A former dance teacher at Orange County High School of the Arts--our very own Glee campus in Santa Ana--has been acquitted on charges he'd been sexting a 15-year-old female student, his defense attorney reportedly said.John Juul Nielson was fired by OCHSA on Jan. 13, 2012, a little over a month befo ... More >>
Mr. Bib lives in a rich, and likely solipsistic world where themes, events, excitements and art conspire to help things make sense for him. This takes amazingly little effort if one pays attention, or gooses it a bit. Consider the following, and then decide whether to play along with me this weekend ... More >>
Monday, January 14 Pop Noir The Constellation Room After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully ... More >>
After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully craft some new tunes, including a cover of British el ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Wealthy mother Anna D. Steiner, who complained about the poisoning of her children, finds herself in a police-state nightmare
I'd once contemplated rounding up all the recent hit-and-run or distracted-driver fatalities, but these keep taking all of my time: teachers getting arrested for diddling, touching or otherwise acting inappropriately around students or other children.Authorities just announced the second arrest i ... More >>
When I hear the term "Broadway," I think of lots of things, but mostly I think of New York City, bright lights, people wearing pea coats, taxis and how bummed I am that I never got a chance to see those failed "Spider-Man" previews. However, thanks to Saturday's Long Beach Symphony POPS! concert, ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
Brandon FergusonUPDATE NOVEMBER 17, 2011 8:30 P.M.: The most amusing part about this evening's Occupy protest in front of John Wayne Airport was the bewildered faces of cranky business travelers as they wheeled their suitcases through chanting crowds on the way back to their cars. But widesp ... More >>
How does a musical-theater-loving school respond to an anti-gay video featuring one of its own students? With Gaga, natch. Kids at Orange County High School of the Arts launched an impromptu Gay Pride Day, complete with rainbow flags and a "Born This Way" dance party, after seei ... More >>
The OC Register finally tracked down 13-year-old Rebecca Black and got the first real interview with the viral superstar of the week. Problem is, it's long-winded (about 2,400 words), cliche-ridden and too, too nice. So we're doing everyone a favor by condensing the interview to the most impor ... More >>
Did you get a look at the kid who played Kurt at age 8 on last night's Glee? Talk about a dead ringer!It turns out the young actor who played the younger version of Chris Colfer's character in flashbacks is a 13-year-old freshman at Los Alamitos High School, which was where Glee star Matthew Morr ... More >>
Here's a depressing revelation: Matthew Morrison, the Orange County High School for the Arts alum who sings, dances and acts his ass off as teacher Will Schuester on Fox's hit high school musical-comedy Glee, earns the same per episode as Snooki.Morrison and Jersey Shore's Nicole Polizzi each tak ... More >>
Julie Kibuishi loved music, fashion and her family, but nothing gave the 23-year-old Orange County High School of the Arts graduate more pleasure than hanging out with friends, her parents and one brother related in a tearful and impromptu meeting with local media this morning.Indeed, Julie, who ... More >>
* based on state rankingsThe California Department of Education's just-released Academic Performance Index (API) rankings show 120 of 554 Orange County schools rank among the state's best. And 82 schools received the highest ranking when compared with schools with similar demographics.The Orange ... More >>
Fox's high school musical-twisted comedy Glee and segments on KCET/Channel 28's SoCal Connected on medical marijuana dispensaries and pot farm-busting law enforcement officers known as "cannabis cowboys" are among the latest winners of prestigious Peabody Awards honoring the best in electronic ... More >>
Orange County Performing Arts Center
OCHSAFiddling while Orange County High School of the Arts administrators burn.A Bay Area lawmaker is standing up for high school journalists in Santa Ana.
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
Glee, Fox's twisted high school musical series that seems inspired by Orange County High School of the Arts (and stars former OCHSA attendee Matthew Morrison), will have more music per episode when it returns April 13 from hiatus.
Christmas Tree Lighting
OCHSA Season Finale
Amy Louise Sebelius warns us all about the quick and easy path
Twin White Dukes: Animated Anglophiles Pop Noir bring some Manchester to OC
Now 25 percent more terrifying!
Opera Pacifics opera camp students do Wagner with puppets
Trabuco Canyons greatest composer
The year in soulful scribbles
Christopher Russell leads the OCHSA orchestra into new terrain
Dennis Cleveland aint no stinkin Traviata