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  • From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years

    From bean fields to ballet: Segerstrom Center celebrates 25 years
    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...
  • Classically Trained: Auditions loom for women's chorus

    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. "The first...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • High School Football All-League: Newport duo stands out in Sunset

    High School Football All-League: Newport duo stands out in Sunset
    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...
  • 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...
  • High School Football Dream Team: Lawson credits line for success

    High School Football Dream Team: Lawson credits line for success
    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...
  • Girls' Volleyball Dream Team: Sary hangs tough for Sailors

    Girls' Volleyball Dream Team: Sary hangs tough for Sailors
    Cinnamon Sary found it hard to stand on her own two feet at the end of her final volleyball match on the Newport Harbor High court. The senior needed a hand to get up, yet no one was around at first to help her. The problem was practically everyone else...
  • Classically Trained: 'Bond' themes featured by Pacific Symphony

    Call him Davis. Carl Davis. The American conductor-composer this week will be leading the Pacific Symphony in its last pops concert series of the season, "The Music of Bond. James Bond." Dubbed "a license to thrill," the 8 p.m. concerts Thursday through...
  • 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...