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2010-11-06 16:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans Day was celebrated early for Marines and others who were among the first to live and work at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro. World War II-era Marines, families and base workers gathered today at the Orange County Great Park to be honored at the 2010 El Toro Homecoming. The event paid tribute to those who shared and documented their lives and memories through the Great Park Oral History Project, a collaboration between the...

2010-10-26 18:11:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Board approved a plan to negotiate a partnership with The Scotts Company LLC to benefit educational and garden programming at the Park. The sponsorship agreement will provide for payments and product support totaling $150,000 per year for the Great Park Farm and Food Lab and Community Garden Project over the next five years, for a total value of $750,000. The Board voted unanimously October 21 to allow Corporation...

2010-10-20 16:49:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday, visitors to the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest will get an early Halloween treat. People of all ages will be able to take a ride on the new Great Park Carousel, which will make its official public debut. The updated 38-foot Carousel, which was formerly located in Fashion Island, features new hand painted panels depicting Orange County's heritage. The popular annual Pumpkin Harvest event has also expanded to include Scarecrows in the...

2010-09-22 11:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of the HBO hit "Treme" and enthusiasts of authentic Cajun music know that listening to BeauSoleil is like walking down Bourbon Street in New Orleans. For the Orange County Great Park's "Flights and Sounds Summer Festival" season finale, Mardi Gras comes to Irvine when BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet and the Mardi Gras Indians take the stage this Saturday. Before going Cajun, the Park's series of Friday night dance parties wraps up with a...

2010-09-14 17:36:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It's all about the evolution of cool this weekend as the Orange County Great Park's "Flights & Sounds Summer Festival" features dance from the swing era and music inspired by Orange County's breezy surf culture. On Friday, let Jerry Mandel Swinging the Standards Jazz Band take you away to enjoy music from the greatest generation, and on Saturday the laid-back sounds of Donovan Frankenreiter will resonate with every generation. Much of Orange...

2010-09-08 12:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall is the best time for planting, so let's get things growing! Planting a backyard orchard or growing your own vegetables is easy with the help of the Great Park Fall Garden Workshops. Come learn about growing a sustainable home garden at the Orange County Great Park Farm & Food Lab beginning Saturday, September 18th. The workshops, organized by the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County, will...

2010-09-07 12:35:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- From humble churches to grand concert halls, the world-renowned Blind Boys of Alabama have delighted audiences for more than 70 years. This weekend, they'll bring their soulful mix of gospel and blues to the Orange County Great Park, as part of the Flights and Sounds Summer Festival. The weekend of Americana music kicks off Friday with locals Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys as they rock the Park with some good 'ol country, R&B and rockabilly....

2010-08-31 15:31:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a high energy, jumping, jiving and sonically riveting lineup this weekend when Flights and Sounds of Summer dance and concert series features Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums with Miss Carmen Getit and ScrapArtsMusic. Lucky for Orange County that Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums with Miss Carmen Getit is returning for a second Great Park dance party this season on Friday, September 3rd at the Orange County Great Park. Last year, they...

2010-08-25 12:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- From the most dramatic of dances to the atmospheric sounds of the South Pacific, this weekend the Great Park celebrates a range of musical influences. Join in the fun with Hector del Curto's Eternal Tango Quintet Friday and then come back Saturday for the Polynesian sounds of Te Vaka. Come tango on the tarmac to the sounds of Hector del Curto's Eternal Tango Quintet on Friday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m. The Great Park is hosting a tango dance party...

2010-08-18 13:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood's hottest DJs and the world's hottest dancers heat up the Great Park this weekend as "Flights & Sounds Summer Festival" celebrates contemporary dance. Join in the fun as DJ Casey Conner and DJ Hapa move the turntables and rock the crowds. Then, catch the acrobatic moves of Korean b-boying break-dancing sensation Last for One. It's a DJ House Party at the Orange County Great Park on Friday August 20th at 8:00 p.m. where you will...


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