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he legend begins with an apple. Perhaps the crux of all legends are apples: Adam and Eve, Snow White, Atalanta and Hippomenes. This apple, however, dropped from a height onto a specific gentleman’s head, thusly and in a flash confirming all of his ideas regarding gravity, inertia and, as he named it, the “drawing power in matter.” Most of my experience with apples does not include a flash of genius - and most of my experience with gravity just helps me explain away the feeling of my body growing heavier with age. Whatever the legend though, the truth of Newton’s laws of gravity ring true still today, and find special purchase in the fitness arena, when you consider that a body in motion (tends) to stay in motion. Cara Fraser and Nicole Howard at Align Pilates and Yoga in San Juan Capistrano couldn’t agree more, and have a method of to keeping their clients in motion through the connection of “Mind, Body and Spirit.”

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pilates. And if you were to compare them apples to apples, many facets of both disciplines come down to joint stability and alignment. Yoga takes you away from your center and opens up the entire body. However, pilates tends to bring you back to the core, with the added benefit of spring weighted resistance. Being California natives and dancers brought Cara and Nicole to CSULB in the early 2000’s, but being constantly in motion brought them to pilates. Dance, as a discipline relies heavily on muscle control, which depends on a combination of fast and slow twitch muscle responses. Training for flexibility, strength, and agility seemed a no-brainer. Enter the apple

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and its magic flash. “Pilates and yoga made so much sense to both of us from the outset,” says Nicole. “The higher quality your movement, the higher quality of life: and pilates trains for it all.” Back care, pain management, breathwork, scoliosis, special populations - even just your basic strength conditioning. Emphasizing proper alignment and technique, the team that Nicole and Cara have built at Align includes a staff of highly educated and talented instructors who want to meet you on your level of movement. “We offer a full schedule of pilates mat classes and an array of yoga classes, which are very hard to find in one location,” says Cara. “We are also one of the only studios in the areas to offer aerial yoga classes utilizing a large supportive hammock to deepen and help one’s yoga practice; not to mention it makes things a little more fun.” As children, both Cara and Nicole spent a great many hours in the outdoors: hiking, camping, and skiing. So it’s no wonder that the study and application of movement has become


their life’s work. “I recently took up 6 Man Outrigger Canoeing,” Nicole says with a smile. “I just can’t seem to stop trying new things, and each sport takes joint stability, core strength and long, agile muscles. Pilates brings a focus to my everyday practice that I can take with me anywhere I go.” Both graduates of CSULB and recipients of Master level Pilates Certifications, Nicole and Cara have been teaching for the last ten years. “I started teaching in San Clemente after I graduated college,” says Cara. “Nicole moved to San Clemente in 2003 and starting teaching Pilates that same year at a physical therapy office in SJC. She has been teaching in the area ever since, and truly has found her home here.” Being local daughters of the community has helped them gain a unique perspective on their clients and the special demands of our Southern California lifestyle. “You want meditation? Take Pilates. You can’t get anything out of it if the effort is mindless and sloppy. You want to recover from a surfing injury? Everyone has some form of muscular imbalance from habitual patterns. Pilates helps to correct them.”

lead to increased stimulation and brain function - bringing the body back to its true balance. Overworking already tired and weak muscles leads to injury and strain. But choosing to mindfully engage weak or underdeveloped areas brings fresh blood flow to the body which contributes to healing joints, tissues and correcting postural deviations.

