| Nov 5, 2010
| 8:35 PM
The crowd arrived in black tie and mask. It was, after all, the night before Halloween, and The Pacific Symphony celebrated in grand style with the opening night pops concert billed as "An Evening of Sentiment and Mystery." The occasion marked the 20th...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 6:40 PM
When UC Irvine opens its two-weekend production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" on Friday night , the cast members will have experienced a link to the musical's first Broadway production.
Pamela Winslow Kashani, an Orange County resident who...
| May 5, 2011
| 8:46 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:36 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:37 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2011
"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.,...
| 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,...
| 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...