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2014 Stories by ERIN DEWITT

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  • Atomic Punks

    published April 17, 2014

    Well, if they're good enough for Bret Michaels, they're damn good enough for the rest of the world. When he needs a Van Halen fix, Michaels goes... More >>

  • Ellie Goulding

    published April 10, 2014

    While the mainstream music machine cranks out a new blow-up pop princess every 15 minutes (now with auto tune!), Ellie Goulding is like a... More >>

  • Cameron Carpenter

    published April 3, 2014

    As the only organist ever nominated for a solo album Grammy, Cameron Carpenter is the poster child for smashing-preconceived-notions-to-bits.... More >>

  • 'The Beautiful Autism' Opening Reception

    published April 3, 2014

    After Art with an Agenda's remarkable Kelly Thomas exhibit back in 2012, which featured the infamous painting of police officers circle-jerking... More >>

  • Speakeasy: The Golden Scarab Club

    published April 3, 2014

    Pssst, the secret password is "orange juice." This Thursday night, party like it's 1929 and head out to the picturesque Muckenthaler Cultural... More >>

  • 2014 Wine Extraordinaire

    published March 27, 2014

    Now in its well-aged 34th year, Wine Extraordinaire, the annual Orange County Wine Society Fundraiser, brings together literally hundreds of... More >>

  • What Makes It Great? Beethoven

    published March 27, 2014

    Rob Kapilow takes a well-known piece of music (that you've heard dozens of times, at least), then he slices it, chops it up, turns it inside out,... More >>


    Burlesque Boss: Yadi Hurtado

    published March 13, 2014

    Orange County has seen an explosion of shimmies and shakes presented in burlesque revues over the past couple of years, thanks largely to Long... More >>

  • 8th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Green Festival

    published March 13, 2014

    The country's favorite drinking holiday lands on a Monday this year—so if you're gonna party like an Irishman, you'd better have done it... More >>

  • I Love Lucy Live on Stage

    published March 13, 2014

    It's said that some of the laugh tracks sitcoms use today are actually pre-recorded bytes from as far back as the '50s—so while it's a... More >>

  • Lewis Black

    published March 6, 2014

    Fresh off the stage from his headlining appearance at the Carolina Comedy Festival (held at his alma mater, UNC Chapel Hill), the boisterous,... More >>

  • The Translucent Frogs of Quuup

    published March 6, 2014

    After sweeping up the showers of accolades and rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Mark Stevens and Chris Larner's comedy comes... More >>

  • Film: Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure

    published February 27, 2014

    Art buffs are in for a delight this Wednesday afternoon as the Bowers Museum screens Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure. This 2013... More >>

  • All the Great Books (abridged)

    published February 27, 2014

    The Reduced Shakespeare Company, who brought you the quick-hit comedy masterpieces The Complete History of America (abridged) and The Bible: The... More >>

  • Dessy Di Lauro's Neo-Ragtime Jamboree

    published February 20, 2014

    It's seldom that we come across a musical style that's truly unique and unlike anything we've heard before. Meet Dessy Di Lauro and her... More >>

  • Tennessee Williams Unscripted

    published February 20, 2014

    A Tennessee Williams play is rife with metaphor, serious underlying themes, and more than a hint of poetic tragedy. In Tennessee Williams... More >>

  • Harold and Maude

    published February 13, 2014

    There is a headstone in Ireland that reads, "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." And so is the story... More >>

  • Fiction Book Group: Mama Day

    published February 13, 2014

    Thanks to Barnes and Noble for keeping book groups alive—and saving us the awkward attempt of organizing a literary circle among our creepy... More >>

  • La Traviata

    published February 13, 2014

    The first performance of La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi's operatic masterpiece about the ill-fated love affair of a courtesan) in the 1850s was met... More >>

  • 24 Hour Creative: The Ultimate Theatrical Challenge

    published February 6, 2014

    In this extreme theater competition (yes, there is such a thing), the participating contestants will literally eat, sleep and breath theater for... More >>

  • The Wizard of Oz

    published February 6, 2014

    The only possible thing that could brighten the beloved story adapted for the stage (besides Liza Minnelli playing the Wicked Witch, could you... More >>

  • James and the Giant Peach

    published February 6, 2014

    When Roald Dahl first penned this weirdly awesome children's tale more than a half-century ago, the titled mutated fruit was originally a... More >>

  • 'Optimism And Opulence: The World of Art Deco'

    published January 30, 2014

    If your eyelashes are still a-flutterin' from Baz Luhrmann's latest cinematic whirlwind, and you've been scouring flea markets for years,... More >>

  • Global Arts Festival

    published January 30, 2014

    This year's Global Arts Festival takes on the brilliant and complex Dmitri Shostakovich, a Russian pianist and composer who left a heavy stamp on... More >>

  • CHOC Comedy Benefit

    published January 23, 2014

    Given that laughter is a pretty effective medicine and all that, it makes perfect sense for CHOC Children's Hospital to host a fundraiser... More >>

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