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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

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."

Broadway and music artist Morgan James brings soul to Newport Beach

The stunning vocals of Broadway actress and soulful singer Morgan James will serenade Orange County at the Subaru Newport Beach Jazz Festival...

Chatting With Multi-Grammy Winner CeeLo Green

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer CeeLo Green is combining his unique vocals with the iconic tunes of late artist James Brown, for a night of live music by the sea at the Newport Beach Jazz Festival.

‘Tootsie’ actress Ashley Alexandra is living the Broadway dream

Broadway musical "Tootsie" arrives at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for two weeks.

Improv king Colin Mochrie on living in the moment

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" improv comics Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will perform a two-man show at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on May 1.

Video interview: ‘Breaking Bad’ & ‘Better Call Saul’ star Luis Moncada

On the brink of the premiere of the final season of Better Call Saul (airing April 18), Luis Moncada shares his excitement for the series finale, how to perfect the dead-eyed Salamanca twin look, his love for both casts, the challenges of filming the final BCS season during the Covid-19 pandemic, and his hope for future projects and plans.

Comedy icon Rita Rudner chats return to OC with stand-up show

Rita Rudner talks upcoming show at Segerstrom Center and new autobiography.

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