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2011 Stories by Stacy Davies

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  • 'Coppelia'

    published March 24, 2011

    The Festival Ballet Theatre Co. continues its mission to bring classic ballet and world-renowned choreographers and dancers to the county with the... More >>

  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure

    published March 24, 2011

    Former Groundling Paul Reubens soared into cult status with this quirky 1985 comedy directed by a then-unknown Tim Burton. Featuring the famous... More >>

  • Jake Shimabukuro

    published March 17, 2011

    A native of Honolulu, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro beats down all barriers with jazz-, funk-, pop- and rock-infused rhythms and complex... More >>

  • Glass Plays Glass

    published March 10, 2011

    For those who adore the work of modern, masterful composer Philip Glass, there’s a month-long festival of symphonic concerts, operas,... More >>

  • The Lennon Sisters

    published March 10, 2011

    As one of the most beloved musical acts on The Lawrence Welk Show, the Lennon Sisters (Dianne, Peggy, Kathy and Janet) were the epitome of... More >>

  • An Evening With Jackson Browne

    published March 3, 2011

    One of the most prolific singer/songwriters of his generation, this Fullerton boy rose to prominence in the 1970s with a string of influential and... More >>

  • Elephants + Man: A Litany of Tragedy

    published March 3, 2011

    One of the most annoying things about dumb animals is their inability to understand the worth of their own body parts. Blubber is utterly wasted... More >>

  • East of Eden

    published February 24, 2011

    Loosely based on the second half of John Steinbeck’s 1952 novel (which took its name from the biblical land that served as Cain’s... More >>

  • Cats

    published February 17, 2011

    While it’s easy to poke fun at this record-setting musical (an 18-year-run in the U.S.), it is based on T.S. Eliot’s witty poems, and it... More >>

  • 'Suggestivism' Is in the Realm of the Senses

    published February 10, 2011

    In his 1910 essay "The New Laokoön," modernist critic Irving Babbitt decried the literary Romantics for what he termed their... More >>

  • Anjani Dance Theatre

    published February 3, 2011

    Get your Bollywood on this week with the groundbreaking Anjani dancers, who not only excel at “screwing in the light bulb,” but also... More >>

  • The Kelly Smith Show

    published February 3, 2011

    Known for years as the prettier half of an act that took Las Vegas by storm in the early 1950s, Keely Smith’s deadpan to Louis Prima’s... More >>

  • Moon Over Buffalo

    published January 27, 2011

    Filled with enough twists, turns, tantrums and pratfalls to shake a slapstick at, Ken Ludwig’s over-the-top comedy centers on the mishaps and... More >>

  • 'Cult of the Ruin' Has a Past Tense and Present Purpose

    published January 20, 2011

    Reinvigorating the past by bringing outmoded forms and systems into the present is the weighty theme of UC Irvine's University Art Gallery's... More >>

  • A Star is Born

    published January 20, 2011

    As the thrice-filmed version of a story supposedly inspired by Barbara Stanwyck’s marriage to her first husband, Frank Fay, this timeless... More >>

  • Bethpage Black

    published January 20, 2011

    Self-proclaimed “face-melting rockers” Bethpage Black are one of those unsigned local acts who deserve some love. Named after the U.S.... More >>

  • Somberton Senior Residence Presents The Nutcracker

    published January 6, 2011

    While you’re certainly familiar with the insanely sugary fare that is The Nutcracker, you may not be familiar with the Found Theatre... More >>

  • The Art of Leonard Bernstein

    published January 6, 2011

    Canadian composer/author/actor Hershey Felder continues his “composer sonata” series with this look at the life and work of one of... More >>

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