Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Gets the Ellington Treatment

REVIEW: The Duke Ellington Orchestra keeps its transformed "The Nutcracker Suite" fresh and surprising, even 59 years after its debut.

South Coast Repertory Receives $5-Million Argyros Donation

A donation from Julianne Argyros will provide funds for SCR to develop a new production of "A Christmas Carol."

Does Opera Have a Future in Orange County?

COMMENTARY: Still no resident opera company in O.C.? No more visits from Domingo? Everything is just fine.

Art Collection in the Spotlight at Cal State Fullerton

Jennifer Frias, the new director of the Begovich Gallery, says the collection's 600 artworks will be more accessible to students and the community going forward.

The holiday season is peaking, but there are even more things to celebrate and experience in Orange County this week! 


Fiesta Navidad Mariachi Los Camperos

COSTA MESA - The Segerstrom Center hosts the Grammy-winning mariachi band in an annual celebration filled with traditional music and dance  DETAILS »


Pajama Party Movie Night

IRVINE - Bundle up the family and bring your picnic blankets and chairs for a free screening of "The Polar Express" at the Orange County Great Park  DETAILS »


DTSA Tamale Festival 2019!

SANTA ANA - Treats from local eateries and live music will be just part of the festivities at this free celebration on 4th Street  DETAILS »


140 LBS, How Beauty Killed My Mother

WESTMINSTER - In this autobiographical solo dramedy written and performed by Susan Lieu, she plays 11 different characters to tell the story of her mother's death and what it taught her about beauty standards as the offspring of a Vietnamese refugee family  DETAILS »


A Very Merry Unscripted Christmas

LAKE FOREST - Every night is a new holiday "classic" as the actors of the Modjeska Playhouse improvise full-length spoofs of Hallmark Christmas movies  DETAILS »

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