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By Candice Baker | November 4, 2010
Rehearsals have been anything but ordinary for UC Irvine students preparing for their production of Stephen Sondheim's tour-de-force musical "Into the Woods. " Along with their usual blocking and memorization duties, the students studied with and performed for their heroes over the last few weeks. Joanna Gleason, who won a Tony Award for her origination of the sardonic, world-weary Baker's Wife in the fairy tale's original Broadway production of 1987, stopped by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts to give a master class and watch the students perform a song from the show.
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By: | September 3, 2005
{LDQUO}The Brothers Grimm," the newest movie by director Terry Gilliam, is classified as an Adventure/ Comedy/ Fantasy/ Horror/Thriller film. That's a mouthful, but it's accurate. This movie has a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of nothing. If your reason for wanting to see "The Brothers Grimm" is to learn about the interesting lives of the real Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who criss-crossed Germany collecting oral folk tales for an impressive compendium that's respected to this day, don't bother.
NEWS
October 30, 1999
Our children are reading again. Isn't this fantastic? Isn't this what we've wanted to happen? With the distractions of television, video games and after-school activities that can take up so much time, our children are sitting down to read -- not just one book, but a series of three -- with more promised to come. Harry Potter is on the bestseller list and well he should be. The "Harry Potter" books are well-written, inventive and clever, appealing to youthful imagination and intelligence.
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January 31, 2002
No matter your depth of theatrical experience, it's doubtful that you've witnessed anything like "Love of Three Oranges" at UC Irvine. This comic fairy tale fantasy, written by Carlo Gozzi in 1761, has been streamlined ("updated" is not quite the proper word) into a kaleidoscope of comedy, color and movement. Especially movement, where the efforts of director Annie Loui, who also serves as choreographer, are particularly in evidence. Played without intermission, "Three Oranges" is what you might expect had Stephen Sondheim dropped a little acid before writing "Into the Woods."
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By JOHN DEPKO and SUSANNE PEREZ | November 26, 2008
Disney and Pixar have combined forces again to produce a top-notch animated film with mainstream appeal for the whole family. Not surprisingly, talking animals are at the heart of the story with John Travolta voicing the title character. “Bolt” is a lovable super dog with his own TV show and delusions about his manufactured powers. Bolt goes through many changes as circumstances take him a long way from Hollywood. He encounters a worldly wise cat who teaches him the reality of his situation.
NEWS
April 16, 2004
Tom Titus According to the publisher of "Cinderella Waltz," playwright Don Nigro's mission was to "investigate the archetypical origins of the tale contrasting the familiar and charming Perrault version with the darker more ancient tale recorded by the brothers Grimm." Well, the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse has laid its hands on this wacky take on the classic fairy tale and done some investigating of its own. The result is a sterling example of what can be done with liberal doses of the F word.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | June 4, 2006
COSTA MESA ? Just as halftime ended, the third- and fourth-grade boys from Andersen Elementary School huddled and bounced in unison, yet showed little enthusiasm. Usually, these Dolphins are ecstatic when yelling out, "Ahhhhhhh!" But this time they were down and losing again to Harbor Day, which beat them on Thursday and had not allowed a goal in the Daily Pilot Cup going into Saturday's semifinal. The Andersen players could hardly scream. They needed something to lift their spirits.
NEWS
January 9, 2004
SARA SALAM A boy who never wanted to grow up thrives within his desire to be young forever. The only place where such a child could exist would be in the confines of paradise known as Neverland. In this world, the future is not an ambition, work is nothing but a chore, and fairy tales are but a way of life. Imagination is a survival skill and adventure is a necessity. Peter Pan is the boy of that I speak, yet his life is comprised only of fun, excitement and not enough love.
FEATURES
October 24, 2009
Halloween would not be the same without carved pumpkins, Halloween candy, skeletons and bats, and other things that go bump in the night. But how about also reading a spooky story or making a few crafts? The Newport Beach Public Library has a variety of books for all ages as well as Halloween activities to spice up the month! “Queen of Halloween” by Mary Engelbreit (preschool through second grade): Ann Estelle is ready for a fun night on the town trick-or-treating with her friend Michael.
NEWS
April 22, 2005
Tom Titus Let's not mince words. Vanguard University's production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" is as good as local theater gets -- perhaps better. Director Amick Byram's beautifully realized production of what arguably is the prolific Sondheim's masterwork deserves far more time than its brief two-weekend engagement in the college's Lyceum Theater. This show should run for a month or two, at least. Few musicals offer so many opportunities for excellence, and few are served so completely as is "Into the Woods" in the hands of Vanguard's ensemble.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | December 16, 2013
Posture is paramount to Camille Kellems. And not only because she's a ballerina, but because she is a ballerina with scoliosis. The 16-year-old Newport Beach resident was diagnosed as having a curved spine when she was 13. For two years, she went to bed every night wearing a tight brace. The device helped arrest the spinal curvature and allowed her to dance during the day completely unfettered, powering through any discomfort.  Although the Corona del Mar High School junior no longer needs to stabilize her spine while sleeping, she remains vigilant about her form onstage and off. Starting Saturday, she will don a pink tutu and glide into the spotlight at the Northwood High School Performing Arts Theatre in Irvine.
