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Orange County’s Creative Side A 108 FEBRUARY 2013 It’s best known for beaches and theme parks, but scratch the surface of The OC and you’ll find world-class arts and culture. BY JEAN T. BARRETT s the home of Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm, and the backdrop for TV hits such as The O.C. and Real Housewives, Orange County needs no introduction. While The OC is indelibly associated with theme parks, endless beaches, and epic shopping, this idyllic slice of Southern California also offers plenty of art, music, and culture. A generation ago, OC residents drove to LA to get a culture fix. Today, the 950-square-mile county teems with museums, performing arts venues, and educational institutions with active arts programs. “The arts scene here reflects the diversity and creativity of our communities and ethnic culture,” says Gary Sherwin, chairman of the Orange County Visitors Association. An arts tour of The OC might begin in Costa Mesa — nicknamed “City of the Arts.” Here, Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents an impressive season of Broadway shows and music performances featuring the Pacific Symphony, the Pacific Chorale, and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. The center is also home to the Tony Award–winning South Coast Repertory, known for its productions of contemporary theatrical works. Don’t miss Costa Mesa’s public art walk, featuring world-renowned artists like Isamu Noguchi and Joan Miró. And an art tour wouldn’t be complete without visiting the critically acclaimed exhibitions at Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) in Newport Beach. PHOTOS (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT) COURTESY OF LAGUNA BEACH VISITORS BUREAU (2), BY HOLGER BADEKOW, COURTESY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH ART CENTER

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - February 2013

US Airways - February 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Literary Pilgrimages
Wine & Dine: Top Chefs on This Year's Trends
Wine & Dine: Comfort Food
Great Escapes: Secret Mexican Hideaways
Adventure: Best Hikes in the Valley of the Sun
Gear Up: Romantic Gestures
Destination 48: Phoenix
Travel Feature: La Magnifica Costa del Pacifico
US Airways Feature: Sky-High Sips
Best of Living: Scottsdale Saddles Up
Special Section: Chateau on Central
Best of Living: The Reef Residences at Atlantis
Williamsburg: Rediscovering the Revolutionary City
Arts Spotlight: Ovation
Special Section: Kentucky
Riding Lessons: Miller School of Albemarle
The Arts of Orange County
Must Read: Pandora's Lunchbox by Melanie Warner
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: US Airways' Do Crew
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - February 2013