It’s impossible to say what we love most about our issue release parties, especially the most recent one at Villa Roma! Situated in a shopping center just off La Paz at McIntyre (25254 La Paz Rd) in Laguna Hills, Villa Roma serves up amazing Italian and Argentine cuisine. When it comes to deciding between hand battered and fried calamari, bufalo mozzarella appetizers, mini chicken, spinach and cheese empanadas, delicious meatballs and an amazing charcuterie boards of cured meats, cheeses and roasted peppers. Guests noshed on the aforementioned apps and raved about the flavor in every bite. Villa Roma has an…
Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Samueli Theater Segerstrom Center for the Arts launches its 2018-2019 Chamber Series with the acclaimed Escher String Quartet on November 1, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in Samueli Theater. Since its founding in 2005, the quartet has quickly garnered the reputation as one of the finest young string ensembles performing today. Their instrumental interplay, which combines technical precision with warmth and vitality, has reaped accolades nationally and abroad, and elicited invitations from Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman to be the quartet-in-residence at their respective summer festivals. In a review, The Strad wrote, “…a level of individual…
Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Grammy® Award Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ahmad Jamal for one performance only on October 19 at 8:00 p.m. The extraordinary night of music features the jazz legend and celebrated pianist-composer, who returns to the Center with his quartet: James Cammack, bass; Herlin Riley, drums; and Manolo Badrena, percussion. Jamal’s 70-year career spans many eras: big band, the Parker/Gillespie era, the electronic age, etc. He is one of the most sampled composers and recording artists in the world. He is still recording and producing young artists, releasing Jamal Plays Jamal in 2015 and his latest…
I remember when one of my college friends was appointed Payroll Specialist for a large company in Pasadena. When we were talking about the job, he noted that all he could think of was that scene in A Christmas Carol, Scrooge watching Bob Cratchit balance his books on Christmas Eve, too scared to ask for the following day off. Obviously, his daily tasks turned out to be nothing like the Dickens novel, but it is worth noting the stigma that he associated his bookkeeping business with. Nadia Milner is no stranger to the association. She’d like to point out however,…
In a few weeks, you’ll be making important choices about next year’s health plan. As you consider your options, think about Monarch HealthCare®, a part of OptumCare®. With more than 25 years of caring for local families and seniors, Monarch HealthCare has an extensive network of board-certified primary care and specialty doctors working independently in the greater Orange County area. This includes more than 750 family, internal and general medicine doctors who coordinate care with about 1,750 medical specialists. Best of all, Monarch Healthcare doctors take private and employer health plans, as well as traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage, “retiree” and…
Early in my writing career, I had the opportunity to interview many successful entrepreneurs for an OC-based regional business/lifestyle publication. While the scope of the featured businesses was diverse, the owner/operators all shared an unerring passion for their profession and a common belief that “if you love what you do, the money will follow.” It didn’t take long after meeting Denice and Stephen Merrill for me to discover this energetic, enthusiastic couple were obviously cut from the same entrepreneurial cloth. As specialists in the complex and often confusing Medicare insurance industry, they help educate seniors on the ever-changing nuances of…
A Q & A with Derek Mannion, founder of Alliance Eldercare You think it might be time to consider options for your aging loved one’s future care and quality of life. Easier said than done when the mere thought of navigating the myriad of options - from independent senior living and board and care homes to memory care communities, long-term, hospice  Parkinson’s and more - seems a Herculean task. That’s where a senior placement specialist can prove to be a tremendous resource … and available at no cost to you. Having said that though, you’ll want to make sure the…
November 2, 2018  in Segerstrom Hall Following the demand of fans and rave reviews, actors and musicians LEA MICHELE and DARREN CRISS announced today that they will continue their wildly successful LM/DC Tour on the West Coast – including their Segerstrom Center debut on Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. Michele last hit the road in the spring of 2017 for a string of sold-out shows on her Intimate Evening With North America tour. Criss most recently released a five-track indie EP titled Homework, his first solo project in more than seven years. It debuted at #1…
A Q & A with Dr. Michael DeYoung, M.D., LaSara Medical Group Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) often suffer in silence. For many, it’s a taboo topic associated with a stigma that affects their self esteem. So much so that they don’t even share the details of what they are experiencing with their primary care physician or urologist. What these men might find surprising is how much they have in common with approximately 18 million other men across the country. Erectile dysfunction impacts men of all ages from their 20s to their 90s. But here’s a particularly staggering statistic: It…
