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2015 Stories by SR Davies

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  • The Sound of Music

    published November 19, 2015

    According to Christopher Plummer, there was a lot of drinking and carousing on the set of director Robert Wise’s 1965 musical. Not by Julie... More >>

  • Neil Gaiman

    published November 12, 2015

    Spend an evening with National Book Award-winner Neil Gaiman as he reads from his celebrated works and engages in an audience Q &A, where fans can... More >>

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    published October 29, 2015

    Director Frank Capra’s 1939 political dramedy initially struck fear in the hearts of the Hays Office, who feared the story’s depiction... More >>

  • American Psycho

    published October 22, 2015

    One of most shocking things about this gruesome psychological thriller starring Christian Bale as a yuppie serial killer who ruthlessly tortures... More >>

  • Nightmare on Elm Street

    published October 22, 2015

    Inspired by a variety of sources – including Eastern religions, the song “Dreamweaver,” and a kid named Fred Krueger who bullied... More >>

  • Sit! Stay! Laugh! Irvine Improv Goes to the Dogs

    published September 17, 2015

    The nonprofit 4Life Rescue! invites one and all to spend a Sunday brunch together, drinking mimosas, chowing on cuisine, and laughing it all down... More >>

  • Poetry in the Parlour

    published September 10, 2015

    NEVER SPEAK presents “Philosophy & Marcus Omari,” an evening billed as a collection of “the best and brightest poets in Long... More >>

  • The Magnificent Seven

    published September 3, 2015

    A remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai, director John Sturges helped further the “revisionist western”... More >>

  • Red Guerilla Funhouse Storytime Theatre

    published August 27, 2015

    There are dozens of open mic nights around the OC featuring poetry and acoustic performances – but where, o where, are the yarn spinners, as... More >>

  • 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 >>

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