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2012 Stories by Stacy Davies

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  • Brea Art Gallery Presents the Other Side of Sunny

    published April 12, 2012

    Whenever I hear a phrase such as "made in California," my thoughts immediately scatter like shrieking bats into the farthest corners of my mind... More >>

  • Boogie Nights

    published April 12, 2012

    Based on his 30-minute, 8mm short film shot in high school in 1988, Paul Thomas Anderson’s second feature was a mega hit, making him an... More >>

  • Harold Chapman Asks: Will the Beat Go on?

    published April 5, 2012

    Those who obsess over the past and steep themselves in nostalgia to block out the shallow, mass-marketed mayhem of our modern, trend-chasing... More >>

  • Squeeze

    published April 5, 2012

    Even though it’s usually considered rock n' roll blasphemy to own a greatest hits album, when it comes to Squeeze and the US teen market,... More >>

  • Blast

    published March 29, 2012

    The Tony and Emmy-winning theatrical event known as Blast comes to town this month and threatens to blow the rafters off the Cerritos Center with... More >>

  • Dionne Warwick

    published March 22, 2012

    As one of the top selling female performers of all time (56 singles have made the Billboard Top 100), Dionne Warwick is a national treasure. Early... More >>

  • America Martin Accepts No Substitutes

    published March 15, 2012

    In a world that rewards derivative creation, it's rare to walk into a gallery and encounter work influenced enough by past masters and... More >>

  • Shamrock 'n' Roll

    published March 15, 2012

    Everyone knows that dressing up for St. Patrick’s Day is totally Gaelic. When it comes to the uber-haunted Queen Mary, however, it’s... More >>

  • Zorro

    published March 15, 2012

    Scotland’s Visible Fictions children’s theatre company returns to the OC poised to get the kiddies all riled up with creative... More >>

  • Jaimes Palacio Reading

    published March 8, 2012

    OC poet Jaimes Palacio is a definite star on the local troubadourian scene, and if you’ve never heard or read his poem “Everybody Had... More >>

  • Casablanca with Live Score

    published March 8, 2012

    Never considered more than a stock film while it was rolling down the Hollywood production line, director Michael Curtiz’s 1942 sentimental... More >>

  • Cabaret

    published March 1, 2012

    While it’s pretty much impossible to think of the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret without Liza Minnelli and Bob Fosse (and Joel Grey and... More >>

  • Saturday Night Fever

    published February 23, 2012

    Director John Badham’s wildly popular 1977 film propelled Welcome Back, Kotter heartthrob John Travolta into mega-stardom, kicking off a... More >>

  • Four Clown

    published February 16, 2012

    Clowns aren’t just for kiddies or terrifying cinematic fables anymore—no, clowns of the 21st century engage in graphic violence,... More >>

  • No Good Mondays

    published February 16, 2012

    Everyone hates Mondays—we even sing about how much we hate them. “Manic Monday,” “Monday, Monday,” and the classic... More >>

  • OCCCA Presents 'Gothic': Bleak Days, Black Nights

    published February 9, 2012

    Everyone I know has recently had a nervous breakdown—including me. It's the times, it's the age, it's the chorus of voices—in our... More >>

  • Polaris at Noon

    published February 9, 2012

    One of the changes that came to the old Galaxy Theatre—now the Observatory —is a monthly artist-in-residency gig in the Constellation... More >>

  • A Place in the Sun

    published January 26, 2012

    This 1951 melodrama, directed by George Stevens and based on the novel An American Tragedy, sets working class Monty Clift against a classist,... More >>

  • Dashboard Confessional Solo Acoustic Show

    published January 19, 2012

    Hailing from the great state that gives us the most twisted news stories and politics ever might be one reason Chris Carrabba is so... More >>

  • Barefoot in the Park

    published January 5, 2012

    Keenly aware that everyone’s flat busted after the holidays, the Long Beach Playhouse astutely offers up a “pay-what-you-can”... More >>

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