There is no shortage of reasons why people suffer from neck pain, but primarily, the root cause is due to improper posture of the spine. The lack of strength from core muscles not supporting the head correctly overtime wreaks havoc on the neck. You probably guessed it, improper posture is no doubt an outcome of today’s reliance on technology. With the constant checking of smartphones, typing on computers, and driving, plus, the stressful pace of life, people’s posture have suffered and become what is known as a “forward leading head” syndrome. This leads to postures like rounded shoulders, or a…
People of all ages get skin cancer. Checking your skin can help you find skin cancer early when it’s highly treatable. Skin cancer is actually one of the easiest cancers to find. That’s because skin cancer usually begins where you can see it. You can get skin cancer anywhere on your skin — from your scalp to the bottoms of your feet. Even if the area gets little sun, it’s possible for skin cancer to develop there.You can also get skin cancer in places that may surprise you. Skin cancer can begin under a toenail or fingernail, on your genitals,…
October 9 - 14, 2018 Back by popular demand, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for one week only October 9 – 14, 2018 in Segerstrom Hall. From Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.…
Let’s play a quick game: I’ll say a word and you write down the first thing that comes to mind. Ready? Beer. Now, I’ll bet you a pint that you immediately imagined some Oktoberfest, flush with icy cold brews and brats grilling in the background. But while beer has a colorful history indeed in the cloisters and taverns of Germany, the story of beer actually began a few thousand years before the Reinheitsgebot. Since its earliest days in ancient Sumeria, the art of brewing has come a long way. The simple act of allowing water, malt, and hops to ferment…
In a recent conversation with my mother, I discovered something. Something that was a cause for pause as I pondered all the possible ramifications. This thing I realized? My mother appears a bit more stubborn than she used to be. She laughed when I called it to her attention, but the more we thought about the fact that she was growing increasingly stubborn, it occurred to both of us that this trait could prove to be increasingly problematic as she got older. She shared that she had always imagined herself to be a strong elder - a grey haired grandmother…
The Australian Pink Floyd Show September 6, 2018 Segerstrom Hall The 2018 Australian Pink Floyd Show Tour is a celebration of Pink Floyd's iconic musical heritage & stage shows. 30 years of dedication have gone into perfecting the craft of honoring Pink Floyd, the 2018 tour is the culmination of all those years & thousands of shows. The set list will represent the best of Pink Floyd’s music from every era of the band’s history in our most spectacular show featuring state of the art lighting, sound, lasers & inflatables. Beckman Arts & Science Family Festival September 15, 2018 George…
Ahmad Jamal Quartet and Shahin Novrasli Kenny Barron Quintet • Kurt Elling Christmas Branford Marsalis Quartet and Yuko Mabuchi Trio • Catherine Russell Jazz has been part of the Center’s repertoire for more than 30 years, and has helped to establish Orange County’s thriving music scene. NEA Jazz Masters Ahmad Jamal, Branford Marsalis and Kenny Barron bring power to the Center’s 2018-2019 Jazz Series line-up. Making their Center debuts are the astonishing young Azerbaijani pianist Shahin Novrasil performing with Jamal, and the Yoko Mabuchi Trio with Marsalis. Vocalist Catherine Russell makes her Center debut and Kurt Elling entertains with a…
In-Home Care and the New! Senior Social Club & Stay Care Center in Laguna Woods Village Over the past decade, there have been an increasing number of studies examining the effects of stress on the human body - from the immune to metabolic systems, to cell division, diet, hormonal changes, heart rate and of course, cortisol levels. Cortisol, after all, is what floods the body in response to stress. Its main purpose is more far-reaching than was once believed. Systemic effects play a great many roles to maintain homeostasis in the body: which, at a basic level, looks like a…
Friends are good for a great many things. Laughing with you, getting out of tight spots every once in a while, bringing hot soup when you’re sick, makeovers: the list is almost endless. Advice, however, is one of those beautiful friend-offerings that can literally be life-changing. For Deb Massey-Arnold, a friend’s recommendation that she look into Rodan + Fields changed the trajectory of her career. Drs. Rodan and Fields first gained international recognition and acclaim for PROACTIV, the incredible anti-acne miracle. The brand brings to mind commercials with fresh teens splashing cool water on their faces: free of pimples thanks…
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I’m getting so much information in the mail! What do I need to keep? I am the presenter at the Mission Hospital Conference Center in Mission Viejo, and we fill the room each month with people just like you that want to know more. You are not alone. Most of you start getting stacks of Medicare information mailed a full year before you turn age 65 and then again, beginning October which starts the Medicare Annual Election Period for changing plans. If you haven’t yet, watch out here it comes! With Medicare Insurance Plans, all the insurance carriers want your…

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