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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.

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...

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Lawrence Gowan of Styx talks ‘Mission’

Quick Q&A with vocalist/keyboardist Lawrence Gowan on the band's fans, latest album and the return of "Mr. Roboto."

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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...

New foundation aims to inspire and support music education...

Freshly launched Music Preserves Foundation's mission is to inspire greater understanding and appreciation for music and provide cultural opportunities and music and arts education year-round.

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New foundation aims to inspire and support music education in OC...

Freshly launched Music Preserves Foundation's mission is to inspire greater understanding and appreciation for music and provide cultural opportunities and music and arts education year-round.

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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?

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Q&A: Herb Alpert on doubling his arts support and new doc on his iconic life

For over six decades, legendary trumpeter and philanthropist Herb Alpert has made a substantial impact on the art world.

‘Hamilton’ star Chris Jackson brings live show experience to homes for virtual benefit concert

Broadway star Chris Jackson will present a livestream concert event "Live from the West Side" on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. PST in support of Segerstrom Center for the Arts and other theaters throughout the nation affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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.