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Curtain Up: The Elasticity of Backhausdance

The spring semester at Chapman University is in full swing, which means Newport Beach resident Jennifer Backhaus – a full-time faculty member in Chapman’s dance department – is busier than ever. Backhaus is also the founder and artistic director of Backhausdance, Orange County’s...

Artscapes: A Tale of Three Cirques

By Norm Bour & Christopher Trela | NB Indy Everyone loves a circus—make that a cirque, French for circus. American circuses are on the wan, while unique cirques from Canada have taken over the circus world in spectacular fashion. Indy writer Norm Bour caught a performance of...
Posted On 16 Feb 2018

Artscapes: Off Center Festival Returns to Segerstrom Center

“Expect the unexpected.” As Segerstrom Center President Terry Dwyer noted, The Center is indeed moving in unexpected directions, but that’s a good thing when talking about the annual Off Center Festival, which returns to Segerstrom Center January 19 – February 3. This two-week...

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Curtain Up

Curtain Up: A “Beautiful” Musical Comes to Segerstrom Center

“My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue / An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view / A wondrous, woven magic in bits of blue and gold / A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold.” The lyrics to “Tapestry” by Carole King are, like the other songs on her 1971...

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...

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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...

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