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  • On Theater: New SCR season blends classics, premieres

    South Coast Repertory will begin its first season under new artistic director Marc Masterson with a trip back in time with Jane Austen followed by the world premiere of a modern drama set in the American Midwest. The Costa Mesa professional theater's...
  • Book Club from Del Webb

    Book Club from Del Webb
    Our group is made up of women who live in the Del Webb community of Huntley. We meet monthly in each other's homes. We really liked "Escape" by Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer. "Escape" tells the story of Jessop's life in the Fundamentalist Church of...
  • Who are 'they'?

    Who are 'they'?
    Can you believe the audacity of that darn Google? Oh, not the planned $12.5 billion purchase of Libertyville-based Motorola Mobility. Whatever. We're talking about Google Plus (the search giant's answer to Facebook) allowing users to keep their gender...
  • Harry's education, and yours: A father sends his son off to college, with wisdom from a boy wizard

    Harry's education, and yours: A father sends his son off to college, with wisdom from a boy wizard
    To Zac, my son: As you prepare to enter college, one of your childhood pleasures — the "Harry Potter" books and movies — is ending in theaters around the world. What a journey author J.K. Rowling provided for you and millions of young...
  • South Coast Repertory crew takes on Jane Austen's appeal

    South Coast Repertory crew takes on Jane Austen's appeal
    Few 18th century authors have achieved the modern popular success that Jane Austen now enjoys. Her novels are always in print, and in the last decades they have been adapted into films and television miniseries, from "Sense and Sensibility," "Emma,"...
  • On Theater: New theater season off and running

    No sooner does September check in than local stage productions flood in. The honor of kicking off the 2011-12 season goes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse. This weekend it revives Noel Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit." That's the antique chuckler about...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    THURSDAY Easter Seals Fundraiser Easter Seals Southern California Disability Services invites the public to its 11th annual "Walk With Me" fundraiser. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. RSVP by...
  • The Crowd: Ferders feted for sponsorship efforts

    The Crowd: Ferders feted for sponsorship efforts
    The Segerstrom Center for the Arts recognized the efforts of donor Lugano Diamonds of Newport Beach at a cocktail reception prior to the opening of the "West Side Story" run. Lugano Diamonds, owned by Moti and Idit Ferder, was applauded as a corporate...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    TUESDAY Succeeding in Tough Times Muldoon's Irish Pub owner Ron Schwartz will give a lunchtime talk at noon at the venue on "How to Succeed in Challenging Times." His talk will be the first of four in a series, "WTBY Presents," presented by the...
  • The Crowd: A black-and-white affair

    Truman Capote would have smiled. In the avant-garde tradition of Capote's 1960s New York social A-ticket known as the "Black and White Ball," Orange County trendsetters borrowed on the theme to ring in South Coast Repertory's 2011-12 season. The SCR...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY Musical Opens at Vanguard "Americans All," featuring music by retired Orange County Judge James P. Gray, opens at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performance begins at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to vanguard....