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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...

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.

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.

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