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2014 Stories by SR Davies

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  • Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

    published July 17, 2014

    Considered one of the treasures of cult moviedom, this Paul Reubens-Tim Burton-Danny Elfman schlock-and-awe campfest served as the launching pad... More >>

  • Movie Mondays: The Little Colonel

    published July 10, 2014

    There’s just no easy way to watch films set during the Civil War, especially those made prior to 1945. The depiction of African Americans... More >>

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    published July 10, 2014

    Considered one of the world’s most beloved children’s storytellers, author Roald Dahl may have disowned this cinematic version of his... More >>

  • Sullivan & Kyle's Vaudeville Revue

    published June 26, 2014

    The last vaudeville performers and patrons have long since departed, and since moving-picture cameras weren’t widely used until the early... More >>

  • Yadi Presents Gotham Vixens Burlesque

    published June 19, 2014

    Lady comic book superheroes, anti-heroes and villains have been around since 1940, beginning with Fantomah, an ancient, ageless, beautiful blonde... More >>

  • Cowboy Junkies

    published June 12, 2014

    When Canadian alt folk rock band the Cowboy Junkies released their cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” in 1988... More >>

  • The Amy Winehouse Experience

    published May 29, 2014

    It all started with Beatlemania. Then Which One’s Pink?, Dred Zepplin and the list goes on—though it’s hard to top The Iron... More >>

  • "Cat Cult" Exhibit

    published May 22, 2014

    Because cats. There’s really nothing else you need to know, of course—you either cat, or you don’t cat. And if you cat, you are... More >>

  • Phantom of the Paradise

    published May 15, 2014

    Writer-director Brian De Palma’s 1974 box office flop—a hybrid of Phantom of the Opera, Faust and The Picture of Dorian Gray—is... More >>

  • Lady Jane’s Salon

    published May 8, 2014

    Move over, crime novel! The top-selling fiction genre in the US is romance—and don’t think that means the 50 Shades variety. Ladies... More >>

  • The Medical Marijuana Telethon

    published May 1, 2014

    In celebration of its 40th season—which is a triumph of artistic daredevilry and savvy business moves when it comes to small, independent... More >>

  • Tokyo Police Club

    published April 24, 2014

    Canada’s Tokyo Police Club is a super easy-feeling band. Generating melodic and hooky songs that are unthreatening in every way possible,... More >>

  • Sans Merci

    published April 17, 2014

    Johnna Adams’ play about the meeting between a young lesbian and the homophobic mother of her deceased girlfriend not only ushers in the... More >>

  • Grand Hotel

    published April 10, 2014

    Most modern audiences find this star-studded 1933 Best Picture-winner almost impossible to sit through, and yet, because of its cast and some... More >>

  • An Afternoon with Groucho

    published April 10, 2014

    Discerning folk love experiencing the greatness of iconic dead people, and while most choose old film or TV footage, there’s always that... More >>

  • Celtic Woman: The Emerald Tour

    published March 27, 2014

    One might think that describing a musical group as “Riverdance for the voice” would sound an immediate death knell, but when it comes... More >>

  • Patti Lupone

    published March 20, 2014

    Millennials know Patti LuPone as the freaky Christian incestuous mother who lived next door to Jessica Lange, et al, in American Horror Story:... More >>

  • French Film Festival: Les Choristes

    published March 13, 2014

    It’s ooo la la time again as the 5th Annual French Film Festival takes over Fullerton College offering a stellar lineup of le chic,... More >>

  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    published February 27, 2014

    Considered one of the finest orchestras in the world, the Vienna Philharmonic is known for its unique sound that renowned conductor Bruno Walter... More >>

  • Rent

    published February 20, 2014

    Jonathan Larson didn’t live to see his rock musical premiere Off-Broadway, or make it to Broadway, or to pick up the Tony or the Pulitzer... More >>

  • Paul Simon & Sting

    published February 13, 2014

    One of these guys is really, really sexy. One of these guys is not. Both of these guys have won many awards and the hearts of millions, with the... More >>

  • Astronaut Dr. Tracy Caldwell Dyson

    published February 13, 2014

    While being a real-life astronaut is way different than being Sigourney Weaver in Alien (we hope) and is probably more like being Helen... More >>

  • Six Degrees of Separation

    published February 6, 2014

    Playwright John Guare’s Pulitzer Prize-winning story about a young African American con man who dupes two couples into believing wild tales... More >>

  • Maestro of the Movies

    published January 30, 2014

    Winner of five Oscars, four Golden Globes and 21 Grammys, John Williams is the most recognized film and television composer in history. As creator... More >>

  • Radio Detective Month: Dick Tracy and Ellery Queen

    published January 23, 2014

    There are two things that are probably better than having sex with Margot Robbie—but we can’t think of them. Runner’s up,... More >>

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