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  • On Theater: Accomplished director packs his bags

    The year 1965 witnessed several beginnings in local theater. South Coast Repertory put down roots in Newport Beach, the Costa Mesa Playhouse was born on the Orange County Fairgrounds, and your correspondent was just getting his feet wet as the Daily...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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 &#...
  • 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: From Handel to hand bells, a packed December

    December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks. Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak'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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...