9th Annual Holiday Groove
December 5, 2012
On Wednesday night, we headed to Hollywood for the 9th Annual Holiday Groove Toy Drive at Playhouse hosted by Groove Radio, Chemistry LA and We Simply Rule. Swedish Egil, the European DJ who made a name for himself as a radio personal ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band
December 4, 2012
Better than...literally anything else you could have been doing
When you've had a career as long and as illustrious as Bruce Springsteen, it's hard to top what you've already accomplished, especially on his current tour. At 6 ... More >>
For its latest atheist-friendly billboard, Backyard Skeptics is unveiling in Midway City this afternoon a photo lineup featuring King Neptune, Jesus Christ, Santa Claus and the Devil himself, broken up with an orange text box with the words, "What myths do you see?" and under this ditty: "7 Milli ... More >>
Ivan SantiagoThe Jacuzzi Boys We like the Jacuzzi Boys' music and all, but we didn't know the Miami band could inspire such devotion. Apparently guitarist/vocalist Gabriel Alcala, drummer Diego Monasterios, and bassist Danny Gonzalez's flair for heavy metallic glitter, neon glam rock opuses and e ... More >>
Brandon Ferguson"I don't understand a lot of what your message is," said Councilman Jeffery Lalloway at tonight's meeting of the Irvine City Council. "But by all means, if you want to sleep on our lawn. Sleep on our lawn." It was a surprising turn of events coming from a planned city known m ... More >>
Happy Star Wars day to you too! Here are some musicians who've geeked out to the greatest movie of all time.
1. Freddie Mercury In this photo, he sits on Darth Vader's shoulders during Queen's
tour to promote their album The Game. In his 1978 Queen song, 'Bicycle Race,' he sang, "I
don' ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly, Mike Huckabee and other Fox News blowhards yammer on and on about the "War on Christmas" waged by progressives who choke baby Jeebus in the cradle with their "happy holidays" chatter. Some dare call this fear mongering or lefty smearing, but those patriots are right: There is a War ... More >>
It won't get the press or audience of Christmassy shows such as SCR's A Christmas Carol. or the Maverick's Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, but the Hunger Artist Theatre's production of Peter Barnes' The Spirit of Man, might actually come closer to capturing some sense of genuine humanity t ... More >>
The Maverick Theater has long sported a big ol' raging boner for staging plays that have some kind of cinematic angle, be it the Fullerton's company's annual Christmas show, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, or recent productions of The Manchurian Candidate and The Producers.So it's not surpris ... More >>
Now that he's unloaded the U-Haul and settled into his new office in Irvine, Freedom Communications CEO Mitch Stern sat down for an interview with a reporter from his media company's flagship newspaper, the Orange County Register.This is important to Grand Avenue wags as Freedom emerges from banr ... More >>
Illustration by Evan YarboroughFormer CUSD Supt. Woodrow Carter, presumably resting in retirement.The beleaguered Capistrano Unified School District has been through about, oh, 732 different superintendents in the past, say, four years. Following the firing of facial-loving supe Woodrow Carter la ... More >>
Spencer KornhaberThis looks vaguely familiar...Just goes to show you, if you write ninety hellazillion stories & blog posts about them, they will come. Yes, that is the Kogi Korean BBQ truck. And yes, that is the parking lot of the John Wayne-adjacent cluster of battleship-gray office buildin ... More >>
Washington Post TV columnist Tom Shales has the scoop on the new incarnation of one of Time magazine's top 100 shows ever, Mystery Science Theater 3000.
For those unfamiliar with the Comedy Central program, which premiered -- this can't be right, can it? -- 20 years ago, creator Joel Hodgson's them ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk about the governor's universal healthcare plan, but once you get past all the talk you discover… well, that plan may be too strong of a word. The governor's universal healthcare good intention may be more accurate.
Anthony York explains in the Capitol Weekly. (emp ... More >>