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OC Weekly “Best Of” in Costa Mesa

Posted on October 15, 2012 | 10:44am

Costa Mesa is the perfect Southern California destination.  Known as the City of the Arts, Costa Mesa offers the best entertainment, shopping and dining options in Orange County. Many local favorites were represented in the Orange County Register’s “Best of OC” and the OC Weekly’s “Best of” edition highlighting some of the mouth-watering fare and bars on offer in Costa Mesa.  Whatever your preference – lounge, dive, music venue or dancing, there is a bar in Costa Mesa that suites your partiality. Read More

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STOMPing Grounds at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Posted on October 10, 2012 | 10:27am

The rhythm of percussion echoed through the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the opening night of STOMP.  But this music wasn’t made from instruments – it was a collection of plastic bags, coffee tins, trash cans and empty water bottles.  The music wasn’t from a cast warm-up, or from the studio crew testing equipment.  The sound was created by STOMP ticket holders in the STOMPing Grounds – an interactive experience where guests have the chance to be a part of the show by using stage props from the production. Read More

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3 Must-See Orange County Museum Exhibits

Posted on February 13, 2012 | 6:00am

Orange County Museum of Art

The Orange County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts organization in Orange County, California. In 1984 the museum launched the California Biennial, which has grown to become the premier exhibition for emerging artists in California. Opening February 26th, 2012, Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series is the first major museum exhibition to explore the artist’s Ocean Series. Featuring 80 works including paintings, prints, drawings and collages, the exhibition will eventually tour to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series will run from February 26 to May 27, 2012 at the Orange County Museum of Art.

Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, California 92660
949-759-1122 Read More

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Behind-the-Scenes at Costa Mesa’s Gorgeous Art Complexes

Posted on October 1, 2010 | 9:00am

Baffles, bravos and bows.  Sometimes it takes seeing something you take for granted through someone else’s eyes to remind you of how remarkable it really is.

On a recent excursion to Costa Mesa’s burgeoning Theater & Arts District with a group of travel writers, several members of the Costa Mesa Conference & Visitor Bureau team had the opportunity to tag along on an insiders’ tour of two of its amazing concert venues: The Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ and the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Also in the Segerstrom Center is the Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory Theatre. Read More

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Free Movie Mondays at the Orange County Performing Arts Center

Posted on June 17, 2010 | 9:00am

Center’s Free Movie Mondays are Back – Bigger and Better Than Ever

2010 summer movie line-up includes five films:

  • The Wizard of Oz – July 12
  • Some Like it Hot – July 19
  • Oliver! – July 26 with media sponsor KCRW
  • Dirty Dancing – August 2
  • Mad Hot Ballroom – August 9

The Orange County Performing Arts Center’s Free for All series continues this summer with the enormously popular and eagerly awaited return of free Movie Mondays on the community plaza. This year’s line-up will be the biggest and best ever with five great movies: the timeless classic The Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland; the screwball comedy Some Like it Hot starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon; the Dickensian musical Oliver! being presented in partnership with public radio station KCRW-Santa Monica (89.9 FM and; the coming-of-age story Dirty Dancing featuring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze; and the inspiring documentary about New York City school students learning to dance in Mad Hot Ballroom, which was chosen in an audience poll last summer. The Center has always been “the place” in Orange County to experience Broadway’s best and brightest, and Movie Mondays offers audiences the most fun and exciting musical and dance films under the stars and all for free. Read More

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