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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

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.

TV star Amanda Kloots and dancer Alan Bersten talk ‘Dancing With the Stars Live...

“Dancing With the Stars — Live Tour 2022,” which celebrates its 30th season with fan-favorite pro dancers and featured celebrities, will be at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on March 17 for two shows.

Alain Godon: French pop artist captures SoCal in Laguna exhibit

Alain Godon's spring exhibition showcase “California Dreaming” will be at the Markowicz Fine Art in Laguna Design Center beginning April 9 through May 9.

The biggest and baddest of Monster Jam returns to Anaheim

Monster Jam returns to Angel Stadium of Anaheim for three consecutive weekends — beginning this Saturday and Sunday.

Lifetime star Meredith Thomas debuts 30th TV film, shares fun career stories

Television star and Lifetime network's leading lady Meredith Thomas marks her 30th TV film debut today alongside over-80-Lifetime-films-and-counting actress and producer Vivica A. Fox, with the premiere of The Wrong Blind Date.

Magician legend Teller: Love for magic remains ‘palpable’ 60 years later

Iconic magician Teller of legendary duo 'Penn & Teller' shares memorable stories of his career and undying passion for magic.

Gloria Gaynor shares glorious stories from her monumental career

Gaynor will make her debut at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 29. Before she hit the stage, she shared inspiration and phenomenally historic stories from her career.

Disney On Ice returns to SoCal with ‘Dream Big’

Disney On Ice returns to SoCal with "Dream Big" at Ontario's Toyota Arena and Long Beach Arena.

Comic and viral sensation Dena Blizzard brings ‘One Funny Mother’ to Costa Mesa

Jersey gal and comedic mom Dena Blizzard brings her one-woman show “One Funny Mother” to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Dec. 18-19.

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