| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:38 PM
The Huntington Beach Art Center on Friday will open its 14th annual "Centered on the Center" exhibition.
As many as 190 artists from Orange County and other parts of Southern California, who represent an array of genres and artistic levels, will be...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:43 PM
We've discovered a hidden Newport Beach gem, Naomy & Adrian, a fashion haven for handmade knits and hand-selected apparel, beautiful scarves, handbags and jewelry that you'd normally find in New York or a French boutique.
Owner Naomy Kim, a longtime...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:44 PM
SANTA ANA — Before he began to work closely with Anne Shih in the mid-1990s, Bowers Museum President Peter C. Keller had traveled to the Far East on business many times.
Still, the 64-year-old veteran Los Angeles-area museum executive, by his own...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Colburn to surfing foundation
Bolton Colburn, the 56-year-old former head of the Laguna Art Museum, is riding a different kind of cultural wave. The Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente has named the ex-U.S. Amateur Surfing champ as its new...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:36 PM
It was a natural fit, really, when you think about it.
Bolton Colburn recently was named executive director of the Surfing Heritage Foundation, in charge of running the foundation's museum and raising its profile in the museum world.
Colburn, 56, came...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Since its founding in 1940, the esteemed American Ballet Theatre has appeared in a total of 132 cities, 42 countries and all 50 states.
And throughout its 72-year history, the New York-based company has commissioned works by all of the great...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Patrons and dance aficionados came together Saturday night for the Laguna Dance Festival's 7th annual "Stars of Dance" gala performance at the Laguna Playhouse.
Special guests Tiler Peck and Joaquin DeLuz of the New York City Ballet paved the way for a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 11:41 AM
If you enjoyed "La Cage aux Folles" and its cinematic offshoot, "The Birdcage," then you'll really rock out to "Priscilla Queen of the Desert," now enjoying a brief engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
"Priscilla," as viewers of the 1994...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:17 PM
Art, surf, skate, fashion and fun intertwined on the corner of Walnut Aveune and 3rd Street in Huntington Beach.
The Vans US Open of Surfing is in full effect near Huntington Beach Pier, so that means there is plenty of great scenery outside Hurley...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Nikki Grant never imagined being able to make a living as an artist.
That changed in 1966, though, when the jewelry designer joined a cluster of Laguna Beach artists who either didn't make it into the Festival of Arts or objected to its jury system....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Robert Marble's signature was created almost by accident.
In an effort to add a dab of color to his earlier creations, the Newport Beach resident invented a little red bird. It would attract the eye to a particular spot, he said.
"If it works once,...