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  • Buckley sings for the 'Boys'

    Buckley sings for the 'Boys'
    Betty Buckley grew up in a home with diverging viewpoints about her love for music and storytelling. Her father, a painter, poet, writer and music lover, hailed from a small town in South Dakota. It was with him that Buckley started singing folk tunes....
  • Carnett: Falling for 'South Pacific'

    Twenty summers ago Orange Coast College reopened its remodeled Robert B. Moore Theatre with a rousing production of the beloved Broadway musical "South Pacific." The campus theater originally opened in 1955. The iconic 1949 Richard Rodgers/Oscar...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating the champions of Chapman

    The Crowd: Celebrating the champions of Chapman
    The remarkable transformation of Chapman University from a small-town college of little reputation to a serious university with a growing national pedigree is testament to the vitality and the commitment of the Orange County citizenry. It is also the...
  • Carnett: Even our best achievements are seldom timeless

    I'm a longtime fan of American musical theater. Several weeks ago, I eschewed watching the Olympics to view an antiquated Broadway chestnut on television: Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." It's been a favorite of mine for decades. A lyricist,...
  • The Crowd: It's the Year of the Horse, of course, of course

    The Crowd: It's the Year of the Horse, of course, of course
    Welcome to the Year of the Horse. The Lunar New Year debuts Friday. Last week in the O.C., the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles, Ambassador Liu Jian, traveled to Costa Mesa to cut a ribbonand front opening ceremonies for the...
  • The Crowd: An emotional event for cerebral palsy

    Julia Argyros last week took the microphone in the grand ballroom of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort. "My first job following graduation from college was working as a speech therapist helping children with disabilities," she told the crowd, as she stood on...
  • '9 to 5' finds new life on stage

    '9 to 5' finds new life on stage
    Ever have the feeling that if you just got your boss out of the picture, you could run the company the way it ought to be run? These ladies did, with a ball-gag and a lot of forged signatures. The Broadway musical version of "9 to 5" will land at the...
  • Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.

    Spending a 'White Christmas' in O.C.
    Dreaming of a white Christmas in sunny Southern California? To see snow really fall in Costa Mesa, just buy a ticket for one of the holiday season's hottest tickets: the Broadway musical version of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at the Segerstrom...
  • On Theater: 'White Christmas' is sumptuous holiday treat

    Over his prolific century on this planet, Irving Berlin composed many memorable songs, including the best-selling record in history. That would be "White Christmas," introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1942 movie "Holiday Inn" and identified with the...
  • Mesa Musings: Trusting New Yorkers is a sucker's bet

    "A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw. Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City. On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
  • Segerstrom Center reports rise in revenue, attendance

    The Segerstrom Center for the Arts has reported a modest rise in attendance and revenue for the 2010-11 season that recently ended. The center in Costa Mesa said the increases were due largely to blockbuster-type shows such as the visiting high-tech...
  • Mesa Musings: No business like OCC's show business

    On a sweltering East Coast evening last week I took in a community production of Meredith Wilson's classic 1957 Broadway musical, "Music Man." The performance was a delight, and brought back many wonderful memories. I first saw the show in the summer of...