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2009 Stories by ANNIE WHARTON

Archives: 2010 | 2009
  • Michael Jackson Laserspectacular

    published December 24, 2009

    It doesn’t get much better than this. Paying tribute to the King of Pop and surveying his 40-year career, the multimedia “Laser... More >>

  • Industrial Dance Icons Nitzer Ebb Return With Familiar Sounds

    published December 17, 2009

    No Longer Angry, But Still ShoutingIndustrial dance icons Nitzer Ebb get back in the flow English industrial dance... More >>

  • Ice Skating Rink

    published December 17, 2009

    Who cares if you don’t have the skills to pull off a quadruple salchow like 6.0-scoring gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko? Sporting seasonal... More >>

  • Ice Cube On Being the Architect of Gangsta Rap

    published December 10, 2009

    The Architect of Gangsta RapIce Cube draws on ‘strength of street knowledge’ for both his R-rated rhymes and his... More >>

  • AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

    published December 10, 2009

    As the LBC’s Snoop Dogg might exclaim: “Bow wow wow, yippee yo, yippee yay!” At the 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship this... More >>

  • Iceland's múm Are at the Cutting Edge of Cool

    published November 5, 2009

    From the Land of the Ice and SnowWith their dreamy-yet-unnerving sounds and surreal visuals, múm are at the cutting edge of... More >>

  • Student Night with Bill Viola

    published November 5, 2009

    Orange County Museum of Art celebrates the scholarly by offering university and high-school students free entry to the museum this Thursday. Part... More >>

  • Because the Night

    published October 29, 2009

    With an exhibition title gleaned from the anthemic Patti Smith song that Bruce Springsteen co-wrote, “Because the Night” at the... More >>

  • The Laramie Project

    published September 24, 2009

    In 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten and tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming, dying 6 days later. A month after the murder, members of Tectonic... More >>

  • Bowers Exhibit Shows Fernando Botero Is More Than Just 'That Guy Who Paints Really Fat People'

    published September 17, 2009

    Well-RoundedThe Bowers largely succeeds in showing that Fernando Botero is more than just ‘that Colombian guy who... More >>

  • Peanut Butter Wolf

    published August 27, 2009

    Chris Manak (aka Peanut Butter Wolf) started selling his “new skool of old-school hip-hop” mix-tapes while still a teenager. He went on... More >>

  • MIdget Wrestling

    published August 6, 2009

    When pondering wrestling, images of huge, burly men with bombastic vernacular and flamboyant costumes usually come to mind. On Saturday, all of... More >>

  • Judas Priest and Whitesnake

    published July 30, 2009

    With heavy metal anthems like “Breakin’ the Law,” “Living After Midnight,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing... More >>

  • R. Crumb's Underground Opening Reception

    published July 9, 2009

    Founder of Zap Comics, underground art scene pioneer and self-proclaimed “misanthrope,” R. Crumb was probably most widely-recognized for... More >>

  • Harry Warren—The Brilliant Unknown

    published June 18, 2009

    Pardon me, boy, is that the music of an underappreciated genius? When considering the Golden Age of American music, names such as George Gershwin... More >>

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    published May 28, 2009

    Told via monologue and song, Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Empire Theatre in Santa Ana employs the musical theater tropes of films like Velvet... More >>

  • Illumination

    published April 30, 2009

    The desert is a place fraught with contradictions. Yet in spite of its blistering heat and preponderance of lizards, many artists, musicians and... More >>

  • It's All Relative

    published February 26, 2009

    What goes on inside the brilliant minds of the UC Digital Arts Research Network (DARnet) faculty is revealed in “Scalable Relations” at... More >>

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