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2014 Stories by AMANDA PARSONS

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  • Edward Scissorhands Winter Formal

    published December 18, 2014

    Pining for the days when Winona Ryder was relevant and Johnny Depp had that babyface thing going? Then take your ice-cold heart to the Edward... More >>

  • Pet Photo Night with Santa

    published December 11, 2014

    Nothing warms the heart during these chilly winter nights quite like the steadfast love and furry snuggles of a four-legged friend. Even when you... More >>

  • Malibu Kennel Club Holiday Classic Dog Show

    published December 4, 2014

    The holidays are a great time to show off. You show off your new gifts, your impeccable decorating, and your best cooking skills. But it takes a... More >>

  • Shark Lagoon NIghts

    published November 27, 2014

    Tired of sitting with your annoying friends doing boring things every Friday night? Try adding some spice to the ol' lineup with Shark Lagoon... More >>

  • Turkey Trot OC

    published November 20, 2014

    Gobble-gobbling over the Thanksgiving Holiday can cause breast and thigh pieces to get more juicy and robust. And we’re not just talking... More >>

  • Charlotte's Web

    published November 13, 2014

    If you, like us, enjoy the sight of children’s tears, run (don’t walk) to South Coast Repertory’s production of... More >>

  • 'Murder at the Beach' Mystery Convention

    published November 6, 2014

    Murder can happen when you least expect it. One moment you’re enjoying a Pop Tart in your secluded mansion on a hill. During a thunderstorm.... More >>

  • Dia de los Muertos

    published October 30, 2014

    This time of year celebrates the odd, the obscene and the scary. While it’s true there’s nothing more frightening than death, the... More >>

  • Long Beach Zombie Walk

    published October 23, 2014

    Playing dead used to be behavior reserved strictly for possums and well-trained dogs, but thanks to pop culture's zombie-obsession and, more... More >>

  • Miss Dakota's Gypsy Rose Burlesque

    published October 16, 2014

    Dancing in one’s underpants is behavior typically reserved for especially drunken evenings accompanied by Madonna tunes. But for a select... More >>

  • Oktoberfest

    published October 9, 2014

    Germans know how to keep a good thing going. Aside from some wars and cholera epidemics, they’ve been able to keep one of their most famous... More >>

  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

    published October 2, 2014

    Remember that scene in Jerry Maguire when everything had just gone so right and Tom Cruise was in his car searching for a song on the radio to jam... More >>

  • Jay Leno

    published September 25, 2014

    Former and present Tonight Show host Jay Leno got a bad rap over the past several years from big city audiences who didn't get his... More >>

  • Menopause the Musical

    published September 18, 2014

    Some changes are easier to deal with than others. For ladies going through that change, it appears laughter is the best antidote to overcome... More >>

  • The Producers

    published September 11, 2014

    A string of bad luck can come to even the best of us, but not everyone turns to crime to even the scales. When down-on-his-luck producer Max... More >>

  • Walking with Dinosaurs

    published September 4, 2014

    Puppetry has come a long way since the days of putting a sock on your hand. With the help of some extremely creative minds (and computers), now... More >>

  • Ralphie May

    published August 21, 2014

    It is a rare thing in this world to find people who are living their childhood dream and truly excelling at it. Ralphie May is one of those... More >>

  • Boardwalk Brunch Vaudeville Variety Show

    published August 14, 2014

    Whether it’s gazing upon Laguna Beach’s many art galleries or Venice Beach’s many, um, personalities, Boardwalk strolls are... More >>

  • Spirit of '45

    published August 7, 2014

    Ah, the halcyon days of 1945, when national spirit was high and people were truly proud to be American. The war had just ended with our enemies... More >>

  • Teatime for Murder

    published July 31, 2014

    Feeling mysterious? How about thirsty? At Teatime for Murder at the Maverick Theater, you can quench both satiations with ease. This interactive... More >>

  • Foreverland

    published July 24, 2014

    Now you can enjoy the timeless and groundbreaking Michael Jackson tracks in a format other than overplayed radio-blasting with Foreverland’s... More >>

  • Aaron Carter

    published July 17, 2014

    Admitting that you love boy bands is something only done only under the heaviest cloak of secrecy, after a few cocktails. Admitting you like the... More >>

  • Sideshow Network: The 5 Spot

    published July 10, 2014

    In today’s world of instant gratification, where we get our news and information from 140 characters or less, it's expected to see eyes... More >>

  • Cher

    published July 3, 2014

    It’s always super awkward when you throw yourself a going-away party and then you never actually leave town. When pop superstar and fashion... More >>

  • Lipstick & Lashes

    published June 26, 2014

    Big hair, fake lashes, padded bras, and sequins galore! No, we’re not talking about a Southern kiddy pageant or other such TLC nightmare.... More >>

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