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Latest Orange County Great Park Corporation Stories

2010-08-11 13:11:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, the Orange County Great Park brings to the stage the flavor of the past with the intensity of the present when the Orange County Great Park's Flights & Sounds Summer Festival heats up with Lucky 7 Mambo and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Come dance to the rhythm of Lucky 7 Mambo this Friday, August 13th at 8:00 p.m. Inspired by the multi-ethnic music-fusion of the 1950's and 60's Spanish Harlem, Lucky 7 Mambo's uniquely American-made...

2010-08-02 12:51:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sizzling summer nights heat up with dance parties and concerts under the glow of the Orange County Great Park Balloon when Flights & Sounds Summer Festival returns to the Orange County Great Park. Flights & Sounds Summer Festival is an exciting and diverse eight-week line-up of music and dance parties on Friday and Saturday nights beginning August 6th and continuing through September 25th. The festival also includes live stand-up comedy and...

2010-07-08 15:25:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Vintage World War II airplanes flying overhead will pay tribute to the Orange County Great Park's rich military heritage as the Great Park showcases its transformation from El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to the first great metropolitan park of the 21st Century. Growing the Park marks the fifth anniversary of the Orange County Great Park. This wide-ranging family event features five themed activity areas. In the "Sky's the Limit" area, the Irvine...

2010-07-07 11:45:00

In the news release, 'Growing the Park' Event Has Free Fun for All Ages, issued 07-Jul-2010 by Orange County Great Park Corporation over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph, first sentence, should read "With daredevil wing walkers, three live musical acts and a dazzling laser light show, the Orange County Great Park will celebrate 5 years of progress this Saturday." rather than "Starting with a roaring F-18 flyover and finishing with a dazzling laser light...

2010-07-07 11:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting with a roaring F-18 flyover and finishing with a dazzling laser light show, the Orange County Great Park will celebrate 5 years of progress this Saturday. At Growing the Park, visitors can participate in 27 acres of activities covering five different themed areas, each focused toward a part of the Park's rich heritage and promising future. As the Great Park enters its first phase of major construction, this free family festival incorporates...

2010-06-18 11:31:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Corporation announced today that the Schematic Design Contract for the Orange County Great Park has been completed and closed out with a cost savings of at least $5.4 million. This cost savings represents more than 12% of the total Schematic Design Contract. The approval was part of several significant actions taken today by unanimous vote, representing the transition from design to construction of the Great Park. The...

2010-06-02 13:16:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Take a stroll through the 1940's on a walkable historical timeline at the former MCAS El Toro and experience a pivotal era in world history. Outdoor displays of period autos and airplanes along with indoor performances, lectures and film screenings will invite visitors to discover the history of the land that is now the Orange County Great Park. "Festival of Time: An Evening of History" is a multimedia event designed by the Great Park History...

2010-05-27 12:01:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Irvine City Council members approved the Orange County Great Park Board's recommendation of a 114-acre agricultural lease agreement with Orange County Produce, LLC to develop the Great Park Community Farm. The agreement marks the return of farming to the Great Park for the first time since James Irvine sold his lima bean fields to the U.S. Government 70 years ago to create the Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro. Orange County Produce is owned by...

2010-05-25 11:48:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Exceptional music and dance concerts, including proven favorites and unexpected discoveries, make up the third season of the "Flights and Sounds of Summer" festival at the Orange County Great Park. More than 25,000 people enjoyed last year's concert and dance series that included eclectic, engaging performers on a stage under the stars. The "Flights and Sounds of Summer" festival is presented by the Orange County Great Park Corporation in partnership...

2010-04-22 17:36:00

IRVINE, Calif. April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Board today approved a recommendation to purchase a carousel that was removed last year from Fashion Island. The Board approved a budget reallocation to purchase the 38-foot diameter hand-painted carousel built by the Barrango Manufacturing Company in San Francisco. The carousel is projected to open late this summer, and will be located in the same area of the Park as the Great Park's Kids Rock playground, currently...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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