Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University presents The Joey Alexander Trio on April 27 at 7:30pm

  • March 27, 2018


Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University presents

The Joey Alexander Trio

April 27 at 7:30 pm

ORANGE, Calif. – Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University presents The Joey Alexander Trio on April 27 at 7:30 pm.

Acclaimed jazz prodigy Joey Alexander has impressed audiences globally with his playful musicality and keen sense of swing. Famed jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis says of Joey, “There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I love everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of music.”

The Bali-born musician began teaching himself the piano at the age of six, and at the age of nine, Joey won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine, which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. Joey has performed at major festivals and renowned venues worldwide, including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall and the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival since the age of 10.

The now 14-year-old pianist is the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for two GRAMMYs. In addition to releasing the critically acclaimed surprise album Joey. Monk. Live! late 2017, Joey’s new album Eclipse, which is available May 4 on Motéma Music, showcases his significant progress as an astute composer, writing six of the 11 tunes. Musco Center will be the first venue in California to premiere music from his new album.

Joey will be joined onstage with bass player Kristopher Funn and drummer Johnathan Blake. Kristopher has toured internationally with alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and played at every major jazz festival globally performing with artists, including Christian Scott, Nicholas Payton, Benny Golson, and Bruce Williams. He has also appeared on several recordings including Christian Scott’s albums, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, Christian aTunde Adjuah, and Stretch Music as well as his debut album, Cornerstone. Dubbed as the “ultimate modernist” by NPR’s John Murph, Johnathan is one of the most accomplished drummers of his generation. He has studied with Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Durham and Byron Landham, and played with Oliver Lake Big Band, Russell Malone, Robert Glasper, and Randy Brecker. Blake’s playing helped the Mingus Big Band land GRAMMY nominations for albums Tonight at Noon and I Am Three.

Tickets for April 27 are on sale now for $35-60 and may be purchased through the Musco Center online at or by calling the box office at 844-OC-MUSCO (844-626-8726). All print-at-home tickets include a no-cost parking pass. Musco Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Chapman University at 415 North Glassell, Orange, Calif.

Raise a Glass to 150+ of SoCal’s Top Craft Beers at Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival Powered by Gringo Bandito

  • March 27, 2018

Raise a Glass to 150+ of SoCal’s Top Craft Beers at

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

Powered by Gringo Bandito

Doheny State Beach

Saturday, April 7

2017 Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival. Photo courtesy of Albert Lam of

[DANA POINT, CA] – Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito returns to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point on Saturday, April 7 bringing craft beer, mouthwatering tacos, and live entertainment oceanfront. As the first stop of the festival series – now in its fifth year in Southern California-  Sabroso at Doheny State Beach gives craft beer connoisseurs and taco aficionados the opportunity to sample over 150 brews and a variety of delectable tacos while watching lucha libre style wrestling, playing games, and enjoying live performances by The Offspring, Pennywise, The Vandals, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Unwritten Law, and Los Kung Fu Monkeys.

Produced by California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions and premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival brings together a diverse array of stellar breweries and the region’s top chefs and restaurants to spotlight the West Coast’s growing craft beer community and fascination with the popular Mexican dish. For four hours, attendees 21+ will taste unlimited samples of craft beer from well-known SoCal breweries and beyond, including Abnormal Beer Company, Artifex Brewing, Avery Brewing, Belching Beaver, Modern Times, Pizza Port, Stone Brewing, and Three Weavers.

Foodies will savor the scrumptious tacos provided by Fiesta Gourmet (VIP only), Chicana Vegana, Panchos Tacos, Good Fellas Taco Catering, and more. West Coast’s popular Mexican grill, Chronic Tacos, will also serve their fan-favorite tacos, filled with choice of veggies or meat. Competing for the coveted ‘Best in Show’ award, many participating restaurants are serving new and exciting taco creations like Romega’s alligator stuffed taco and Chef TLC’s Sidewalk Café’s Korean street tacos with Kimchi. To top off the array of flavors, those with a sweet tooth will be satisfied with Coned Ice Cream’s beer-infused ice creams.

Amongst the eating and sipping of the region’s finest craft beers and tacos, event-goers will also savor in spirited games, engaging attractions, and the crowd favorite lucha libre style wrestling matches. Attendees are invited to sample all flavors of The Offspring lead singer Dexter Holland’s top rated hot sauce – Gringo Bandito!

Complimentary craft beer tastings last until 4 p.m. and tacos will be available while supplies last. Festival General Admission Tickets start at $65.50 and VIP Lounge + Early Entry Tickets are sold out. Day-of Festival General Admission Tickets (if available) will be $75.50 per person.

In 2018, Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival expands to include dates in Sacramento, Denver, Albuquerque, Tucson, Auburn, and Portland during April and May.

Sponsors for Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito include Gringo Bandito, Avery Brewing, Rockstar Energy Drink, Chronic Tacos, Milagro Tequila, Cosmic Fog and many more.

The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

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Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Honored for Outstanding Historical Renovation Project

  • March 8, 2018

Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Honored for Outstanding Historical Renovation Project

Fredric L. Sattler, former board president and current treasurer of the Festival of Arts

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Orange County’s most iconic cultural landmark, The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Historical Renovation Project by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for its exceptional design and aggressive schedule of completion. The Festival of Arts grounds is home to some of California’s favorite outdoor summer events including the Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts Fine Art Show, offering live music, hands-on art activities, exhibitions of local student artwork, and a wide variety of special events.