Perhaps just feeling like you’re a bit more apple or pear shaped that you’d like to be? Not only has Pilates been linked to mental and physical stress reduction, which lowers cortisol levels in the body, it can transform your physique as well. More and more studies are showing that an improved physical state can

“Our yoga classes are non-heated, which means you warm up your body the natural way, and the concept of following breathing patterns isn’t just some transcendental B.S.,” says Nicole. “Breath is life, and fully using correct breathing patterns can actually increase your lung capacity,

invigorating you, and releasing stress and tension in the body, even as you’re working hard.” Most studios can get to feeling like you’re in an intro to Physics 101 class - lost in huge numbers of students trying to follow along with the textbook because the professor has already moved on. At Align Pilates and Yoga, they have instilled a deep commitment to specialization: and all their instructors have been trained by the top certifying programs in the world. Most have over 10 years of teaching experience, and want to get personal with each client, and each client’s condition. Suffering from any physical ailment can be crippling over a long enough period of time, and if we are to follow Newton’s theory - a body at rest tends to stay at rest. Of course, certain back or neck conditions, for instance, shouldn’t be moved in certain directions to maintain a safe exercise program. But when done correctly, pilates and yoga are a low impact, safe form of exercise. “It’s hugely important before you go into a class to inform the instructors of injuries or preexisting conditions to reduce the risk of further injury. But it shouldn’t exclude you from using your body to its utmost level of capability.” Whether you’ve had a flash of genius or you’re just feeling the effects of gravity in a new way, there’s no time like the present to stop making excuses for your quality of life, and start making changes. Align Pilates and Yoga will mindfully keep you moving in the right direction for years to come. Connect with the Align Pilates team by stopping by their new studio at 31986 Plaza Dr., Suite E6 in San Juan Capistrano, call (949) 481-3577 or visit www.alignpilatescenter.com

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Update on “Repeal and Replace of the Affordable Care Act” By Stephanie Frisch

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its would range from $2,000 to $4,000 (For example, 20-year-olds could get tax credits worth $2,000, and the credits would grow the older a consumer gets. A 60-year-old could get a $4,000 tax credit) 3. The bill would expand the incentive to use so-called health savings accounts by doubling the allowed contribution to more than $6,000 per person and $13,000 for a family. 4. The new way to provide coverage to those on Medicaid (Called Medi-Cal here) would allow states to implement eligibility based on population, essentially putting capping the number of people who could enroll in the government program for low-income people. These changes have four Committees to get through before heading for a vote in the Senate, projected to be around Mid-April. Stayed tuned next issue for an update. Stephanie Frisch is the owner of Insurance 101 and is an independent insurance broker dedicated to helping others make “educated decisions” about their insurance choices when it comes to Medicare, The Health Insurance Marketplace-Covered California and Life Insurance. For answers to your questions, or an in-home, no-fee consultation, call (949) 351-2443.

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DESIGNING THE FUTURE Modeling America’s Youth Through Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley By Jody Robinson

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t has been exactly 157 years since the first Boys Club was founded in Hartford, Connecticut. Elizabeth Hamersley and Sisters Mary and Alice Goodwin were first to share the vision of enabled, successful youth, eventually stoking the fire to inspire the likes of former US Presidents, Postmaster Generals, and even the director of the FBI to form the Boys Clubs of America in 1956. Since then, the Club has undergone a second redesignation, upgrading its name to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1990. In total there are now organizations in all fifty states serving, by totals from 2010, as many as four million boys and girls. James Littlejohn, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley, has certainly followed in the illustrious footsteps of those who came before him. Providing stimulating and challenging programs in order to reach their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens has never before been such a daunting or rewarding venture, and James is preparing the South County to be a vanguard for the next 157 years of Clubs. The notion of a productive future is wildly subjective, but James views his mission through a similar lens to that of a creative designer, achieving perfection “not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”, as Antoine de Saint-Exupery noted in his 1939 text, Terre des Hommes. This act of distillation has proven to impress upon its youth a sense of self-worth by minimizing the vast and oft overwhelming

scope of moral principles to a simple development strategy: academic success, good character, citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. One could spend all his time debating the merits of each facet of social, educational, or vocational leadership. To that effect, James and his team in the Capistrano Valley are attacking all of the above, with tailored development programs from which their full time staff is seeking results. So how much does it cost? A better question in James’ mind is how much is it worth?

