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Jackie Moe is a professional entertainment reporter and magazine editor who lives for live music, spaghetti or 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 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

Real talk with ‘Housewives of OC’ Emily Simpson

Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" returns Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Returning Housewife Emily Simpson chats about new season highlights, challenges of being followed by cameras, and her anti-troll Instagram post that got people talking.

Broadway and TV star Terron Brooks will kick off OCSA’s new season

Orange County School of the Arts’ Season Premiere 2019 stars alumnus Terron Brooks and students from the Popular Music Conservatory performing R&B favorites from the 1960s on Sept. 7.

JD & The Straight Shot’s guitarist Marc Copely talks SiriusXM Coffee House Tour

SiriusXM’s Coffee House Presents singer-songwriter Matt Costa, Americana band JD & The Straight Shot and singer-songwriter Matt Hartke perform at the Troubadour on July 25.

Bassist Scott Stone of band The Jacks talks current rock climate

Orange County bred and Los Angeles-based rockers The Jacks will perform The Troubadour on July 26.

Q&A: Broadway’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ lead actress Emma Grimsley

The world's most popular musical, makes its triumphant return to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa July 10-21.

Film & TV’s unsung heroes honored at screening event

Emmy winners, nominees & hopefuls united for the 2nd annual FYC Independents red carpet charity event on May 31.

Q&A: Laguna Beach actress stars in Broadway musical ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Laguna Beach-bred Sabrina Harper stars as Charlie's mother Mrs. Bucket in the beloved Broadway musical, performing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on May 28-June 9.

Q&A: Author bridges gap between kids & pups to spread message of kindness

Q&A: Just in time for National Rescue Dog Day, author and Tails That Teach non-profit founder Lisa Wiehebrink shares her mission to spread kindness for people and pets.

Sammy Hagar on music, local roots, and rocking the business world

As seen in the April 2019 issue of Inland Empire Magazine. For subscription info, visit inlandempiremagazine.com

Q&A: ‘Currents’ electrifies Costa Mesa with dance-infused show

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the SoCal debut of internationally renowned Israeli performance troupe Mayumana on Saturday, April 6.

Comic icon Brian Regan chats ‘clean comedy’ reputation and new Netflix special

Comic legend Brian Regan shares fun analogies about his latest career shift in TV, modern comedy challenges, future plans and how he sees the world.

Folk rock icon Don McLean talks new music and tour

By Jackie Moe Enter any karaoke bar and chances are someone will request to belt out “American Pie,” a...

Q&A: Broadway musical ‘Aladdin’ flies into Costa Mesa

By JACKIE MOE For the first time ever, Costa Mesa will be introduced to a whole new world.

Q&A: The Neal Morse Band bring ‘The Great Adventure’ to Whittier

Prog rocker Neal Morse discusses new album "The Great Adventure," the status of prog rock, and future projects — including a new rock opera on the horizon.

Lawrence Gowan of Styx talks ‘Mission’

Quick Q&A with vocalist/keyboardist Lawrence Gowan on the band's fans, latest album and the return of "Mr. Roboto."

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