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Curtain Up: Newport Native Stars in "Cinderella" Ballet

Curtain Up: Newport Native Stars in “Cinderella” Ballet

Spring break this year means ballet, ballet, and more ballet for dedicated Corona del Mar High School junior Camille Kellems. Last seen on stage as the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker,” the talented Maple Youth Ballet dancer is spending her vacation honing her technique before pirouetting into another big role this weekend: “Cinderella.” Leaving the […]

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Under Cover: Celebrating National Library Week April 13-19

Under Cover: Celebrating National Library Week April 13-19

“A Library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”  […]

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Off the Menu: Musical Menus

Off the Menu: Musical Menus

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy A “Mama Mia” Dinner We’ve been attending the Broadway musical series at Segerstrom Center, and last year discovered the clever themed menus that Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan has been creating at Leatherby’s Café Rouge adjacent to Segerstrom Center. Chef Ross has done it again for The Center’s current show, “Mama […]

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Curtain Up: The Captain of 'Mamma Mia'

Curtain Up: The Captain of ‘Mamma Mia’

One of the longest running shows in Broadway history is coming to Segerstrom Center April 8 – 13, and mamma mia, is it fun! Seen by more than 54 million people around the world, “Mamma Mia” is the hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, and cleverly tells the story of a single mother […]

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Off the Menu: Exceptional Chefs and Exquisite Wines

Off the Menu: Exceptional Chefs and Exquisite Wines

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Table for Ten Take 30 of OC’s best chefs, put them in a room packed with ornately-decorated tables that seat ten philanthropic-minded people who have paid a pretty price for dinner, and have the chefs cook a multi-course meal tableside. That’s the basic idea of the annual […]

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Under Cover: Author who Wrote Book about Newport Murder Comes to Newport Library

Under Cover: Author who Wrote Book about Newport Murder Comes to Newport Library

“Looking for an older man, 30+, who knows how to treat a woman. You take care of me and I’ll take care of you.” So says the personal ad taken out by convicted killer Nanette Johnston. Little did the unsuspecting match reading that ad know, however, just how permanently he’d be “taken care of.” In […]

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Curtain Up: Sister Brings her 'Easter Catechism' to Laguna Playhouse

Curtain Up: Sister Brings her ‘Easter Catechism’ to Laguna Playhouse

Bask in Sister’s glow this month as The Laguna Playhouse welcomes back “Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” for a limited engagement next week. Just remember: no running in the halls, no talking during class, and oh yes, there may be a quiz later! The creator of the sublimely popular “Sister’s Late […]

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Curtain Up: Celtic Woman Dazzles in Emerald Tour

Curtain Up: Celtic Woman Dazzles in Emerald Tour

Much as the murky morning marine layer here in Newport gives way to brilliant light and sun-kissed azure seas, Celtic music unveils the faceted moods of a well-weathered life, reveling in an undaunted spirit shining bright with hope. Inspirational and evocative, Ireland’s lilting rhythms and haunting tunes enliven emotional seasons both joyous and sorrowful. Strengthened […]

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Off the Menu: New Restaurants and Secret Spots

Off the Menu: New Restaurants and Secret Spots

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy Welcome to Provenance It’s official—Provenance Restaurant is now open! Chef Cathy Pavlos, whose Lucca restaurant in Irvine has garnered well-deserved acclaim, opened Provenance in Eastbluff Village Center on March 25, in the spot formerly occupied by Sage Restaurant. Chef Pavlos has based her concept, and menu, […]

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Under Cover: Book Club is "Unbroken"

Under Cover: Book Club is “Unbroken”

I have been sampling a lot of children’s literature lately—some for my kids, some for my husband’s classroom library, and some, if truth be told, just for myself. While I have always had a great affinity for books written well for younger readers, I am more than ready to dive in to a good grown-up […]

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