Artscapes: Butterfly Sculpture Alights at Nature Center

By Lila Crespin, Ph.D. │ Newport Beach Arts Foundation Bravo for Mayor Curry’s proposal for a special fund that will help with the installation of public art no cost to taxpayers!  Many citizens already work toward this goal and here’s the proof from a few years ago. Back in...

A ‘Whale’ of a Play at South Coast Rep

Charlie lives alone in a drab,  unkempt bachelor pad in a small northern Idaho town. He works as an online English professor to under-motivated college freshmen. He’s seriously overqualified for the job, but it pays well, and enables him to work from home. That’s a good thing,...
Posted On 22 Mar 2013

Artscapes: Richard Jackson retrospective at OCMA

A huge dog posed with his right hind leg frozen in high lift against the facade of the Orange County Museum of Art and a big splash of yellow paint marks the spot that is now permanently his own–for now. Take that, Jeff Koons! “Bad Dog” is the creation of Richard Jackson,...

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Curtain Up: Casting Call for Pageant of the Masters

Can you stand still for 90 seconds? If so, the Pageant of the Masters wants you. Laguna Beach’s iconic Pageant of the Masters celebrates the 80th birthday of living pictures during the summer of 2013, and they’re looking for men, women and children of all sizes and...

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Under Cover: You’re Getting To Be a Hobbit With Me

The kids went back to school this week, which not only explains the bags under my eyes, but also signifies the official start of the new year. Last week, however while we were still enjoying the free and easy devil-may-care days of winter break, we were able to ring in 2013 all...

Under Cover: Loving Les Miserables

Growing up, my family wasn’t exactly what you’d call theatergoers. Our idea of theater was the kind where you could get a bucket of popcorn and watch a double feature. Later on, however, my mother began a love affair with “The Phantom of the Opera” that launched us down a new...

Under Cover: A Good Read – The Best Books of 2012

As we wrap up 2012 and look towards a new year, it is important to also look back and pat ourselves on the back for all our successes, both large and small, over the previous 12 months. This is true in all walks of life – parents need to praise their children, bosses need to...

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