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  • Classically Trained: Cleveland Orchestra has brilliant yet subdued performance in Costa Mesa

    "Oh, that was lovely." "Wow! That was amazing!" They're two common laudatory phrases. Both designate different degrees of good. The Cleveland Orchestra's overall performance in Costa Mesa on Tuesday night received the former from me. It was an evening...
  • Classically Trained: Getting ready for some musical Shakespeare

    Editor's note: This column is the third in a series about Bradley Zint's participation in OC Can You Play With Us?, an initiative where he and other Orange County amateur musicians will play alongside the Pacific Symphony professionals. The columns will...
  • On Theater: Eggington, Milgrim set pace in 2011

    The late playwright Horton Foote influenced the choices of both individual artists who stood above the crowd in local theater in 2011. Foote wrote the play "A Trip to Bountiful," the movie version of which won its star, Geraldine Page, an Oscar in 1985....
  • Newport native to open for Dick Dale show

    At 8 years old, Newport Beach native Samantha Smith learned the first song she sang in public in an American biker bar in France, but it was in her hometown that she got her start. The 19-year-old aspiring songwriter — who sings, plays guitar and...
  • Korean Cultural Festival heading to Irvine

    Korean Cultural Festival heading to Irvine
    If you haven't yet heard about the Korean wave, get ready to be submerged. The annual Irvine Korean Cultural Festival, a free arts and food bonanza, returns for the third year Jan. 14 at the Irvine Civic Center. "There is a big wave nowadays about to...
  • The Crowd: Holiday dinner, concert brings joy to all

    The Crowd: Holiday dinner, concert brings joy to all
    A Newport Beach tradition at Christmas time once again filled the grand ballroom of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort with a major dose of family warmth and togetherness. On Dec. 23, the Costa Mesa-based All-American Boys Chorus attracted some 250 guests...
  • Classically Trained: Symphony to take on Tchaikovsky, Chopin

    A trip through any of Tchaikovsky's later symphonies is a trip indeed. The Russian composer goes from the tragic to the triumphant, from the reverent to the dejected and doleful. Listening to them is an exercise of the mind into the glories of a past...
  • Classically Trained: Symphony festival celebrates Nowruz

    This year, the 11th American Composers Festival takes a cue from the country's multicultural identity and embraces the Persian-American musical landscape. The festival, a Pacific Symphony tradition nearly every year since 2000, features three programs...
  • On Theater: 2012 kicks off with premiering shows

    It's a new year and local theater companies — professional, community and collegiate — are waiting in the wings with a varied selection of stage productions, most of which will be unfamiliar to their audiences. Getting things off and...
  • Youmans: Audience takes control in 'Stuffed'

    A band of miscreant puppets and six comedian puppeteers took to the stage at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on New Year's Eve, largely not knowing what the evening of improv puppetry had in store. "Stuffed and Unstrung," Henson Alternative's foul-mouthed...
  • 'CATS' lands on local stage

    "He would watch you without winking/And he saw what you were thinking/And it's certain that he didn't approve/Of hilarity and riot/So that folk were very quiet/When Skimble was about and on the move." — "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" * Now in...
  • Metta Quintet celebrates jazz music

    Metta Quintet celebrates jazz music
    The New York-based Metta Quintet will explore new artistic territory in a one-night show in Orange County on Jan. 27 celebrating the globalization of jazz music. In "JazzReach: Big Drum/Small World" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, the quintet will perform...