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Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Celebrates 40 Years

Forty years is not a long time in the life of a symphony orchestra, but it’s long enough for the Pacific Symphony to have established itself as a world-class arts organization whose rise to prominence in the classical music world has been both meteoric and memorable. Founded in...

Artscapes: The Lido Theater Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

Happy 80th Birthday to the Lido Theater! The historic art deco-era venue – one of the few single movie screen theaters left in California – turns 80 this year, and it’s never looked better thanks to recent renovations by the Fritz Duda Company, which acquired the property in...

Artscapes: Newport’s Concert on the Green Series Starts June 17

Matt Mauser and his Celebration of the Music of Frank Sinatra kicks off the 2018 Newport Beach Concert on the Green series June 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Civic Center Green. In a musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra and his timeless roster of hits,...

Center Stage

Center Stage: World Premiere of “Isadora” at Segerstrom Center

Isadora Duncan revolutionized the world of dance. During her too-brief life (1877-1927), she eschewed ballet to focus on natural expression, creating a new art form that has come to be known as modern dance. Her life story is a contrast of beauty, success, sadness and tragedy....

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...

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Curtain Up

Curtain Up: “School of Rock” Rocks at Segerstrom Center

You may recall the 2003 movie version of “School of Rock,” starring Jack Black. In the movie Black plays struggling rock guitarist Dewey Finn, who is kicked out of his band and subsequently masquerades as a substitute music teacher at a prestigious prep school. Now you can...
Posted On 29 Jul 2018

Curtain Up: Broadway Musical ‘The Color Purple’ Comes to Segerstrom Center

The first North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway Revival of “The Color Purple,” which the New York Times called “a glory to behold,” comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts June 19-24. The cast is led by members from the 2016 Broadway revival, including Adrianna...

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: Get Ready for KAABOO Music Festival

KAABOO is almost here! For those not in the know, KAABOO is a three-day concert-art-comedy-food festival held Sept. 14-16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego county. Unlike the craziness of Coachella and other festivals that are focused mainly on music, KAABOO showcases art,...

Soundcheck: Sunset Jazz at Newport Fades Out on Sept. 19

Have you made it out to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to catch one of the sensational Sunset Jazz at Newport summer concerts? The series runs through Sept. 19, which means there are only five evenings of swinging jazz left in this annual musical ode to classic jazz....

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: Fun on Catalina Island

This is the third consecutive year I have made a trek to Catalina, which always starts with the Catalina Flyer, our own local taxi service to Fantasy Island. With one ferry daily at 9 a.m., you pull into Avalon Harbor 75 minutes later. During the trip over you have many different...
Posted On 24 Jun 2018

Weekend Getaway: History Meets Comfort at La Costa Resort

Arnold Palmer was my golf idol growing up, and inspired me to take up golf as a youngster. Although my moments on the links are now few and far between, I’ve always had an appreciation for those who can make a difficult sport look interesting and fun. That’s why I said yes to an...