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  • OCC fills interim VP job

    COSTA MESA — Orange Coast College has named an education consultant and former Northern California community college administrator as its interim vice president of instruction. Ron Johnson will take over the role until a permanent replacement can...
  • Bryant divorce: Residents speculate Kobe's next move

    NEWPORT COAST — The recent split between Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife of 10 years, Vanessa Bryant, had some local fans wondering whether the shooting guard would consider a move to another team or suffer performance issues on the court. The...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    Wednesday's Calendar
    WEDNESDAY Hanukkah Celebration Pretend City Children's Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, presents an all-day program of Hanukkah-related activities for kids, including an 11:30 a.m. Hanukkah olive press workshop. For more information, call (949) 428-3900 or go...
  • Classically Trained: Best-selling pianist to play three concerts

    The romance-filled piano playing of Jim Brickman will fill the sound waves of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall next week. The 8 p.m. concerts May 12 to 14 at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts will have a second half that features the...
  • Classically Trained: When art inspires music

    It's too bad more art exhibits don't have live instrumentalists with them. Then two great art forms — visual and music — would come together for an overall inspiring experience. That's what happened at Sunday's "Music and Art," a chamber...
  • Classically Trained: Brickman delights with his best-selling hits, anecdotes

    If you're missing the musical family gene, there's still hope for all you would-be sensationally romantic piano players out there. That's what Jim Brickman, "America's romantic piano sensation" whose CDs are top sellers, admitted Thursday night. "My...
  • Classically Trained: It's more than just waving a stick

    The Pacific Symphony accomplished more than just making music at Monday night's "OC Can You Play With Us?" The free event in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall put local amateur musicians onstage alongside the professional Pacific Symphony...
  • Classically Trained: Piano-filled concerts coming to Costa Mesa

    In keeping with its "Year of the Piano" programming, the Pacific Symphony will play host to pianist Conrad Tao this week. The 16-year-old Chinese American musician, whose skills have brought him performing alongside orchestras worldwide, is scheduled...
  • Classically Trained: A gift with no strings attached

    His was a tale of tough economic times. A construction worker in his 50s. Couldn't find work. Newly homeless in Laguna Beach. But with help from the Friendship Shelter and the Pacific Symphony, his life had a moment of rejuvenation. He got to hear a...
  • Classically Trained: Symphony triumphs in Shostakovich symphony performance

    Classically Trained: Symphony triumphs in Shostakovich symphony performance
    Orchestral musicians tend to be a serious bunch when on stage. A sea of applause may splash down upon them after an inspiring performance from an enthralled audience, but oftentimes they'll receive it without cracking much of a smile. And that's OK,...
  • Classically Trained: Trumpeting a remarkable career

    Classically Trained: Trumpeting a remarkable career
    Years ago, Barry Perkins brought his trumpet south of the border. Unlike most Americans who just travel to Mexico for tequila-filled good times, he went for a job, and a prestigious one at that: a seat in the Mexico City Philharmonic. The audition...
  • Classically Trained: Fresh concert season is here

    There's a new performance space in town, and judging by what's planned for the opening night, it's off to a good start. The Soka Performing Arts Center has called upon the Pacific Symphony to take center stage at the center's grand opening at 8 p.m....