| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:12 PM
Having enjoyed feline companionship for the past two decades, I always get a kick out of Andrew Lloyd Webber's megahit musical "Cats" each time it stops by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
It's back again — for the eighth time, albeit for an...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 10:02 PM
In Gourmet Detective's "Get Cartier," a faux murder mystery takes places at the Balboa Inn in Newport Beach. The performers are the prime suspects, but it's the audience that serves up the dish of true entertainment.
"Get Cartier," which plays year-...
| 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
| 8:46 PM
At age 9, I watched with wide eyes as"American Idol"debuted on national television in 2002.
I never imagined that 10 years later I would receive my very own golden ticket to Hollywood.
After my debut appearance in the Season 11 premiere, which showed...
| 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 1, 2012
| 8:18 PM
THURSDAY TILL SATURDAY
Virtuoso violinist Nicola Benedetti joins the Pacific Symphony in concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25 for the 8 p.m. performances. For more...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
The Friends of the Newport Beach Library will hold a book sale for members from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Central Library branch bookstore, 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. People can pay $1 for four paperbacks or $1 for two hardbacks....
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Newport Harbor High School's theater arts department will debut its winter musical "Curtains" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the campus' Robert B. Wentz Theatre in the Norman Loats Performing Arts Center, 600 Irvine Ave. The show is a comedy whodunit put on by...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:46 PM
Vadim Gluzman kept the audience's attention with all the zeal of someone about to divulge the secrets of the universe.
Our sensibilities were rapt by his virtuosity, our eyes transfixed by his technique.
It really was that stunning. You just couldn't...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:58 PM
There are few things as satisfying as seeing the Wicked Witch get what she deserves.
An audience of youngsters — in ruffled dresses and clip-on ties — erupted into cheers and laughter Saturday morning during the climatic last acts of the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:13 PM
It's a label Liza Minnelli cherishes, and one she's never fully understood.
"Gay icon." Ask her to explain it, and she'll come up empty.
On Google, Minnelli's name alongside that two-word phrase cues up 117,000 results. When she performed back east...