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February 15, 2011
The talented son of the Chairman of the Board headlines the Newport Beach Jazz Party — dubbed "From Ellington to Sinatra" — this President's Day weekend. Frank Sinatra Jr. and a 20-piece band are scheduled to perform 10:05 p.m. Sunday as one of the closing acts of the 11th annual jazz party, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive. The festival highlights various forms of jazz, from big bands to small acoustic sessions, and includes two champagne brunches and a tribute performance to Duke Ellington with famed jazz musician John Pizzarelli.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | February 2, 2012
The real star of "Come Fly Away," now enjoying an abbreviated engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an entertainer who's been singing with the angels for the past 14 years. The voice of Frank Sinatra - along with the dynamic, R-rated choreography of Twyla Tharp, who conceived and directs the 80-minute production - serve as gold-plated background for this exercise in movement as smooth as Ol' Blue Eyes' vocal chords. And what an exercise! "Come Fly Away" is an exhausting exhibition of young bodies in perpetual motion.
NEWS
July 11, 2002
Deirdre Newman A one-time director of the Central Orange Coast YMCA in Newport Beach died Saturday. John Sumner Provost, 59, was described as a "true humanitarian" by his sister-in-law, Janet Sederquist. Mr. Provost died of heart disease. He served as director of the YMCA in Newport Beach for six years until 1999. He was born in Lima, Ohio, and played basketball and baseball at Bowling Green State University. His athletic prowess impressed the New York Yankees, which offered him a catching position.
NEWS
November 3, 2009
Mariners Elementary School Foundation will host its 11th annual fall fundraiser, A Night at Ciro’s, at 6 p.m. Saturday in Building 16 of the Orange County Fairgrounds. The theme celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood, when Frank Sinatra was king and the Rat Pack hung out at the hippest night club in town, Ciro’s. Mariners Elementary hopes to raise money for technology upgrades, additional teaching staff, a dedicated science program, math and reading enrichment programs, music, facility improvements, and more.
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By Brianna Bailey | May 6, 2010
When Newport Beach resident Rick Gorski picked up the new-looking tuxedo shirt on sale for a song at a neighbor’s garage sale last fall, he had no idea that he may have stumbled across a piece of clothing once owned by Frank Sinatra. “It was a beautiful shirt, and I had nothing to lose,” Gorski said. “They were selling everything so cheap.” Tucked inside a dry cleaning bag when Gorski found it on his neighbor’s driveway on sale for $5 in October, the shirt bears a distinctive label from Sunset Strip tailor Nat Wise of London embroidered with the name “Frank Sinatra” and the date “Feb.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amanda Pennington | December 8, 2006
There's no need to sadly reminisce about the days when Frank Sinatra crooned in casinos and venues around the world. His spirit is alive and well right here in Costa Mesa. Every Monday and Tuesday during dinner service, David Kinwald pays tribute to Old Blue Eyes at La Cave steakhouse and bar. He's got the moves, he's got the voice, he's got the look, and he's attracted some regular customers too. Among them are Massachusetts residents Jean and Bob Kneeland, who make sure to catch one of Kinwald's shows every time they are visiting their daughter, Bobbie of Huntington Beach.
NEWS
February 15, 2013
Obituary for Betty Jane Orbach, 1926-2013 Betty Jane Hall was born January 3, 1926, in Los Angeles.  She and husband Kenny Orbach met at 14 at Manual Arts High School, and married at 20. While Kenny was at war in the Pacific Betty swam in Esther Williams' Synchronized Swimming Troup, appearing in several of Esther's movies with Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante and other stars of the 1940s. Kenny and Betty lived in Los Angeles, Whittier, and finally Newport Beach, CA, with their sons Michael and Kort.  Kenny passed away on a family boating weekend in the storm of 1966 at Catalina Island, and Betty enjoyed 47 more years with wonderful and caring friends and sons Michael, his wife Judi and grandson Matthew, and Kort and his wife Anja and granddaughter Lena.  Betty taught literature at Newport Harbor High School until her retirement in 1988, after which she traveled the world, served on the Board of Directors of Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON)
NEWS
By Candice Baker | September 6, 2008
Pin-up model. Friend of Marilyn Monroe; lover of Frank Sinatra. Trick-shot golfer. B-movie actress. Whatever she may have been, blonde bombshell Jeanne Carmen never ceased stirring the pot in her long lifetime. “My mom was the most amazing, warmest, kindest, funniest, most beautiful girl I ever met in my life. I will miss her forever,” Newport Beach resident Brandon James said. Carmen died from lymphoma last December. James has written a book and movie about her exploits; the latter is currently being shopped among actresses including Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel.
NEWS
November 12, 2004
Tom Titus "Is that a chicken joke?" JoAnne Worley, who posed that question repeatedly on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" a few eons ago, would feel right at home at the opening production of South Coast Repertory's Theater for Young Audiences season. Chicken jokes abound in "The Hoboken Chicken Emergency," Chad Henry's stage adaptation of Daniel Pinkwater's children's book, to which he's added music and lyrics. You might say it's poultry in motion.
NEWS
January 22, 2000
B.W. Cook Newport resident Harriet Sandhu asked him to name his all-time favorite guest. The host of the worldwide CNN broadcast "Larry King Live" answered, "[Don] Rickles is my favorite. We started our careers at about the same time in Miami, so we go back. I love the guy; he always makes me laugh." King was doing a fine job breaking up the crowd that had come to meet the master interviewer at a function sponsored by the Big Canyon/Spyglass Hill Philharmonic Committee of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.
