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Segerstrom season lineup: Something for everyone

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts announced its lineup for the 2016-17 season, which features eight center premieres, box office hits and Tony, Grammy and Olivier award winners. At a preview Monday, the center unveiled what it has planned through live performances of songs from these select Broadway...

  • Calendar for Aug. 26

    Calendar for Aug. 26

    FRIDAY Happy Hour Yoga Find Your Zen yoga studio owner Christina Ratusznik will lead an after-hours yoga class followed by a cocktail. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sherman Library & Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Tickets are $10 to $20. For more information, call (949) 673-2261...

  • Dance's 'Tour de Force III,' at the Segerstrom on Saturday, certainly is that

    Dance's 'Tour de Force III,' at the Segerstrom on Saturday, certainly is that

    To mark its 30th year, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts will welcome the world's top dancers and choreographers. The dance show known as "Tour de Force III" will be presented at Segerstrom Hall on Saturday night — in honor of the center's dance program — and will feature performances by leading...

  • On Theater: Laguna Playhouse shows this season are all new productions

    On Theater: Laguna Playhouse shows this season are all new productions

    Theatergoers visiting the Laguna Playhouse during the upcoming season — the theater's 97th — are likely to notice the complete absence of a familiar show. Nothing by Shakespeare or Neil Simon. They're all new for 2016-17. Actually, the season already is underway, having started last month with...

  • Calendar for Aug. 25

    Calendar for Aug. 25

    THURSDAY Alice Wallace Southern California-based country artist Alice Wallace will perform from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Boathouse Collective, 1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 646-3176 or visit boathousecollective.com.   Concert The Wayfarer, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa,...

  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Choices galore for fans of Indian food

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Choices galore for fans of Indian food

    Sanaya Indian Cuisine is a charming little Indian restaurant in a small shopping center in Irvine. Indian restaurants are few and far between in our area, so it is always nice to discover one that has great food and friendly service. A serve-yourself buffet at lunchtime offers many delicious choices,...

Weekend

  • Calendar for Aug. 24

    Calendar for Aug. 24

    WEDNESDAY Rebecca Kilgore Sunset Jazz at Newport will present vocalist Rebecca Kilgore and jazz instrumentals by trombonist Dan Barrett and original tunes by Dave Tull. The show is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive. Tickets are $25 to $49. For...

  • Segerstrom celebrates jazz greats

    Segerstrom celebrates jazz greats

    Segerstrom Center is setting aside a weekend in October to mark the contributions of Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Mongo Santamaria and Thelonious Monk — all born in 1917.

  • On Theater: A powerful Steinbeck revival at Costa Mesa Playhouse

    On Theater: A powerful Steinbeck revival at Costa Mesa Playhouse

    John Steinbeck's Depression-era drama "Of Mice and Men" practically qualifies as an octogenarian, having been created in a 1937 novella. Its theatrical version is occasionally revived, though rarely with the force and involvement now on display in its current incarnation at the Costa Mesa Playhouse....

  • Calendar for Aug. 19

    Calendar for Aug. 19

    FRIDAY Alessia Cara Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Drive, will host its Endless Summer Festival to kick off back-to-school shopping with a performance by pop musician Alessia Cara at 7:30 p.m. at the center's Giant Wheel Court. The festival will host activities featuring a Nordstrom...

  • All About Food: Faulty labeling and ignorance contribute to food waste

    I was absolutely shocked when I read an article from Consumer Reports that said a family of four in the U.S. wastes about $1,500 a year in thrown-out food. It seems that we eat 48% of the produce we buy. Meat is not as bad; only 20% is tossed. Half of our seafood gets tossed, 20% of our milk, 38%...

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