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Sunset Jazz at Newport Moves to Bistango in August

For the past 10 years, Newport Beach residents and jazz impresarios Joe Rothman and John McClure have presented the renowned summertime music series Sunset...

Bayside Restaurant and Irvine Barclay Theatre Host Summer Jazz Lunch Series

One of my favorite things to do every summer is dine at Bayside Restaurant on a Friday evening, then take their complimentary shuttle down...

Off the Menu

Off the Menu: Five Crowns Adds Patio Dining and Virtual Cheese...

Five Crowns and SideDoor are back! The adjoining dynamic duo of restaurants in Corona del Mar have reopened their doors for patio seating in the...

The Newfound Joys of Al Fresco Dining

First restaurants closed. Then they opened for take-out. Then they were allowed to fully reopen. Now, California hit a dimmer switch and it’s patio-only...

Curtain Up

‘Hamilton’ Star Christopher Jackson Performs Livestream Concert for Segerstrom Center

History came alive in the musical “Hamilton” on Broadway, which also made history for its multi-cultural casting and brilliant staging that played to sold-out...

Laguna Playhouse Postpones Season, Launches Theater Camp

Earlier this year, Laguna Playhouse announced its 100th Anniversary Season, scheduled to start this summer. In April, the playhouse made revisions to its schedule...

Side Dish

Newport Beach Restaurants Respond to COVID-19 with Take-Out Options and Delivery...

Although closed for in-restaurant dining — since large gatherings are prohibited as ordered by Orange County health officials in an effort to limit the...

What Inspires Local Female Chefs?

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality. I thought it would...

Soundcheck

Pinch Me! Band Plays Charity Concert at Campus JAX August 8

By Simon Goldstone | Soundcheck columnist When Covid-19 barred live performances, local bands were hit hard. Pinch Me! Band, a five-piece ensemble cover band known...

Lia Menaker’s new EP “I Am Kyros” is a Complex Musical...

By Simone Goldstone | Special to the Newport Beach Independent Singer-songwriter Lia Menaker is getting better with age. The NB Indy last encountered Menaker in the...

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