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2010 Stories by ALBERT CHING

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  • A Flock of Seagulls

    published December 30, 2010

    Nostalgia may be the most powerful force in the universe. How else to explain the possibility of spending the first day of 2011 with A Flock of... More >>

  • A Christmas Carol

    published December 23, 2010

    It’s understandable if the prospect of A Christmas Carol doesn’t get you excited right away. It’s been done by everyone from the... More >>

  • Stuffed and Unstrung

    published December 23, 2010

    If Avenue Q proved one thing, it’s this: foul-mouthed puppets are a hit in a theater setting. Thus we have Stuffed and Unstrung, an... More >>

  • HOB Ska Show

    published December 23, 2010

    There’s always a lot of fuss made over the last day of the year. But what about the second-to-last? It has nearly as much chronological... More >>

  • Surfin Safari: Beach Boys Tribute

    published December 16, 2010

    If you're KRTH 101, planning a holiday show doesn't exactly work the same way as it does for KIIS FM or KROQ, for the simple reason that the bulk... More >>

  • The Eye of the LA Punk Scene

    published December 9, 2010

    The photography work of Edward Colver has been collected in the book Blight at the End of the Funnel and captured on the cover of Steven... More >>

  • Knott's Merry Farm: A Charlie Brown Christmas

    published December 9, 2010

    One of the most pleasant outcomes of Knott’s Berry Farm’s long association with Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters is seen in the... More >>

  • The Eye of the LA Punk Scene Opening Reception

    published December 2, 2010

    The photography work of Edward Colver has been collected in the book Blight at the End of the Funnel and captured on the cover of Steven... More >>

  • Clint Black

    published December 2, 2010

    Clint Black hasn’t put out a proper studio album since 2005’s Drinkin’ Songs and Other Logic nor a release of any kind since the... More >>

  • The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

    published November 25, 2010

    With a holiday as endemically saccharine as Christmas, it’s inevitable people subvert that cheery paradigm any way they can (see: A... More >>

  • Steve-O

    published November 25, 2010

    In Steve-O’s 36 years on this planet, he’s endured countless wacky and brutal stunts on the Jackass TV series and films, battled drug... More >>

  • Danzig

    published November 18, 2010

    Danzig, the current musical vehicle of Misfits founder Glenn Danzig, did something curious this past summer: they released an album, their first... More >>

  • Gwar

    published November 18, 2010

    You’ve probably heard a few things about live GWAR concerts—like to expect guys in rubber monster suits performing simulated beheadings... More >>

  • Beauty and the Beast

    published November 11, 2010

    The 1994 Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical proved an animated Disney movie could become a theatrical production . It ran on Broadway for 13... More >>

  • The Misfits

    published November 11, 2010

    The Misfits founder/lead singer Glenn Danzig left the band 27 years ago, longtime guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (not his real name,... More >>

  • Long Beach Comic Con

    published October 28, 2010

    For the second annual Long Beach Comic Con, things all around are generally bigger than last year's inaugural addition. It's three full days now,... More >>

  • Tim & Eric Awesome Tour Great Job!

    published October 21, 2010

    Forget Law & Order and 24—the television world lost a real classic this past spring when Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! ended after... More >>

  • Justin Bieber

    published October 21, 2010

    It’s a statement as true now as when it was first uttered: haters gonna hate. Seldom has that phrase seemed more apt than in the curious case... More >>

  • Jónsi

    published October 14, 2010

    For the better part of the past decade, Sigur Rós was the go-to band if you wanted to sound cultured when somebody asked you what music you... More >>

  • Ra Ra Riot

    published October 14, 2010

    Is Ra Ra Riot just another intellectual, inoffensive indie rock band, designed for college freshmen to discover after abandoning typical KROQ... More >>

  • WWE Raw World Tour 2010

    published October 7, 2010

    Professional wrestling has a fairly storied history at the Honda Center. In 1996, the then-Arrowhead Pond hosted the then-WWF’s Wrestlemania... More >>

  • South Pacific

    published October 7, 2010

    What made the 60-year-old Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific a good choice for a Broadway revival in 2008? Well, an argument can be... More >>

  • Matt & Kim

    published September 30, 2010

    Brooklyn-based piano/drums duo Matt & Kim earned significant national attention last year the old-fashioned way — taking off their clothes... More >>

  • Ely Guerra

    published September 30, 2010

    Back in 1998, Ely Guerra appeared on the cover of Time with fellow Mexican pop singer Julieta Venegas, declaring the “tough-toned... More >>

  • Bug Invasion

    published September 30, 2010

    Given the glut of news lately involving a bedbug infestation in New York City, maybe the timing isn’t quite perfect for the “Bug... More >>

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