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Inside the Mind of Celebrity Chef Jack Lee: $100 egg roll, fave stars to cook for, and how he got his name

Celebrity Chef Jack Lee chats about his favorite star to cook for, oddest ingredients, secrets to success and more.

Vanessa Williams dazzles at annual Chapman Celebrates Gala

Grammy Award-nominated Vanessa Williams' robust, melodious vocals illuminated the annual Chapman Celebrates Gala on Nov. 2 as she serenaded her iconic number...

Man On a Mission: ‘Star Wars’ actor Greg Grunberg wants you to talk about epilepsy

"Star Wars" actor Greg Grunberg chats about his growing efforts as an epilepsy advocate, and his hopes for the future of his son and the epilepsy community. He spoke at the Epilepsy Awareness & Education Expo at Disneyland on Nov. 6.

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.

Richard Young on what it takes to be one of the ‘Champions of Magic’

Oxford illusionist Richard Young is living his dream touring in the Champions of Magic show. And he is even more thrilled to...

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

Podcaster James Kim chats about new fiction coming-of-age and coming out series

Podcast producer James Kim (“The Competition”) launched the coming-of-age and coming out podcast series “Moonface,” an indie-movie style fictional story about a...

Faces of OC: Sareen Tchekmedyian chats about starring in Broadway musical ‘Anastasia’

Faces of OC: Sareen Tchekmedyian chats about starring in Broadway musical 'Anastasia'

‘GLOW’ actress talks new funny podcast about motherhood

Writer-director and “GLOW” actress Kimmy Gatewood has combined her two worlds of entertainment and motherhood into one lighthearted and provoking podcast, “Mother...

9 fun, inspiring stories from Broadway queen Betty Buckley

Before the Broadway hall of famer and Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley returns to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa...

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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.

New foundation aims to inspire and support music education...

Freshly launched Music Preserves Foundation's mission is to inspire greater understanding and appreciation for music and provide cultural opportunities and music and arts education year-round.

Keepin’ the funk fresh: Brian Culbertson returns to Newport...

Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Brian Culbertson will perform at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach's Summer Concert Series on Sept. 21, 2018.

Rocker Phil Vandermost to play double shows in Costa...

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.

Local Spotlight

Get ready to dance with Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Comedic dance-pop duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo will bring their fun show to California rock clubs, including the Voo Doo Room in San Diego on Jan. 23 and Chain Reaction in Anaheim on Jan. 30.

Local Experts

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...

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...

Ask the Experts: As a dancer, how can I help the flexibility in my ankles?

Chris Phillips, an Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Sports Safety Specialist, provides tips on how to improve ankle mobility.

Backstage Q&A

Legendary saxman Tom Scott is ready to bring the funk to O.C.

Grammy Award-winning iconic saxophonist, composer and arranger Tom Scott is coming to Orange County to perform his countless hits with his celebrated...

Magic of ‘Margaritaville’: SoCal-grown lead Sarah Hinrichsen

It may be brisk outside, but the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa is in the island state of mind...

‘Wicked’ star performs with OCSA’s aspiring Broadway students

Before she was belting out "Defying Gravity" as Elphaba in the Broadway and national tour of Tony Award-winning Wicked, Jessica Vosk was...

Puppet master Joshua Holden chats about the value of spreading joy

"The Joshua Show: Episode 2" invites all ages to Segerstrom Center for the Arts this weekend, Feb. 1-2 to experience the happy, whimsical performance.