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Artscapes: Online Entries Due May 25 for Newport Beach Art Exhibition

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission invites artists to participate in the 54th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition to be held on June 16, at the Newport Beach Civic Center. For over 50 years, the Newport Beach City Arts Commission has recognized the talent and contributions of...

Artscapes: Instagram Dramas Dominate ‘Social Animals’ Documentary

By Lily Williams | NB Indy As a teenager who grew up just as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat were taking hold, I am all too familiar with the rhetoric that adults use when talking to kids about Internet safety. Middle school assemblies warned us of stranger danger; parents...

Newport Beach Film Festival: Opening Night Red Carpet Photos

Hundreds of film fans flocked to the Edwards Big Newport theatre in Fashion Island for the opening night celebration of the 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. Actors, filmmakers, musicians and local dignitaries walked the red carpet prior to the screening of “American...

Center Stage

Center Stage: Alvin Ailey American Dance Dazzles at Segerstrom Center

By Camryn Eakes | NB Indy This opening night for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts was different than others. There was the same buzzing energy and the house was packed, as usual, but as the lights dimmed and straggling audience members rushed...

Center Stage: Dancing in Your Shorts at Newport Beach Film Festival

By Camryn Eakes | NB Indy Hidden at the Newport Beach Film Festival, tucked neatly between the international, narrative and documentary screenings, is Dancing in Your Shorts, a collection of seven short films that will literally and metaphorically move you. The frequency of dance...

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Curtain Up

Curtain Up: ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Sequel Comes to Segerstrom Center

I’ve seen Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” musical more times than I should admit (about a dozen), starting with the L.A. production in 1990 and continuing through the latest touring incarnation that came to Segerstrom Center a couple of years ago (boasting new sets...

Curtain Up: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’ is Mesmerizing

To say the latest Cirque du Soleil is unique is a given; they are all different. After 38 shows over 34 years it may be hard to come up with something new, yet the latest Cirque du Soleil iteration, “Luzia,” does just that. “Luzia” is a Mexican fiesta; a party, which includes...
Posted On 23 Feb 2018

Outta Here

OUTTA HERE: Telluride, Colorado

Telluride, Colo., is best known as the premier ski resort in southern Colorado.  We however, found it to be one of the most beautiful summer destinations in the southwest.  At almost 9,000 feet in elevation, the mountain vistas are spectacular. Wildflowers bloom here in summer. ...

OUTTA HERE: Life and Death Valley

During a recent spring visit to observe and photograph wild flowers in the Eastern California deserts, Death Valley was abundant with not only flora, but fauna in the form of many desert animals and the surprisingly resilient Death Valley Pup Fish.  A hold over from the last ice...

OUTTA HERE: Northern California/Southern Oregon

The area around Medford, Ore., is very well known for a lot of reasons.  For nature lovers, hikers and photographers, the Rogue River Gorge, Crater Lake and Mount Shasta are short drives. For wine lovers, the region is loaded with great wineries and tasting rooms. Historic...

Sound Check

Soundcheck: Side Deal is Main Deal at Newport Beach Film Fest Gala

What does it take for a band to bond? In the case of Side Deal, it was a patch of black ice. The Newport Beach-based band was in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. They were driving to a morning gig in a rented car, and it was snowing. “We were coming down a steep...

Soundcheck: Postmodern Jukebox Returns to Segerstrom Center April 15

Their fans are fanatic, their music videos clever and compelling, and their live concerts sell out around the world. Not bad for a group that’s only been around for a few years, but then Postmodern Jukebox is not your ordinary band. Since Scott Bradlee created the project in...

Summer Fun

Get Ready for the 8th Annual Lobsterfest

Hundreds of Maine lobsters will be flown in to Newport Beach on Sunday, August 7 for the 8th Annual Lobsterfest, held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina from 3 to 8 p.m. More than 700 people are expected to attend this annual celebration of summer, which centers...

Summer Fun: Fireworks, Music and Shakespeare

Summer hits with a bang this weekend thanks to the Fourth of July, and continues all summer with myriad events from concerts in the park to Shakespeare on a diamond (a baseball diamond). Fourth of July Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina teams with the City of Newport...

Biggest Beach Party of the Year Comes to Newport Dunes June 26 – 28

Get ready for the biggest beach party to be held in Newport Beach this year: Newport Beach Party: A Celebration of Community, held at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort June 26 – 28. The three day event is designed to raise money for a variety of charities, including the Newport...

Under Cover: Books

Under Cover: It Takes a CHERUB to Raise a Reader

I have a good friend who frequently uses the hashtag #raisingreaders on her social media posts. Truth be told, she is kind of a supermom, and while there are many things I adore about her, one of my favorite things is her dedication to instilling in her children a passion for...

Uner Cover: Book Club Blooms with “Lilac Girls”

Recently, I took a fifteen-hour road trip with my oldest son, ferrying him home from school for the measly three week break that will act as his “summer.” After flying in to help him move out of the dorm, and into his new digs, we made the trek back to California via the open...

Under Cover: Summer Books for Teen Boys

The passing of Memorial Day ushers in a certain season. While the day itself is about somber reflections, and gratitude for sacrifices made on our behalf, it leaves in its wake a lightness – the ability to appreciate more fully the dawn of a new day, knowing the price that was...

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway: Historic Weekend in Palm Springs

It’s only about 90 minutes from Newport Beach, but Palm Springs seems worlds away as far as ambiance and activities. It’s a vacation destination—or in my case, a weekend getaway. I was invited to enjoy The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, a private Mediterranean villa hidden...

Weekend Getaway: A Whirlwind Weekend in San Diego

San Diego is one of those destinations that’s close to home yet can seem worlds away because there’s so much to see and do that sets the city apart from other coastal enclaves.  Just 90 minutes from Newport Beach (depending on traffic), San Diego is an unmistakable tourist draw...