Back to the Theater

Newport Beach Film Festival returns this fall with in-person screenings after the pandemic moved last year's showings online. By Tanya A. Yacina   Touted as one of the leading lifestyle movie showcases in the country, the Newport Beach Film Festival has announced its return to an in-person format for 2021. The festival...

Arts Advocate

Philanthropist Bill Gillespie was a longtime supporter of dance, music and other creative endeavors in Orange County. By Tanya A. Yacina   When asked about the late Bill Gillespie, his dear friends and colleagues agree: He was a remarkable individual who was kind and generous to all that he loved. A Laguna...

Elizabeth Segerstrom and the Power of Giving

Elizabeth and the late Henry Segerstrom | Photo by Doug Gifford A look at Elizabeth and the late Henry Segerstrom’s contributions to the arts, education and local community leading up to a special Oct. 30 concert in celebration of South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary   By Christopher Trela | NB Indy   The act...

Temporal Art

A local group is leaving a lasting impression with sand designs that wash away all too soon. By Jennifer Pappas Yennie   It all started early one morning when Laura Wright and her daughter Darla came down to Newport Beach intending to surf. The tide was low and sucked out, so the...

Work of Art

For three decades, Segerstrom Center for the Arts has served as Orange County’s hub for all things cultural. By Joe Yogerst Half a century ago, Orange County was sorely lacking in cultural venues. Sure, there was the excellent Bowers Museum in Santa Ana and legendary Pageant of the Masters and arts...

Word On the Street

In 2010, internationally recognized street artist Banksy whose identity remains unverified—ventured through San Francisco creating street art while his documentary film, “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” premiered in the area. One of Banksy’s images from that time, “Haight Street Rat,” was tagged on the side of a building that...

Coloring Books and Creativity

Expressive arts therapy helps alleviate stress and promotes

A Sensitive Approach

Segerstrom Center for the Arts launches new “sensory friendly” versions of plays geared toward children with autism and other developmental disorders.

Body of Work: Culinary Masters Share Their Tattoos

Newport Beach chefs show off their ink.

Segerstrom’s Jazz Weekend Debuts Oct. 9-11

Jazz is taking on a different look at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The Costa Mesa campus, already known as one of Southern California’s best venues to hear jazz, is transforming its yearlong series into a concentrated weekend taking place Oct. 9-11.