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Artscapes: Young Newport Dancers Cast in ABT’s ‘Nutcracker’ at Segerstrom Center

“The Nutcracker” is one of those iconic ballets that make young girls want to buy pointe shoes and take up dance. Cousins Stella Stulik and Alexandra Orradre, both 10, of Newport Beach are two such girls. They’ve been dancing for several years, and take classes at the American...

Artscapes: Celebrating Wonderful Lives

One of the most popular, memorable and sincere Christmastime movies is without a doubt “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a fantasy-comedy-drama produced and directed in 1946 by Frank Capra. Filmed in glorious black and white, “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become one of the most loved films...

Artscapes: Seasonal Concerts Take Center Stage at Segerstrom Center

December continues to be a busy month at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as seasonal concerts and performances take center stage. Through December 17, it’s time for American Ballet Theatre’s annual production of the timeless classic, “The Nutcracker.” Travel with curious Clara and...

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Curtain Up

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...

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...

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Sound Check

Soundcheck: America Launches OC Fair Concert Series

A feeling of nostalgia was in the air when Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell took the stage last Thursday night at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, celebrating the 45th anniversary of their band, America. The duo graduated high school together in 1969 and have been making...

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Under Cover: Books

Under Cover: New Novel Reveals ‘Glory Over Everything’

“I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person now I was free. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.” These words were uttered by Harriet Tubman, famous conductor on the Underground Railroad,...

Under Cover: Checking Out Tech Toys at Newport Library

With our world becoming increasingly reliant upon technology, it can sometimes be hard to keep up. It’s funny to recall that 20 years ago, we frequently made the 500 mile drive from our home in Northern California to visit family here in the south without the benefit of any...

Under Cover: Chef Gwyneth Paltrow’s Cookbook is “All Easy”

If you are anything like me, life is getting crazier by the minute! Having a child graduating next month seems to have added an endless array of tasks to my to-do list, not to mention that getting a child ready to fly the nest is draining my bank account to drought-stricken...

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