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Anaheim Convention Center

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Los Tigres Del Norte Songs of All Time: The Complete List

    The very first music review I wrote for this infernal rag was 11 years on Los Tigres del Norte, the conjunto norteño group who will one day go done in history as one of the greatest musical groups of any genre or language for their brilliant fusion of politics, braggadocio, storytelling, awesome su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Los Tigres Del Norte Songs of All Time, Nos. 20-11

    The very first music review I wrote for this infernal rag was 11 years on Los Tigres del Norte, the conjunto norteño group who will one day go done in history as one of the greatest musical groups of any genre or language for their brilliant fusion of politics, braggadocio, storytelling, awesome su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Ranchera Singers of All Time, No. 10-1

    See also:*The 20 Greatest Ranchera Singers of All Time, No. 20-11*The 20 Greatest Songs of Vicente Fernández: The Complete List*Antonio Aguilar, Ranchera Legend, Gets Giant Statue of Him Unveiled in Los Angeles; His 10 Greatest Songs!*The 10 Best Songs of Ramon Ayala, Conjunto Norteño Legend and A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Ranchera Singers of All Time, No. 20-11

    See also:*The 20 Greatest Songs of Vicente Fernández: The Complete List*Antonio Aguilar, Ranchera Legend, Gets Giant Statue of Him Unveiled in Los Angeles; His 10 Greatest Songs!*The 10 Best Songs of Ramon Ayala, Conjunto Norteño Legend and Accordion HeroTrying to explain what música ranchera is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Anaheim is Keeping WonderCon For 2013...Suck It San Francisco

    OC comic book nerds can breathe a little easier this week with the announcement that WonderCon has decided to stay in Anaheim for 2013. The event is scheduled for March 29-31.Despite over a year of vacillating over the issue, convention organizers announced on Monday that they would not be returning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    [UPDATED with Pet Industry Lobby Blasts Animal Ban:] Circus Comes to Anaheim City Hall

    See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on a pet-industry lobby also having opposed the ban.See Update No. 1 on the performing animal ban proposal being pulled.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 25, 9:41 A.M.: In showbiz, timing is everything, which explains why Feld Entertainment is bringing the big guns to ton ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2012

    Anaheim's Political Circus

    PETA-Ringling Bros. war spills into Anaheim council chambers, where a circus-animal ban is proposed

  • News

    July 26, 2012

    Anaheim's Tragic Kingdom

    Two officer-involved killings ignite the city's long, hot summer that has been years in the making

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Newport Beach Film Festival News and Notes

    Random notes, observations and stuff plucked off the cutting room floor from the Newport Beach Film Festival, which runs through Thursday night.The hierarchy of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion is the main antagonist in Macky Alston's excellent documentary Love Free or Die, which is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Top Five New Year's Parties in Orange County

    ​So many big names, so little time. Have you ever seen this many gigantic parties in Orange County happening on the same weekend? Sure, the OC Fair's annual New Year's Eve block party is always loads of fun, but Tiesto is performing in Santa Ana. White Wonderland (with Paul van Dyk and Kaskade) wi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2011

    Foo Fighters Performing at BlizzCon

    [Mental Notes] Landmark Long Beach record store to close

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    Dave Gibbons Is a Church Misfit

    Newsong was on its way to becoming Orange County's next big megachurch—then its pastor decided to pull back and go small

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Paul Frank Pancake Mix Delicious (And Yes: It has Some Bananas)

    ​I'm weeks late on my post about the Natural Products Expo that happened at the Anaheim Convention Center, but I did want to mention the following since I had it for breakfast: pancake mix endorsed by OC's own Paul Frank.The fashion maven announced his foray into the world of breakfast last year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    What You Missed: Kush Expo, Misfits, OC Rollergirls and More

    ​What'd you miss this weekend? We were all over the place: The Kush Expo, Kub Lucky and the Fearless Friends Tour (separate events, naturally) in Anaheim, Misfits in Santa Ana; OC Rollergirls bout at the Rinks in Huntington Beach; Andy Irons' memorial and paddle-out at the pier. Info and more phot ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2010

    Disney's Hotel-Workers' Union Is Still Trying to Bring Down the Mouse

    After some two-and-a-half years of stalled negotiations and street theater, a new labor deal still seems like Fantasyland

  • Food

    August 12, 2010

    The Feast Days of Summer

    And Winter and Fall and Spring! Where to eat, drink and be merry during the most important holidays

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    As Register Questions His Conservative Cred, Moorlach Defends Doubts About OC Fair Deal

    ​Following an Orange County Register opinion piece that took direct aim at the conservative cred of local Republican politicians who opposed selling the Orange County Fairgrounds to the highest private bidder, one of those called-out has fired back.Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach, writing i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Five Reasons Why Comic-Con Shouldn't Move to Anaheim or LA

