Whitewashing of Mural in Santa Ana Stirs Controversy

Someone tried to restore a beloved community work by artist Sergio O'Cadiz, prompting the property owner to permanently cover it up.

Chapman Professor is Developing a Docu-Series Aimed at Stopping Child Prostitution Before it Starts

Kelly Galindo has devoted several years to investigating the whos and whys of global sex trafficking. Originally, "our approach was rescue and reintegration. Now it's more about prevention. If we can prevent it, we are saving not only years of turmoil for the victim, but also the taxpayers' money. It takes a lot of money to restore a kid."

O.C. Playwrights to be Showcased in an Upcoming New Play Festival of 'Uncommon' One-Act Tales

PREVIEW: At its ninth annual OC-Centric New Play Festival, the Orange County-based playwrights group will unveil original works it touts as 'compelling,' written by three playwrights who live in or hail from Orange County.

You can celebrate some musical legends, or broaden your artistic horizons, at these events in Orange County this week! 


Haemil: Traditional Korean Music and Storytelling

FULLERTON - The Muckenthaler Cultural Center presents a celebration of this unique style of storytelling that will enlighten and entertain in equal measure  DETAILS »


20th Annual Elvis Festival

GARDEN GROVE - One of the city's most beloved traditions, as Historic Main Street is taken over by tributes to The King of Rock and Roll in music, art, and food  DETAILS »


Concerts on the Green: Queen Nation

NEWPORT BEACH - This week's edition of the free summer concert series at the Civic Center features a tribute to the legendary band Queen  DETAILS »


The 39 Steps

COSTA MESA - Season 55 for the enduring Costa Mesa Playhouse opens with the spectacle of just four actors portraying over 150 characters in this fast-paced and hilarious stage homage to the classic Alfred Hitchcock film  DETAILS »


Inside the Royal Collection

LAGUNA BEACH - The Laguna Art Museum hosts a one-of-a-kind conversation with the Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, caretaker to the largest private art collection in the world  DETAILS »

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