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  • Sunday's Calendar

    Sunday's Calendar
    SUNDAY Organ Recital 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...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    Tuesday's Calendar
    TODAY 50th Anniversary 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 &...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    WEDNESDAY 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...
  • On Theater: 'Romeo and Juliet' given modern-day revival

    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"...
  • Book review: Willy Wonka's creator

    Book review: Willy Wonka's creator
    Storyteller The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl Donald Sturrock 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,...
  • A Golden Ticket To The Playboy Mansion Could Be Yours

    A Golden Ticket To The Playboy Mansion Could Be Yours
    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....
  • Critic's Notebook: Kanye West's growing pains

    Critic's Notebook: Kanye West's growing pains
    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 &#...
  • Festival of Books' diverse offerings

    Festival of Books' diverse offerings
    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...
  • Hormonal mom masters 'The Look'

    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. And...
  • Academy-Award Actress Patricia Neal, Dead At 84

    Academy-Award Actress Patricia Neal, Dead At 84
    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...
  • 'Wonka' is a chocolate lover's delight

    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...
  • Most frequently challenged authors of the 21st century

    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...