| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:00 AM
A vast national audience rooted for Precious, the heroine of the film of that name and of Sapphire's novel "Push," as she learned to read with a dedicated teacher's help. Profoundly abused, obese, barely literate and HIV-infected, Precious set about...
| May 19, 2012
Gifted with a mother's second sight, Catherine Johnson knew her daughter Jacqueline Green better than the child knew herself.
In 2004, the eighth-grader insisted she had absolutely zero desire to study dance. "Oh, Mom," she said, rolling her eyes. "Why...
| May 26, 2012
| 11:12 AM
Vincent Lancisi stands in a pile of rubble sweating under his hard hat, while all around him — board by board, pipe by pipe and hammer blow by hammer blow — a theater is taking shape.
It's still nearly eight months until the opening of...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:21 PM
The parent council of the Newport Coast Child Development Preschool will hold its 2nd annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:16 PM
The Pelican Courtyard Open Air Flea Market for New and Vintage Finds is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month .The event is at 124 Tustin Ave, Mariners Mile section of Newport Beach. For more information,...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:34 PM
Free Composting Workshop
The Costa Mesa Sanitary District will give a free workshop on how to compost at 10 a.m. at Fairview Park, 2501 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, invites...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The Virginia Arts Festival begins its 16th season on Monday, April 16, and the opening lineup of performers says a lot about where the festival has come and where it's heading.
The week ahead is bracketed by two events of international caliber, a recital...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Just a few days before their live performances of "The Nutcracker," the intensity and concentration were evident on the faces of the teenage performers at the Carroll County Dance Center in Sykesville.
Each of the cast members at this rehearsal had...
| Dec 30, 2012
Ten years ago, a Chicago gynecologist began to notice a pattern among her patients.
Many of the women who came to Dr. Lauren Streicher for a second opinion after another doctor recommended a hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, didn't need the...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Cat's looking even more beautiful than usual (which I didn't think was possible) as she welcomes us to tonight's episode with 16 dancers still left in the competition.
The opening number has all the dancers dressed like Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp and...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 5:35 PM
"Sublime Schubert" is what the Los Angeles Philharmonic is calling this week of Schubert and nothing but. The festival began at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday night with a performance of the most beloved song cycle, "Die Schöne Müllerin," by...