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  • Frankie Valli

    published December 31, 2009

    The first time many of us heard Frankie Valli was during the opening credits of the mega-hit film musical Grease. For others, those who were... More >>

  • New Shanghai Circus

    published December 24, 2009

    Imported to the US in 1998 and dropped off in Branson, Missouri of all places, this troupe of acrobats has built quite a reputation over the last... More >>

  • The Nutcracker

    published December 10, 2009

    Yes, it’s once again time for enormous-headed wooden soldiers with broken jaws to fight evil, giant rodents for the honor of little girls in... More >>

  • Christmas in Ireland

    published November 26, 2009

    Internationally renowned Celtic folkies Danú travel across the pond this holiday to bring you the best in Gaelic traditional music and to... More >>

  • Starry, Starry Night Fundraiser

    published November 19, 2009

    There’s always room behind the Orange Curtain for more theater companies—and Anaheim’s Gallery Theatre aims to launch another one:... More >>

  • Dennis DeYoung

    published November 5, 2009

    As the main songwriter, singer and founder of the band Styx, Dennis DeYoung had one of the most distinctive voices of the '70s rock scene.... More >>

  • Night of the Living Dead & Zombie Walk

    published October 29, 2009

    Night of the Living Dead star Judith “Barbra” O’Dea will be a legend in horror film history for eternity—even though she... More >>

  • David Sedaris

    published October 22, 2009

    Grammy-nominated and über-hysterical humorist David Sedaris brings his self-deprecating autobiographies about his middle-class rearing and... More >>

  • The Bangles

    published October 15, 2009

    In the Music Bible, the Runaways begat the Go-Go’s and the Go-Go’s begat the Bangles —in fact, Bangles bassist Michael Steele was a... More >>

  • The Happy Ones

    published September 24, 2009

    Garden Grove in the 1970’s grooves to life with this newly-commissioned SCR play from Julie Marie Myatt. Walter Wells is living the... More >>

  • A Man For All Seasons

    published September 17, 2009

    In the year that saw such classics as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Alfie, playwright Robert Bolt’s award-winning play-turned-film... More >>

  • Putting It Togther

    published September 10, 2009

    Ten years ago, Stephen Sondheim threw together a jumble of some of his favorite songs—all in a tribute to himself. What a world he must live... More >>

  • Judy Tenuta

    published August 27, 2009

    The one and only Princess of Panty Shields, Empress of Elvis Impersonators, Queen of Candypants, Healer of Hermaphrodites, and Aphrodite on the... More >>

  • Indie Fest USA 2009

    published August 20, 2009

    The most commercial adjunct to the happiest place on earth is hosting a slew of international films this week, via the help of Indie Fest... More >>

  • The Seven Year Itch

    published August 13, 2009

    Playwright George Axelrod’s nuclear-age, three-act hilarity about the abundantly average Richard Sherman who, after sending his wife and son... More >>

  • Green Party Meeting

    published July 30, 2009

    Regardless of the wee tarnishing the Green Party sustained over the last decade because of Big Mouth Ralph, the dedicated nonviolent group has... More >>

  • Blondie and Pat Benatar

    published July 23, 2009

    Joining forces for the first time ever, iconic rocker chicks Deborah Harry and Pat Benatar have been touring the globe with their Call Me... More >>

  • Stand by Me

    published July 16, 2009

    What do you get when you combine a classic Top 40 song, a creepy tale by a master of thrillers and a director whose credits include This is Spinal... More >>

  • The Motels

    published July 9, 2009

    Berkeley-founded new wave band the Motels (featuring Martha Davis) had already been reformed, renamed and routinely rejected by record labels... More >>

  • Howls Under the Full Moon

    published July 2, 2009

    Beneath a tempestuous full moon, Orange County’s middle-class poet laureate Lee Mallory wields his call-and-response best at SoCal icon John... More >>

  • Sawdust Art Festival

    published June 25, 2009

    Now in its 43rd year, Laguna’s summer artisan festival is as enticing as ever. Set amid a woody backdrop, almost 200 local artists offer... More >>

  • Art & Sole 2

    published June 11, 2009

    Instead of getting hopped-up at that dive bar (again) this Saturday night, press yourself into something way more fancy and cerebral and check out... More >>

  • Sea of Ink

    published June 11, 2009

    Although you probably didn’t know it, calligraphy is an actual art form. Its artisans even have their own association, in which you can... More >>

  • Scots Fest

    published May 21, 2009

    You’re always pretending to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and since you’re such a poser, you really... More >>

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    published May 7, 2009

    Art and sports have long been a uniting force between countries that politically and economically just don’t get along—and it’s a... More >>

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