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  • Composers have their time in spotlight

    Composers have their time in spotlight
    It's the time in a movie when most audience members take their attention off the screen — when they begin talking, checking their phones and shuffling out of the darkness. For Carl St.Clair, it's sometimes the best part of the film. The...
  • Philharmonic Society announces 2014-15 season

    Philharmonic Society announces 2014-15 season
    The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will offer a hat-trick of sorts in the 2014-15 season it announced Monday: Audiences can hear programs led by the music directors of three of California’s top orchestras. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the...
  • On the town for the holidays

    South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa will present its annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 26. Jerry Path's adaptation of one man's redemption and new lease on life stars Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 34th...
  • City employee returns from administrative leave

    Costa Mesa has reinstated one of two employees put on paid leave last summer while the city investigated possible fiscal improprieties related to the city's 60th anniversary celebration. Christine Cordon, a special events coordinator and assistant...
  • Arts champion Elaine Redfield dies

    Arts champion Elaine Redfield dies
    Elaine Redfield, a longtime Orange County arts advocate whose campaign for a local performance center led to the creation of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has died at the age of 96. The coroner's office did not have information available on the...
  • Concert Review: Krall's approach a bit jarring

    Concert Review: Krall's approach a bit jarring
    The most thought-provoking moment of Diana Krall's performance Saturday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts came at the end, when the singer cranked up a 78 rpm disc on an old record player before leaving the stage. As she prepared to set the needle,...
  • Krall dips into the long-ago past

    Krall dips into the long-ago past
    It's a bit of technology whose name might elicit a puzzled look from millennials, and it sounded — scratchily — over the phone from Diana Krall's apartment. Those familiar with the history of vinyl will know that 78 rpm records, or 78s,...
  • Music with a message

    Music with a message
    On Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre will be the site of classical music — and caffeine. Organic coffee company Urth Caffe is coming to Laguna Beach in the summer. But married co-owners Shallom and Jilla Berkman plan to introduce their...
  • Pastor Keith Page finds rebirth at The Loft

    Pastor Keith Page finds rebirth at The Loft
    Church opened on a Sunday morning in October with a Buffalo Springfield song. Glenn Parrish stood up and strummed a guitar; its finish was worn where he rests his elbow when he talks between songs. He danced, bending his lanky legs as he launched into...
  • Classically Trained: From Handel to hand bells, a packed December

    December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks. Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
  • Jumping at the 'Crossroads'

    Jumping at the 'Crossroads'
    When Jody Williams took the stage Wednesday night at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, he didn't dive into a rendition of the blues standard "Don't Start Me to Talkin'." But it might have been appropriate. The 78-year-old Williams, a...
  • Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...