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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant to perform L.A.

Nick Townsend from ABC’s "American Idol," will bring his voice and a collection of popular musicians to the Rockwell Table & Stage on June 20.

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.

Rocker Phil Vandermost to play double shows in Costa Mesa

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.

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.

How to Be a Hero: 2nd Annual National Rescue Dog Day

Local non-profit Tails That Teach, Inc. encourages everyone to celebrate man’s best friend on National Rescue Dog Day, May 20 through a celebrity-supported social media campaign.

Q&A: 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

New foundation aims to inspire and support music education in OC & beyond

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.

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.

Q&A: Comic icon Brian Regan returns to Costa Mesa

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.

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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.

Disney and CHOC lace up shoes for charity 5k...

By Mark Eades, Backstage SoCalGet your walking shoes ready, it’s time to start preparing for the 2018 CHOC Walk in the Park, presented by...

Jazzy Hiroshima remain unique and undefined four decades later

By Jackie MoeRecord stores and radio stations have spent nearly four decades situating the eclectic East-meets-West band Hiroshima...

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.

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Left Coast Brewing Opens in Irvine with Booze and BBQ!

Left Coast Brewing Irvine, located in Irvine Company’s Sand Canyon Plaza, is now open! The tasting room features Kansas City-style barbecue, exclusive Irvine-based beer, and...

Local Experts

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.

Ask the Experts: Sleep better, dance better

By Dr. Chris KouturesFor all of us, sleep is an important part of maintaining optimum health. For dancers...

Ask the Experts: 10 Tips to Reduce Dance Injuries

Anaheim Hills pediatric and sports medicine specialist Dr. Chris Koutures provides 10 tips to reduce injuries for dancers and other athletes.

Backstage Q&A

Q&A: ‘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...

Q&A: 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...

Q&A: Crime Beat podcast digs into OC’s most compelling & mysterious

By JACKIE MOETrue-crime podcast listeners will indulge in Crime Beat for its gripping storytelling, mysterious nature and...

Q&A: New podcast amplifies voice of Golden State Killer’s victims

By JACKIE MOEJoseph James DeAngelo Jr., highly publicized as the Golden State Killer, is alleged to have...