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Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Celebrates 40 Years

Forty years is not a long time in the life of a symphony orchestra, but it’s long enough for the Pacific Symphony to have established itself as a world-class arts organization whose rise to prominence in the classical music world has been both meteoric and memorable. Founded in...

Artscapes: The Lido Theater Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

Happy 80th Birthday to the Lido Theater! The historic art deco-era venue – one of the few single movie screen theaters left in California – turns 80 this year, and it’s never looked better thanks to recent renovations by the Fritz Duda Company, which acquired the property in...

Artscapes: Newport’s Concert on the Green Series Starts June 17

Matt Mauser and his Celebration of the Music of Frank Sinatra kicks off the 2018 Newport Beach Concert on the Green series June 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Civic Center Green. In a musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra and his timeless roster of hits,...

Center Stage

Center Stage: Pacific Symphony’s Sizzling Summer Season

As the weather warms and night skies swarm with summer stars, OC music lovers’ thoughts turn toward Pacific Symphony’s annual Summer Festival at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. A treasured tradition for almost three decades, the series- which opened with its annual 4th of July...

Center Stage: Newport Theater Arts Center Prepares for 38th Season

Classic Americana closes out Newport Theatre Arts Center’s 2015-2016 season this weekend with the last few performances of “1776 The Musical.” The patriotic play delves into the diverse personalities behind the signing of the Declaration of Independence, delivering a lively and...

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Curtain Up

Curtain Up: “School of Rock” Rocks at Segerstrom Center

You may recall the 2003 movie version of “School of Rock,” starring Jack Black. In the movie Black plays struggling rock guitarist Dewey Finn, who is kicked out of his band and subsequently masquerades as a substitute music teacher at a prestigious prep school. Now you can...
Posted On 29 Jul 2018

Curtain Up: Broadway Musical ‘The Color Purple’ Comes to Segerstrom Center

The first North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway Revival of “The Color Purple,” which the New York Times called “a glory to behold,” comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts June 19-24. The cast is led by members from the 2016 Broadway revival, including Adrianna...

Outta Here

OUTTA HERE: Africa- Timing Is Everything

Extreme weather in Africa can be devastating. Whether it is drought or heavy rains; each has its own set of life threatening problems. For a photographer on safari in Kenya, rain presents a different set of problems. Animals disappear and seek cover. Rain causes the rivers to...

Sound Check

Soundcheck: A Really Big Show at Newport Dunes June 23

There’s a really big show happening at Newport Dunes this weekend, and it’s for a good cause. The Really Big Show will be held on Saturday, June 23 from noon to 6 p.m. Four bands are scheduled to perform, including Swingin’ Tikis, Electric Cool-Aide, Superdelux, and The Side Deal...

Soundcheck: Side Deal is Main Deal at Newport Beach Film Fest Gala

What does it take for a band to bond? In the case of Side Deal, it was a patch of black ice. The Newport Beach-based band was in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. They were driving to a morning gig in a rented car, and it was snowing. “We were coming down a steep...

Summer Fun

Under Cover: Books

Under Cover: Little Golden Books

Who doesn’t fondly remember their set of Little Golden Books? Just thinking of the small volumes with their golden-bound spines, adorned with animals and flowers, is like taking a trip back to childhood. In fact, it’s quite possible that these unassuming little books are...

Under Cover: Local Author Profiles a Woman’s Baseball Odyssey

Those of you that recognize the name Jean Hastings Ardell, likely know her as both the columnist who writes the Indy’s own “Left of Center” political column, and a staunch local Democrat. What you may not know about Ardell, however, is that she is an equally staunch fan of the...

Under Cover: Local Author Profiles a Woman’s Baseball Odyssey

Those of you that recognize the name Jean Hastings Ardell, likely know her as both the columnist who writes the Indy’s own “Left of Center” political column, and a staunch local Democrat. What you may not know about Ardell, however, is that she is an equally staunch fan of the...

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway: Exploring Mendocino and the Inn at Newport Ranch

Newport Beach was incorporated as a city in 1906, but it’s not the first town in the state to adopt that moniker. In Northern California, the town of Newport was established in Mendocino County around 1865 as a port to transfer lumber into waiting schooners for the journey to San...

Weekend Getaway: A Hidden Wine Oasis in Carmel

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy It’s been more than two decades since Christopher last visited the Monterey area, and Catherine has vague recollections of taking a field trip to Monterey while attending grade school in Napa Valley, so when we were...