Artscapes: Pacific Symphony Concert Celebrates 100th Anniversary of ‘Rite of Spring’

Rife with powerful pagan imagery and a disruptive atonal dissonance, Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was so shockingly avante-garde that it caused near riots when it first premiered in 1913 Paris as a ballet score for the equally edgy choreography of Vaslav Nijinsky, performed...

Artscapes: Artist Peter Max Meets Fans at Bluffs Gallery

By Daniella Walsh | Special to the NB Indy Pop culture icon. One of the most famous living artists. America’s illustrator. There really are not enough labels to affix to the art of Peter Max, so perhaps it’s just as well to dispense with them altogether. The only constants are...

Film Documents Green Day Music

By Justin Swanson | NB Indy The rock documentary film “¡Cuatro!” starts out in Newport Beach, the locale most people do not realize has become a retreat for the mega-famous pop punk group Green Day. Until recently, singer and guitar player Billie Joe Armstrong, originally hailing...

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Concerts Celebrate Valentine’s Day

As Shakespeare so famously exclaimed: “If music be the food of love, play on!” Why not take a cue from The Bard and titillate your palate this Valentine’s Day with a musical menu in addition to the traditional chocolates and champagne? Awaken your senses with the smooth, sexy sax...

Curtain Up: Hamburg Ballet presents The Little Mermaid at Segerstrom Hall Feb 8 – 10

The experience of feeling oneself on the outside of life’s party, looking in the window and longing to be a part of things, isn’t the sole provenance of artists and writers. Those emotions can resonate with anyone at any time. It’s an almost inevitable part of life, and a...

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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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