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Jackie Moe

Jackie Moe is a professional entertainment reporter and editor who lives for live music, spaghetti, beef ribs, long distance running, and good stories. Working as a features reporter for major newspaper publications Orange County Register, Press-Enterprise and Los Angeles Times, and as an editor for a variety of magazines including OC Business Journal, Inland Empire Magazine and Parenting OC, she recognized the need for quality digital coverage for all of the truly fascinating people and events in and around Orange County. She created Backstage SoCal in 2017 to provide unique entertainment content beyond the general calendar items. You may contact her directly on her social media or email: socalnewsjackie@gmail.com

Keeping the magic alive: Q&A with legend Lance Burton

Chatting with magician icon Lance Burton, who will perform Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on March 24

‘Teen Royalty’: Lead actress chats Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ before Costa Mesa run

Broadway touring production Mean Girls will have a two-week run at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on March 7-19.

Q&A: LA pop singer Juliana Tucker emerges with new EP

Up-and-comer pop singer-songwriter Juliana Tucker has evolved since rock icon Steven Tyler said she had the "it factor" on ABC's American Idol...

All Aboard: Yachtley Crew rock group comes to Anaheim

LA-based Yachtley Crew will bring the summer feels to City National Grove of Anaheim on March 3.

Backstage chat with dance-pop powerhouse Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne will bring her signature pipes to Orange County on March 3, joining forces with Grammy Award-winning singer Sheena Easton at the annual Dana Point Festival of Whales.

Conversation with unstoppable icon Jay Leno

Jay Leno may have retired from his “Late Night Show” chair in 2014, but the stand-up icon and car enthusiast continues to...

Young ABT dancer returns to dream role in ‘The Nutcracker’

Rarely do dancers have the opportunity to perform their dream role. But talented 13-year-old Trinity Mijares will live out this dream for...

Grammy-nominated lead Courtney Reed shares the magic of U.S. touring ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’

Courtney Reed stars as the lead role of Satine in the U.S. touring “Moulin Rouge!: The Musical,” which will make its way to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on Nov. 9-27.  

40 Years in the Making: Synth-Pop Legends Heaven 17 Talk First-Ever U.S. Headlining Tour

Backstage convo with British duo Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory of new-wave, synth-pop Heaven 17

Backstage with DeAundre’ Woods, lead of Broadway sensation ‘Hamilton’

Broadway sensation 'Hamilton' will return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for a two-week run, beginning Sept. 28 through Oct. 16. 

Video: Backstage chat with music prodigy Andrew McMahon

From pop punker to poetic songbird, the Emmy-nominated Andrew McMahon continues to be the ever-evolving artist every musician strives to be.

Q&A: Reggae band Iration’s frontman Micah Pueschel

Hawaii-bred and California-based reggae pop rock band Iration will bring its easy breezy jams to the outdoor FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine on Aug. 26 for the final stop of their co-headlining Sunshine & Summer Nights tour.

Pinterest-lovers unite: Pinners Conference and Expo returns to Pomona

California Pinners Conference and Expo returns to Southern California at Pomona Fairplex on Aug. 26-27.

Tony Winner Levi Kreis talks Broadway’s ‘Hadestown,’ now in Costa Mesa

Tony Award-winner Levi Kreis stars in touring Broadway musical "Hadestown", now at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through Aug. 21, 2022.

Olivia Valli shines in Broadway’s touring musical ‘Pretty Woman’

Valli, granddaughter of Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli, stars as the leading lady Vivian in the hit touring Broadway musical "Pretty Woman."

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