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Valery Gergiev will give talk at Musco Center for the Arts

Hailing from Russia’s fabled Mariinsky Theatre, Artistic and General Director Valery Gergiev will give a talk moderated by Conductor Daniel Wachs, Chapman University Associate Professor...

Quick Q&A: Sax-man Boney James will close the Newport summer concert series

Four-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James will perform the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series on Friday, Oct. 12....

Musical about Neil Diamond opens in Cerritos this fall

"Sweet Caroline – The Musical Journey of Neil Diamond" starring Jay White pays homage to the timeless legend who has rocked the global stage...

Quick Q&A: Comedian Dino Archie will headline Irvine Improv Oct. 9

Fresno native funnyman Dino Archie has headlined and opened for popular comedians at the Brea and Irvine Improv venues throughout August and...

Quick Q&A: Reality star and entrepreneur Lo Bosworth

Reality TV star ("The Hills") and founder of the Love Wellness company gives Backstage SoCal a fast lowdown.

Quick Q&A: Fashion influencer Louise Roe

Backstage SoCal got to ask this major fashion influencer a few questions for aspiring bloggers and fashion enthusiasts.

Local Experts: Pro athletics doctor provides tips to dancers experiencing discomfort

Dance discomfort comes with the territory of doing the usual hard work on the dance floor. Muscles hurt, toes feel cramps, and...

Unwritten Law to kick off The Dudes’ Brewing Co. opening in Santa Monica

The Dudes' Brewing Company announced the grand opening celebration of their new flagship location at Santa Monica Place on Thursday, September 13 from 6-9 pm with...

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

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.

Musical ‘Tenor By Night’ to preview in OC before Hollywood premiere

The world premiere of the new musical Tenor by Night, with book, music and lyrics by James Chiao will take place September 22nd –...




Sportscaster Erin Andrews will speak at 16th Annual Women’s...

Orange County United Way will present the 16tht Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast on May 16 at Hotel Irvine with special guest Erin...

Mariachi Nationals returns to SoCal, concludes at OC Fair


‘Phantom’ returns to Costa Mesa mixing classic and contemporary

The spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic "The Phantom of the Opera" is now on tour across North America, stopping at Segerstrom Center for two weeks.

Broadway heartthrob Aaron Lazar returns to serenade Segerstrom Center

Broadway, film and television superstar Aaron Lazar, who recently lit up the Segerstrom Center for the Arts stage in the Tony Award-winning hit Dear Evan Hansen, will return to the same stage starring as himself in the cabaret show “Broadway to Hollywood on April 11-13.

Local Spotlight

Young Artist of Laguna Beach’s Festival of the Arts Wins National...

By Siamack Esmaili, Backstage SoCal writerWhen Paige Mushakian enrolled in her first ever ceramics class last year, she never in her wildest dreams thought...

Local Experts

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.

Local Experts: Improve Shoulder Mobility

Athletic Trainer Chris Phillips shares exercises to improve shoulder mobility — moves that can benefit all, but especially dancers.

Anaheim doctor refreshes the national sports physical

Anaheim-based pediatric and sports medicine specialist Dr. Chris Koutures was one of six physicians selected nationwide to work with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)...

Backstage Q&A

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...

Q&A: Piff the Magic Dragon slays with sarcasm and illusion

By JACKIE MOEPiff the Magic Dragon has got to be one of the most bizarre, hilarious and incredible...

Q&A: Actor Justin Long chats ‘Life is Short,’ new celeb-filled podcast

Justin Long shares his thoughts on his brand new podcast “Life Is Short,” which discusses life experiences with a diverse lineup of celebrity guests.

Q&A: Comedy writer Lesley Arfin is ‘Filling the Void’ with new podcast

The creator of the hit Netflix series ‘Love’ and HBO’s comedy series 'Girls' writer Lesley Arfin chats with fellow celebrity friends about how they spend their free time in her new podcast.