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Latest Orange County Great Park Corporation Stories

2009-09-11 16:26:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Balloon reached a milestone in August. More than 100,000 people have enjoyed an aerial view of Orange County from 400 feet in the air from the Great Park Balloon since it took its first flight July 14, 2007. The orange tethered helium balloon is the iconic symbol and the first major permanent feature of the Orange County Great Park. The Great Park Balloon is located in the 27.5 acre Preview Park, which offers year-round...

2009-09-08 14:57:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Come to the Orange County Great Park Flights and Sounds of Summer dance and concert series this weekend and celebrate music from around the world with two distinct performances - Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad and Niyaz. Start your weekend fun early at the Orange County Great Park Friday, September 11th, and cha, cha, cha to the music of Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad at 8:00 p.m. Don't know how to salsa dance? Get a free dance lesson...

2009-08-31 11:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Staying in town for Labor Day weekend? The Orange County Great Park has your entertainment needs covered with two energetic dance and music performances at Flights and Sounds of Summer concert series - Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums and 17 Hippies. Veterans of 'scenes' as diverse as the famed Derby in Hollywood, NYC's Lincoln Center, and CNN-TV, Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums along with Miss Carmen Getit play swing, jump blues and hot jazz...

2009-08-24 11:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Two electrifying music and dance performances are featured at the Orange County Great Park's Flights and Sounds of Summer this weekend -- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Cedric Watson and his Louisiana Zydeco Swamp Mates. The true heroes of the swing revival Big Bad Voodoo Daddy celebrates 100 years of Cab Calloway, the legendary fireball of talent whose "hi-de-hi's" and "ho-de-ho's" brought a much-needed, high-voltage jolt of winning, feel-good energy to a...

2009-08-17 11:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Two extraordinary dance and music performances are featured at the Orange County Great Park's Flights and Sounds of Summer this Friday and Saturday night. On Friday August 21st, take a time-machine back to a World War Two U.S.O. Show and boogie woogie to the music of Pete Jacobs and his Wartime Radio Review. His 16 piece big band plays the hits of the thirties and forties along with late-breaking news stories from the war years. Don't know how to...

2009-08-06 16:52:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend, the Orange County Great Park's "Flights and Sounds of Summer" is guaranteed to make you smile with the all new "Great Park Comedy Corner" and the opening night of the Great Park's Friday night dance party. Comedienne Cher Ofstedahl, star of Comedian X and a regular at the Ontario Improv, and Frances Dilorinzo, star of the Secret Life of a Soccer Mom on...

2009-08-05 12:09:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Come take a musical tour of Latin America at the Orange County Great Park's "Flights and Sounds of Summer", dance and concert series, with music and artists from Cuba, Colombia, Chile and the United States. Come cha-cha-cha to the dynamic Cuban music of Nachito Herrera on Friday, August 7th at 7:30 p.m. Then August 15th, experience mixing infectious Caribbean rhythms featuring the lush romantic melodies of Toto La Momposina, the diva of Colombian...

2009-08-03 11:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park's "Flights and Sounds of Summer" is set to sizzle this weekend with two red hot music and dance performances guaranteed to get you shaking your hips. Come cha-cha-cha to the dynamic Latin music of Nachito Herrera on Friday, August 7th at 8:00 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. Then, come enjoy music under the stars and see Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders on Saturday, August 8th to find out why...

2009-07-27 10:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of its 2009 "Flights and Sounds of Summer" dance and concert series on Saturday, August 1st at 8:00 p.m. with nine-time All-Ireland award-winning Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers, musical star of the international hit "Riverdance," at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. "Flights and Sounds of Summer" features nine weeks of concerts and dance parties presented by the...

2009-07-15 13:10:00

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Requests for emergency food assistance have doubled as a result of the economic crisis, causing a food shortage at local food banks. Help has come from an unexpected source. The Orange County Food Bank reports that they have received 100 tons of fresh fruits and vegetables from the Orange County Great Park community farm and from neighboring farms around the Great Park. The Great Park is located on the site of the former El Toro Marine...


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