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Artscapes: OC Museum of Art Unveils New Exhibit Space

After more than 50 years in Newport Beach, the Orange County Museum of Art closed its doors and moved a few miles down the road to South Coast Plaza Village, where its current – make that temporary – exhibit space opened this month. I said temporary, because while the new space...

Artscapes: A Big Adventure Heads to OC Fairgrounds

One of my favorite events is the annual KAABOO Festival at the Del Mar Racetrack. That weekend affair brings together world famous musical performers, comedians and a fantastic selection of art work and food. You won’t have to travel as far this weekend to experience Big...
Posted On 02 Nov 2018

Artscapes: Segerstrom Center Launches Broadway Series

A season of Tony Award-winning Broadway hits including Center premieres and returning favorites await audiences during Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ 2018-2019 Broadway and Curtain Call Series. Coming to the Center for the first time are “Waitress,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Come...

Center Stage

Center Stage: Bringing Taiwan to OC Through Dance

By Camryn Eakes | Special to the NB Indy On a bright, stark white stage, dancers emerge from the wings, briskly walking in line formations, in rhythm and in silence. Dressed in neutral tones, they curve around and through each other. Militaristic lines become rapid, swirling...

Center Stage: An Exciting Weekend of Dance

This is “nirvana weekend” for dance fans, as two separate dance programs – one a classical ballet and the other an evening of world premieres – are being presented at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Irvine Barclay Theatre. “Giselle” Up first is Teatro alla Scala Ballet...

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Curtain Up

Curtain Up: A ‘Beautiful’ Homecoming for Local Actor

Nathan Andrew Riley remembers being a wide-eyed 12-year-old boy sitting in the last row of the balcony of the Pantages Theater in Hollywood watching a production of “The Lion King” and thinking he wanted to be on stage in a show. Now, Riley is fulfilling that dream as the Orange...

Curtain Up: South Coast Repertory Launches 55th Season

In 1964, Orange County’s population was about to hit one million, Irvine was still a dream waiting to be built, and John Wayne had settled on Newport Beach as his new home. Newport Beach is also where college pals Martin Benson and David Emmes (who attended Newport Harbor High...

Outta Here

OUTTA HERE: Moorea

For our anniversary, my husband and I decided to celebrate 10 years together in Tahiti. Or more specifically, Moorea. Moorea is an island in French Polynesia, part of the Society Islands. It’s known as “the magical island,” although the word Mo’orea means “yellow...
Posted On 15 Nov 2013

OUTTA HERE: Yosemite National Park

The Palladino Family ( Mike and Deirdre, their daughter Marissa and son Matthew) visited Yosemite National Park in April. Yosemite in April and it snowed! Perfect for us since we have never been there before.  We enjoyed two seasons in less than four days.  Wow, what a beautiful...

OUTTA HERE: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, known as Ceylon until 1972, is a culturally diverse island nation in the northern Indian Ocean.  It is often called  the pearl of Indian Ocean because of its pristine beaches and lush forests and hills. Steve and Shelly Morefield toured the Island for two weeks on...

Sound Check

Soundcheck: Rippingtons and Spyro Gyra Headline Hyatt Concert

The Hyatt Regency Summer Concert Series returns to the hotel’s intimate Back Bay amphitheater July 13 – October 12. It’s packed with notable names from the jazz and pop worlds, from trumpeter Chris Botti to Chicago vocalist Peter Cetera to the dynamic Chaka Khan. The series kicks...

Soundcheck: Sunset Jazz at Newport Series Kicks Off July 11

Cool cocktails, balmy evenings, hot jazz—three ingredients that make for a perfect summer evening under the stars at the Sunset Jazz at Newport concert series that starts July 11 and runs through Sept. 19 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Fashion Island. Held in...

Summer Fun

Under Cover: Books

Under Cover: Pulitzer Prize Author Migrates to Newport Beach Library

If you’ve paid attention to the news lately, you surely will have noticed that scarcely a day goes by that we don’t have immigration featured prominently in our dialogue. As we adjust to a new administration, the topic has become even more widely considered. What do we do with...

Under Cover: The Women in the Castle

How far would you go to fulfill a promise to a friend? In the new book, “The Women in the Castle,” the answer for protagonist, Marianne, is, as far as it takes. The Under Cover Book Club selection for April, by Jessica Shattuck, takes place mostly during the period immediately...

Under Cover: National Geographic Explorer Visits Newport Library

“The world is not dying. It is not falling apart. It’s changing…What young generation has ever come into its own in a world free of peril?” So says Dr. Wade Davis, renowned anthropologist, National Geographic explorer, and professor, when asked his opinion on the state of our...

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway: A Weekend of Al Fresco Jazz in Idyllwild

High above Palm Springs, deep in the San Jacinto mountains yet only about 90 minutes from Newport Beach is the town of Idyllwild, a charming (some might say rustic) village that through the years has somehow kept its small-town atmosphere. Set among tall pines, cedars and...

Weekend Getaway: Only 26 Miles to Paradise in Catalina

We often take the most common things around us for granted. We see the harbor and the beach and don’t always appreciate what’s in our own backyard—even if that backyard is 26 watery miles away. Newport locals have been visiting Catalina for many years, since its only just over an...
Posted On 11 Jul 2017