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‘Lion in Winter’ Proves Ferocious at Laguna Playhouse

Betrayal. Treachery. Sibling rivalry. Adultery. Accusations hurled at will. Alliances forged and dissolved at a moment’s notice. Just another day for the Plantagenet family of...

‘Champions of Magic’ Materializes at Segerstrom Center

Five fabulous illusionists. One amazing night of magic. That’s the basic concept of Champions of Magic, a long-running touring production featuring five expert practitioners...

Off the Menu

An ARC Thanksgiving, Fall at Farmhouse

An ARC Thanksgiving I have often raved about Chef Noah von Blom, who opened ARC restaurant in the OC Mix several years ago with his...

The Winery Crushes, Moulin Multiplies

The Winery Hosts a Great Crush  I have been a devoted fan of The Winery restaurant since partners JC Clow, William Lewis and Chef Yvon...

Curtain Up

‘The Lion in Winter’ Roars at Laguna Playhouse

Theatrical historical fiction can be a tricky thing to write, let alone present on stage, although Shakespeare certainly had no trouble in either department. Other...

South Coast Repertory Prepares 2019-20 Season

Musicals, comedies, dramas and world premieres are all on tap for South Coast Repertory’s 2019-20 season. The Tony Award-winning theatre’s 56th season is the...

Side Dish

Former Arches Owner Dies, CdM Plaza Opens

“Meet me at the Arches.” Decades ago, that was a popular phrase for travelers driving up or down the Southern California coast between San Diego...

Local Restaurants Unveil New Lunch Menu, Event Space

Fable & Spirit in the Lido Marina Village neighborhood was named the Best New Restaurant in Orange County at the 2019 Golden Foodie Awards,...

Soundcheck

Soundcheck: Surf’s Up with The Beach Boys at Segerstrom Center

The words “iconic” and “legendary” are often overused, but they certainly apply to one of the greatest bands in Rock and Roll history: The...

Soundcheck: The Side Deal Rocks Packed House at Irvine Barclay

Last Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre hosted an evening with The Side Deal, our own local (Newport Beach) harmonious collection of Charlie Colin, formerly...

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