No Ivory Tower for This Composer

Cal State Fullerton professor Pamela Madsen writes music that addresses the concerns of the contemporary world.


Florence Price Rightfully Finds Her Place Next to Gershwin with the Pacific Symphony

Musicians are starting to rediscover the music of Florence Price, the first black woman composer to have a symphony performed by a major symphony orchestra.


A Change in Direction and Leadership at Laguna Playhouse is Reaping Rewards

"The Lion in Winter," with stars Gregory Harrison and Frances Fisher, is a part of the new legacy of plays being produced under the helm of Ellen Richard at Laguna Playhouse.


Orange County is starting to celebrate the holidays, and you can get a taste no matter where you are! 

MARQUEE

29th Annual Winter Fantasy - Sawdust Art Festival

LAGUNA BEACH - The Festival grounds are transformed every year into a massive winter wonderland with holiday lights, falling snow, and photo ops with Santa Claus  DETAILS »

FAMILY

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

FULLERTON - The Maverick Theater's annual spoof staging of the legendary B-movie Christmas "classic" about the jolly old elf being kidnapped by green-skinned aliens  DETAILS »

FREE

16th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing Along

YORBA LINDA - Add your voice to the Chorus at the Nixon Library for some seasonal classics, with guests encouraged to dress in Baroque costumes  DETAILS »

WILDCARD

Contra Dance with The Living Tradition

ANAHEIM - The folk dancing form, similar to square dancing with a caller leading the way, is a lively way to create an instant feeling of musical community; you can bring a partner or come solo  DETAILS »

EXTRA

Surf City Nights: Weekly Street Fair

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Every Tuesday night, Main Street by the historic Huntington Beach pier is closed to street traffic so pedestrians can enjoy music, food, and artistic vendors of every stripe  DETAILS »

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