“No child is ever turned away due to lack of ability to pay,” says James. “More than 88% of our membership qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program which grants them scholarship opportunities. And all of our services are provided to our members for a single $70 annual membership fee.” While at the club, members have the opportunity to choose the programs they wish to participate in. The only mandatory activity is POWERhour homework time. “Allowing our members to make positive choices helps APRIL 2017

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them to grow as a person and prepares them to become responsible citizens.” The full time staff develop the Clubs’ programs, and are supplemented by volunteers; both part and one-time. Programs are geared towards the Formula for Impact. Like Saint-Exupery’s design strategy, the Clubs’ Formula is driven by select key positive youth development elements: High-Yield Learning activities and regular attendance. The outcome of Academic Success then, is graduated members leaving high school ready for college, trade school, military, or full-time employment. Registering to vote and engaging in the community with model character is a direct outcome of paring down the programs with Good Character and Citizenship in mind. Adopting a healthy diet goes hand in hand with the Clubs’ priority outcome area of Healthy Lifestyle - creating a lifelong commitment to fitness.

SOME OF THE OPTIONS KIDS HAVE TO CHOOSE FROM? “Summer has a devastating effect on America’s kids, especially those who don’t participate in enriching summer activities,” says James. “Summer Brain Gain is hugely important to help keep kids on track in time outside the strict direction of schooling months. Youth aged 13-18 can explore a broad range of career areas,


match their interest to development clusters, and identify the skills and education they need for their decided path. We work with the Club to recognize members for extraordinary achievements - standing as ambassadors for Boys & Girls Club youth in a Youth of the Year role.” Kids can also join the Keystone and Torch Club - both of which offer opportunities for small group leadership and service, maturing younger adolescents at a critical stage in their health, education, community, and social development. Sports like wrestling, tennis, basketball and indoor soccer are on the table too and participants are exposed to various activities designed to hone their decision-making and critical-thinking skills: learning how to successfully avoid and/or resist alcohol, tobacco, and premature sexual activity.

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The curiosity to reach. The courage to grasp.TM The spirit of Stratford is embodied in our philosophy of “summa spes, summa res,” meaning, “highest hopes, highest things.” We believe all children can achieve when given the opportunity to succeed.

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Of the breweries brewing in Carlsbad proper, Pizza Port is not only the most renowned, it is the brewery most emblematic of the Carlsbad culture. It is basically the also-Carlsbad-native Shaun White of beer: casual, colorful, and excellent. The pizzas are at once classically satisfying and highly adventurous (try the Bressi Ranch for a kick), but the brand is stretching far and wide on the coattails of its beer. The Pizza Port fan favorites, including the original Swami’s IPA, are served at each of the five Pizza Port locations, while each is home to its own brewmaster who is also free to brew his own creations. Carlsbad offers two Pizza

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San Diego and beyond, to pair with your meal or munchies. (Don’t pass up the braised lamb rigatoni, the scallop and pork belly, or the potato gnocchi!) Also of note is the resort’s upcoming trolley beer tours for guests only. Find out more by visiting sheratoncarlsbad.com.

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If you too think breakfast is the quintessential vacation meal, the Park Hyatt Aviara has a legendary buffet that will be a culinary highlight of your getaway to Carlsbad. For the rest of the day you’ll be dreaming of the eggs benedict, blintzes, juicy meats, housemade yogurt and jams, and the impressive spread of freshly made pastries prepared by a team of French chefs. The Park Hyatt Aviara is a premier property with some of the best views in Carlsbad; an after-breakfast stroll to walk off the Belgian waffles and rev up for beer is well advised. Find out more at aviara.park.hyatt.com.

PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES

No visit to Carlsbad would be complete without getting close to the ocean and seeing Carlsbad Village, and we discovered that electric biking is a riotous way to do it. We got ours from Pedego Electric Bikes, located in the Village, and were able to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, thanks to the fact that when we didn’t

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Port locations to chase the perfect taster: the flagship store in the heart of Carlsbad Village or the new Bressi Ranch site that features grog, grub and an industrial brewery and bottling plant from which they are launching their regional takeover. Find out more at pizzaport. com.