“This award exemplifies our dedication to offering world-class art and stunning, cultural, live performances for our local community and visitors to enjoy,” said former board president and current treasurer, Fredric Sattler. “We are honored to be recognized by American Society of Civil Engineers and excited to see our patrons continue to experience rich culture, art history, and unique performances at Festival of Arts for generations to come.”

Hailing its 85th anniversary in 2017, the Festival of Arts debuted the brand new multi-million-dollar facility which features a 31,774 square-feet art exhibit space, workshops, a retail area and concert stage. The Festival Directors commissioned BAUER Architects with Fuscoe Engineering (civil engineer of record) and landscape architect, Spurlock Poirier to design a state-of-the-art and inviting facility on the grounds.

Last remodeled in 1964, the renovated grounds were updated to meet accessibility standards and incorporate progressive sustainability features. New elements include a tensile roof pavilion that shelters artwork from weather, the green lawn for picnics and concerts was positioned to be easily accessible, the retail space was relocated and expanded, and the junior art exhibit space adjusted to a prominent location near the facility entrance.

Since opening in 1932, thousands of artists have shown and sold their work at the Festival of Arts and many of the artists have their work featured in the private collections of leading art collectors, celebrities, and museums around the world. The 2018 Festival of Arts Fine Art Show will take place July 5 – September 1 with general admission tickets starting at $10 per person. The Pageant of the Masters is July 7 – September 1 with advance tickets now available starting at $15 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Partners with Disneyland® Resort to Offer Special, Limited-Time Savings

  • February 22, 2018

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Partners with Disneyland® Resort to Offer Special, Limited-Time Savings 

Southern California residents can enjoy magical offers for train travel and theme park admission through May 21, 2018

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® has partnered with the Disneyland® Resort to offer special, limited-time savings for Southern California Residents on both train travel and Disneyland® Resort theme park admission through May 21, 2018. The Pacific Surfliner brings nearly 3 million travelers annually to Southern California destinations including Anaheim, the gateway to the Happiest Place on Earth.

Pacific Surfliner and the Disneyland® Resort have partnered to offer Southern California Residents a magical offer including:

  • Kids ride free on the Pacific Surfliner to the Disneyland® Resort with a paid adult
  • An additional 5 percent savings on the SoCal Resident Ticket offer for Disneyland® Resort theme parks

“We are excited to partner with the Disneyland® Resort to offer enhanced savings not only on train travel but on a quintessential SoCal experience,” said Bryan MacDonald, chairman of the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency, which oversees the Pacific Surfliner service. “Through this partnership, we hope to make passenger rail service more accessible and approachable for Southern Californians, while also providing added value to our existing Pacific Surfliner customers.”

Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) provides a convenient shuttle connection from the train station to Disneyland® Resort. From the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), board ART Route 15 to the theme park. The ride is free with your valid train ticket. Participants can travel to ARTIC by train from points throughout Southern California, including San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

Program details:

  • Kids Ride Free to Anaheim – Book the train to Anaheim, CA and for each adult ticket purchased, receive one child ticket free (ages 2-12). To redeem, select one “Adult” and one “Child” as your passenger types, and enter promo code V231.
  • Enjoy Special Savings on the Disneyland® Resort SoCal Resident Ticket – Unlock an additional 5 percent savings on the SoCal Resident Ticket offer by visiting

Visit for complete offer details.

The Queen Mary Announces the Inaugural Queensway 5K

  • February 22, 2018

The Queen Mary Announces the Inaugural Queensway 5K

Walk, Run, or Jog Through the Queen Mary’s Picturesque Events Park and Long Beach Harbor on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Registration for Businesses and Individuals is Now Open

[Long Beach, CA] February 8, 2018 – The Queen Mary’s inaugural Queensway 5K invites Long Beach to lace up their high-top sneakers and walk, run, or jog through the Queen Mary’s Events Park and Long Beach harbor on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The course takes participants across the Queensway Bridge for breathtaking views of the Long Beach city skyline, finishing at the Queen Mary Events Park for the post-race celebrations. The first-year festival is a new, family-friendly event, providing an opportunity to celebrate the Long Beach community, local businesses, and organizations, all at the iconic Queen Mary.

The Queensway 5K kicks off at 3 p.m. with on-site registration, music, and organized stretches. The 5K run will begin at 5:15 p.m.  All participants are expected to be finished by 6:30 p.m. Along the 3.1-mile course, participants will see Queen Mary signature characters and icons as they walk, run, or jog through a year of events offered at the legendary Queen Mary.

The finish line celebrations will include music, celebratory medals, a speech by Commodore Everette, food, a beer garden, vendors and much more. Racers can refuel with food trucks and food booths including food tastings from the Queen Mary restaurants like the popular Chelsea Chowder House & Bar and the elegant Sir Winston’s. Refreshing, Long Beach-based craft beer will be available in the beer garden for those 21+. One complimentary beverage and Queen Mary restaurant tastings are included with each race registration.

A portion of the Queensway 5K proceeds will go to Long Beach Unified School District to help fund transportation for educational field trips for Long Beach schools. To learn more about the Long Beach Unified School District please visit:

Registration for the Queensway 5K is now available online at Queensway 5K race tickets are $35 per person. The 5K run is a timed race. Team discounts for groups of (5) or more are available. For sponsorship opportunities and finish-line vendor space, available at no cost, please contact Michele Ward at All registered race participants will receive same-day access to the Queen Mary and free parking. For more information, please visit / events/queensway-5k/ .