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First Look at Next Phase of Sculpture Garden

Residents, city officials, and art experts got the first look at all the possibilities for the next round of sculptures in the Civic Center Park over the weekend. The City Arts Commission held a special study session Saturday to review submissions for phase IV of the sculpture...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019

Artscapes: Newport Beach Arts Commission Announces Summer Concerts

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission has announced the lineup for the 2019 Concerts on the Green series that takes place this summer at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive. The 2019 Concerts on the Green take place on June 16, July 7, August 25 and September...

Artscapes: Newport Beach Jazz Party Returns February 14 – 17

Last year, Newport Beach Jazz Party founders Joe Rothman and John McClure announced they were bowing out of the Newport Beach Jazz Party after 18 successful years of bring the best in traditional jazz to Newport Beach. Jazz fans need not worry—the Jazz Party returns to the...

Center Stage

Center Stage: National Choreographers Initiative

It’s a sultry, albeit breezy, July afternoon at UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, where the creation of four fresh dance works for this year’s National Choreographers Initiative is underway. The air inside the studio fairly shimmers with possibilities as Sarah Tallman’s...

Center Stage: CdM’s Baroque Music Festival Hits Musical Milestone

Welcome as the summer solstice, this weekend marks the return of the annual Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar, which runs from June 21 through June 28. Now in its 35th season, the treasured local tradition was born unexpectedly of an après dinner conversation between friends...

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Curtain Up

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...

Curtain Up: ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Sequel Comes to Segerstrom Center

I’ve seen Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” musical more times than I should admit (about a dozen), starting with the L.A. production in 1990 and continuing through the latest touring incarnation that came to Segerstrom Center a couple of years ago (boasting new sets...

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Sound Check

Soundcheck: Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks

For many years the Pacific Symphony has ended its outdoor summer concert season with a night of spectacular music by Tchaikovsky. This year was no different, but the venue was. Since the Irvine Meadows/Verizon Wireless Amphitheater closed last year, the Symphony has been staging...
Posted On 02 Oct 2017

“Cassette” Documentary is a Cinematic Mixtape

Music’s worst format. That’s one of the monikers most frequently given to the cassette tape. Others include obsolete, antiquated, and out-of-date. Still, the compact cassette refuses to die, thanks to the small but mighty group of nostalgic music nuts, fanatical collectors, and...

Summer Fun

Under Cover: Books

Under Cover: Stories and Recipes for “Christmas Days”

The countdown is on. Christmas and Hanukkah are almost upon us, shipping deadlines are drawing near, and children everywhere can tell you exactly how many days until school is out and the gift-giving begins. Mothers and fathers are carefully checking their shopping lists, to...

Under Cover: Planning for Christmas with “Southern Living”

December is here, and with it comes a host of holiday merry-making. In fact, I’m sure if you listen carefully, you can hear the strains of The Nutcracker Suite playing softly in your head, while noticing that even our weather is making a half-hearted attempt to get with the...

Under Cover: “A Man Called Ove” Offers Timely Tale of Friendship

This time of year is one when we often reflect heavily on family. At Thanksgiving, we travel far and wide, enjoy a meal prepared by multiple generations, and remember how thankful we are to have each other. We share our recipe for Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie, watch the game with Uncle...

Weekend Getaway

Weekend Getaway: San Diego Sans Car

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy With its mild coastal weather, myriad attractions and close proximity to Orange County, San Diego has long been a popular weekend getaway spot. We’ve both been there many times, and agree that weekend traffic can sometimes...

Weekend Getaway: A Taste of Paso Robles

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy We love wine—in fact, Catherine hails from Napa and grew up surrounded by wineries, but she’s relatively unfamiliar with the So Cal and Central Coast wine regions. Christopher, however, has visited the Santa Barbara and...