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Orange County Arts Scene Featured in the February Issue of US Airways Magazine



US Airways Magazine is featuring Orange County's arts & culture attractions in its February 2013 issue.  The 25-page section includes museums, art festivals, performing arts venues, producing and presenting organizations and Arts Orange County.  Pick up a copy on your next US Airways flight or view it online here. (Feature begins on page 108.) The feature came about when Pace Communications, publisher of US Airways Magazine, approached Arts Orange County.  At ArtsOC's invitation, Ovation, the highly-regarded arts television network, also contributed to the effort.

Chapman University Names New Conservatory for William Hall
William Hall (far right), with (from left) Chapman University President James Doty, Marybelle Musco, Placido Domingo, Paul Musco. 

From the Orange County Register:  "The Chapman Conservatory of Music has a new name.  Chapman University president Jim Doti announced that the conservatory will be named in honor of William Hall, the esteemed choral conductor and dean of the university's College of Performing Arts. Hall shares the conservatory's new name - the William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music - with two major donors. The Muscos are longtime supporters of the arts in Orange County and have headed the fundraising drive for the new Musco Center for the Arts on campus, scheduled to open in 2015."  Read more here.

South Coast Repertory Production Goes to Hong Kong

South Coast Repertory's production of David Henry Hwang's play, Chinglish, which runs in Costa Mesa from February 2-24, will travel to the Hong Kong Arts Festival for performances there March 1-6.  The last time that SCR sent a production abroad was in 1989, when David Emmes restaged George Bernard Shaw's You Never Can Tell for the Singapore Festival of Arts.




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4th Annual Creative Edge Lecture
Innovation "Guru" TOM KELLEY
Wednesday, April 10 - 10 am

Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

2012 Otis Report on the Creative Economy - OC & LA

2012 Otis Report on the Creative Economy - OC & LA

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Kelly Ruggirello, President and CEO of the Pacific Chorale since 2004, is leaving her post to become the Executive Director of the Long Beach Symphony.  Her tenure at the Chorale included such transformational changes as relocating its concerts and rehearsals to the new Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, increasing contributed and earned revenue, growing the artistic budget, increasing the Board membership, and celebrating John Alexander's 40th Anniversary season.

OC Youth Symphony Will Tour the UK
Orange County Youth Symphony has announced that it has received an anonymous gift of $30,000 which matches a $30,000 grant from the O.L. Halsell Foundation - providing scholarship support for the Orchestra's 2013 tour of the United Kingdom. OCYSO is also the recipient of a $5,000 gift from the Gordon & Ann Getty Foundation.

Fullerton College Selects Mia Tavonatti as 2013 Artist in Residence


ArtPrize winner Tavonatti will be exhibiting monumental oil paintings from her Svelata series. Artworks selected for the gallery exhibition will include works from private collections as well as new works. The exhibition will be accompanied by an artist lecture and a weeklong series of demonstrations as part of the distinguished Fullerton College Artist in Residence program.

More details here.


Grand Central Art Center Wins Cal Humanities Grant for Joint Project with Santa Ana Library


Cal Humanities announced that it has awarded $10,000 to a joint project between the Santa Ana Public Library and Grand Central Art Center. GCAC artist-in-residence Jules Rochielle will collaborate with CSUF American studies lecturer Sharon Sekhon, artist/

educator Christina Sanchez and UCI professor Ana Elizabeth Rosas to train teens to collect oral histories from the Townsend/Raitt neighborhood of Santa Ana.

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Check out this thought-provoking article in Know Your Own Bone, a resource for creative engagement in museums & cultural centers.

They Say the Neon Lights Are Bright on Broadway!

New Free Service by Playbill for Schools and Amateur Theatre productions



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