| Sep 8, 2011
| 10:46 PM
"Writing" seems an inadequate word to describe what Stephen Sondheim has done, yet it is the breadth, impact and influence of his writing that have won him the 2011 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement.
The 81-year-old composer and...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:49 PM
Oldies frequently can be goodies.
"The Pajama Game," for instance, won a Tony as Broadway's best musical in 1954 and was revived in 2006, winning another Tony for best revival.
It hasn't been seen much locally, but Vanguard University has resurrected...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:07 PM
THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY
Season 52 at South Coast Plaza has extended hours for its piano bar the New Year's holiday, featuring lead pianist Charlie Sleeth. Entertainment begins at noon, and again at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (714)...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:52 PM
Classic and vintage car lovers will stage the ninth annual Tour d'Orange, a two-hour cruise of Orange County's best two-lane roads. The event leaves from the corner of Red Hill and Fischer avenues in Costa Mesa and ends at the In-N-...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 4:41 PM
Anyone who watched entertainment reels in the 1930s and '40s might know Viola Smith.
A musical pioneer, she was one of the first female professional drummers, gaining popularity during World War II.
On Friday, her past performances played in black and...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Flashback Heart Attack
Flashback Heart Attack, an 1980s KROQ cover band, will perform at 9 p.m. at the Harp Inn, 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. The show is 21 and older only and cover is $5. For more information, visit http://www....
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:57 PM
In celebration of Groundhog Day, the Environmental Nature Center, 1601 16th St., Newport Beach, presents "Little Songbirds: The Groundhog's Forecast," a program led by Beth Syverson, artistic director of Con Brio Studios,...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:41 PM
MELT Self-Care Class
Costa Mesa's Parks and Recreation Department will present a MELT self-care class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Balearic Center, 1975 Balearic Drive. Cost to attend is $15. Go to http://www.ci.costamesaca.gov for more...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:56 PM
Yael Bartana at UCI
Israeli filmmaker Yael Bartana, whose "... And Europe will be stunned" short film trilogy is on exhibit as part of her art installation at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, will appear as part of a panel for a...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Sixty-three years ago, Donald McKayle had no idea that he would wind up in dance.
All that the kid from East Harlem needed was a spark to ignite a passion in him, which would enable McKayle to establish an ongoing legacy for years to come.
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:28 PM
They sang. They danced. They even sent University President Jim Doti flying through the air above a stage lined up with chorus girls.
And at the end of it all, they raised $2.12 million for student scholarships.
American Celebration at Chapman...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Four up-and-coming choreographers will debut new works Saturday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre as part of the National Choreographers Initiative, now in its ninth year.
The project allows audiences to get in on the ground floor to see the works of up-and-...