    Flickr user Official Star Wars blogWill San Diego have to say good-bye to this?​If you've been to Comic-Con International in San Diego any time recently, you know the score: it's crowded. Way, way crowded, crowded to the extent that it's not even really fun to walk around the exhibit hall because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The 10 Greatest Journalism Stories EVER

    ​Reporter Conor Friedersdorf got quite a bit of media play last month for his roundup of the best journalism stories he heard, watched or read in 2009. Really interesting list, but what none of write-ups mentioned is that Friedersdorf is an OC native, raised in Newport Beach (if I remember correct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2010

    Release Date for Slash's Debut Solo Album Revealed at NAMM

    When they trotted Slash out at the Marshall Amplification exhibit around 12:30 p.m. today at the NAMM trade show, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center and wraps Sunday, throngs of fans elbowed their way toward the star, snapped pictures and observed that his trademark top hat seemed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Taylor Swift, Yoko Ono, Quincy Jones Help Kick Off NAMM Trade Show in Anaheim

    The 2010 NAMM Show, which is expected to draw nearly 1,500 exhibiting companies, opens today with multitudes of instrument/products retailers, manufacturers and every leathery-faced, longhaired dude who ever sold you a guitar while telling you about how his band had a record deal but something went ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Prepping for the NAMM Show, Jan. 14-17, Anaheim Convention Center

    ​Miles of exhibits featuring the shiniest new gear plus concerts and ample star power have us all giddy about the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show taking place January 14 through 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center. As most people reading this already know, it's pretty much the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Nothing to "Klingon" in New "Star Trek" Movie

    If your TV is on the fritz, you didn't pay your cable/satellite bill or you're just one of those Communists who does not watch the tube, you may not have heard there is a new Star Trek movie opening today and, according to one Weekly Trekker at least, it's a solid effort.But some die-hards do have s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    Hoopty Doo

    The 76 Classic

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    To Do Tonight 7/17

    OPEN JAM NIGHT, 9 p.m. More fun than closed jelly. Perq's 117 Main St. Huntington Beach CA 714-960-9996 THE WAILERS; EEK-A-MOUSE; PATO BANTON, 7 p.m. For heightened acoustics, smoke pot before entry. Pacific Amphitheatre Orange County Fairgrounds, Fair Dr. Costa Mesa CA 714-740-2000 JOBING.COM CA ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Hot Models

    National Train Show

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    To Do Tonight 7/8

    THE HAPPY SHOW, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. The Happy Show! Really. Can you afford to miss this? Grand Central Art Center 125 N. Broadway Santa Ana CA 92701 714-567-7233 L.A. DANCE MAGIC NATIONAL FINALS, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Featuring the Xtreme Dance Challenge and over $25k in prizes. Anaheim Convention Center ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part VI

    NAMM 2008 came and went, with fans and music celebs flooding the Anaheim Convention Center. Weekly web photographer Christopher Victorio dropped by the madhouse on Saturday and ran into folks from Slipknot, Megadeth, Queensryche, Motley Crue and even Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood. Photos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 01/18

    NAMM SHOW 2008, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Only the mother of all music geek gatherings. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim VIXEN DEN NIGHT CLUB, 9 p.m. The Basement Lounge's new lesbian night premieres. The Basement Lounge, 149 Linden Ave., B-100, Long Beach THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, 9 p.m. Catch Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 10/03

    6TH ANNUAL “HAUNTED FULLERTON WALKING TOURS,” 6pm Get in the spirit of Halloween by taking some time to tour the spookier parts of Fullerton. Make sure to call and reserve a spot on the tour as reservations are required. The tours run every Wednesday and Thursday until November 9. Fullerton Mus ... More >>

  • Film

    June 29, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Geeks Ahoy!

    Dekes Guitar Geek Fest 3 comes to the Jolly Roger

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Ho, Ho, Ho

    Jermaine Dupri? Exactly

  • Features

    November 18, 2004

    The Big Nowhere

    Why does so much good music come from this place?

  • Columns

    July 1, 2004
  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Does Martin Brown Hate Jesus?

    No and other quick answers to questions we asked about the Orange County Music Awards!

  • Columns

    January 22, 2004
  • Columns

    October 30, 2003

    This Monkeys Gone to Heaven

    The rest of us are stuck here

  • Features

    November 7, 2002

    Son of Scary

    Evil spawn of OCs Scariest People

  • Food

    August 29, 2002

    Eating Responsibly

    A guide to union dining in OC

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    When Prison Guards Attack!

    In Anaheim, screws say screw you to prison privatizers

  • Columns

    January 31, 2002

    If I Had a Hammer!

    Good times at the NAMM show

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Polka Politics

    The evolution of Los Tigres del Norte

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Strangers With Cande

    How sweet rave promoters B3Cande are

  • Unknown

    February 8, 2001
  • News

    November 30, 2000

    Freebies for the Rich

    Garden Grove hoteliers got millions in free land

  • Columns

    July 27, 2000

    30 Years of Rocking in Place

    How not to become a star

  • Columns

    March 18, 1999
  • Music

    November 19, 1998
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