| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:36 PM
When Boz Scaggs was a boy, Memphis meant a few simple things: a visit to his grandmother's house, his father's family history, that catchy Chuck Berry tune that sometimes came on the radio.
Years later, as he honed his musical tastes, the "Lowdown"...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:26 PM
A Corona del Mar High School teacher under investigation by police said Thursday that a disgruntled student made false accusations against him.
Drama teacher Ronald Martin, who was placed on leave June 5 pending a police investigation, said he did...
| May 31, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Local high school theater students performed and were honored last week at this year's Childress MACY Awards ceremony — the first since beloved co-founder Lee Childress died in September.
The MACYs, or the Music and Arts Commendations for Youth,...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:23 PM
There has always been something magical about "The Fantasticks," the Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical that opened in New York in 1960 and ran until 2002, then sparked a 2006 revival that's still running.
At South Coast Repertory — which rarely...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:39 PM
The new year is upon us, and three local theater companies will be getting it off to a rousing start this weekend.
South Coast Repertory is opening a play with the unprintable title of "The [Expletive] With the Hat." It's described as a comedy about the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:49 PM
I went on a date the other evening with my eldest and youngest daughters.
I escorted the two thirtysomethings –- I'm not so dumb as to divulge their actual ages — to see director Tom Hooper's dazzling new film, "Les Miserables."
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:15 PM
When asked about her ardor for music, Lea Salonga replies, "Why not music?"
Having grown up needing little to no encouragement to take on an audience, the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning Filipina singer calls her career choice a "no-brainer."
| May 13, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Daniel Schnyder spends nearly every day walking in Duke Ellington's footsteps. Literally.
The Pacific Symphony's composer-in-residence, who will perform Thursday through Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, recently moved his family to Harlem...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:35 PM
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....
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The art of the dance is enjoying a popularity not experienced since the 1950s when members of its royal family were Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse and Ann Miller. TV's "Dancing with the Stars" shares some of the credit — along with musical...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:28 PM
When Doug Hamilton premiered his film "Broadway Idiot" this year in Austin, Texas, he had a particularly tough crowd to please. Hundreds of hardcore Green Day fans lined up outside the theater on Main Street, waiting to see the 80-minute documentary....
| Apr 11, 2013
| 8:44 PM
Broadway luminary Barbara Cook is in for a treat.
During her one-night-only performance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, she will be presented with a birthday card.
Yes, birthday cards are common, but not ones filled with...