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Alonzo King LINES Ballet at Segerstrom Center

September 07, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the mesmerizing dancers of Alonzo King LINES Ballet performing “gripping, urgently beautiful choreography” (San Francisco Chronicle) by visionary choreographer Alonzo King.Leading the performance in Segerstrom Hall is AZOTH, a luminous ballet that premiered in 2019 with music recorded by  Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran, complete with a striking light installation by Jim Campbell.  Rounding out the evening are repertoire excerpts featuring works set to music by Zakir Hussain, Gabriel Fauré, and Edgar Meyer. The Company will showcase a single performance on Saturday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. In 2022 LINES will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with two major…

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Second Harvest Food Bank of OC Launches Farming Initiative to Increase Community Access

September 02, 2021

Driven to provide consistent access to nutritious food for residents in Orange County, Second Harvest Food Bank is exploring new fields of possibility—fields amounting to 45 acres at the University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources’ South Coast Research and Extension Center (South Coast REC) in Irvine, to be exact. In collaboration with well-known Solutions for Urban Ag Chairman and former California Secretary of Food and Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, earlier this week the Food Bank planted its first cabbage transplants to generate a steady flow of fresh, locally grown produce into the community for its OC pantry network.Second Harvest Board Chairman Dave Coffaro joined Kawamura,…

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All you need is love (and Sawdust!)

August 19, 2021

BEATLES DAY is this Saturday, August 21 at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. They’ll have Beatles-themed entertainment all day long and the demo booths will offer themed art classes. KX FM Radio will be onsite in style, playing your favorite Beatles tunes as you enter the festival.Some highlights of the day will be music by Really Classic, George Lawton, the Bobby Gray Band, Keith & Warren, Michelle Mangione, and The Heretics.Robert Holton is teaching his favorite Beatles Day project 3D Art [Peace] and Charleine Guy will show you how to paint groovy portraits. Feel free to come dressed in…

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Decorative Arts Society Announces Speaker Series of Renowned Interior Designers

August 15, 2021

Decorative Arts Society (DARTS), a Newport Beach-based philanthropic organization dedicated to arts appreciation and supporting local non-profits that primarily benefit women, families, and children in need, has announced its 2021-22 Speaker Series.  Featuring a line-up of renowned interior designers, authors, and photojournalists, the annual Speaker Series returns after a pause due to the pandemic. The series kicks off October 12 at Regal Edwards Big Newport. Attendance is free for DARTS members, and $75 for non-members. Membership fees for DARTS helps fund their Grand program, which has provided over $3 million to women’s, families, and children’s charities in Orange County since its…

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The Stars Are Back on Stage For Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ Cabaret Series

August 09, 2021

Broadway stars and celebrated and cabaret artists return to Orange County and Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the 2021 – 2022 Cabaret Series. The series begins with Tony® Award winner Laura Benanti making her Center debut, followed by Cabaret Series favorite Megan Hilty and the series debuts of John Lloyd Young’s Broadway, Jane Lunch & Kate Flannery, Tony Yazbek and Caissie Levy. All performances by these exciting artists will be in the intimate, club-style setting of Samueli Theater.  Subscriptions for all seven concerts are $434 and are on sale now at the Center’s website, SCFTA.org/subscriptions or by calling 714.556.2787. Single…

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