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Museums like the Bowers in Santa Ana are at the forefront in transforming their spaces, from cabinets of curiosities to spaces of open dialogue and public awareness.

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Select Orange Coast College students — past and current — were chosen to have their short films featured at this year’s 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival at the Lido Theater.

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Extra, extra – read all about it. The patriarchy is dead. At least, at Medieval Times it is.

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With a sold-out run and ticket broker prices astronomically high, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary Broadway musical “Hamilton” is finally on its way to Costa Mesa.

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A miracle happened Easter Sunday as the world came together to watch NBC’s live telecast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s seminal rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

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As the two exhibits currently residing in the main and project galleries of the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion come to a close Saturday, a collection of artwork made by Orange Coast College students will replace the blank walls.

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On Saturday I attended the 26th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum in Los Angeles, where costumes from Oscar-nominated films are on display. Wanting to be in the movie industry and hearing that Dunkirk costumes woul…

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Through eight poetic, monologue-style, one-act plays, “Rowing to America: The Immigrant Project” draws on historic anecdotes to convey similarity to the modern immigration experience. The production will be held in the Orange Coast College Drama Lab Friday through Sunday.

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Curious students lingered around the Robert B. Moore Theatre Friday evening, discussing some of the most prominent archaeological discoveries and waiting to question Irini Rickerson about the latest revelations she had discussed in her Mysteries of Ancient Archaeology lecture.

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Sunday marked the first day of OC Restaurant Week, now in its tenth year, where 150 restaurants across the county offer special prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner to showcase their best dishes.

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A packed crowd filled the Robert B. Moore Theatre on Saturday night to listen to the Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra performance of music from an unlikely source: video games.

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Each year, the Orange Coast College Music Department presents “Opera Magnifica,” a collection of classical opera pieces performed by OCC students and community members.

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Students from the Orange County School of the Arts took turns on stage sharing poems inspired by their fellow classmate Blaze Bernstein, who was killed in early January, as well as reading his own writing that he left behind.

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The Manchester Art Gallery in England temporarily removed William Waterhouse’s 1896 painting, “Hylas and the Nymphs,” from its walls on Feb. 5.

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Marvel’s highly anticipated film “Black Panther” shattered February’s box office record after a strong critic and fan reaction following the film’s release Thursday.

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Emotions were high Saturday afternoon when dozens of guests, family and friends gathered in Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion for the opening reception of its newest exhibit, “Jim DeFrance: A Retrospective.” 

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After an extensive search, Orange Coast College is pleased to announce that Tyler Stallings has been appointed director of the College's Frank. M. Doyle Arts Pavilion in Costa Mesa.

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What some consider the most romantic day of the year is just a few days away and there is no shortage of activities for Orange Coast College students looking to do something special for Valentine’s Day.

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A first-time retrospective art exhibition of the late Southern California artist Jim DeFrance will open in Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion Thursday.

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Orange Coast College’s Ceramics department hosted its annual sale showcasing students’ clay art pieces just in time for holiday gift-giving.

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With vibrant animation and culturally-aimed comedy, “Coco” will steal your heart within the first two minutes.

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DC Comics released its superhero mashup film “Justice League” to theaters on Nov. 17, ironically the same day that Marvel Comics released “The Punisher” on Netflix.

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The anticipated movie Justice League dropped in theaters Thursday with disappointing box office numbers but Wonder Woman still brought the heat in the film’s opening weekend.

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One player remained alive on team Cloud9 to the Renegades’ two in the 16th round of a crucial first game for the grand finals of Counterstrike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) during the iBuyPower Masters tournament when the Renegades began to defuse the bomb.

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The team owners for NBA franchise the Golden State Warriors chose the name “Golden Guardians” for their League of Legends esports team, set to debut in the 2018 North American League Championship Series (NA LCS), according to ESPN Wednesday.

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Images of Native Americans riding horseback through a frigid Dakota winter appear as photographs from a century ago to an average viewer in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College.

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Passersby at the Long Beach Art Walk Saturday found themselves gazing at an abstract installation made from chicken wire, sand and paper mache lurking behind the entrance of CACtTUS, also known as the Creative Arts Coalition to Transform Urban Space.

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In the past decade, Disney has released several animated movies that feature culturally diverse characters and practices with ethnically appropriate casts. This month, the Disney-Pixar duo will release “Coco” in the United States.

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On Election Day -- Nov. 8, 2016 -- film crews and reporters working on a documentary were sent to follow the lives of voters around the country.

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Fashion and beauty fans strutted their way to StyleCon, an annual fashion and beauty festival, to snap selfies and meet with social media influencers, fashion bloggers and entrepreneurs in Costa Mesa Saturday.

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The Faculty Dance Concert showcased colorful and lively moments at the performance Saturday evening at Orange Coast College.

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Professional e-gaming is on the rise and national sports franchises including MLB and NBA teams are getting in on the action resulting in huge payoffs for gamers.

  • Lynzee Kaner, Staff Writer
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The wait is over. The latest season of “Stranger Things” was released on Friday introducing plenty of strange to keep the TV series obsession going strong.

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Cal State Long Beach shark lab professor Chris Lowe shared findings from his classes to a full Science Hall at Orange Coast College Oct. 19.

  • Kassidy Dillon, Arts and Culture Editor
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Scenes took a dark but timely transition in Orange Coast College’s Student Repertory Theatre production of “Something Wicked” Saturday and Sunday evening.

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The Orange Coast College Symphony and Chorale Ensemble hosted an exquisite season opening gala in the Robert B. Moore Theatre Saturday.

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In honor of Indigenous People’s Day the Orange Coast College’s Student Equity department held a presentation, short film viewing and discussion Tuesday.  

  • Kassidy Dillon, Arts and Culture Editor
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Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good festival returned for its second year following the death of founder Josh Fischel.

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A portrayal of a consumeristic society, the failing environment and monumental moments in the lives of women can be seen in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College in artist Kim Abeles’ exhibit, “tere ferme.”

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Orange Coast College’s Friends of the Library program hosted a fundraising event, screening eight short films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in the Robert B. Moore Theatre Wednesday.

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Vinyl record collectors and dealers, food and art vendors, along with legendary and up-and-coming rappers descended on LA’s Grand Park earlier this month to celebrate hip-hop culture with the like-minded during the latest Beat Swap Meet.