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Broadway powerhouse Megan Hilty will bring smashing vocals to Costa Mesa

Broadway star Megan Hilty will kick off the Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series on Nov. 14-16.

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...

Punk rock hot sauce teams up with OC brew

Gringo Bandito hot sauce teams up with Noble Ale Works for a one-night-only event in Anaheim on Oct. 8.

7 must-dos at Meet On Beach

The 21-mile long beach party Meet On Beach is going down on the historic corridor Beach Boulevard on Nov. 17. From La...

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

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

Ask the Experts: Sleep better, dance better

By Dr. Chris KouturesFor all of us, sleep is an important part of maintaining optimum health. For dancers...

Ask the Experts: 10 Tips to Reduce Dance Injuries

Anaheim Hills pediatric and sports medicine specialist Dr. Chris Koutures provides 10 tips to reduce injuries for dancers and other athletes.

Review: Matt Hartke, JD & the Straight Shot and Matt Costa at The Troubadour,...

Matt Hartke, JD & the Straight Shot, and Matt Costa — three of SiriusXM’s iconic sound performed the Troubadour in Los Angeles on July 25 as a part of their live tour, which ends on July 28 at the San Diego Music Box.

Local Experts: Improve Shoulder Mobility

Athletic Trainer Chris Phillips shares exercises to improve shoulder mobility — moves that can benefit all, but especially dancers.

Former ‘American Idol’ contestant to perform L.A.

Nick Townsend from ABC’s "American Idol," will bring his voice and a collection of popular musicians to the Rockwell Table & Stage on June 20.

Rocker Phil Vandermost to play double shows in Costa Mesa

Wind down your weekend at Old Vine Kitchen & Bar with drink specials and bar bites and enjoy live music featuring some of OC’s top local solo performers playing from 4:30 – 7:30 pm every Sunday. Styles ranging from classic rock, alternative, Americana, soul and more.

How to Be a Hero: 2nd Annual National Rescue Dog Day

Local non-profit Tails That Teach, Inc. encourages everyone to celebrate man’s best friend on National Rescue Dog Day, May 20 through a celebrity-supported social media campaign.

New foundation aims to inspire and support music education in OC & beyond

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.

Ask the Experts: Eight Tips on Dealing with Shin Pain in Dancers

Beautiful leaps and jumps may come at a cost to a dancer’s shins. Knowing how to reduce the risk of shin pain, or how to deal with pain if it occurs, is essential for healthy dancers. These tips give dancers and instructors some technical tweaks and sensible “shin friendly” behaviors off the dance floor. Many cases of shin pain are best served by working with dance medicine specialists who may use x-rays, blood tests, and other evaluations to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

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