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NEWS
November 30, 2002
James Meier Kenny Loggins considered retiring a few years ago. "I told my young son, Luke, that I wasn't going to sing anymore, that I wasn't going to leave anymore, that I was going to stay at home and play," the 54-year-old musician said Monday. "Luke then told my wife, 'Mommy, if he doesn't sing, daddy's going to die.'" Though that may have been extreme, Loggins took it to heart. He continues to tour and even plans to put out a new album in mid-2003.
FEATURES
May 18, 2006
Earlier this month, we called on the Costa Mesa City Council to approve more lights for the fields at the Farm Sports Complex. The city's parks and recreation commission ? in a divided vote ? has asked the council to set aside $1 million in next year's budget for the project. The work has wide support among parents and volunteers involved in the city's many youth sports leagues. Opposition is coming from the Farm's neighbors, who say the additional lights will hurt their quality of life.
SPORTS
March 3, 2013
A parade of little baseball players took center stage in Costa Mesa Saturday morning. It was Opening Day for Costa Mesa American and Costa Mesa National Little Leagues. There was plenty to celebrate at Costa Mesa High, where Costa Mesa American Little League held its Opening Day. The excitement for a new season also took place at TeWinkle Intermediate, where Costa Mesa National Little League kicked off its season. - Steve Virgen
NEWS
December 28, 1999
Newport Beach builder Gen. William Lyon is known not only for leading one of the nation's biggest residential development firms, but also for his contributions to local culture. Lyon, the former co-owner of AirCal, was chief of the Air Force Reserve from 1975 to 1979. As chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The William Lyon Co., he was named Professional Builder magazine's "Builder of the Year" in 1983. His philanthropic activities -- from the Boy Scouts of America to the Irvine Barclay theater, the Volunteer Center and the Orange County Performing Arts Center -- have been extensive.
NEWS
May 18, 2000
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Reel Critics column features movie critiques written by community members serving on our panel. See 'Center Stage' again and again Wow! "Center Stage" is an amazing movie. It has all the characteristics of a modern-day movie and yet it has a lot of classical ballet mixed into it. It's an outstanding movie for ballet lovers and for teens in general. The story of "Center Stage" is about a teenager named Jody who auditions for a chance to become a member of the American Ballet Academy.
SPORTS
By Leigh Steinberg | January 25, 2014
Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman twerked his way into national consciousness last Sunday night and made himself a household name. In a brilliant marketing maneuver he understood the colossal ratings for an NFC Championship game would provide a stage for some unique activity. With his post-game rant in an interview with Erin Andrews, he emulated Miley Cyrus' attention-grabbing tactics. Much of the public was offended by Cyrus, but it made her a worldwide star and jump-started her career.
NEWS
August 14, 2003
Cal State Dominguez visits OCC on Aug. 27 A representative from the admissions office of Cal State Dominguez Hills will visit Orange Coast College from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at the college's Transfer Center. For more information, call (714) 432-5894. Blues night will take place on Wednesday The Center Stage chapter of the Guilds of the Orange County Performing Arts Center will present its annual open-air fund-raiser, "Hot Blues on a Cool Summer Night," from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at South Coast Plaza Village.
NEWS
September 18, 2000
It's the last thing theater folks do when they lock up shop for the night. They roll out the "ghost light" to center stage. The practical explanation is rather dull and boring: It helps the first person in the next day to become oriented in an otherwise pitch-black room. Theater legend is much more fun: The light lets the ghosts know that the actors will return the next day to bring the magic to life again. The tricky thing with these ghost lights is that they cannot be purchased anywhere.
NEWS
By B.W. COOK | April 6, 2006
A gathering of friends and a salute to fashion culminated in financial bounty for the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The 11th annual Guilds Fashion Show and luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine was co-chaired by the dynamic duo of Patty Lance and Debra McMurry. Saks Fifth Avenue at South Coast Plaza, under the charge of Gretchen Pace, produced the runway show, which exhibited the spring and summer lines of designers Chloe, Tuleh, Lida Baday, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana and more.
SPORTS
By By Matt Lewis | November 14, 2005
At age 81, former film writer has had recent success competing in tennis all over the world.Victor Fotre's story would have many interesting episodes. The best candidate to write the story would likely be himself. The 81-year-old former film writer penned the scripts for movies in the 1950s and '60s. He was commissioned to make anti-communist movies by the Department of the Defense during the Cold War. Now, he has moved from behind the scenes to center stage. Earlier this year, competing in tennis, the Mesa Verde Country Club member won the National Indoor championships for his age group in Vancouver, Wash.
