| Sep 14, 2011
| 9:22 PM
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.
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:41 PM
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....
| Nov 23, 2011
| 10:40 AM
"Three Maids for a Crown: A Novel of the Grey Sisters" by Ella March Chase
The Grey sisters have simple desires: Jane wants a quiet life dedicated to scholarly pursuits, Katherine wants to marry the handsome man she thought loved her, and Mary just...
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Aug 17, 2011
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...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:34 AM
A quick perusal of the popular hashtag #IWishICouldMeet on Twitter led to a couple of conclusions. First, more than anything, people want to meet Justin Bieber, although Jesus is a close second. And a lot of people would like to be able to be another...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:08 PM
A pleasure of delving into a novel is getting to know its many characters, their quirks and their dreams. That makes adapting a novel for the stage, as Jon Jory has done with Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," tricky business.
The romantic drama...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced its 2013-14 season.
The ensemble based, Equity-affiliated company begins the year with the U.S. premiere of a new adaptation by Tim Luscombe of Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey," slated for October. In...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
For some in Newport-Mesa, the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast may have prompted a three-word response: "Oh, hey, guys."
Within minutes of the show's beginning, William Shatner, who recently brought his one-man show to the Segerstrom Center for the...