on with "Southland Ballet Academy: Summer Ballet Intensive Performance" and "Festival Ballet Theatre: Gala of the Stars."
Summer Ballet Intensive features final performances from Southland...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Some campers learned a few new dance moves this week at a revamped summer camp for special-needs children in Costa Mesa.
Halfway through the Camp of Creative Minds, which is eight weeks and serves children ages 5 to 18 who have autism or other related...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:50 PM
"You look fine," said 11 dancers under the spotlight.
That seemingly simple statement, delivered at a rehearsal Tuesday at Sage Hill School, contained a powerful acknowledgment of the beauty inherent in every individual.
This idea lies at the core...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When Kensey Conti showed her grandmother a video she choreographed after being inspired by the woman's struggle with stage-four lung cancer, she knew she had something powerful.
"She's seen it like a ton of times now, and she cries every time," Kensey...