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Amanda Parsons

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    June 21, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Don't forget to check out our constantly-updated Orange County Concert Calendar Friday, June 21 Intocable House of Blues Anaheim Mickey Mouse and Norteño music this weekend? Why not. Intocable will provide just that.With their accordion/guitar sounds paired with romantic lyrics, these guys from C ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, June 17 Indian Jewelry The Constellation Room Two sides of the same alien planet are revealed at once with Texas' Indian Jewelry and OC's Black Bananas, who don't so much play shows together as fulfill ancient prophecies together. If you remember your Tobin's Spirit Guide, you'll recognize ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, May 24 LA Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel Segerstrom Concert Hall Classical music isn't exactly "hot" right now as most of the original artists are long-dead. But with the talent of the Los Angeles Phil Harmonic Orchestra and the leadership of conductor Gustavo Dudamel, the works of the ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, May 20 Dillinger Escape Plan Chain Reaction Dillinger Escape Plan, the New Jersey mathcore band (that's mathrock-meets-hardcore for those who were wondering) stops by the all ages venue Chain Reaction this Monday night, giving hoards of angsty teenage boys something to yell and thrash and ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, February 22Angry SamoansThe Observatory First wave punk rockers everywhere are alive and kicking. Just look at the Angry Samoans, hailing from Los Angeles, they've been doing their thing since the late 70s. And since their inception, they've made a career out of being offensive. Rumor has it ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Monday, January 14 Pop Noir The Constellation Room After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Tuesday, December 11Food and MicsDetroit Bar The quantity of charitable donations around the country always spikes in December--all that holiday cheer really brings out the giver in most people. Detroit Bar, in association with Buford House, gets on the generosity wagon this week with a special Tu ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    The Best Five Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, September 24Pawn Shop Kings The Constellation RoomA unique musical style often comes from superior talent and vision, though it can also be a product of geographical diversity. Case in point: Pawn Shop Kings. They're a musical melting pot--a whole lot of Arkansas blended with SoCal's sunshin ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Five (Supposedly) Haunted Orange County Eateries

    anaheimwhitehouse.comCurrently owned by a CNN Top 10 Hero, built in 1909, has mysterious blue lights and chandeliers that spin for no reason.​Sometimes they're friendly ghosts and sometimes they're not-so-friendly ghosts, but these five Orange County food spots (which includes one supermarket) all ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    August 13, 2009
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    August 3, 2009

    Slideshow: Saturday's No Doubt, Paramore, the Sounds Concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

    Andrew Youssef​It's No Doubt Central around here. Amanda Parsons threw up the setlist from Friday's show, and here are Andrew Youssef's pictures Gwen, Tony, Tom and Adrian-filled from Saturday's way beyond sold-out gig (he couldn't even stay past three songs, poor guy). Coming up: John Gilhooley's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Four Days of No Doubt Shows in Irvine Starting...Now. Almost.

    ​Yeah, No Doubt is obviously one of the biggest bands from Orange County of all time. (Some might say "the;" feel free to debate that point as much as you'd like!) As such, it's appropriate that their return to Orange County--after a five-year layoff, save a quickie reunion during the encore of on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    There Goes the Neighborhood: Cat Set Ablaze in Tustin

    Weekly editorial assistant Amanda Parsons receives all kinds of phone calls during the day. On the other end of the receiver--generally--are your garden-variety nutbars, droolers and shim shamsters. But the call she received Wednesday afternoon was different. Angela Jolitz was distraught. She's live ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    June 11, 2009
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    May 21, 2009
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    April 9, 2009
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    March 27, 2009

    Navel Gazing Newest 'Real Housewives' Recruitment Tool

    Because the kids love us, the comments under Navel Gazing posts is often bombarded with spam, and a Navel Gazing troll has to go in and delete the offending advertisements so they do not offend your delicate sensibilities. It was believed one such piece of spam had attached itself to Amanda Parsons' ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    January 2, 2009

    A Bad Week at the Weekly

    Ordinarily, I keep pretty quiet about personnel matters at the Weekly. But the economic times we're living in are anything but ordinary. They're extraordinarily shitty, in fact. Which means that, all across the country, in all sorts of businesses (but especially the news business) extraordinarily sh ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    November 26, 2008

    OC Weekly Local Music Compilation 2008

    Whew! We made it. OC Weekly is proud to present the best of Orange County. Download one or download 'em all! (we recommend them all, of course)

