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Thrice Revels in Their Return to the Stage But Looks Forward to Making New Music

2 months ago by michael silver
In May of 2016, post-hardcore stalwarts Thrice, returned to the music scene after a four-year absence. The Irvine natives came back to the delight of Orange County and rock fans worldwide. Their appropriately titled eighth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, reminded radio listeners and music pundits...

The Silver Fox

In 1981, The Silver Fox was established by Ron Waddell and John Schinnerer as Southern California's first video entertainment club. Although Ron Waddell passed away in August of 2000, his vision...
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Ron Thomas Fights For Justice For His Son Kelly With a Brand-New Weapon: His Guitar

2 years ago by Nate Jackson
A man in his late 50s with silver, slicked-back hair sits crosslegged on a drum stool cradling a cream-colored electric guitar. At a glance, he could pass for any other suburban dad paying for a guitar lesson on a Saturday afternoon, trying to recapture the memory of his youth. But...

What do Mexicans Think of Ron Paul?

6 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
DEAR MEXICAN: For six generations, my family has been born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. Everyone speaks Spanish most of the time. Right now, almost every Republican in the state is trying to get redistricting to the finish line to cut out the bumper crop of Mexican-American candidates from coming...

Oldchella Battle of the Bands Score Card

11 months ago by Marc Ballon
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 Bob Dylan: Just a day before he was to play Desert Trip, Weekend 2, Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature, for, in the words of the Swedish Academy, “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” It was a fitting tribute...

'Obversations' at Long Beach City College Has Art Pieces Talking

2 years ago by Dave Barton
Aside from some music coming from a video monitor, the shared "language" between most of the artists in Long Beach City College Art Gallery's "Obversations (an exhibition of reciprocal portraits)" is silence. Creatively curated by Trevor Norris, the 12 pairings of Southern California artists is set up so the pieces...

Meet the Men Who Helped Make OC a Reggae Paradise

2 years ago by Nate Jackson
*Please see editor's note at the end of the story... Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach is stuffy--even worse than outside, where historic summer rains are turning Orange County into one giant sauna. But the dancers crowding the floor at the iconic tiki bar don't give a shit. In fact,...

Should Mexicans Immigrate to Spain?

2 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
Is it Now Safe to Visit Tijuana? from Voice Media Group on Vimeo. DEAR MEXICAN: Why is it that Mexicans call people from the United States norteamericanos instead of unidenses? Don't they know Mexico and Canada are also in North America? El Habrano DEAR WAB: Because Mexicans are also U.S.-ers—the...

10 Punk and Metal Musicians Who Died in 2014

3 years ago by Alex Distefano
As 2014 comes to an end, we reflect on all of those who have left this Earth in the past 365 days. 2014, like most years, has seen its ups and downs, including many from the world of punk and heavy metal, and this list is a celebration of their...

Irvine Animal Care Center's Volunteers Claim the Shelter is a One-Way Pet Motel

3 years ago by Matt Coker
At Purina Pro Plan's 53rd annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards, presented by Dogs in Review magazine and the Bow Tie Inc. publishing company, Irvine Animal Care Center (IACC) was presented the Shelter of the Year award in 2007 for the facility's innovative programs and disaster-relief efforts during that...


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