2015 OCRarts Archive Stories

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  • 'The Whipping Man' examines slavery from a Jewish perspective BY AMERICA HERNANDEZ
    Fresh stories about the Civil War are scarcer than hen’s teeth. But Matthew Lopez’s “Whipping Man,” on stage at South Coast Repertory through Jan 27, takes a new look at postwar freedom through the eyes of Jewish slaves – and slaveowners. The date is April 9, 1865, and General Robert E. Lee has just
    Wed Jan 07, 2015
  • Playing the man behind the piano BY AMERICA HERNANDEZ
    For 15 years Hershey Felder has made a career of introducing audiences to great composers, pulling from artists’ melodies and memories to tell stories of the men behind the music. He returns Tuesday to the Laguna Playhouse, where he premiered his Franz Liszt show last year, this time transforming into iconic American songwriter Irvi
    Fri Jan 02, 2015