Artscapes: ‘Priscilla’ Puts Costumes Center Stage

Proving that going spectacularly over the top can sometimes be just plain perfect, Broadway’s blockbuster “Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical” pulls its party bus in to Segerstrom Hall next week packed with over 500 rhinestoned, sequined and feather bedecked costumes ready...

Artscapes: 10th Annual ‘Art in the Park’ October 12

By Lila Crespin, Ph.D. | Newport Beach Arts Foundation Art in the Park 2013 is happening on Saturday, October 12 in Newport Beach, and the Newport Beach Art Foundation who sponsors this well-attended event is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Adding to the excitement this year is...

Artscapes: Maestro Carl St.Clair Leads the Pacific Symphony into its 35th Season

How old is old? In the symphonic music world, many orchestras have long, colorful histories dating back decades, even centuries. So by symphony standards, 35 is relatively young age, yet it’s a marvelously mature and musically adept Pacific Symphony that launches its 35th...

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Curtain Up: Segerstrom Center Goes Off-Center

To be off-center is like being thrown a bit off balance: it shifts perspectives sharply and refreshes the senses. The world moves swiftly into focus, and the present moment is sparked with interest. Time opens, affects, and emotions pour in, raw and rapturous, dense and...

Curtain Up: Sax Man Comes Home

On most Thursday nights, you can usually find Jerry Mandel at Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach, blowing a mean sax next to pianist Ron Kobayashi, vocalist Debi Raven, and other local jazz musicians. But on Thursday, January 31, Mandel takes a short road trip to Costa Mesa,...

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Canine Candid Camera

This month, Fashion Island is going to the dogs – and the folks at Muttropolis wouldn’t have it any other way. On Saturday, Nov. 24, from noon to 3 p.m., famed photographer Seth Casteel will be at the upscale purveyor of all things pet to sign copies of his New York Times...

Some Suggested Presidential Reading

Dear Mr. President, This week, we came together as a nation to return you to office.  We overcame a host of odds – a hurricane in the East, a whole mess of drama in Florida, to cast our votes for the man we felt best suited to do the job. You will follow the many men who overcame...

The Nick of Time

In primis honor factis – “Of first importance, honor in deeds and actions.” This phrase, translated by Newport’s own Katie Robinson, Latin teacher at Harbor Day School, is the central theme of the new young adult ebook, “Time of Honor,” by Margo Sorenson. In Sorenson’s latest...

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