| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 7:52 PM
The Costa Mesa institution now known as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts held its first performance in September 1986.
Nearly 25 years later, the largest performing arts venue in Orange County is planning a robust lineup for its silver anniversary...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Oldies, newcomers and the 25th anniversary revival of arguably the greatest musical of all time dot the calendar of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for its upcoming 2011-12 season — which, coincidentally, also is the center's 25th season.
| 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-...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:37 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — It was "Dancing with the Stars," but instead of football players and reality-TV personalities, teachers took to the stage.
Newport Harbor High School's theater was packed Tuesday night for the first-ever "Dancing with the Teachers"...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:43 PM
"Once I get you up there where the air is rarified
We'll just glide, starry-eyed
Once I get you up there I'll be holding you so near
You may hear all the angels cheer 'cause we're together."
—Frank Sinatra, "Come Fly Away"
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Newport Beach resident Mike Talbot, Universal Space Lines LLC president and chief executive, as a California State Military Reserve major received the California Medal of Merit presented by Col. Marc Breslow, Regional Support Command South commander....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:46 PM
The real star of "Come Fly Away," now enjoying an abbreviated engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an entertainer who's been singing with the angels for the past 14 years.
The voice of Frank Sinatra — along with the dynamic, R-...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 8:09 PM
A union of culture, history and international business infused an elegant dinner last Saturday evening in the dining room of Leatherby's Café Rouge at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Representatives of the Principality of Monaco, including...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:40 PM
The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea are the South Korean people's roving goodwill ambassadors.
On Wednesday night, before a sold-out Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, the 32 members of the troupe's present-day generation of child performers...