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2015 Stories by SR Davies

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  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    published August 20, 2015

    The songwriting power of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber may have birthed Joseph’s Technicolor threads first, but it was their concept album... More >>

  • D23 Expo

    published August 13, 2015

    Disney fanatics unite for the fourth D23 Expo, a biennial event celebrating all Magic Kingdom creations past and present and offering exclusive... More >>

  • Chris Isaak

    published August 6, 2015

    In 1990, Lee Chestnut, an Atlanta radio station DJ and David Lynch film fanatic, became obsessed with an instrumental song featured in... More >>

  • Pink Flamingos

    published July 30, 2015

    Pride Festivals have had much to celebrate since SCOTUS declared marriage-for-all, and Saturday, OC Pride unleashes its own rainbow flag frenzy.... More >>

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    published July 23, 2015

    In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Bueller is a “righteous dude,” as secretary Edie McClurg famously points out to snarly school principal... More >>

  • Bicycle Drive-In: Wizard of Oz

    published July 16, 2015

    Summer and Music (SAM) concerts kicks off its 3rd annual Bicycle Drive-In at the Promenade, a multi-tiered event that includes a laser light show... More >>

  • Moist

    published July 9, 2015

    In 2012, The New Yorker asked readers what word they hated the most. The winner? Moist. Sorry, Betty Crocker, people don’t think of your... More >>

  • July 4th Party

    published July 2, 2015

    The Queen Mary turns time machine on Independence Day, transporting guests through decades of all-American entertainment starting off in 1910 with... More >>

  • Summer Solstice Festival

    published June 18, 2015

    Celebrations of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, have been raging since man needed to pump up the volume for fertility. The... More >>

  • 5th Annual Celebrity Radio Show Fundraiser

    published June 11, 2015

    Supporting the arts is rarely on any politician’s agenda, so why not roast a few of them in order to do just that? Settle in for a night of... More >>

  • Todd Rundgren

    published June 4, 2015

    Renaissance Man Todd Rundgren made your life beautiful. The prolific songwriter/musician is not only responsible for stellar songs, but also for... More >>

  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    published May 28, 2015

    This smash cult phenomenon that launched the career of director Tim Burton just never gets old, even though Gene Siskel called it unfunny and the... More >>

  • California Printmakers

    published May 28, 2015

    Printmaking has grown in popularity over the last six years, and this retrospective of leading California artists from the second half of the... More >>

  • Now, Voyager

    published May 21, 2015

    There’s just one thing that keeps this completely tragic tale of a spinster who, after years of indentured servitude to her mother, finally... More >>

  • Roseanne Barr

    published May 7, 2015

    In 1987, the family sitcom was turned upside-down. No longer would pretty, slim, sweet TV moms rule the roost, because Roseanne Barr’s... More >>

  • By The Way, Meet Vera Stark

    published May 7, 2015

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage takes on 1930’s Hollywood racial stereotypes in this comedy – that’s right, a... More >>

  • Sixteen Candles

    published April 30, 2015

    Sure, everyone coos over The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but it was writer-director John Hughes’ first adolescent... More >>

  • Star Wars Celebration VII

    published April 16, 2015

    We won't know until December if writer-director J.J. Abrams can resuscitate the Star Wars saga that George Lucas ran into the ground (they are our... More >>

  • Mark Herman at the Wurlitzer

    published April 9, 2015

    Come experience the yesteryear nostalgia created by organist Mark Herman, who in 2012 became the youngest person ever to receive the American... More >>

  • Bubblefest XIX

    published April 9, 2015

    John Travolta isn’t the only boy who’s ever had adventures while trapped inside a plastic bubble– just ask world-famous Bubble... More >>

  • Duck Soup

    published March 5, 2015

    Considered a lesser comedy from the Marx Brothers upon its release in 1933, Duck Soup has since received much critical re-evaluation and is now... More >>

  • On the Wing, On the Hoof: Silent Films with Music

    published February 19, 2015

    Silent movies were never really silent, and while some transfers over the years have added music – everything from repetitive piano diddling... More >>

  • Billy Idol

    published February 19, 2015

    He may look as if his face has been run over 18 times by a big rig, but veteran rocker Billy Idol hasn’t lost a bit of the old charm and... More >>

  • Pillow Talk

    published February 12, 2015

    Matinee idol Rock Hudson thought the script was too risqué, but Doris Day, on the other hand, was all game to star in the 1959... More >>

  • A Clockwork Orange

    published January 1, 2015

    Director Stanly Kubrick’s 1971 envisioning of novelist Anthony Burgess’ satire of a dystopian future in which youth crime runs rampant... More >>

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