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Christ Cathedral Underwhelms as a Classical Music Venue

REVIEW: For seasoned concert goers, Beethoven's Ninth, performed in the newly renovated Christ Cathedral, was a bust, with cavernous acoustics and an uninspired interpretation.

Can an Orange County Piano Competition Thaw U.S.-China Tensions?

A new O.C. master class event and competition will showcase some of China's best young pianists.

Terry Dwyer Finally Lands His Next Gig

Wallet-friendly opportunities abound this week in Orange County, from an unforgettable free concert at the Segerstrom Center to a memorable tour of Santa Ana's Artists Village! 


Choral Festival

COSTA MESA - The annual free concert at Segerstrom Concert Hall brings together hundreds of singers from Southern California's choral community  DETAILS »


Surf City Nights: Weekly Street Fair

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Main Street closes off to car traffic every Tuesday evening for a bustling collection of eateries, artists, and performers you can explore on foot  DETAILS »


Federico Medina's "Starving"

SANTA ANA - A unique video installation at the Grand Central Art Center finds the artist turning his lens to his surroundings in the Santa Ana Artists Village, and the complex emotions stirred by exploring the other artistic voices in your community  DETAILS »


The Rave-Ons

LAGUNA BEACH - The number one Buddy Holly tribute band pays a visit to the Laguna Playhouse, bringing the sounds of the earliest rock and roll  DETAILS »

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