You might say the special honorees at this year's OC Music Awards come from very different worlds. On one had, you've got a band who has been hitting us over the head with FM alt-rock for almost two decades. On the other, a guy who has made a career in classical music handling the largest orchestra ... More >>
Amazingly, it was not our fearless leader Gustavo who shamelessly solicited a plug for an event he was participating in, but the Weekly's pre-millennium No. 2 man Jim Washburn--and justifiably so. Because Chautauqua!--which I can't say and can barely spell--sounds very cool indeed. While most of ... More >>
If you're not an art geek (like I am, admittedly), nine days of experimental music, theater and dance may not sound like your thing. But Segerstrom's Off Center Festival, which kicks off this Friday and ends on Jan. 21, sounds like the kind of off-kilter entertainment that turns the hoity-toity a ... More >>
Chris Gaffney, who for years has been pretty much OC's go-to guy for quality country music playing, singing and songwriting, has been diagnosed with liver cancer. And, like far too many musicians, he needs help to pay for his very costly chemotherapy treatments. Even though Gaffney has health insura ... More >>
This Week in Dining to Save Starving Artists
'Those rare weeks that I do pick it up and hope for something other than cheeky, too-cool-for-school, were so clever and youre not writing are few and far between'
'Use your BRAINS, eat your BEANS!'
And the People, They Danced
Danced to the sweet, sweet music of impeachment!
'Art critics are too afraid to say that certain works are pure crap that need flushing.'
My Little Boy's First Gang!
The year I temporarily gave up trying to love Orange County
A bumper crop of bad news!? Thanks, Bush!
Special web Exclusive Anthology
And adults drink like theyve got a second liver!
A guide to great food
The Year in Your Hateful Letters
Let them drink Charles Shaw
Look, Ma! Were Calvinists!
Jim already spent his summer vacation. Now he wants yours
But not in an insensitive way
Its about a rich, conservative businessman, and it doesnt suck
An OC Weekly Time Line