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These Kids 'Rock' On The Piano

By Michael Buss, Sep 29, 2014

The Orange County Symphony, conducted by Dr. David Rentz, opened its 2014-15 season on Sunday night (Sept 28th) with a dazzling array of young pianists in the lead roles.

Left: Concertmaster Seunjai Chung tunes his violin.

Presenting the winners of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) Annual Concerto Competition was such a success last year that the audience was eager for the repeat. It is remarkable beyond words that such extraordinary musical gifts can reside in people so young. Of course, we all know that that there are child prodigies, but to see them perform is always stunning.

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Theatre News

By The Editor, Sep 28, 2014

With the fall theatre season well underway we are glad to bring you news from our member theaters: The Chance, Stage Door Rep, and last, but not least, ACT - the Anaheim Community Theater. Please keep reading ...

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Renee’s Photography Exhibition

By Michael Buss, Sep 28, 2014

Renee Stewart Jackson must be the Arts Council’s favorite photographer. Not only does she take the most stunning, beautifully observed pictures but she’s always smiling. Always there. Always passionate about everything she does.  

So when I popped in to see her exhibition at the Carnegie Library today there she was, with husband Phil, smiling! And then we have to smile back because her exhibition of “Faces” leaves you with little choice. There are the chimps in black and white, and the gorillas with a touch of color, with thanks to San Diego Zoo.Read full story

Anaheim's Big Fish Nearly Open

By Michael Buss, Sep 27, 2014

Regular drivers along the I-57 cannot have missed the curious structure slowly rising above the parapet of the freeway as they pass with the Angel's Stadium on the left. It lies there - long, rounded, gray, like a beached fish. But what is it? ALL IS REVEALED HERE!

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Vern Stomps Out Beet 5

By Editor, Sep 27, 2014

There are few more recognizable and Bohemian pianists in Orange County than Vern Pat Nelson. You will not normally find him on the concert stage, but in Huntington Beach Library, or a Mall, of the street - wherever he can entertain an audience. This extraordinary man, a product of San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from the University of Texas, has a brilliance tempered with individualism such that in one and the same concert you might find him melting your soul with the Moonlight Sonata or belting out an arrangement of Pink Floyd music.

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