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  • Making It Up

    It may be New Year's Eve in Long Beach to you, but to trumpeter Willie Waldman, it's amateur night in an amateur town—fun, but child's... More >>

  • Out of the Shadows

    The revolving group of musicians known as the Funk Brothers—Motown's house band from 1959 through 1972—created more enduring radio... More >>

  • This Charming Bar

    Photo by Tenaya HillsWell. It had at least sounded like a good idea at the time. A date with my mom to the opening night of The Nutcracker? And... More >>

  • Poet as Prophet

    Photo by Steve MayedaBack in the day, prophets wailed in the wilderness. History tells us that most people ignored the prophets— until it... More >>

  • Talk Radios Left Echo

    It's not the worst legacy you could ask for. Three years after Rage Against the Machine's last show, people have finally quit asking who's gonna... More >>

  • Pass the Sheep!

    Guerrilla filmmaking. That, Mr. and Mrs. Orange County, is why your sons and daughters now have a slim shot at appearing on TV in several hundred... More >>

  • Just What I Needed

    Photo by Jessica CalkinsLast Friday, with the holiday season nigh upon me—and with it, copious amounts of Chrismukkah parties that, despite... More >>

  • Love in the Time of Kinky

    It's been a little over a year since I saw the Mexican quintet Kinky warm up a chilly November night at the Coach House, yet I relive the show... More >>

  • Hating the Haters

    Here's the buy-'em-by-the-sack facts about the Smut Peddlers: punk rock band; been around since '93; four-fifths of them live in OC; range in age... More >>

  • What Side Are You On?

    I looked around, and I don't know why, but I assure you that never, never before, did this land, this river, this jungle, the very arch of this... More >>

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