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Artscapes: New Year Brings New Shows to Segerstrom Center

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is not wasting any time in the New Year. The Center kicks off a busy month on January 1 with the exciting new musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” Later in January comes the Broadway revival of “Hello Dolly!” starring Betty Buckley. Musical guests include...

Artscapes: Local Children in ABT’s “Nutcracker” at Segerstrom Center

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced the casting of 48 young dancers in American Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” performed December 14 through 23 in Segerstrom Hall. Forty students from the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom...

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Returns to Lido Theater Dec. 14-17

“What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” “Hot dog!”...

Center Stage

Center Stage: Dancing in Your Shorts at Newport Beach Film Festival

By Camryn Eakes | NB Indy Hidden at the Newport Beach Film Festival, tucked neatly between the international, narrative and documentary screenings, is Dancing in Your Shorts, a collection of seven short films that will literally and metaphorically move you. The frequency of dance...

Center Stage: Local Dancer Takes the Stage with Alvin Ailey at Segerstrom Center

By Camryn Eakes | NB Indy Huntington Beach native Danica Paulos remembers her excitement at seeing the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at Segerstrom Center when she was a teenager. Alvin Ailey returns to Segerstrom Center April 19-22 and Paulos will again be there, but this...

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Curtain Up

Curtain Up: A Christmas “Beauty” and a Beautiful Dinner

South Coast Rep has its “Christmas Carol” and Segerstrom Center has its “Nutcracker,” but Laguna Playhouse has established a holiday tradition of its own with its annual presentation of an elaborate “panto” courtesy of Lythgoe Family Panto. Panto, short for Pantomime, is a...

Curtain Up: RV Comic Aubree Sweeney Headlines Show at Back Bay Bistro

Calling Aubree Sweeney an RV comedienne might be confusing, but then again Sweeney does tour in her own RV, and she’s staying at the Newport Dunes RV park while she’s in town to headline a comedy night Oct. 18 at the Back Bay Bistro. Sweeney was born in Nebraska, studied creative...

Outta Here

OUTTA HERE: The Salton Sea

So near, yet so other worldly—the Salton Sea and environs in Imperial County. One can do a day trip, or camp overnight to see mud pots bubbling near the Geothermal Plants. Nearby are the hundreds of beautiful birds migrating through the area. White and brown pelicans can be seen...

OUTTA HERE: ‘The Middle of Nevada? There’s Nothing There!’

“There’s nothing there!” That’s what most people say when we told them about our Wilderness Adventure into the interior of Nevada in winter. We began our journey with the bright lights and glitz of Las Vegas while attending the Consumer Electronics Show. Then the freedom of open...

OUTTA HERE: Oaxaca, Mexico

Visited Hierve de Agua (Spanish for “the water boils”) in southern Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. You think you see waterfalls, yet they are made of calcium and other minerals. The pools are created from cool spring water that is saturated with calcium carbonate. As...

Sound Check

Soundcheck: Get Ready for KAABOO Music Festival

KAABOO is almost here! For those not in the know, KAABOO is a three-day concert-art-comedy-food festival held Sept. 14-16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego county. Unlike the craziness of Coachella and other festivals that are focused mainly on music, KAABOO showcases art,...

Soundcheck: Sunset Jazz at Newport Fades Out on Sept. 19

Have you made it out to the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa to catch one of the sensational Sunset Jazz at Newport summer concerts? The series runs through Sept. 19, which means there are only five evenings of swinging jazz left in this annual musical ode to classic jazz....

Summer Fun

Under Cover: Books

Under Cover: Serving “Will It Skillet” Cookbook

I enjoy cooking, but I totally get why many people don’t. There are so many components to successfully pulling off a meal: balancing nutrition with taste, allowing enough time to properly execute the necessary steps, and knowing the palate of those you are feeding to ensure the...

Under Cover: “Sweetbitter” Author Stephanie Danler Comes to Newport Library

Many people seem to view working in the restaurant industry as some sort of failure – a melting pot of people who either can’t or won’t get a “real job,” or who are still working their way towards the opportunity to find one. The reality is, while there are those types of...

“California Typewriter” is an Homage to Typewriters

“I feel something for these machines. I look at it and my mind just goes ‘Where has this machine been at?’ If it could talk, man it could tell some stories.” Ken Alexander, master typewriter repairman, while waxing sentimental on what’s to love about the humble typewriter, hit...

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway: Historic Weekend in Palm Springs

It’s only about 90 minutes from Newport Beach, but Palm Springs seems worlds away as far as ambiance and activities. It’s a vacation destination—or in my case, a weekend getaway. I was invited to enjoy The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn, a private Mediterranean villa hidden...

Weekend Getaway: A Whirlwind Weekend in San Diego

San Diego is one of those destinations that’s close to home yet can seem worlds away because there’s so much to see and do that sets the city apart from other coastal enclaves.  Just 90 minutes from Newport Beach (depending on traffic), San Diego is an unmistakable tourist draw...