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Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Soars with ‘Cirque de la Symphonie’ May 1 - 3

Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Soars with ‘Cirque de la Symphonie’ May 1 – 3

Packed with gravity-defying panache and a show-stopping athleticism and grace, “Cirque de la Symphonie’s” wow factor soars as high as the musical masterpieces it accompanies. The internationally-renowned troupe, which includes aerial fliers, dancers, contortionists, strongmen and more, will be backed by Pacific Symphony’s full orchestra for three unforgettable evenings May 1 – 3 in the Renée and Henry […]

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Under Cover: Anna Deavere Smith Performs at NB Library April 25 & 26

Under Cover: Anna Deavere Smith Performs at NB Library April 25 & 26

Widely credited with creating a new form of theater in which she combines dramatic performance with social commentary, actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith uses her unique, one-woman shows to tackle the issues that face America today. Drawing almost exclusively on her own interviews with everyday folks from across the country, Smith uses Walt Whitman’s […]

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Off the Menu: New Restaurants Reveal Culinary Delights

Off the Menu: New Restaurants Reveal Culinary Delights

By Christopher Trela and Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy  We’re always excited when new restaurants open in Newport Beach. We’ve been patiently waiting for two in particular to open, which they just did: Provenance and The Winery. Each one offers unique concepts and culinary delights. Provenance Chef Cathy Pavlos created a culinary institution with her Irvine […]

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Curtain Up: No "Rest" for the Weary

Curtain Up: No “Rest” for the Weary

Samuel D. Hunter is a character man. That’s to say, the prolific and gifted young playwright, is a writer in love with his own characters. This in itself is hardly a crime. Tennessee Williams surely loved his Blanche DuBois; for all Willy Loman’s pig-headed delusions, we can bet Arthur Miller loved the old guy. Like […]

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Off the Menu Special: Easter Brunch Dining Guide

Off the Menu Special: Easter Brunch Dining Guide

BACK BAY BISTRO 1131 Back Bay Drive / 949-729-1144 / www.backbaybistronewportbeach.com Back Bay Bistro at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort has an elaborate Easter Champagne brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch selections include carving stations, omelette bar and seafood buffet. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet and take photos with children. […]

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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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