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Puppet master Joshua Holden chats about the value of spreading joy

"The Joshua Show: Episode 2" invites all ages to Segerstrom Center for the Arts this weekend, Feb. 1-2 to experience the happy, whimsical performance.

New Orleans’ artist James Martin is exactly what jazz needs

Saxophonist, singer, and songwriter James Martin is pumped to get everyone on the dance floor of the Music Preserves Foundation's One Year...

Broadway legend Lillias White shares heartfelt advice & precious moments

Sitting on the sands of Venice Beach in January, Tony and Emmy Award-winning Lillias White was lovely, relaxed and open as we...

Get ready to dance with Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Comedic dance-pop duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo will bring their fun show to California rock clubs, including the Voo Doo Room in San Diego on Jan. 23 and Chain Reaction in Anaheim on Jan. 30.

How to Heal Bone Stress Injuries in Dancers & Athletes

Bone stress injuries, especially in dance, can be stressful. They can be hard to understand, hard to suspect, and have unpredictable healing...

Legendary rock duo Air Supply still gets goosebumps over ‘All Out of Love’ after 40 years

Air Supply's Graham Russell shares insight into his musical genius before the band's stop at Cerritos Center on March 15.

Anaheim Ballet’s founder talks magic of ‘Nutcracker’

Anaheim Ballet will return to City National Grove of Anaheim with classic "The Nutcracker" on Sunday, Dec. 22.

Stoner comedian Doug Benson shares a few of his favorite things

Benson chats movies, podcasts, and stand-up before he brings his comedy to Orange County.

Jitters vs. Depression: How to recognize the difference

By Dr. Chris KouturesPre-dance jitters and butterflies in the stomach are a common occurrence before a big show.

4 reasons why you can’t miss Dana Point’s 45th Annual Boat Parade of Lights

Decked in exotic Tiki decor, the 45th Annual Boat Parade of Lights in Dana Point kicks off with a bang on Dec. 6.

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Jazzy Hiroshima remain unique and undefined four decades later

By Jackie MoeRecord stores and radio stations have spent nearly four decades situating the eclectic East-meets-West band Hiroshima...

Legendary saxman Tom Scott is ready to bring the...

Grammy Award-winning iconic saxophonist, composer and arranger Tom Scott is coming to Orange County to perform his countless hits with his celebrated...

4 reasons why you can’t miss Dana Point’s 45th...

Decked in exotic Tiki decor, the 45th Annual Boat Parade of Lights in Dana Point kicks off with a bang on Dec. 6.

Vanessa Williams dazzles at annual Chapman Celebrates Gala

Grammy Award-nominated Vanessa Williams' robust, melodious vocals illuminated the annual Chapman Celebrates Gala on Nov. 2 as she serenaded her iconic number...

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Vanessa Williams dazzles at annual Chapman Celebrates Gala

Grammy Award-nominated Vanessa Williams' robust, melodious vocals illuminated the annual Chapman Celebrates Gala on Nov. 2 as she serenaded her iconic number...

Local Experts

How to Heal Bone Stress Injuries in Dancers & Athletes

Bone stress injuries, especially in dance, can be stressful. They can be hard to understand, hard to suspect, and have unpredictable healing...

Local Experts: How to use mental visualization to enhance performance [dancers]

Local Experts: How to use mental visualization to enhance performance [dancers]@competesportspr #dancers #mentalvisualization #dancetips

Q: As a dancer, how can I strengthen my core?

By Dr. Chris Koutures, Backstage SoCal contributing expertThere are a few certainties in the dance world. Legs...

Ask the Experts: As a dancer, how can I help the flexibility in my ankles?

Chris Phillips, an Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Sports Safety Specialist, provides tips on how to improve ankle mobility.

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Legendary saxman Tom Scott is ready to bring the funk to O.C.

Grammy Award-winning iconic saxophonist, composer and arranger Tom Scott is coming to Orange County to perform his countless hits with his celebrated...

Magic of ‘Margaritaville’: SoCal-grown lead Sarah Hinrichsen

It may be brisk outside, but the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa is in the island state of mind...

‘Wicked’ star performs with OCSA’s aspiring Broadway students

Before she was belting out "Defying Gravity" as Elphaba in the Broadway and national tour of Tony Award-winning Wicked, Jessica Vosk was...

Puppet master Joshua Holden chats about the value of spreading joy

"The Joshua Show: Episode 2" invites all ages to Segerstrom Center for the Arts this weekend, Feb. 1-2 to experience the happy, whimsical performance.