| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland.
Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:44 AM
The Fountain Valley Community Foundation is hosting the annual Anytime Fitness 5K Fun Run on Feb. 9.
Funds from the run benefit nonprofit groups around Fountain Valley.
The event will include a new optional 1 mile run. Participants who register online...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 5:23 PM
One can just imagine Neil Simon, 30 years ago, mulling over possible themes for his next Broadway play, his eyes fixing on a Bible and saying to himself, "Hey, how about the Book of Job? That would be a real knee-slapper."
Thus was begat "God's Favorite,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:23 PM
For some, the 17th annual Surf City Marathon is just another stop on their race tour. But for others, like Lina Fichera, it's something they've been waiting to cross off their bucket list.
Fichera, 49, survived coma and a prognosis of never being able...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Next week is Thanksgiving, which seems to come faster and faster every year. A lot of people are excited to go shopping the day after the feast, and some will bring out the holiday decorations for their homes. But let's not forget the decorations...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Grant Sevdayan founded the Huntington Beach Symphony to fill a vacuum in the local musical landscape.
Although the city offered a vibrant rock scene, Sevdayan also knew of formally trained classical musicians who were forced to stay home or drive 15...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Edison High School presented a showcase of its performing arts programs at the historic Huntington Beach High School Auditorium on Friday.
Taking the stage that evening were the Edison High School Jazz Ensemble, the Advanced Choir, Percussion Ensemble...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:46 AM
It was a shared passion for dancing that brought Gregg Nevitt and his wife, Cami together.
"We met square dancing," Nevitt said. "At that point, I'd also been clogging for eight years. And so while we were dating, she started taking classes."
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:15 PM
While most theater practitioners gravitate from show to show, venue to venue, a few may be found putting in years of artistic labor on behalf of one specific producing organization. Two such individuals are spotlighted this week.
The Costa Mesa...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 11:59 AM
So it's that time of year when kids are home and many adults take some time off from work, and in this column I like to call out a couple of nearby attractions or performances that might be a fun way to spend some time over the holidays.
| Dec 26, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Old World Village held the 11th annual International Celebration of Christmas and live Nativity play on Dec. 2.
The money raised from proceeds and donations will benefit World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization.
Bell choir "Beach City...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:08 PM
The Festival Ballet Theatre will bring a timeless love story to life during its spring production of"Sleeping Beauty,"which is set to grace the Irvine Barclay Theatre on March 24 and 25.
In true corps de ballet fashion, guest American Ballet Theatre...