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February 15, 2013
Obituary for Betty Jane Orbach, 1926-2013 Betty Jane Hall was born January 3, 1926, in Los Angeles.  She and husband Kenny Orbach met at 14 at Manual Arts High School, and married at 20. While Kenny was at war in the Pacific Betty swam in Esther Williams' Synchronized Swimming Troup, appearing in several of Esther's movies with Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante and other stars of the 1940s. Kenny and Betty lived in Los Angeles, Whittier, and finally Newport Beach, CA, with their sons Michael and Kort.  Kenny passed away on a family boating weekend in the storm of 1966 at Catalina Island, and Betty enjoyed 47 more years with wonderful and caring friends and sons Michael, his wife Judi and grandson Matthew, and Kort and his wife Anja and granddaughter Lena.  Betty taught literature at Newport Harbor High School until her retirement in 1988, after which she traveled the world, served on the Board of Directors of Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON)
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | February 2, 2012
The real star of "Come Fly Away," now enjoying an abbreviated engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an entertainer who's been singing with the angels for the past 14 years. The voice of Frank Sinatra - along with the dynamic, R-rated choreography of Twyla Tharp, who conceived and directs the 80-minute production - serve as gold-plated background for this exercise in movement as smooth as Ol' Blue Eyes' vocal chords. And what an exercise! "Come Fly Away" is an exhausting exhibition of young bodies in perpetual motion.
NEWS
February 15, 2011
The talented son of the Chairman of the Board headlines the Newport Beach Jazz Party — dubbed "From Ellington to Sinatra" — this President's Day weekend. Frank Sinatra Jr. and a 20-piece band are scheduled to perform 10:05 p.m. Sunday as one of the closing acts of the 11th annual jazz party, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive. The festival highlights various forms of jazz, from big bands to small acoustic sessions, and includes two champagne brunches and a tribute performance to Duke Ellington with famed jazz musician John Pizzarelli.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brianna Bailey | May 6, 2010
When Newport Beach resident Rick Gorski picked up the new-looking tuxedo shirt on sale for a song at a neighbor’s garage sale last fall, he had no idea that he may have stumbled across a piece of clothing once owned by Frank Sinatra. “It was a beautiful shirt, and I had nothing to lose,” Gorski said. “They were selling everything so cheap.” Tucked inside a dry cleaning bag when Gorski found it on his neighbor’s driveway on sale for $5 in October, the shirt bears a distinctive label from Sunset Strip tailor Nat Wise of London embroidered with the name “Frank Sinatra” and the date “Feb.
NEWS
November 3, 2009
Mariners Elementary School Foundation will host its 11th annual fall fundraiser, A Night at Ciro’s, at 6 p.m. Saturday in Building 16 of the Orange County Fairgrounds. The theme celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood, when Frank Sinatra was king and the Rat Pack hung out at the hippest night club in town, Ciro’s. Mariners Elementary hopes to raise money for technology upgrades, additional teaching staff, a dedicated science program, math and reading enrichment programs, music, facility improvements, and more.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | September 6, 2008
Pin-up model. Friend of Marilyn Monroe; lover of Frank Sinatra. Trick-shot golfer. B-movie actress. Whatever she may have been, blonde bombshell Jeanne Carmen never ceased stirring the pot in her long lifetime. “My mom was the most amazing, warmest, kindest, funniest, most beautiful girl I ever met in my life. I will miss her forever,” Newport Beach resident Brandon James said. Carmen died from lymphoma last December. James has written a book and movie about her exploits; the latter is currently being shopped among actresses including Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel.
FEATURES
By B.W. Cook | February 2, 2008
The Pacific Symphony will welcome Frank Sinatra Jr., joining pops conductor Richard Kaufman for a Valentine’s Weekend concert schedule. Sinatra will include a selection of his father’s love songs. Sinatra Jr. worked for many years as his dad’s musical director. Kaufman commented, “Not many people know this but Frank Jr. used to conduct for his father, so no one knows the style and feel of the Sinatra music better.” The concert series runs Feb. 14-16.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amanda Pennington | December 8, 2006
There's no need to sadly reminisce about the days when Frank Sinatra crooned in casinos and venues around the world. His spirit is alive and well right here in Costa Mesa. Every Monday and Tuesday during dinner service, David Kinwald pays tribute to Old Blue Eyes at La Cave steakhouse and bar. He's got the moves, he's got the voice, he's got the look, and he's attracted some regular customers too. Among them are Massachusetts residents Jean and Bob Kneeland, who make sure to catch one of Kinwald's shows every time they are visiting their daughter, Bobbie of Huntington Beach.
NEWS
July 22, 2005
Tom Titus Those who choose a career in the military first must endure a few months of basic training, or boot camp, to steel them for the challenges that lie ahead. Serious students of acting have their own boot camp at South Coast Repertory. Each summer, the Costa Mesa theater offers an intensive eight-week program for people seeking to chart a professional career in the theater, movies or television. Graduates from the program include funnyman Will Ferrell.
NEWS
November 12, 2004
Tom Titus "Is that a chicken joke?" JoAnne Worley, who posed that question repeatedly on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" a few eons ago, would feel right at home at the opening production of South Coast Repertory's Theater for Young Audiences season. Chicken jokes abound in "The Hoboken Chicken Emergency," Chad Henry's stage adaptation of Daniel Pinkwater's children's book, to which he's added music and lyrics. You might say it's poultry in motion.
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