NAMM Show 2018 – NAMM aka music makers mecca, is an annual music convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center held every year. This year it was held on January 25-28 and was even bigger than last year. Tons of exhibitors were there, representing products from more than 7,000 brands.
The Lido Theater in Newport Beach elicits charm and class. Especially during the holidays. Let’s get this holiday started! All the malls are decked out, lights are going up around the neighborhood, and holiday music is playing on KOST. And really, we need every single day that we can get to squeeze in all the fun activities around town and beyond! Between our two families, we have so many holiday traditions, new and old, we’re lucky we’re not starting up in June!
On Wednesday, October 18th, artist Kelsey Montague unveiled her “Wings” mural in Orange County at the Village at La Floresta in Brea. Her #WhatLiftsYou project has been sighted all over the world. (Click here to see her Instagram.) Most of us have seen her wings in social media all over Los Angeles. This is most exciting for us OC locals because now we can access her beautiful creation in just a short drive!
Kelsey Montague’s #WhatLiftsYou campaign gives people the opportunity to become a “living work of art” as they pose in front of her wings and share with the world what inspires them most in life. You can see many of these photos on Instagram when you search the hashtag #WhatLiftsYou. What a wonderful uplifting phenomenon!
Harry Potter fans filled the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, CA for J.K. Rowling’s 3rd installment “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” from her books turned mega-hit film series. This unique experience included viewing the film on a 40 foot screen with Justin Freer conducting the Pacific Symphony. What an amazing way to relive our favorite Harry Potter moments! The orchestra was so incredible you almost forgot that they were there. You’d get so caught up in the adventure and it sounded exactly like the soundtrack of the film. Then you’d look at the stage and realize, “Wow, this is a live performance.” It was mind blowing. Fans dressed up as Hermione or Harry, some wore scarves in the colors of their team – Gryffindor red and gold, Slytherin green and silver, Hufflepuff yellow and black or Ravenclaw blue and bronze. During the movie the crowd cheered and boo’d for their favorite or not-so favorite characters as they appeared on the screen. So much fun!
Once at South Coast Repertory Pre-Show Drinks on Stage
“Once” is playing at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. You can enjoy a pre-show drink on stage at the Irish bar (part of the set) and hang out with the cast! Enjoy live music including all kinds of strings while sipping on chardonnay. This unique experience is available half an hour before the show begins. Ten minutes before curtain, you can take a seat with your drink and enjoy the show. Click here for details about pre-show drinks.