| Oct 8, 2011
| 6:29 PM
IRVINE — In the 1960s when the rock 'n' roll craze was sweeping the nation, 17-year-old Fred Mlakar responded by taking up the accordion and forming a polka band called the Mlakar Brothers.
"In my culture, the accordion was a real macho thing,"...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Among the kids dressed as everything from cats and angels to Buzz Lightyear and Rapunzel at Mariners Elementary School Thursday night, zombies lurked, waiting to show themselves.
When the sun finally set and the moon shined brightly in the sky, the...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 6:08 PM
The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosts its 90-minute Breakfast Boost from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club, 1701 Golf Course Drive. Prepaid reservations are $15. They can also be made at the door for $20. To...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 4:24 PM
One Step, an Irvine-based nonprofit Christian organization seeking to end homelessness for single-parent families in South Orange County, will hold a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wyndham Orange County Airport, 17941 Von Karman Ave., Irvine.
| 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-...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Wooden Floor will showcase new contemporary and experimental dance works during its 29th annual concert "Tuned In," which is playing at the Irvine Barclay Theatre through Saturday.
Formerly known as Saint Joseph Ballet, The Wooden Floor is a Santa...
| 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...