Life + Arts

Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center

Smash hits coming to Segerstrom Center

Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by the best designers.

Retail Therapy: Ice Cream. Get your ice cream.

Ice screaming good deal: Stop by Baskin-Robbins locations on Sunday to score a regular scoop of ice cream for $1.31 plus...

Gathering of creative minds hits one-year mark

Gathering of creative minds hits one-year mark

Tucked into an A-frame cottage on Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach is a business that feels like a home run by entrepreneurs who seem like a...

The mane attraction: a horse sculpture auction

The mane attraction: a horse sculpture auction

By the time a lucky winner takes it home, the fiberglass horse being painted at Art-A-Fair may resemble the boldly adorned mustangs that...

On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

“Once” is a Broadway musical that dares to be different. Not only dares but demands. Stridently. At the top of its voice.

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion

The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion

The new Ayres Hotel in Fountain Valley, just off the 405 Freeway at Brookhurst Street, is home to a delightful restaurant called Fusion...

Reel Critics: 'Expendables 3' is more expendable as it shows its age

"Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die.

Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus

Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus

MenAlive, the Orange County gay men's chorus, has a new man in charge of making it come alive.

What's on the menu? Jam

What's on the menu? Jam

Elizabeth An rushed past an elevated glass platform, carrying floral arrangements to tables lined in white linen at AnQi Gourmet Bistro...

Townley Gallery introduces art auction

Townley Gallery introduces art auction

It may not have been a poetry reading, but when Zack Krone took the podium at Townley Gallery last week, he turned to rhyme and meter to...

Titus: 'Peter Pan' soars — figuratively

Titus: 'Peter Pan' soars — figuratively

Every year, the Summer Players from South Coast Repertory's Theater Conservatory seem to get more and more ambitious. This year's production...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

Do the beach cities really need another pizza place? Well, if it happens to be Settebello, the answer is a great big "yes."

Blind surfer's story told in movie coming to Huntington theater

Blind surfer's story told in movie coming to Huntington theater

Bryan Jennings traveled halfway across the Pacific to film a documentary about an ambitious young surfer — one who, despite being an...

Retail Therapy: Surf's up at Hang Ten

Surf's up: The Hang Ten warehouse sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 153 W....

Festival Ballet to present Gala of the Stars

Festival Ballet Theatre, a Fountain Valley-based dance company, will present its seventh annual Gala of the Stars at the Irvine Barclay...

So how good is the music?

As the saying goes, you should never judge a book — or, presumably, an album — by its cover. But if any artwork of the last...

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Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to brunch at a new restaurant called Oak Grill, in the Island Hotel on the outer circle of Fashion...