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Artscapes

Artscapes: Sunset Jazz at Newport Offers Al Fresco Music

Cool cocktails, balmy evenings and hot jazz. Perfect ingredients for a perfect summer evening under the stars at the Sunset Jazz at Newport concert series that starts July 12 and runs through Sept. 20 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Fashion Island. Held in the...

Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Heads to Europe

The Pacific Symphony is renowned as having some of the best musicians in southern California, but the Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles also have top music students performing with them. In fact, the ensembles are so good that in addition to concerts in Segerstrom Concert Hall,...

Colorful, Unique Art Show at Peninsula Gallery

A unique Orange County artist will be featured this weekend at a show at a Newport Beach art gallery. Dick Marconi, 82, will showcase his work in an exhibit titled “ICON” One Man Show from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Ethos Contemporary Art on the Balboa Peninsula. “I’m excited about...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Center Stage

Center Stage: A Busy Arts Weekend with Dance, Jazz and “Company”

Swirling across the stage like grains of sand in the shallow surf of an incoming tide, the young dancers of The Wooden Floor exude an effervescent energy that is as palpable as it is uplifting. It’s the afternoon of Memorial Day, and I’m sitting in a darkened house at Irvine...

Center Stage: “Tartuffe” and “Bliss” at South Coast Rep

Haven’t scored tickets to the sold-out “The Book of Mormon” at Segerstrom Center? Not to worry, there are several tempting shows to be savored this sultry Orange County weekend, each with its own hot-hot-hot mission and message. Craving religious satire? Zealous hypocrisy is...

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Curtain Up

Curtain Up: Segerstrom Center’s “Godfather” is an Offer You Can’t Refuse

Often imitated yet never topped, Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 cinematic masterpiece “The Godfather” is considered one of the greatest, most influential films ever made.  The saga of the Corleone family and their rivalry with other New York crime families between 1945 and 1955...

Curtain Up: Pacific Symphony Says Farewell in “Spectacular” Fashion

All good things must come to an end—even the Pacific Symphony’s annual summer season at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. For nearly three decades, the Pacific Symphony has drawn audiences from throughout Southern California to its summer concerts, which have ranged from patriotic...

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Sound Check

Soundcheck: Rockabilly Icon Wanda Jackson Still Rockin’

When one hears the word “Rockabilly,” images of Elvis Presley and Gene Vincent come to mind, but what about Wanda? Whether you call her The Queen of Rock, The Queen of Rockabilly, or just her plain old name, Wanda Jackson is a living legend and the absolute matriarch of the...

Soundcheck: Which One’s Pink? Ask Lido Live

In 1979, Pink Floyd unleashed the double-album behemoth “The Wall” on the world. A large-scale rock opera, it follows a character named Pink, loosely based on Roger Waters and ex-member Syd Barrett, who loses his father in WWII, becomes a rock star, and brick by brick isolates...

Summer Fun

Under Cover: Books

Under Cover: ‘Read for the Win’ at Newport Library This Summer

Summer may have just started, but I’m sure that in nearly every household, the dreaded refrain of “I’m bored,” has already rung out, and probably more than once. Likewise, we mothers, while loving the freedom of the summer schedule, are finding that having our cherubs home all...

Under Cover: Summer Reading Escapism with ‘Attachments’

In between evaluating which mementos should be taken along to college and which should be relegated to a dusty garage storage shrine, while also attempting to plan for an upcoming winter unlike any experienced by California natives, and embarking on a days-long farewell tour, it...

Under Cover: Turning the Page of Life

It’s been a crazy time here at the Crabtree house. Two weeks ago, we watched our oldest graduate from high school, and next week, we leave for college. But, this week is all about another member of this clan. Sandwiched here amid all the craziness – much like his place as the...

Weekend Getaway