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Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Prepares for New Summer Home

All good things must come to an end, and so it was with the Pacific Symphony’s summer concerts at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. After nearly three decades, Pacific Symphony played its final concert at Irvine Meadows last September, shortly before the venue closed to make way for a...

Artscapes: Al Fresco Concerts Return to Hyatt Regency

Warmer weather is finally making its way to Newport Beach, and with it comes al fresco concerts held in various venues throughout the city. Leading the charge is the annual Newport Beach Jazz Festival, which returns to the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach June 2-4, 2017. Presented by...

2017 Newport Beach Film Festival Went Deep

The Newport Beach Film Festival decided to “Go Deeper” for its 18th annual incarnation that ran April 20 – 27, starting with the opening night film, “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” (a documentary about an American icon who forever changed the sport of big wave...

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Curtain Up

Curtain Up: A “Groovy” Show at Newport Theatre Arts Center

By Lily Williams | NB Indy The newest show at the Newport Theatre Arts Center (NTAC), “Groovy,” aims to take you back to the ‘60s by celebrating hippiedom and flower power. The retrospective musical is a part of NTAC’s youth theatre program, which puts on a production each summer...

Curtain Up: SCR Summer Players Tackle Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Kids take center stage at South Coast Repertory this summer when the group’s Summer Players tackle Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on the Julianne Argyros Stage through August 14, directed by Hisa Takakuwa, with music direction by Erin McNally.     “Beauty and the Beast” is a...

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Sound Check

Soundcheck: Cash’d Out Tribute to the Man in Black at Lido Live

September 11th has become a day of remembrance, a time to reflect on fallen Americans and, in more recent years, a time of patriotism and celebration of the resilience of the American spirit. It was only fitting that on such a night, the classic country music of American icon...

Soundcheck: Fan Halen and Generation Idol at Lido Live

Summertime must be tribute time, as Lido Live has booked a handful of tribute band shows that appeal to a variety of audiences. Last weekend, one of those shows featured tributes to Van Halen and Billy Idol. Of course, any fan of Van Halen knows that they are currently on tour,...

Summer Fun

Under Cover: Books

Under Cover: Summer Reading

It’s here! School is either out, or almost, and the sound of the sea crashing on the shore is beckoning us.  Like a siren, the Pacific is calling us to return our fair-skinned, springtime limbs to the ocean’s side, where we can luxuriate in the sand, let the sun once again kiss...

Under Cover: Life is a Book

Today, my oldest son graduates from high school. In three weeks, we take him to begin the next chapter of his life as a college student, where he will be a 14 hour drive away from his friends, his girlfriend, and…me. To say that I am a hot mess of emotions would be a gross...

Under Cover: Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon

As June hits, I join the throng of mothers whose sanity hangs solely by the thread of promise that school is almost out, and the onslaught of science projects, final exams, and class parties is about to end. However, this year, I am occupying a new and strange place, in which I...

Weekend Getaway