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    September 25, 2008
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    July 24, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
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    June 12, 2008
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    May 15, 2008

    Last Night: American Opera Susannah @ OCPAC

    Last night I went to OCPAC's showing of Susannah not quite knowing what I was to expect from an American opera by Carlisle Floyd. I was, however, certain of one thing: my deep, unwavering passion for opera in another language. There's something about stories set to foreign songs that is mysterious a ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    March 10, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Sponsored by Botox

    Sure, LA Fashion Week has nothing to do with Orange County, but one show did have an open bar, so OCW's Erin DeWitt and Amanda Parsons headed up to the City of Angeles for some cocktails and criticism. Plus, Kara Sahn from Project Runway (season one) was there representing Botox (Amanda needs that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part IX

    The Gothla Festival hit Fullerton from Friday to Sunday, and we were there in full force. Christopher Victorio took some beautiful pictures of the ladies gyrating in all sorts of intricate outfits at Saturday night's Gothic Gala. (Check those out here.) Luke Thompson and Derek Olson were also in att ... More >>

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    January 28, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part VII

    Remember R. Scott Moxley's challenge to a certain former sheriff? The one in which he dared Michael S. Carona to play the contents of secret tapes containing conversations between himself and former assistant sheriff Don Haidl? The same tapes Carona said would prove his innocence?! Well, Mox threw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Cheap Date

    UPDATE: Photos are up. By Amanda Parsons and Erin DeWitt When the press release for a Newport Beach bachelor auction came across our desks, we were all over that shit. And when we heard there was going to be an open bar? The deal got even sweeter. You would think that a room full of eligible men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2007

    BUC BUC BUC: Weekend chickenshit

    So my weekly "Didja do anything cool I can throw into that Monday morning post?" note to the OCW staff was meet with *crickets* and Zzzzs. Everyone's in holiday hibernation mode and your regular "What You Missed" programming will resume next week. What I hope you didn't miss was this blog entry fro ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007

    What you missed over the weekend: Part II

    Freelancer Shawn Smith was at Disneyland Friday night when she noticed that the Social Distortion show slated for the evening had been pulled. We bit our nails wondering if this was the latest in Disney censorship at the venue, which Clubs editor Erin DeWitt blogged in September. But it wasn't so, t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Thursday - 12/6

    John R. Wooden Classic Golf Tournament at Oak Creek Golf Club, Ocean Adventure Cruises at Dana Wharf

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    November 29, 2007

    Monday - 12/3

    Open Mic Night at the Gypsy Den, Huntington Beach Impeachment Action meeting

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    November 22, 2007

    Friday - 11/16

    The Rocky Horror Show at the Maverick Theater, Orange County Peace & Justice protest in Costa Mesa, “Shag: The World, the Flesh & the Devil” at Pure Color

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    November 15, 2007

    Sunday - 11/18

    Enjambre at JC Fandango, Food Not Bombs Santa Ana, The BFG at SCR

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    November 9, 2007

    Friday's Headlines. No Surprises.

    Stained: The deeper the LA Times reads into Sheriff Mike Carona's indictment, the more ugliness they find. Today's tidbit: the sheriff and his wife allegedly received $25,000 from a paintball firm for getting primo placement at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Note that Mrs. Carona is p ... More >>

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    November 2, 2007

    Friday's Headlines. No Surprises: Carona resign? Please, no!

    Should Sheriff Carona Resign? Some 84 percent of the Reg's readers who responded to an online poll say yes. (9:08 a.m. By the way, they seem kind of confused over there. The poll reads 84 percent, but the accompanying article says 83 percent. The pro-Carona vote's at 16 percent, so let's stick with ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines. No Surprises: Last of the Rat Pack

    Last of the Rat Pack: Newport Beach resident Joey Bishop, the last surviving member of the Rat Pack, dies at 89. Coverage: Times, Register. Anti-Semitic UCI probe still on: Yesterday, the Daily Pilot reported that the Hillel Foundation of Orange County called off its investigation of racist activit ... More >>

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    July 7, 2007

    Support Amanda's wiener dog!

    If you're bored stupid tomorrow afternoon, or think you'd get a kick out of mini-hotdog dogs running in circles, check out the dachshund race at Old World Village in HB. Weekly editorial assistant Amanda Parsons' pet pooch, Winnie, will be contending. (She'll be the tiny dachshund with the OC Weekly ... More >>

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