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  • In The Pipeline: Relive that beach nostalgia

    "What better way to end summer?" Dean Torrence, one half of the legendary 1960s singing duo Jan and Dean, spoke to me recently about the "Endless Summer" concert he's performing with his band, the Surf City Allstars, this Saturday at the Hyatt Regency...
  • Violinist Joshua Bell opens Pacific Symphony's 'season of giants'

    Violinist Joshua Bell opens Pacific Symphony's 'season of giants'
    Pacific Symphony is billing its next go-round as the "season of giants." And, if the press is any indicator, they don't come much bigger than Joshua Bell. The violinist, who will play at the symphony's season opener Thursday, once inspired a critic to...
  • On the town for the holidays

    South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa will present its annual production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 26. Jerry Path's adaptation of one man's redemption and new lease on life stars Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 34th...
  • These music awards showcase O.C. talent

    These music awards showcase O.C. talent
    Sonny Spectrum and his band still haven't played a live gig together. The singer-songwriter plans to round up his studio crew for a performance at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, and given everyone's schedule, they may not even have time to rehearse before...
  • Trend Watch: Stein Mart celebrating anniversary

    Trend Watch: Stein Mart celebrating anniversary
    Get in on the fun of Stein Mart's one-year anniversary Saturday at The Market Place in Irvine. The store is giving away eight $50 gift cards throughout the day and a free pair of spa socks to the first 250 customers who make a purchase, according to a...
  • Ruby's marks 3 decades of burgers

    Ruby's marks 3 decades of burgers
    Doug Cavanaugh had to disobey his mother to make her a household name. The founder of Ruby's Diner, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend, got the idea for his restaurant chain when he jogged past a dilapidated building on the Balboa...
  • Classically Trained: With donations, the band plays on

    The League of American Orchestras and Newport Beach arts philanthropists Phil and Mary Lyons have given the Pacific Symphony funds to extend Santa Ana Strings. The symphony's music education program — also aided by Santa Ana-based THINK Together &#...
  • Trend Watch: Orange Theory Fitness comes to Newport

    Trend Watch: Orange Theory Fitness comes to Newport
    There's nothing like a good butt-kicking, and I had my own on a recent Friday morning, thanks to the newly opened Orange Theory Fitness in Newport Beach. The hour-long class was a mix of rowing, treadmill, floor exercises, lunges, arm and core work, all...
  • Classically Trained: Seeing off a career in style

    Visits from the Vienna Philharmonic and the Boston Pops Orchestra are a few of the highlights ahead in the 2013-14 Philharmonic Society of Orange County concert season. The season for the Irvine-based nonprofit, which has presented world-class music...
  • Classically Trained: A night (or three) with a Puccini classic

    Opera is again returning to Orange County this month, thanks to the Pacific Symphony's three-year "Symphonic Voices" opera-vocal initiative that's bringing the high-class art form to local audiences since the closing of Opera Pacific in 2008. Last year,...
  • Joe Surf: Who are these 'hell men?'

    Let's be honest. As good as you might be on a board, as great a day you might have had, as unforgettable that one ride was when you felt you were on top of the world, there's always someone better. There's always someone who had a better day. There's...
  • Classically Trained: Lang Lang makes music his own

    Classically Trained: Lang Lang makes music his own
    Lang Lang isn't a pianist to suit all tastes. I suppose no musician is, but in any case, there were a few times when he didn't suit mine last week. The 30-year-old Chinese virtuoso made a single stop in Costa Mesa on Sept. 27. He played with the Pacific...