| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:12 PM
After watching South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" usher in the holiday season for the past 32 years, it was singularly gratifying to see my (almost) 6-year-old granddaughter enraptured by her first visit to the local tradition.
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Pantochino Productions' holiday show is described as a mash-up of TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" show and Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol.
GLITZ! The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical
through Dec. 22, $16, Milford's Center...
| Dec 19, 2012
Friends (we're all friends this time of year, yes?), I ask: What type of one-man Charles Dickens show might you be in the mood for this weekend before Christmas? A traditional Dickens (albeit one delivering one of his lesser-known stories)? Or perhaps a...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:06 AM
"Plaid Tidings": A seasonal sequel to Stuart Ross' "Forever Plaid," this tuneful tidbit finds the afterlife quartet of crooners coming back (at the behest of Rosemary Clooney, no less) to stage a holiday show for those still stuck on this mortal coil. Pop...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Deeply humbled by the impact of his craft on people of all ages, Star Shields has contributed to the Sawdust Art Festival for 29 years.
The Laguna Beach-based face and body artist counts Led Zeppelin, Paul and Linda McCartney, Deep Purple and Bob Dylan...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:12 PM
The rest of the country might be gearing up for Thanksgiving, but at South Coast Plaza, Christmas officially began Thursday evening.
The shopping destination hosted its 31st annual tree lighting ceremony at Town Plaza Center with traditional carolers,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:13 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — Appropriately enough for a game four days before Christmas, the past, present and future of Corona del Mar High girls' water polo all came together Friday.
These weren't ghosts like in Charles Dickens' novel. There was no Tiny...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:00 AM
If you’ve never been to the Glendale Centre Theatre located on Orange Street especially at Christmas time, you should go. Every holiday season they put on a production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that is one of the best live versions...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Need a brain escape after election day?
Award-winning British stage and screen actress Miriam Margolyes will perform her celebrated production of “Dickens’ Women,” where she portrays 23 of the author’s best-loved characters, on...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library.
It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:56 PM
"Kaffir Boy" by Mark Mathabane was the book that impacted me the most.
— Denise Hill, Chicago
"Advise and Consent" by Allen Drury and "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell.
—Nikki Rosati, Franksville, Wis.
"A Clockwork Orange," by...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 2:43 PM
If you are looking for Christmas gifts that are something special, why not check the Collectible Books listed on the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries web page? "Wild Life in the Far West, or A Detective's Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians and...