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  • Laurie Hassold's Creepy Crawlies

    published August 12, 2010

    If you ever meet Costa Mesa-based sculptor Laurie Hassold, you’ll be struck by her stature and beach-blonde good looks. When she begins... More >>

  • Caddyshack 30th Anniversary

    published August 12, 2010

    In 1980, the most famous of the SNL veteran players hijacked local theaters: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd taught the crackers soul in The Blues... More >>

  • Hot Fuzz

    published August 5, 2010

    Recognized by most US filmgoers as “Scotty” in 2009’s Star Trek revamp, Simon Pegg first made a bloody splash with American... More >>

  • Dramarama

    published July 29, 2010

    Whenever music cable channels compile “one-hit wonder” lists, they always include New Jersey-born Dramarama. Plopped alongside acts like... More >>

  • Where's Poppa?

    published July 22, 2010

    One year before she went down in cult history as the “sexier” half of Harold and Maude, and two years after she’d won the... More >>

  • Smokey and the Bandit

    published July 15, 2010

    Though mostly toiling away in Spaghetti Westerns overseas during the late 1960’s (at the urging of pal, Clint Eastwood), Burt Reynolds... More >>

  • Upright Cabaret: Country Roads

    published July 8, 2010

    The folks at La Mirada Theatre sure do love Johnny Cash and American roots music, and thus, seem a perfect home for the traveling Upright Cabaret,... More >>

  • The Who's Tommy

    published July 1, 2010

    It’s time to see, touch, feel and heal Tommy again—this time in the Chance Theater’s production of the legendary rock musical that... More >>

  • Zanna, Don't!

    published June 24, 2010

    Other than time traveling, there’s really nothing more fun than parallel universes where the absurdities we’ve grown accustomed to are... More >>

  • A Night of Divas and Dolls: Lesbian Mega Club

    published June 17, 2010

    This Friday, the House of Blues is go-go-ing gay once again with what’s being billed as OC’s first “mega” lesbian club. Long... More >>

  • Spinning into Butter

    published June 3, 2010

    Hailed as one of the best plays of 1999 by Time Magazine, this socially-charged tale by Rebecca Gilman confronts issues of racism, head-on.... More >>

  • Off the Deep End

    published May 27, 2010

    Cruelty, hatred and resentment abound in the Monkey Wrench Collective’s production of British playwright Mark Ravenhill’s 2006 ... More >>

  • Ana Evening with Rita Rudner

    published May 27, 2010

    One of HBO’s Women of the Night in 1988—a groundbreaking special that also introduced the world to Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone... More >>

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    published May 20, 2010

    Back in 1981­—when real-life stuntmen performed on real-life sets (instead of in front of green screens), and sexy leading ladies were... More >>

  • Tony Orlando "Lets Salute America"

    published May 13, 2010

    In 1974, Tony Orlando and Dawn were the darlings of nighttime TV variety shows, popping out “Candida,” “Knock Three Times,”... More >>

  • Daddy’s Dyin’ – Who’s Got the Will?

    published May 6, 2010

    Best known for his 1996 hit Sordid Lives (which later turned into a cult-fave film and cable series), playwright and director Del Shores made his... More >>

  • H.M.S. Pinafore

    published April 29, 2010

    The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players present the famous Brit duo’s first international hit, also known as The Lass that Loved a Sailor .... More >>

  • Measure for Pleasure

    published April 29, 2010

    Billed by the Garage Theatre as a “dirty whore of a play,” this 18th century farce is filled with “dildos, dames, trannies and... More >>

  • Blue Velvet

    published April 22, 2010

    Director David Lynch’s 1986 twisty, nightmarish noir earned him an Oscar nomination and cemented him into the public consciousness as one... More >>

  • Cirque D'Or

    published April 15, 2010

    Not to be confused with the decades-old French Canadian Cirque shows, this company of artists starring the Golden Dragon Acrobats of China is... More >>

  • Oedipus the King, Mama!

    published April 8, 2010

    The LA-based Troubadour Theater Co. has been busting up audiences for more than a decade with their campy parodies set to pop/rock... More >>

  • McCabe and Mrs. Miller

    published April 1, 2010

    In director Robert Altman’s 1971 “anti-western,” we find ourselves shacked up in a dark, dingy northwestern mining town with... More >>

  • Bear Kamp 5th Anniversary

    published March 25, 2010

    Often called the gayest place on earth, in 2007, Disneyland opened up Cinderella’s castle for same-sex weddings for couples who held valid... More >>

  • The Hollow

    published March 18, 2010

    In these days of rampant big city, blood-and-guts, profanity-ridden gun-and-sex stories, a good old-fashion “country house” murder... More >>

  • Raging Bull

    published March 11, 2010

    The ‘70s are considered the “second golden age of cinema,” and in the end-capping year of 1980, Martin Scorsese’s black and... More >>

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