| Aug 5, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Corona del Mar High School students didn't walk home from Hurley's Walk the Walk championship empty-handed.
CdM won the men's Head-to-Toe Design Challenge at the fifth annual "Project Runway"-esque fashion show on the beach Thursday during the U.S....
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:46 PM
The new season doesn't start for another month, but the Costa Mesa Playhouse is getting a head start this weekend.
Friday night through Sunday only, the playhouse will stage its annual musical fundraiser, this one entitled "That Was Then ... This is Now!...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Editor's note: This column is the third in a series about Bradley Zint's participation in OC Can You Play With Us?, an initiative where he and other Orange County amateur musicians will play alongside the Pacific Symphony professionals. The columns will...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 7:44 PM
The Musical Theatre Academy of Orange County welcomed an enthusiastic crowd supporting its work with youth in the community.
More than 125 guests converged upon the OASIS Senior Center in Corona del Mar for a pre-holiday dinner and show billed as "Star...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:30 PM
A pair of classics and a pair of world premieres highlight the upcoming 2012-13 theater season at Vanguard University.
Currently, the Costa Mesa college is winding up its first of two summer professional shows under the American Coast Theater Co., "The...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:16 PM
"He would watch you without winking/And he saw what you were thinking/And it's certain that he didn't approve/Of hilarity and riot/So that folk were very quiet/When Skimble was about and on the move."
— "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
| 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...