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By Bradley Zint | November 27, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has directed the city of Costa Mesa to remove two man-made trails threatening a tiny endangered species that breeds in the seasonal ponds at Fairview Park. Both trails, located along the 208-acre park's southeastern edge next to Parsons Field and Estancia High School, were topped in the summer with decomposed granite, which the federal agency fears will harm the San Diego fairy shrimp this winter. The work was done without the city's permission, possibly by volunteers unaware of the area's biological significance.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Depko and Susanne Perez | June 28, 2012
The Pixar studio is the gold standard for generation jumping animated films. "Toy Story,""Finding Nemo" and"Wall-E" were ground breaking blockbusters. The win streak clearly continues with their rousing fairy tale adventure"Brave. " This time they add a dose of Disney philosophy to the Pixar formula. The spirited heroine is Merida, a spunky and self reliant girl with flaming red hair. She is a princess of course, as Disney requires in such stories. Her father rules a kingdom in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | March 16, 2011
Corona del Mar High School senior McKenzie Brown recently earned international recognition for her artwork. But she did not take a traditional route. She designed an image for a shoebox. Brown, 18, participated in contest called BOX IT UP! for retail website Solestruck and Jeffrey Campbell, a shoe designer, for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree. This week she found out she placed third. "I didn't even think I would make the top 10, so to make third was really nice," Brown said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | November 4, 2010
Rehearsals have been anything but ordinary for UC Irvine students preparing for their production of Stephen Sondheim's tour-de-force musical "Into the Woods. " Along with their usual blocking and memorization duties, the students studied with and performed for their heroes over the last few weeks. Joanna Gleason, who won a Tony Award for her origination of the sardonic, world-weary Baker's Wife in the fairy tale's original Broadway production of 1987, stopped by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts to give a master class and watch the students perform a song from the show.
NEWS
By John Canalis | October 29, 2010
I've never associated South Coast Plaza with Halloween. Christmas, sure. Mother's Day, indeed. Birthdays, of course. But Fright Night, not so much. That was, of course, until I became a father and friends insisted that I take my daughter to Pumpkins and Pancakes, a fall fundraiser in its 19th year at the shopping center. The event is perfect for kids, they said, and the cause is a good one. Pumpkins and Pancakes benefits CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County, which serves abused, abandoned and neglected foster teens.
FEATURES
October 24, 2009
Halloween would not be the same without carved pumpkins, Halloween candy, skeletons and bats, and other things that go bump in the night. But how about also reading a spooky story or making a few crafts? The Newport Beach Public Library has a variety of books for all ages as well as Halloween activities to spice up the month! “Queen of Halloween” by Mary Engelbreit (preschool through second grade): Ann Estelle is ready for a fun night on the town trick-or-treating with her friend Michael.
ENTERTAINMENT
By JOHN DEPKO and SUSANNE PEREZ | November 26, 2008
Disney and Pixar have combined forces again to produce a top-notch animated film with mainstream appeal for the whole family. Not surprisingly, talking animals are at the heart of the story with John Travolta voicing the title character. “Bolt” is a lovable super dog with his own TV show and delusions about his manufactured powers. Bolt goes through many changes as circumstances take him a long way from Hollywood. He encounters a worldly wise cat who teaches him the reality of his situation.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | September 29, 2008
As Cinderella and legions of prom-going girls have known, it?s all about the dress. Costa Mesa High School?s girls had the chance Saturday to exchange last year?s castoffs for tomorrow?s treasures at the Parent Teacher Student Assn.?s prom and homecoming dress exchange. The school cafeteria also was lined with booths for cosmetics and jewelry, on offer by area parents. Diana Moore, a Costa Mesa mom whose seventh-grade daughter, Amanda, attends Costa Mesa Middle School, sold Cookie Lee jewelry at the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | July 2, 2008
A classic work gets a modern veneer in OCC’s free production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” playing this weekend. Directed by Alex Golson, the production is a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedic fantasy, in which four young lovers from Athens become lost in a fairy-inhabited forest. Three related plots interweave in the piece, including the plight of the young lovers, an argument between the king and queen of the fairies, and a group of “rude mechanicals,” who are planning a play for an upcoming royal wedding and venture into the forest to rehearse.
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