| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco a half-century ago, but the rest of him is still going strong as he approaches his 85th birthday next month.
The man famously labeled Frank Sinatra's favorite singer isn't in evidence at the Laguna...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 7:52 PM
The Costa Mesa institution now known as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts held its first performance in September 1986.
Nearly 25 years later, the largest performing arts venue in Orange County is planning a robust lineup for its silver anniversary...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Oldies, newcomers and the 25th anniversary revival of arguably the greatest musical of all time dot the calendar of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for its upcoming 2011-12 season — which, coincidentally, also is the center's 25th season.
| Dec 6, 2010
| 5:01 PM
Dreaming of a "White Christmas"?
Bing Crosby's former home in Rancho Mirage has come on the market at $3,495,000.
The sprawling 6,700-square-foot estate sits on more than an acre in the Thunderbird Heights neighborhood with a hillside backdrop. Asian...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Musical theater connoisseurs who had hoped to see "Stephen Sondheim: In Conversation" last October filled the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on July 13 for the rescheduled event.
Previously, the legendary Broadway composer and...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:30 AM
The first thing you notice in a phone interview with Liza Minnelli is how much she sounds like Liza Minnelli.
A living legend since her teen years, Liza is often parodied — the grin, the squeals, the flowing gowns and grandiose arm gestures. Just...
| May 8, 2012
| 11:09 AM
The following is from the May 1 City Council meeting:
Mayor Jane Egly presented a proclamation to David Horne's service to the city as long-time chair of the Laguna Coast Fire Safe Council and procurer of grants to fund...
| May 16, 2012
| 2:06 PM
So it turns out that bigger isn’t always better.
Last year, singer Melanie Gall performed her tribute to the life and lesser known songs of Irving Berlin in “My Pal Izzy,” a show that seemed a bit cozy for the relatively expansive...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 11:32 AM
The Winter Park Playhouse will continue its tradition of offering lighthearted musical theater in its upcoming 10th-anniversary season.
And, as a thank-you to series subscribers, season tickets will be offered at the original 2002 prices.
| Apr 8, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Bunnies and bonnets graced the streets in Midtown Sunday near St. Patrick's Cathedral.
It was a time to leave the chocolate and jelly beans at home and enjoy the sights and sounds of this year's Easter Day Parade.
"I love it. Everyone is from all around...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:32 PM
3-D Theatricals is taking a trip down the yellow brick road. Along the way, the theater production company has implemented modern twists transforming the typical two-dimensional "The Wizard of Oz" into a three-dimensional manifestation of lions, tigers,...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 1:36 PM
I call my father every Veterans Day and thank him for killing the Nazis. He's a proud 89-year-old Naval and Office of Strategic Services veteran of World War II and has a baseball cap that declares as much. He was taking a walk one day when he saw a man...