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By Leigh Steinberg | January 25, 2014
Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman twerked his way into national consciousness last Sunday night and made himself a household name. In a brilliant marketing maneuver he understood the colossal ratings for an NFC Championship game would provide a stage for some unique activity. With his post-game rant in an interview with Erin Andrews, he emulated Miley Cyrus' attention-grabbing tactics. Much of the public was offended by Cyrus, but it made her a worldwide star and jump-started her career.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By B.W. Cook | September 26, 2013
There was a time, not many years ago, when Orange County was the cultural stepchild of Los Angeles. Boy, have things changed. Today, on many fronts, the O.C. leads the charge in such areas as the performing arts, visual arts, healthcare and scientific advancement, and all the while enjoying a standard of living that is enviable worldwide. The proof of Orange County's cultural achievement was displayed Saturday evening at a first-class event marking the golden anniversary of South Coast Repertory.
SPORTS
September 17, 2013
NEWPORT HARBOR •The Newport Harbor High Sailors' next game is against another defending CIF Southern Section champion. And they are familiar with these Sea Kings. Newport Harbor (1-1), ranked No. 6 in the Southwest Division, plays rival Corona del Mar (3-0) in the Battle of the Bay at Orange Coast College on Friday at 7 p.m. The Sailors have won the last six games against CdM in the annual game. Newport Harbor holds a 38-13 edge in the series. CdM, the defending two-time CIF Southern Section Southern Division champion, is ranked No. 1 in the Southern Division.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | August 14, 2013
To young cancer patients nationwide, Roger Daltrey is the new boss. And whatever The Who may have sung decades ago, he's not the same as the old boss. That was the thought that crossed my mind when I attended Daltrey's show Saturday at the OC Fair, then put in a call Monday to the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program, which the singer launched with bandmate Pete Townshend in 2011. The men who once snarled at those who "try to put us down" are now serving as protectors for a very different generation.
NEWS
By Alicia Lopez | June 21, 2013
This column has been corrected. See note below. I have been attending Costa Mesa Middle and High school choir concerts led by Jon Lindfors for about four years. Every time I see holiday or the end-of-the-year shows I think about how amazing he must be and how somebody should write a story about him. While watching the most recent show, "Songs of Stage and Screen," I decided I had to be that somebody. The Lyceum at the high school was filled for both shows June 13 and after the first show, audience members poured out glowing with praise - "beautiful," "amazing," "wonderful," they said.
SPORTS
March 3, 2013
A parade of little baseball players took center stage in Costa Mesa Saturday morning. It was Opening Day for Costa Mesa American and Costa Mesa National Little Leagues. There was plenty to celebrate at Costa Mesa High, where Costa Mesa American Little League held its Opening Day. The excitement for a new season also took place at TeWinkle Intermediate, where Costa Mesa National Little League kicked off its season. - Steve Virgen
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | May 31, 2012
If Broadway shows were rated in terms of volume alone, Green Day's "American Idiot," now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, would win every Tony award in sight. Strident, confrontational and ear-splittingly raucous, this story of three young men breaking out of their suburban cocoon in different, equally unsatisfying directions would be a powerful statement of virulent discontent – if only its lyrics could be ascertained over the thundering din of the onstage band.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | January 5, 2012
It's a new year and local theater companies — professional, community and collegiate — are waiting in the wings with a varied selection of stage productions, most of which will be unfamiliar to their audiences. Getting things off and running next weekend will be South Coast Repertory with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Topdog/Underdog" by Suzan-Lori Parks. This acclaimed comedic drama centers on two black brothers — ironically named Lincoln and Booth — con men who live by their wits.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | October 1, 2011
COSTA MESA - It was a costume contest to make any dog lover eat their heart out. Pugs dressed up as everything from a princess and a frog, to a lobster and Frankenstein - and even a milk maid complete with tartan dress and two blond braids - pranced before the judges hoping to take the prize. It was Queen Elizabeth - who else - a silver pug in a tiara and bejeweled cape perched regally on a wagon covered in white clothe and jewels, that took first prize. "It's the year for the royals," said Debbie Fallon, who dressed her dog Jewel as Queen Elizabeth.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | March 10, 2011
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. The anniversary production is "Les Miserables," ticketed for June 12-24, 2012, and, according to those who've witnessed it, it's not just another revival. The New York Times described it as "an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.
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