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Soap opera diva Arianne Zucker talks live COVID charity event, new podcast & more

Soap opera fans can see their favorite daytime television stars virtually gather this Saturday, May 9 for the "Daytime Cares: A Live Event," a live variety show featuring soap stars of the past and present.

Don’t Lose Your Step: Tips For Dancers to Stay in Shape in Isolation

Tips for keeping your body in shape and dance ready while at home – even without the studio or gym.

When the Curtain Rises – Returning to Dance in the COVID World

When the studios reopen and classes resume, dancers envision parading across the floor in the company of peers and wowing audiences hungry...

Dancers: Social Distancing and Home Isolation – Now What?

Now that essential social distancing/home isolation needs have replaced all the practices, rehearsals, performances, and competitions, what can dancers and performers do?

Athlete Eating Disorder: How to identify and get help

Eating disorders are one of the biggest risks faced by dancers, particularly women. The focus on size, shape and weight can put...

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.

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...

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Q&A: ‘Currents’ electrifies Costa Mesa with dance-infused show

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the SoCal debut of internationally renowned Israeli performance troupe Mayumana on Saturday, April 6.

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

Disney and CHOC lace up shoes for charity 5k...

By Mark Eades, Backstage SoCalGet your walking shoes ready, it’s time to start preparing for the 2018 CHOC Walk in the Park, presented by...

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...

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Q&A Meet the Leads: ABT and Segerstrom Center’s ‘The Nutcracker’

By SIERRA ESQUEDA, Backstage SoCal correspondent The American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School presents their annual production of...

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Don’t Lose Your Step: Tips For Dancers to Stay in Shape in Isolation

Tips for keeping your body in shape and dance ready while at home – even without the studio or gym.

When the Curtain Rises – Returning to Dance in the COVID World

When the studios reopen and classes resume, dancers envision parading across the floor in the company of peers and wowing audiences hungry...

Dancers: Social Distancing and Home Isolation – Now What?

Now that essential social distancing/home isolation needs have replaced all the practices, rehearsals, performances, and competitions, what can dancers and performers do?

Backstage Q&A

Q&A with legend Herb Alpert: ‘Artists are our second responders’

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and visual artist icon Herb Alpert talks about why, more than ever, the world needs artists.

No theater? No problem! OCSA students will perform ‘Now. Here. This.’ virtually

Author of musical "Now. Here. This." Susan Blackwell reimagines musical with OCSA students to create virtual theater experience in a COVID world.

Soap opera diva Arianne Zucker talks live COVID charity event, new podcast & more

Soap opera fans can see their favorite daytime television stars virtually gather this Saturday, May 9 for the "Daytime Cares: A Live Event," a live variety show featuring soap stars of the past and present.

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...