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Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2014

    Off Center Festival

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Columns

    December 26, 2013

    Blinded By the Light

    [Hey, You!] A REALLY high-powered flashlight can ruin a show

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2013

    Movie Mondays: Buena Vista Social Club

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Lily Tomlin Says It's Possible for Comics to be Funny Without Cursing

    Lily Tomlin is a brilliant actress, comedian, writer, producer, activist and recording artist, but above all of that, she has a way with words that makes you just want to listen to her for hours on end. With her one-woman show coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, you'll have the chance to do ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, May 24 LA Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel Segerstrom Concert Hall Classical music isn't exactly "hot" right now as most of the original artists are long-dead. But with the talent of the Los Angeles Phil Harmonic Orchestra and the leadership of conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the works of the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 23, 2013

    LA Philharmonic

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    How Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf Gave England the Blues

    The American blues sound overtook England in the 1960s like no other. Limey guitar slingers like John Mayall, Peter Green and Jimmy Page worked up their tolerance to whiskey, mastered the blues scale and made more money than every American blues musician that came before them. In the early 1970s, tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Top Five Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, February 11 St. Lucia The Constellation Room For the purposes of this blurb, St. Lucia is not the Swedish figure known for wearing a wreath of candles in her hair bearing gifts for Scandinavian children. Rather, it's the nom de plume of musician Jean-Philip Grobler (doesn't sound pretenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Rival Sons Are Stomping Back Across the Pond

    Standing backstage before a show in London, the Rival Sons had a lot to look forward to. They'd relentlessly toured Europe, opening for such legends of rock as AC/DC and Guns N' Roses, but nothing could have prepared them for the praise that was about to be heaped upon them by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, January 11 Cheap Sex/Lower Class Brats The Observatory No, the band's not getting back together--Cheap Sex is reuniting for one night only to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their debut album's 2003 release. And while fans are charged to once again hear the band's reckless, thrashin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    OC Music Awards Announces Live Showcase Series Lineup

    Assuming the Mayan's apocalyptic predictions are a little off, we'll all be around to catch the next round of OC Music Awards goodness this year, starting with their eight-week stint of annual live showcases to decide the winner of OC's best live band. Today, the OCMA's announced the lineups for eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2012

    Juanes with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra- Hollywood Bowl - 8/17/12

    See Also:*Puerto Rican and Mexican Cultural Traditions Come Together for the Weekend's Bombazo Fandango! - Santa Ana - 8/16/12*Café Tacuba - The Observatory - 8/13/12* Mexican Institue of Sound - Segerstrom Center for the Arts - 1/23/12Juanes with the Hollywood Bowl OrchestraThe Hollywood Bowl ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2012

    Summer At the Center Has Troubled Kids Chasing a New High

    The Costa Mesa program builds a Broadway revue-style show with an unlikely cast

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2012

    Movie Mondays: The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    Bands That Should Be Huge in 2012

    [Mental Notes] Who will be this year's Young the Giant?

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Four Reasons to Check Out Segerstrom's Off Center Festival

    ​If you're not an art geek (like I am, admittedly), nine days of experimental music, theater and dance may not sound like your thing. But Segerstrom's Off Center Festival, which kicks off this Friday and ends on Jan. 21, sounds like the kind of off-kilter entertainment that turns the hoity-toity a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Five Local Bands Who Should Be Huge in 2012

    ​Young The Giant wins the prize for the breakout band of Orange County in 2011. Turn on an alt-rock station, google the word "young," and ask Morrissey who his favorite new band is and you'll have your answer--2011 belonged to Young the Giant. "Cough Syrup" was probably only second to Foster the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Richard French Falls or Leaps to Death From Six-Story Parking Structure for Arts Venues

    ​Let's just get this out of the way first: it probably had nothing to do with the touring production of the musical White Christmas at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, nor Hal Landon Jr.'s 32nd annual turn as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at South Coast Repertory across the walk. But something p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    An Open (Love) Letter to Nancy Sanchez

