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  • Joe Surf: A wake-up call in Peru

    Remember returning to school after the summer and having to write an essay, "How I spent my summer vacation"? Axel Eaton, about to enter his junior year at Newport Harbor High School, will have some pretty good material to go on — surely more than...
  • For guest quartet, it'll be a gas, gas, gas

    For guest quartet, it'll be a gas, gas, gas
    These Rolling Stones imitators wear college sweaters and Converse shoes and like to comb their hair. But while they dress more conservatively than Keith, Mick and the gang, they nonetheless are likely to get the same sort of satisfaction when they...
  • Composer's quest: Define O.C. in 20 minutes of music. You can help.

    Composer's quest: Define O.C. in 20 minutes of music. You can help.
    Making the rounds in Orange County over the past year, Narong Prangcharoen may have looked more like Ken Burns than Beethoven. The Pacific Symphony's composer-in-residence has interviewed people about their cultural heritage and spirituality. He's taken...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • Building habitats for cats

     Building habitats for cats
    Rescued felines at the Orange County Humane Society are about to feel more at home Monday, thanks to the efforts of three Girl Scout cadettes. Representing the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2360, Elise Denghausen, Julie Mariano...
  • 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...
  • 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...