2013 Stories by ANDREW TONKOVICH

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  • A Christmas Carol

    published December 19, 2013

    It’s gonna be hard to get tickets, but try. Or maybe arrive at SCR early, get in line clad in your nearly de rigueur bright red Victorian... More >>

  • The Manhattan Transfer Christmas Show

    published December 12, 2013

    Nat King Cole. Vince Guaraldi. Some classic artists do the potentially deadly music of the holidays just right, including the now legendary... More >>

  • Potted Potter

    published November 7, 2013

    Two zany British thespians, Dan and Jeff, go for the absolute lowest common denominator telling of everybody’s favorite epic about the... More >>

  • Tabula Poetica presents CK Williams

    published October 10, 2013

    It's easy to figure just who poet of conscience and conversation CK Williams is talking about as he captures, over and over again, the voice of... More >>

  • Helen Mirren in The Audience

    published September 5, 2013

    It isn’t easy being queen. Unless you are Helen Mirren, aka DCI Tennison and everybody’s favorite Elizabeth II—unelected... More >>

  • Death of a Salesman

    published August 29, 2013

    An all-Black cast production of Death of a Salesman arrives at South Coast Rep’s 50th anniversary celebration starring Charlie Robinson from... More >>

  • Informal Visitor Night: Perseid Meteor Shower

    published August 8, 2013

    Its formal name is 109P/Swift–Tuttle, but it goes by Comet Swift-Tuttle and will likely end life on our planet, if not for two thousand... More >>

  • Hindu Pirates

    published July 11, 2013

    We're not too sure about this band’s actual name—bohemian inexplicable yet somehow perfect—but they certainly know how to do... More >>

  • Americana Family Festival

    published July 4, 2013

    Joni Mitchell’s classic song “For Free” observed that lone musician playing real good, for free, and, yes, for freedom. The... More >>

  • Tree Huggers Ball

    published May 30, 2013

    What won’t Canyon Lands Conservancy organizers do to get city and country folk together for a summer day in the wild environs of our local... More >>

  • 'How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey Across America'

    published May 9, 2013

    It's easy to poke holes in other countries’ delusional national mythologies, but UCI historian Jon Wiener did the hard, fun, slightly... More >>

  • Paris Combo

    published April 25, 2013

    Hot club jazz, gypsy swing—en francais, "jazz manouche"—call it what you may, mon ami, you’ll recognize the spiritual-musical... More >>

  • Arlo Guthrie

    published April 11, 2013

    Somehow Arlo Guthrie makes being Woody Guthrie’s son and heir to his profound cultural legacy seem easy, even fun. Pop star, folkie, serious... More >>

  • Men Alive: Strike a Pose!

    published March 21, 2013

    High art or low, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus sings it all. In its twelfth season of Handel, Liza, American musicals and torch songs,... More >>

  • Girl Rising

    published March 7, 2013

    The activist Grace Paley observed both economically and poetically that “the only recognizable feature of hope is action.” Seeing is... More >>

  • Mozart Classical Orchestra: Happy Birthday, Mozart

    published January 24, 2013

    A crash course in Mozart appreciation for newbies (and a rewarding program for those already planning on how best to celebrate his 256th), the... More >>

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