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2015 Stories by AIMEE MURILLO

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  • Sweet Smell of Success

    published June 4, 2015

    Film noir was on the outs by 1957, but you can still see the genre's aesthetic impact on Alexander Mackendrick's black & white-lustered... More >>

  • Up and Down

    published June 4, 2015

    Love can already have a heavy effect on your psyche, and its safe to say that the best art out there was influenced by some kind of amour fou. But... More >>

  • Rockabilly Weekend

    published June 4, 2015

    Some of us just can't wait for our yearly jaunt at Hootenanny in July, so in the meantime the two-day Rockabilly Weekend at the Orange County... More >>

  • Cristela Alonzo

    published June 4, 2015

    Although her ABC sitcom Cristela came to an abrupt close, the fact that a female Latina comic got her own sitcom on network television is a feat... More >>

  • Reece Hobbins and Julia Sonmi Heglund

    published June 4, 2015

    A quick glance at an art piece by Reece Hobbins hanging side by side with a piece by Julia Sonmi Heglund would suggest that the two artists' works... More >>

  • The Warlocks, Church of Sun, Blood Candy, Creatures Choir

    published June 4, 2015

    Get ready for some twisted prayers to come your way from Church of Sun, who let loose through their alluring bluesy psych rock sound. Creatures... More >>

  • A Printmaker on Printmaking

    published May 28, 2015

    We noted a few issues back that the 'California Printmakers' exhibition at Laguna Art Museum was a great new exhibit of seminal print artists who... More >>

  • Shezilla-Primal: A Surrealist Benefit Cabaret

    published May 28, 2015

    Long Beach-based surrealist art collective Shezilla (pronounced She-zilla) are about as fierce as you'd imagine, as they bring dark and radical... More >>

  • Where Ends Meet: A Retrospective of Works by Nancy Ravenhall Johnson

    published May 28, 2015

    Let's give it up for longtime Bowers Museum artist Nancy Ravenhall Johnson— from 1987 to 2012, Johnson bounced from one new position to... More >>

  • In Barcelona

    published May 28, 2015

    Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston and Eric Orr are widely known in the art world, but little has ever been mentioned of the work they did for Spanish... More >>

  • Robert Henri's California: Realism, Race, and Religion 1914-1925

    published May 28, 2015

    Painter Robert Henri's realistic paintings were clearly at odds with the styles of Cubism, Surrealism and Dadaism that swept up European art... More >>

  • A Rocky Night Out

    published May 28, 2015

    The little record shop on Broadway in Downtown Santa Ana known as Beatnik Bandito has been hosting some major local talent lately with it's recent... More >>

  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    published May 28, 2015

    Next to 1942's Yankee Doodle Dandy, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is probably up there as one of the most all-American films of all time. With... More >>

  • Dance Variations

    published May 28, 2015

    We all know that those back up dancers popping and locking furiously behind Beyonce in her videos, or tappa-tappa-tap dancing in a chorus line... More >>

  • Vicky and the Vengents

    published May 28, 2015

    With a large teased bouffant hairstyle that would make Ronnie Spector blush, Vicky Tafoya is the soul and sole female fronting Southern California... More >>

  • Hiatus Kaiyote

    published May 21, 2015

    With two full-length albums to their name, Melbourne quartet Hiatus Kaiyote have reached international attention, but they're still quite under... More >>

  • Fur Coat

    published May 21, 2015

    For this latest WAVS installment of the Modern Disco Ambassadors residency at The Wayfarer, the dance party comes courtesy of Venezuelan EDM duo... More >>

  • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

    published May 21, 2015

    You can have your Apatows and Rogens, but British playwright Oscar Wilde is still one of the largest names in comedy, whose humorous plays are... More >>

  • Asian Pacific Festival

    published May 21, 2015

    Asian culture, history, and entertainment collide at the three-day weekend event known as the Asian Pacific Festival. Taking place along the... More >>

  • Taka Hayashi: Portraits of Nature

    published May 21, 2015

    As a graphic designer, Taka Hayashi is already well-versed in combining different elements together to form a cohesive piece, but as an artist, he... More >>

  • Alien She

    published May 21, 2015

    Women around the world heard the sounds of revolution when the Riot Grrl movement emerged in the early 1990s, sprouting from third wave feminism,... More >>

  • Stratford Festival: Antony and Cleopatra

    published May 21, 2015

    Pharaoh Cleopatra and Marc Antony— now there's a torrid love affair that's still being discussed centuries after their union rocked Ancient... More >>

  • Golden Coast

    published May 21, 2015

    Of all the people who come to Los Angeles for the fame and fortune— artists, actors, musicians, what have you— it seems that indie pop... More >>

  • Yappy Hour

    published May 14, 2015

    Dog lovers know how hard it is to find a restaurant that caters to their beloved pups, let alone one that's at least dog-friendly. But the monthly... More >>

  • Noche De Los Psychos

    published May 14, 2015

    To the casual listener, the psychobilly music scene seems to be gearing up for a revival of sorts, but as diehard fans with flattop hairdo's and... More >>

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