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  • Classically Trained: OCC choral program gets matching donation

    The good news from Orange Coast College's music department just keeps coming. First, it was word about the school's Chamber Singers performing in Carnegie Hall earlier this month. Now, a donor has come forward to match contributions to the Costa Mesa...
  • Classically Trained: A patriotic tribute to John Williams and the Eagles

    When I was about 8, I made what I thought was the greatest of musical discoveries. As one of San Diego's youngest self-taught orchestral music lovers — unlike many of the classically trained, I don't come from a musically inclined family —...
  • 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....
  • Former Newport mayor remembered for her charitable nature

    NEWPORT BEACH — Former Newport Beach Mayor Doreen Demond Marshall died of natural causes at her home Nov. 9. The longtime Lido Isle resident, who served on the City Council for nearly a decade, was also known for her charitable contributions. She...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Greer's OC: Serving up good food for four decades

    Craving a fresh and delicious sandwich that's made surfers and locals happy for 40 years? Make your way over to Jan's Health Bar in Huntington Beach. Founded by Jan Gaffney, one of the original surfer girls from the 1960s and a health food enthusiast...