    ​Hi Nancy,My name is Ryan Ritchie and I'm pretty sure I'm in love with you. Let me explain.A few days ago, I was browsing this here blog when I came across Gabriel San Roman's post about how you created a Kickstarter page in hopes of coming up with $15,000 for your full-length debut. One thing I a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Dinosaur Jr. at the Samueli Theater last night

    Andrew Youssef​Dinosaur Jr. Samueli Theater December 12, 2011 Last night's Dinosaur Jr. show at Costa Mesa's Samueli Theatre was a three-part affair, each of which seemed slightly out of place in the upscale-but-welcoming Segerstrom Center for the Arts digs. Opening act Pierced Arrows put on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2011

    The Miles Davis Experience at Samueli Theater in Santa Ana Last Night

    ​The Miles Davis ExperienceOct. 21, 2011Samueli Theater, Santa AnaWriting about jazz, to me, is just about the dumbest thing anyone could do. I mean, in a literal sense, the genre says nothing because much of the music (including the Miles Davis Experience show that took place Friday night at the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011

    Ozomatli

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Watch Ozomatli for Free at Segerstrom Center

    ​Segerstrom Center for the Arts is bringing in Grammy Award-winning band Ozomatli to its Arts Plaza for a free concert on October 2 at 5 p.m. As part of Pacific Standard Time (a collaboration of cultural organizations throughout Southern California), Ozomatli's concert pays tribute to the diversit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    'Harold and Maude' Screening for Free and Rediscover Cat Stevens

    ​On Monday, Harold and Maude will be screening on the outdoor plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts (600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa) as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts "Free For All Movie Monday." Set up begins at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). You ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011

    'Beach Blanket Bingo'

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011

    'Mamma Mia!'

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2011

    'Burn the Floor'

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Kiev Wants You to See the Color of Music

    ​ A few days ago, Kiev--made up of Robert Brinkerhoff (vocals, guitar), Brandon Corn (drums), Derek Poulsen (bass), Alex Wright (keys), and Andy Stavas (keys, saxophone)--caught up with us to talk about how much things have progressed since OC Weekly last interviewed them, and how the OC Music Aw ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011

    'Swan Lake'

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011

    9 to 5: The Musical

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Menomena and Kiev Kick Off Segerstrom Center's Indie Band Series

    An old Menomena photo with Brent Knopf​On May 24, you can see for yourself why Riley Breckenridge from Thrice is such a Menomena fanboy.  The Portland band kicks off Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Indie Band Series in Samueli Theater, with local band Kiev (winner of the Best Indie Band at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Musical Review: The Who's Tommy At Segerstrom Founder's Hall

    Courtesy Chance TheaterMark Bartlett as The Who's Tommy​During the intermission of the Chance Theater's production of The Who's Tommy at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Founder's Hall Saturday night, I overheard a young lady talking on her cell phone. "Yeah, my boyfriend is playing guitar in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin Comes to OC for Robert Johnson Centennial Concert

    ​Hubert Sumlin, guitarist and sideman to Howlin' Wolf for most of his career, became an unwitting inspiration for a generation of British rockers including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Keith Richards. When the Big Head Blues Club rolls out in celebration of Robert Johnson's 100th birthday, Sumlin, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards: 95-Year-Old Bluesman Plays On

    ​This year may mark the centennial of the birth of the late legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, but David "Honeyboy" Edwards is nearing the century mark himself. Born on June 28, 1915, in Mississippi, the living legend will celebrate his 96th birthday this year and is still feeling th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    [UPDATED: It's True!] The Orange County Performing Arts Center's Big Reveal: Not Really That Big

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 13, 2011, 12:13 P.M.: The Orange County Performing Arts Center has indeed been renamed as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, as announced during a celebration yesterday evening. According to the OC Metro, the event was attended by approximately 1,500 guests, which included former Go ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Live Review

    Music Center Monopoly! Pacific Symphony at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, Wednesday, June 7

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