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2009 Stories by ERIN DEWITT

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  • [BEST OF OC] El DJ (the DJ): DJ Danny Love

    published October 8, 2009

    Orange County native Danny Love (a.k.a. Danny Venegas) has spent the past 20-something years of his DJ career watching Orange County evolve from a... More >>

  • Poet Charles Harper Webb

    published October 8, 2009

    A poet, a musician, a scholar; Charles Harper Webb is a creative and intellectual force to be reckoned with. As a teenager, he possessed enough... More >>

  • Spamalot

    published October 8, 2009

    If you haven’t heard, Spamalot is a musical reinterpretation of the 1975 film Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail . With that... More >>

  • Steel Magnolias

    published October 8, 2009

    Playwright Robert Harling sure knows how to write a strong, complex female character. Aside from his smash Broadway play, Steel Magnolias (which... More >>

  • Serenity

    published October 1, 2009

    Though it may have eluded the Oscar race or the praise of serious film critics, this 2005 galactic action flick from Joss Whedon (creator/writer... More >>

  • Christine Ebersole

    published October 1, 2009

    The woman Variety said “seems capable of doing anything” comes to Costa Mesa to do a little bit of everything. Most noted for her Tony... More >>

  • Amnesia Singles Party

    published September 24, 2009

    We cant decide if naming a singles-directed club night “Amnesia” is utterly ridiculous and tasteless, or if it’s, rather... More >>

  • The Baroque World of Fernando Botero

    published September 17, 2009

    His style, though immediately recognizable, covers a wide breadth of subjects—from chubby, cherub-faced couples dancing and even chubbier... More >>

  • Latin American Art History Class: “The Baroque World of Fernando Botero”

    published September 10, 2009

    Latin American Art History Class: “The Baroque World of Fernando Botero” As part of the Bowers Museum’s latest collection,... More >>

  • Virsky Ukrainian Dance Company

    published September 10, 2009

    With eye-popping dance techniques and gravity-defying feats requiring insurmountable strength and agility, the Virsky Ukrainian Dance Company... More >>

  • Life of Brian

    published September 3, 2009

    With a tagline like “A motion picture destined to offend nearly two thirds of the civilized world. And severely annoy the other third,”... More >>

  • Menopause the Musical

    published September 3, 2009

    The best way to diffuse an uncomfortable situation is with humor. For far too long, “The Change” has been a hush-hush subject among... More >>

  • The Secret Affair Dance Club

    published September 3, 2009

    DJs spinning northern soul, freakbeat, boogaloo, garage, mod, 60s and more. Not clear? Freakbeat: “The missing link between the early to... More >>

  • The Bumpy Road to Getting Published

    published September 3, 2009

    Writing is a form of art; everyone will have a different opinion of what is good and what is bad. Even Van Gogh was harshly ridiculed and... More >>

  • Valley Girl

    published August 27, 2009

    Back when it was cool to hang out at the mall and Nicolas Cage’s acting chops were...OK, he was never really “good,” just less... More >>

  • Marilyn Manson

    published August 20, 2009

    Shock-rock is so ‘90s. About 15 years ago, things were good for Marilyn Manson: He had the hits, the look (admit it: Stunning), and the... More >>

  • Two Idiots Peddling Poetry Ninth Anniversary Party

    published August 20, 2009

    Ben Trigg and Steve Ramirez may tout themselves as “Two idiots Peddling Poetry,” but what they’ve got going on is anything but... More >>

  • 22 Degrees Below

    published August 13, 2009

    Hovering around this line of latitude, photographer Hal Robert Myers captured images of cultures whose reputations are “typically shaped by... More >>

  • Directions

    published August 13, 2009

    “Use a pliable material to mold or cast a body part.” “Describe a dream that you have the week of December 22.” “Use your... More >>

  • Certified Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair

    published August 6, 2009

    There’s something about farmers’ markets that just reeks of wholesome goodness. Maybe it’s all those fresh veggies practically... More >>

  • Mamma Mia!

    published July 30, 2009

    Come see the smash-hit film inspired by the smash-hit play inspired by the smash-hit band. Starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and... More >>

  • Across the Seas: A History of Navigation

    published July 23, 2009

    Last week, Southern California resident Zac Sunderland, 17, became the youngest person ever to sail around the world by himself. The 13-month... More >>

  • Cooking for a Cause

    published July 16, 2009

    By “bringing charity straight to the kitchen,” Cooking for a Cause contributes to local charities through the love of all things... More >>

  • Dirt Nasty

    published July 9, 2009

    Life after MTV can be rough for a VJ—there’s not a whole lot of job security in introducing music videos. The lucky ones go on to other... More >>

  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

    published July 9, 2009

    Although elephant abuse accusations have been flying back and forth like a wild trapeze act, you know what they say: The show must go on. Coming... More >>

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