| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:38 PM
Superwoman, Spider-Man and Captain America are not your typical characters in a dance number, but that's exactly what Corona del Mar High School's Orchesis dance team is presenting at its upcoming show, "Tales of the Incredible Super Orch: Dancing in a...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Re "Irvine's PSA seeks to deter wrecks," Feb. 19:
Irvine traffic signals are exquisitely asynchronous. They are impeccably interminable as eight lane directions (through and turn) languidly separately proceed, plus time delays. Drivers park in place or...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Hot off the heals of dancing featured roles in "Step Up" and Florence and the Machine's music video "Spectrum," Costa Mesa ballerina Tara Gusman took her dance career to the primetime TV screen this month on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars."