Pete Case got an inkling that his daughter Allison might be destined for show business when she was only 6. While on vacation in Aspen, the Case family was relaxing in the ski lodge when he heard his daughter’s voice over the loudspeakers. She’d slipped away to join a live band on stage and was […]
Arts & Humanities
In the 1990s, Frank B. Wilderson III lived the dying days of apartheid in South Africa, working as a university teacher, propagandist, and as one of two Americans elected to Nelson Mandela’s governing party, the African National Congress. In his recently released memoir, Incognegro, Wilderson, African American studies and drama professor, criticizes Mandela’s presidency for failing […]
West Side Story, the groundbreaking and enduring American musical that addresses dual passions of gang membership and forbidden young love, will open at the Irvine Barclay Theatre Friday, Nov. 14, and continue through Saturday, Nov. 22.
Former Joffrey ballerina Jodie Gates floats on pointed toes across a well-worn wooden floor, a dozen or so pairs of little feet pounding in her wake. As part of a free children’s ballet workshop she offers through her annual Laguna Dance Festival, Gates playfully shows her young charges how to move like a butterfly, a […]
One can only imagine what John Lennon thought of the brash UC Irvine student who turned up at his Weybridge mansion one autumn day in 1967. Lennon must have been somewhat bemused by the college kid sporting wispy facial hair and a jacket he’d embroidered with Lennon’s picture, because instead of shooing David Goggin away, […]