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You don’t have to travel outside of Carlsbad to experience a variety of brew and breweries. All will offer their take on the West Coast’s favorite style, the India Pale Ale, and from there the beers and personalities vary widely, from the literally burgeoning Burgeon Beer Company with its woodsy aesthetic and its near immediate popularity (try the Dutchman’s Pipe imperial stout for a chocolate-coffee roundhouse to the face – it’s 13% ABV), to the steam-punked Arcana Brewing (consider their chardonnay barrelaged Newton’s Graft Apple ale/cider hybrid, if they have it) and the especially friendly Culver Beer (their Strange Ways saison will hearken you back to the Belgian farmhouse in your head). By the end of our two-day beer-cation we had tasted over 40 beers, and many of them would have us coming back for more. Find out more: burgeonbeer.com, arcanabrewing.com, culverbeer.com.

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want to peddle we could just juice up the electric motor and coast at 20mph. Electric biking along PCH in sunny, friendly Carlsbad is vacationing at its best. Find out more at pedego.com.

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A great spa experience can almost singlehandedly put the vacation in beer-cation. Cape Rey Carlsbad is a California-Craftsmanstyle hotel just 150 steps to the surf and home to the environmentally mindful Ocean Crest Spa. Take time in the sauna, then the outdoor relaxation area where the ocean air greets you but the sun doesn’t overwhelm you, before an hour or more with outstanding massage and facial treatments that utilize exceptionally pure, naturally sourced products available in few other spas. Avail yourself of all that Ocean Crest has to offer and you’ll go home rejuvenated no matter how much beer you put in your ‘cation. Find out more at oceancrestspa.com.

Need more info and ideas?

Go to visitcarlsbad.com for all things Carlsbad, and all things beer-cation.

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Upcoming Events

at DiscoveryCube Orange County

Above and Beyond – The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition May 27 to September 10, 2017

This groundbreaking exhibition celebrates the power of innovation to make dreams take flight! The traveling aerospace exhibition, sponsored by Boeing in commemoration of Boeing’s 100th anniversary in 2016, features: immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, iconic historical touchstones, visionary concepts for the future, and inspiring stories from gamechanging innovators, past and present. Design – and test-fly – your own supersonic jet. Pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury. Spread your wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Or take an elevator ride to the edge of space!

Bubblefest – April 1–16, 2017 Visit Discovery Cube’s Orange County campus for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show. Then, learn the science behind the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show with hands-on activities like blowing giant bubbles, playing in water spheres, and more!

Doc McStuffins – May 27 to August 28, 2017 For the first time ever, Disney Junior has partnered with a museum to create an exhibit based on one of its most beloved characters! Based on the famous television series, Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit lets doctors-in-training visit the McStuffins Toy Hospital E.R., Pet Vet, and Nursery to learn the daily duties of a doc and about healthy habits, empathy and nurturing care. Help Doc McStuffins at McStuffins Toy Hospital: M Give toy patients check-ups in the E.R. M Perform surgery for toys that need bigger fixes on Dragon Bot in the O.R. M Groom pet toys in the Pet Vet. M Diagnose pets’ toys with X-ray scanning machines. M Rock toy babies to sleep. Follow the bedtime routines for the babies in the Nursery.

Rocket Launch – May 13, 2017 Blast off at Discovery Cube’s annual Rocket Launch! Located on campus at the Boeing Company in Huntington Beach, this event is full of hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where you’ll design, build and launch your own 2-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water. Rockets with the longest “hang time” will be awarded prizes. APRIL 2017

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M View clips of Doc McStuffins at work in the Hospital Training Theater. Learn how to keep yourself and your toys happy and healthy in Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit! Discovery Cube is located at 2500 N. Main Street in Santa Ana. For more information, visit oc.discoverycube.org.

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Dana Point Farmers Market Each Saturday, California farmers bring fresh produce to sell at the Dana Point Farmers Market from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Craft vendors join in on the fun every first Saturday of the month as well. The Dana Point Farmers Market is located in La Plaza Park on Pacific Coast Highway near the Clock Tower.

