Here are some news nuggets to get you caught up as the Newport Beach Film Festival heads for the home stretch. (Orange County's premiere cultural event ends Thursday night once the last cocktail glass at the Closing Night Party has been drained.)
South Coast Repertory
He may not be the most famous bluesman, but he's consistently good
Galaxy Concert Theater
Dance-rockers Dragonette open for Little Boots at the Glass House, Friday 3/12How do you make an album for the iPod generation? If your Dragonette's Dan Kurtz, you don't. You just pick the sounds and melodies that move you, hit the studio, and when you come out with a dozen of songs, you're done. It ... More >>
The OC Weekly--as in ORANGE COUNTY Weekly--plot for Los Angeles media market domination has been slow to achieve but persistent, as evidenced by the impressive showing Weeklings make on the Los Angeles Press Club's list of finalists for the 51st annual SoCal Journalism Awards.Winners will be announc ... More >>
Charlie Rose; Heru Avenger; DJ Nobody, 10 p.m.L.A. Record & The Crosby present a night of amazing music and visuals.The Crosby, 400 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CADavid Spade, 8 p.m.From dressing up as a woman and poking fun at a bloated Chris Farley on Saturday Night Live to delivering sharp one-lin ... More >>
House of Blues
Tom Jones and Sheila E.
Men Alive presents 'Vegas Gold!'
I'll be seeing ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM on the 25th, but in the meantime, we have a real gem opening today... ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES It's been on the shelf for almost three years – lost in the shuffle when MGM was sold to Sony – but don't let that scare you. It's a musical – but try not ... More >>
Ms. Austen has a fling in Becoming Jane
Graceland MafiaUndisputed Kings of Non-Rockabilly
The Over-Reactors are over Orange County
Tristram Shandy: a film about a film about a novel about a novel
Kill them all
Pepe Aguilar vs. Alejandro Fernandez: ?Quien es mas macho?
But Blood, Sweat & Tears make me so very cranky
And Eugene Edwards is your brain on pop
Crooner Phil Shane just wants the world to love him. With his wife, Michlene, hes gotten off to a good start. And now, with a Vegas tryout, all his dreams may come true
Buddy vs. Buddy on the Beat Farmers Reunion
Phobia isnt a patriotic band
Nixons favorite sex kitten, Mamie Van Doren, flourishes online and off
The Lassie Foundation try to say something
Whats humming through the skulls of Orange County
Or is Tom Jones back in town?
And Hollywood will never be the same