| May 8, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Maurice Sendak, author of the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," has died, a spokeswoman for HarperCollins Publishers said Tuesday. He was 83.
Sendak illustrated nearly 100 books during a 60-year career, winning dozens of accolades as...
| May 8, 2012
| 7:42 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Maurice Sendak didn’t think of himself as a children’s author, but as a writer who told the truth about childhood.
“I like interesting people and kids are really interesting people,” he explained to The...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Characters in a play opening Friday believe that The King is in his underwear!
Like everyone else in the kingdom, three clever swindlers understand the king's passion for new clothes. Claiming to be creators of the richest and most beautiful cloth...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:57 AM
The La Jolla Playhouse has been receiving a barrage of negative criticism from members of the Asian American community over its casting choices for the new musical "The Nightingale," featuring songs by the "Spring Awakening" team of Duncan Sheik and...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Christopher Ashley, the artistic director the La Jolla Playhouse, said Wednesday that he had not anticipated the level of negative feedback the company has received from members of the Asian American community regarding its multicultural casting of "The...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:01 AM
"The Nightingale," a new musical being presented at the La Jolla Playhouse, has drawn sharp criticism in recent days for the relative lack of Asian American actors in a work set in ancient China.
The creative team behind the musical, based on the Hans...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Are we really living in a post-racial world? It seems like we’re back in the 1990s, when all hell broke loose on Broadway after the British star Jonathan Pryce was cast as the Eurasian lead in “Miss Saigon.”
| Jan 26, 2013
Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City, Mo., makes some broad-shouldered ales. This one is in the style of a Belgian tripel, and it's a big one. It pours dark red amber with a high head and a super-malty nose full of aromas of dried fruit, specifically of figs....
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:33 PM
`Spring Awakening' creators Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater are working on a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale, `The Nightingale.' It will have a workshop staging this summer at La Jolla Playhouse....
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:33 AM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa announces its lineup for its 2012-13 season, with highlights including the Mariinsky Ballet, Broadway legend Barbara Cook and touring productions of "War Horse," "Billy Elliot, the Musical" and "Anything...
| Apr 26, 2010
If you're still upset about last fall's recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that women begin getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer at age 50 instead of 40 - and to get them every other year instead of annually - a new...