| Apr 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Organist Ken Cowan performs in Costa Mesa as part of the Pacific Symphony's "Pedals and Pipes" series at 7 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call (714) 755-5799 or...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 9:42 PM
The Friends of the Newport Beach Library celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon for volunteers. For more information, call (949) 759-9667.
Best Business Practices Speech
Matthew Cryer and Nic Horn, of Turner &...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 8:16 PM
Pacifica Quartet (Postponed)
The Pacifica Quartet, a string quartet, which was set to make its Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut at 8 p.m. in the Samueli Theater with an all-Beethoven program, will have its performance postponed to Nov. 8...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 7:35 PM
Vanguard University offers a dynamic, passionate and visceral production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
Director Susan Berkompas has set her concept of this classic tragedy in the here and now. Her vision of a "modern day, industrial Verona"...
| Oct 31, 2010
The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl
Simon & Schuster: 658 pp., $30
I was sitting on an airplane with a copy of "Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl" when an elegant woman in the seat next to me murmured,...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 8:17 PM
HOLMBY HILLS ( KTLA) -- In an effort to ramp up magazine sales, Playboy Enterprises announced Wednesday that 10 "golden tickets" will be stashed among the 200,000 or so copies of the December issue of Playboy magazine which hits news stands Friday....
| Nov 23, 2010
Here's a quote that recently resonated with Kanye West: "Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up." Pablo Picasso said that. West found it on a poster somewhere, took a photo, and claimed it as a statement of purpose ...
| May 2, 2011
Poets read to rapt audiences, and authors of fiction tried to explain the creative process. Celebrity chefs lured big crowds to sit under a hot sun, and mystery writers answered questions in SRO auditoriums. There was something for almost everyone at...
| Jul 17, 2010
Pregnancy has done wonders for my ability to discipline.
It must be the hormones. I've suddenly developed the gift of "The Look." That look is often accompanied by "The Voice," which snaps my 2-year-old son back into an obedient state of mind.
| Aug 8, 2010
| 9:38 PM
Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963's "Hud" and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84.
Neal had lung cancer and died at her home in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 6:01 PM
The greatest charm of the Stepping Stone Players' most recent production, "Willy Wonka," lies in its outstanding mixed cast of children and adults. Eleven-year-old Austin Kelly as our hero — sweet, decent, chocolate-loving Charlie Bucket, is a...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 1:17 PM
Please note that the most frequently challenged authors may not appear in the list of most frequently challenged books. For example, if every one of Judy Blume’s books was challenged–but only once–not one of her books would make the...