| Nov 16, 2011
| 11:18 PM
Woodbridge High has developed a reputation of success in cross country, but this season both the boys' and girl's teams are exceeding the expectations of many, including those of their coach.
Warriors Coach George Varvas believes in his team and knows...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:28 PM
Celebrate Christmas with frozen treats, the Peppermint Prince, and of course, the big guy.
Santa is coming to Orange Coast College for its Repertory Theatre Company's An Old-Fashioned Melodrama and Ice Cream Social two weekends in December.
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:31 PM
Blue Man has a bit of something for everyone, from the avid intellectual thinker to adrenaline junkies.
Blue Man Group Theatrical Tour, which runs through Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, is known for celebrating universal...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:30 PM
"Sitting Pretty" — not to be confused with the vintage Clifton Webb movie — is a strange little British semi-comedy of frustrated characters and unfulfilled lives which somehow get sorted out via the most improbable situations.
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:14 AM
COSTA MESA — A white fir tree towering at a whopping 96 feet requires equally impressive presents.
"If you have a tree as big as this, I would expect to see Santa sitting under there," said Newport Beach resident Jordan Kessler, 13, looking up...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:40 PM
COSTA MESA — Bonnie Hall was there when the cultural ground in Orange County shifted to the rousing sounds of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
On opening night, Sept. 29, 1986, the soprano and other members of the Pacific Chorale sang the vocal climax...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:22 PM
Don't expect a wisecracking Simon Cowell at this audition.
That's a fundamental note Eliza Rubenstein wants all those hopeful singers out there to know when they try out for the Orange County Women's Chorus, whose auditions start next week.
| Sep 9, 2011
| 3:47 PM
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.
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:22 PM
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....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 8:54 PM
Newport Harbor High senior safety Titus Hasson earned the Sunset League Defensive Back of the Year award and senior teammate Steve Michaelsen shared the Defensive Lineman of the Year award after the two standouts for the second straight year led the...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Brent Lawson's favorite trips came on game days with his offensive line during lunchtime at Corona del Mar High.
Up to five linemen piled into Lawson's SUV before they piled food on their plates. Somehow, they fit inside every time before Lawson drove...