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  • The Crowd: Aldrin speaks at WAC event

    The Crowd: Aldrin speaks at WAC event
    On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin became the second astronaut to walk on the surface of the moon. More recently, on Dec. 19, he fronted the Orange County World Affairs Council as the keynote speaker for a holiday-themed event attracting some 300 guests at...
  • UCI ace tops draftees

    UC Irvine junior All-American pitcher Matt Summers has said he would make a motivational target of the first pitcher selected in the major league draft in which he went in the fourth round Tuesday to the Minnesota Twins. The Anteaters' right-hander,...
  • DP 103 [Corrected]

    DP 103 [Corrected]
    1.) Jim Righeimer. Costa Mesa's mayor pro tem led an unapologetic charge to restructure the city with layoffs, pension reform and the creation of a proposed city charter, making him the target of organized labor and a hero of reform-minded conservatives...
  • Classically Trained: Do you hear what I hear?

    It's the season to be musical in the form of singing, dancing, violin bowing and brass instrument buzzing. Newport-Mesa is the hub of the county's musical activity, so it's no surprise that many holiday-themed events are happening right here. The John...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    Sunday's Calendar
    SUNDAY Scan-a-Thon at Great Park Orange County Great Park artist-in-residence Deborah Aschheim invites people to bring personal and family photos from the 1960s and '70s so she can scan them for a project she's working on. The Scan-a-Thon is from 10...
  • Classically Trained: 'Messiah in America' recording released

    The Orange County Mormon Choral Organization released a recording this week of an epic work performed earlier this year in Costa Mesa. Recording "Messiah in America," a 34-movement oratorio utilizing four soloists and an astounding 700 musicians, took...
  • Classically Trained: Pacific Chorale provides musical joy for holidays

    One thing I find so wonderful about the Pacific Chorale is that it's made up of our county's neighbors and our friends, maybe even our family. On select nights these varied folks, most of them volunteers, sing gloriously without the help of today's...
  • Classically Trained: Man with the golden baton leads Bond concerts

    As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost. Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
  • Transition period takes place for UCI

    Former UC Irvine baseball standouts Matt Summers, Brian Hernandez and Drew Hillman have signed professional contracts and are continuing their careers in the minor leagues, UCI Coach Mike Gillespie said Friday. Gillespie said shortstop D.J. Crumlich, a...
  • The Crowd: Dinner is prelude to Pacific Chorale gala

    Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach was the setting for an underwriting dinner to benefit the upcoming 40th anniversary of Maestro John Alexander's association with the Pacific Chorale. Chaired by hosts Mart and Margie Hubbard, and Jan Landstrom,...
  • Classically Trained: His calling is the Chorale

    Classically Trained: His calling is the Chorale
    COSTA MESA — The conductor sits comfortably in a backstage room within a concert hall, which, he says, glorifies the qualities of the human voice. John Alexander is retrospective. His decades leading the Pacific Chorale have added up, and yet the...
  • The Crowd: Pacific Chorale director celebrates 40 years

    Not many people in today's world are fortunate enough to devote a lifetime to a career, a singular purpose and a passion. Even fewer people have the talent, the stamina and the vision to sustain that career and that passion for years, let alone decades....