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  • Sade

    published August 25, 2011

    Even though no one knew how to pronounce her name for a few years, this British pop beauty scored several Top 10 hits in the mid-'80s, including... More >>

  • 'Making Mischief: Humor In Art' Is a Cacophony of Clever

    published August 18, 2011

    The Irvine Fine Arts Center has been on a roll lately, showing some of the most interesting and alternative work in OC. It scored a coup... More >>

  • 'Animal House'

    published August 18, 2011

    Considered one of the all-time great comedies, director John Landis’ 1978 frat film was the first starring role for SNL legend John... More >>

  • Shag and His Trend Chasers

    published July 21, 2011

    My hairstylist recently moved her salon to a new location, one that happens to be where my old hair salon had been. In that old salon,... More >>

  • Suvan Geer Has Time on Her Side

    published July 7, 2011

    Suvan Geer lives in a world of transition and disappearance. It's the same world we all live in, of course, except Geer is acutely aware of... More >>

  • 'The Dark Crystal'

    published July 7, 2011

    Billed as the first live-action film without any human beings onscreen, this tale of the planet Thra—a place that exists in “another... More >>

  • OC Art Galleries Will Feature Japan, Shag and More!

    published June 23, 2011

    Summer's here, it's a holiday, school is out, now it's time to play—and even if you don't know the lyrics to that famous Annette... More >>

  • 'The Swimmer'

    published June 23, 2011

    Based on writer John Cheever’s surreal short-story exploration of the male American Dream, this 1968 film directed by Frank Perry and Sydney... More >>

  • 'Earth-Like Planet' Says Extinction, Shmextinction

    published June 16, 2011

    A lot of Earth-themed art shows seem to be popping up around Orange, LA and Riverside counties lately. There was "Spaceship Earth" and "The... More >>

  • 'Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?'

    published June 16, 2011

    The Found Theatre continues its foray into the world of relevant and enlightening film screenings with Queen of the Sun, an award-winning... More >>

  • 'Little Shop of Horrors' Rock!

    published June 9, 2011

    Before the days when corporate businessmen disguised as producers injected millions into musical versions of any film that achieved a modicum... More >>

  • Jethro Tull: 'Aqualung' 40th Anniversary

    published June 9, 2011

    Hope you already have tickets or know of a good scalper! One of the best-selling progressive-rock bands of all time embark on a 40th- anniversary... More >>

  • Get Wired With Alexander Calder!

    published June 2, 2011

    The art world is never short on controversy. Is a particular artist's work derivative or is it inspired? If millions love Monet and other... More >>

  • X

    published June 2, 2011

    The good do not die young. Sometimes, the good and the great live on and on—and we should thank our punky stars they do. Such is the case... More >>

  • SCAPE Gallery Shows White's Power

    published May 26, 2011

    While the concept of white as a color is frequently debated, the facts boil down to this: When white is light, it is a combination of all... More >>

  • 'Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird'

    published May 26, 2011

    The age-old literary mystery of why author Harper Lee published only one novel—the Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a... More >>

  • 'The Breakfast Club'

    published May 19, 2011

    Back in 1985, when the worst thing most teenagers did was skip school to go shopping or set off false fire alarms, writer/director John Hughes... More >>

  • Teach Your Children Well

    published May 12, 2011

    While there’s a certain clique of adults that believes bullying and school brawls are just a part of growing up (perhaps back in the days... More >>

  • Merle Haggard

    published May 5, 2011

    As one of the fathers of the “Bakersfield Sound”—a late-1960s reaction to the overproduced honky-tonk of the “Nashville... More >>

  • Charo

    published April 28, 2011

    In the 1970s, network television was all about variety shows and guest stars—the more names you could pack into a one-hour episode of... More >>

  • Sound of Music Sing-a-Long

    published April 21, 2011

    There’s nothing gayer than singing along with Julie Andrews and a pack of cherubic-faced children as they lilt across the Austrian... More >>

  • Scott Valenzuela Goes Town and Country

    published April 14, 2011

    Tucked away in a modest unit of Huntington Beach's Old World Village, a spot best known for its Oktoberfest stein-chugging and Dachshund... More >>

  • The Ten Commandments

    published April 14, 2011

    Get your pre-Easter, pre-New Testament on this week with late NRA king Charlton Heston and his oh-so-suave parting of the Red Sea in one of the... More >>

  • Sleigh Bells

    published April 7, 2011

    Noise-pop duo Derek E. Miller and Alexis Krauss have made steady headway into the alternative-music scene since their partnership launched in 2008... More >>

  • The Upsetter

    published March 31, 2011

    Way back in 1968, Lee “Scratch” Perry was one of the first musicians to use sampling (the sound of a crying baby) in his music, and... More >>

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