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Happy Hour Half off appetizers and wine at Brio Tuscany Grill . 24050 Camino Del Avion, Dana Point. 3:30-6:30pm.

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Taco Tuesday Ricardo’s Place Mexican Restaurant. 32082 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano. 11am-9pm (every Tuesday).

goers show up early to receive their complimentary SABROSO tasting glass to enjoy unlimited complimentary tastings from 1 pm - 4 pm. Locally sourced food trucks and restaurants will be on site to serve artisan nibbles.

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Laguna Niguel Certified Farmers Market Plaza de la Paz Shopping Center every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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San Juan Capistrano Farmers Market Each Wednesday, residents and visitors can enjoy purchasing

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First Friday Film - Florence Foster Jenkins San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. Fee: $2 Open 7 Days Mon.-Fri. 7am to Close Sat.-Sun. 6:30am to Close

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Sabroso at Doheny State Beach An afternoon of music, craft beer, gourmet tacos and lucha libre wrestling. Playing host to several California breweries, festivalAPRIL 2017

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fresh flowers, produce, and specialty foods at the San Juan Capistrano Farmers’ Market. The market features up to 30 vendors and is held at Yorba Street and Camino Capistrano right in the heart of downtown San Juan Capistrano. 3-7pm

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San Juan Capistrano Spring Eggstravaganza Egg hunt and activities (free). Los Rios Park, 31790 Paseo Adelanto, San Juan Capistrano. 10am - 1pm.

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San Clemente Farmers Market Each Sunday, San Clemente’s market extends along Avenida Del Mar between Ola Vista and Calle Seville. Organic growers feature fruits, vegetables and other offerings include fresh flowers, plant starts, honey, bread and some prepared foods. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Capo Beach Farmers Market Visit the area’s weekly market where locally-grown, organic produce and regional artisans are featured. Noon-6 p.m. Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave

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Live Music Live Music at Villa Roma Argentine & Italian Cusine. 25254 La Paz Laguna Hills.

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San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest Enjoy micro-brew sampling, food provided by various food trucks and live entertainment. Event open to the public at 1 pm - 5 pm. Left Coast Brewing Co. 1245 Puerta Del Sol in San Clemente.

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SOUTH COUNTY Magazine celebrates its March 2017 Issue at San Clemente Villas by the Sea

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e at South County Magazine - a SoCal Senior Publication would like to thank Aileen and Paul Brazeau, co-owners of San Clemente Villas by the Sea for coordinating such a festive affair in celebration of the release of our March 2017 edition - the gracious hospitality of Aileen and her attentive staff, who went above and beyond to ensure guests a memorable experience. Attendees mixed and mingled with other local business owners and professionals and socialized with some of the facility’s residents, many of whom got into the act dancing to live music, noshing on grilled-to-perfection lamb, corned beef tacos, grilled corn and an array of other specialty appetizers. In chatting with several partygoers who call the Villas home, it was clear that the management and staff here strive to create a happy, warm “extended family” atmosphere. As we begin working on the April 2017 issue, we look forward to continually evolving the magazine and serving as a true community resource. See you at our next event! APRIL 2017

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SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Announces The Return Of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series With Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets™ May 12 & 13, 2017 IN SEGERSTROM HALL

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he Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second film in the Harry Potter franchise. On May 12 & 13, 2017, the acclaimed Pacific Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets while the film plays in high-definition on a 40foot screen. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, which is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, kicked off in June 2016 with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and is scheduled to include hundreds of performances across more than 35 countries around the world through 2018. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry

Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry’s own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From Dueling Clubs to rogue Bludgers, it’s a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened.” Saving Hogwarts will require all of Harry’s, Ron’s and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage. Tickets for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets start at $39. They are be available online at SCFTA.org, by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.

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Cox stars as Rachel Marron. In the role of bodyguard Frank Farmer is television star Judson Mills. The role of Rachel Marron will be played by Jasmin Richardson in the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances.

