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Deirdre Marie Capone was the last person born with the Capone surname. Her family was so misunderstood, the more research Deirdre did, the more she discovered how sullied her family name was. Yes, Al Capone had money. But he shared it. Her father ... More >>
The EDM cruise Holy Ship!! journeyed from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas this past weekend, and we're still recovering. Here's our complete coverage.
A highlight was an afternoon spent on a pristine private island in the Bahamas for an afternoon of sun, surf, cocktails and the kind of dancing no ... More >>
Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with the slew of name DJs. "Hey there's Zedd in line for pasta salad. Oh wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator. Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans.
"Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!"
With this mesh of a ... More >>
There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- a.k.a. the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was over ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>
By: Liz TracyMost of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying hi to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But, like the festival, the fans also brought their ... More >>
It's getting so you can't keep track of the Igor Olenicoff lawsuit related to his investments with UBS AG bank without a scorecard.In the latest twist, the billionaire who lives in Laguna Beach and oversees Olen Properties real estate in Newport Beach is being sued by the bank employee who helped hi ... More >>
Bradley Birkenfeld helped the wealthy dodge taxes, went to prison and is now reportedly getting $104 million from the IRS for whistleblowing on some clients. Among them: billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who lives in Laguna Beach and oversees Olen Properties real estate in Newport Beach. Interestingly, Ol ... More >>
Coachella By the Numbers: A guide to the festival's past and present
Coachella: Top Five Acts at the Sahara Tent
Yesterday the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival promoters announced they will be setting sail on a new festival titled the S. S. Coachella as early as this December 1 ... More >>
Billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who lives in Laguna Beach and oversees Newport Beach-based Olen Properties, lost his bid in federal court to blame Swiss bankers for his guilty plea to felony tax evasion. In a 28-page decision tossing Olenicoff's suit against Zurich-based UBS AG, Judge Andrew J. Guilford ... More >>
Afie Jurvanen, who takes on the stage name Bahamas when he's playing his sparse, beautiful compositions, is poised to take on the world, one love song at a time. As we caught up with him over the phone, driving home from his mother's house in Toronto, we talked to him about his songwriting simila ... More >>
A few weeks ago we caught up with socially conscious hip-hop/reggae artist Michael Franti days after he
played at Occupy Wall Street. Spearhead's frontman and driving force has been an activist for more than two decades, and he showed up at the protest in pigtails and a tall-crowned
cowboy hat ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyWho wants to run around in the heat from stage to stage just to watch a band? Now that fans are getting older, musicians are getting it right--trap fans in a boat and so everyone will have nothing better to do than watch your shows with the amenities of a casino, pool, and ... More >>
Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyDirector DeTemple on set for Picaresque.In July 2009, East Coast-based surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple premiered his debut flick, Picaresque, to a packed house at the Hurley warehouse in Costa Mesa. It was an artistic representation of the sport he loved and the surfe ... More >>
Katy Perry might have fired the first shot in this year's Boob War, but it looks like Blake Lively might be the one to fire the last one that ends it all.Our battle report shows who has the advantage.
Carnival Cruise lines operates two ships out of the Port of Long Beach, but you'd better check before bothering to pack cigars the next time you book the Ensenada turn-around.What's that? Carnival's tub has a cigar lounge? Yep, that's true, but the cruise line is experimenting with a total smokin ... More >>
Long before the Interwebs were awash with lists like "Top 10 Squeaky Cat Toys" and "Top 25 Geeky Video Game Comic Book D&D Tie-Ins," the FBI was issuing its top 10 lists of most-wanted criminals.Perhaps you've even seen them at the post office.The long arm of the bureau extends beyond the 50 ... More >>
Folks, there's no denying it. The end of summer is upon us.
Stop crying, we all knew it was gonna happen eventually--let's take a moment to savor the last few fleeting weeks with a look at some beachy Etsy selections that will help keep summer with you all year long.
Botanical Shell drawing b ... More >>
Amid President Barack Obama's vow to end off-shore tax breaks for
U.S.-based multinational corporations and individuals within a
decade, billionaire Igor Olenicoff, who owns homes in Laguna Beach and Florida, says from his Newport Beach office that his Swiss bankers led him to lie about his foreign ... More >>
Clockwork feels obliged to point out the latest comments left on our recent blog posts about the continuing turmoil within the Grand Avenue headquarters of the Orange County Register.HorneTo recap, it all started with our March 9 "Publisher to Register Employees: Let Them Eat Hawaiian Bread," which ... More >>
Author, sociologist and working-class advocate Barbara Ehrenreich recently spoke about being confronted by a foe who accused her of engaging in class warfare, to which Ehrenreich responded that's absolutely true but her side in not the one that started the war.Who knew class-warfare skirmishes could ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>
Smith: Sad (AP)
Hot off the Associated Press:
Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressant drugs, a U.S.-based pathologist who conducted a private autopsy said Wednesday.
Toxicology tests showed Daniel Smith had methadone, Zoloft and Lexap ... More >>