Photography by Joan Marcus

THE BODYGUARD

Comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts May 30 - June 11, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National Tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Segerstrom

Hall from May 30 – June 11, 2017. Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah

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Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You.” Tickets start at $29 at the Box Office - 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For information, call (714) 556-2787 or visit www.SCFTA.org


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TENPINTS ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT - THEPOET

LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL

Sunday April 2 @ 3 PM Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book by Heather Hach Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture SUA’s Theatre Arts Club is proud to invite you to this university’s first student produced musical: Legally Blonde, the Musical.

SOKA UNIVERSITY’S 8TH ANNUAL LUAU

Saturday, April 8 @ 5 PM Join Soka University’s Ka Pilina Ho’olokahi Hawaiian Dance Club for an all-you-can-eat buffet with roast pig by Bon Appetit and a wonderful show of Pacific Island dances performed by SUA students. Buffet opens at 5 pm. Show starts at 5:30 pm on the Campus Green (outdoor seating). For presale ticket reservations, please email sokaluau@gmail.com by April 1, 2017, or call 949.480.4601.

PAMYUA

Saturday, April 8 @ 8 PM With artists from Alaska and Greenland, Pamyua showcases Inuit culture though music and dance performance. The show is a platform to share indigenous knowledge and history. Often described as “Inuit Soul Music,” Pamyua has discovered their own genre. “Pamyua” (pronounced bum-yo-ah) is a Yup’ik Inuit word meaning “encore” or “do it again.”

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS @ SOKA PRESENTS MOBY: VEGAN MEAT-UP

Wednesday, April 12 @ 7 PM Safe Space for the Curious Carnivore Opening musical performance by electronica music star and notable vegan Moby, followed by a screening of the documentary The Last Pig by Emmy Awardwinning filmmaker Allison Argo. Event includes postscreening conversation with the filmmaker, Farm Sanctuary’s Gene Baur, and Moby. More info: conversations@soka.edu Meat-eaters free when accompanied by a vegan.

Friday, April 14 @ 8 PM The Urban Renewal Project is a Los Angeles based band that uses instruments of a bygone era to create a signature sound that blurs the boundaries between soul, jazz, and hip hop. The group features a big band horn section, a singer, and a rapper who perform upbeat originals, as well as fresh interpretations of jazz standards to recent hits.

MURRAY PERAHIA, SOLO PIANO

Friday, April 21 @ 8 PM In the more than forty years he has been performing on the concert stage, American pianist Perahia is the recipient of two Grammy awards for his recordings of Chopin’s complete Etudes and Bach’s English Suites Nos. 1, 3, and 6, and numerous Grammy nominations. Program: • Bach - French Suite No. 6 in E major • Schubert - Impromptus Op. 142, D. 935 • Mozart - Rondo in A minor, K. 511 • Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 32, Op. 111

JOSÉ RIZO’S MONGORAMA

Friday, April 28 @ 8 PM Mongorama a Latin-jazz ensemble formed by KJazz 88.1 radio personality José Rizo (host of jazz on the Latin Side). The Grammy-nominated group explores the early Mongo Santamaria charanga-jazz material of the 1950s and early 1960s, and refreshes it with a modern perspective.

SUNDAYS@SOKA -- PACIFIC SYMPHONY WITH JOYCE YANG

Sunday, April 30 @ 3 PM The Sundays at Soka Series returns for a fourth season featuring 70-minute, informal concerts hosted by conductor Carl St.Clair. The theme for this season will be Beethoven Piano Concertos and will include all five concertos as well as the Triple Concerto. Program: • Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor • Beethoven - Triple Concerto

Come early for Dinner! Soka Bistro is open for dinner M-F 5:30-7:30 pm, Sat/Sun 5:00-7:00 pm. Only $11.25 for an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Box Office: (949) 480-4ART (4278); tickets@soka.edu

Box Office Hours Mon-Fri: 10am to 2pm APRIL 2017

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Box Office will be open 1 hour prior to scheduled performance times on performance days.


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