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The Orange Coast College Planetarium is bringing back its Saturday shows starting Sept. 24. There are four different shows to choose from, each an hour long starting at 1 p.m. and the last showing starting at 4 p.m.

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Making music has been a hobby for some, a passion for others and, for an elite group, a catapult to unfathomable fame and success. Generation Z is working hard to make their mark on the scene and to be heard in an unconventional way. In a time when clicks, followers and fans are the ultimate…

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Orange Coast College’s Music Department allows students to facilitate their passion and drive into learning and creating music they love. It provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in an environment that will contribute to a fulfilling career and a lasting dream. 

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As the sun set over The Observatory in Santa Ana, a crowd gathered for a night of music that ended up being equal parts exuberant and raucous. From the opening sounds, the mosh pit became a living, breathing organism of joy with a few casualties. At one point, a young woman emerged from the …

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When Orange Coast College student and elementary school teacher William Renner signed up for OCC’s classical guitar class in spring 2020, he wanted to enrich his life by sharpening his guitar skills and return to in-person performances. That vision of playing in an ensemble would have to be …

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Orange Coast College’s 12th annual World Dance Concert and School Outreach will grace the Robert B. Moore Theater stage once again on Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

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Orange Coast College Repertory will host the final installment of student-directed productions in the “One-Act Play Festival” from May 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Studio theater with free admission.

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Orange Coast College’s Applied Music Program showcasing selected students will perform at the Piano Honors Recital on May 18 at 7:30 p.m in Music room 102, located in the Recital Hall. 

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Students from Orange Coast College’s Film Production III class are premiering their short sci-fi comedy film “Die Robot” at The Frida Cinema in Downtown Santa Ana on May 18 at 5:30 p.m. People can register to attend the event at Eventbrite. 

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With the semester winding down and students finishing up last-minute projects and studying for exams, students in the music department are adding the finishing touches to performances they’ve been working on all semester. Orange Coast College Music programs will perform at the Robert B. Moor…

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Orange Coast College’s Symphony and Chamber Singers will host their first live concert since the COVID shutdown with the Long Beach Chorale on Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theater. Tickets can be purchased online starting at $10 for students and $15 for general admission.

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All students, faculty and staff are invited to the Friends of the Library book sale on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orange Coast College Library. Bibliophiles can sift through and purchase books that were donated by members of the community and Friends of the Library fo…

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With Pride Week starting Monday, Orange Coast College’s Office of Student Equity is hosting a number of events for LGBTQIA+ individuals and anyone else who is interested in attending. 

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The Architecture Club at Orange Coast College will embark to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for its 47th Annual Design Village from Friday to Sunday, April 24 . The theme this year is “Eternal,” a nod to designers and architects’ responsibility to design and build for not only the present but the…

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Jonatan Aron Leandoer Håstad, better known as Yung Lean, has become one of rap's most polarizing artists during his lengthy nine-year career. The Swedish artist has lived hundreds of lives, with his most infamous moments almost being one of his last. With a changed outlook on life, Håstad’s …

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Students are encouraged to submit their art for Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion’s annual Mass Appeal Student Juried Exhibition by April 5. This is the first in-person Mass Appeal exhibit in two years. 

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Orange Coast College’s improvisational dance class is bringing Holly Topping’s “The Calamity Hustle” to life. The Improv dance class is performing “Calamity in Motion” at the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion on Wednesday at 3 p.m. and admission to this event is free.

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Pink, but punky pop-queen with a sprinkle of rock musician Bella Spinelli, better known by her stage name Jade Bates, is hard to put a label on. Orange Coast College’s own student-turned-popstar, Bates is redefining “Badass Women of OCC” in 2022 with her powerhouse vocals and “genre-fluid” music. 

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Warmer temperatures and longer days have made their way back to Orange County, and the best part is being able to experience the unbeatable sunsets that come with them. 

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Crossing a multitude of genres in over two and half hours, the “Badass Playlist for Badass Women” playlist is filled with more than 40 songs. Classics from TLC, Britney Spears and Destiny’s Child start off the playlist, followed closely by early 2000s icons such as Paramore, MIA and Santigol…

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Behind partially closed doors of a small auditorium at Santa Ana College are a few handfuls of people captivated by the artist speaking. Danielle Eubank stands in front of a large screen displaying her artwork and speaks to the group about her 20-year journey that is her exhibit, “One Artist…

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The Repertory at Orange Coast College presents its theater festival, “Plays Made in a Day,” on Saturday and Sunday night in the Drama Lab Studio. Admission is free, and the festival will begin at 7:30 p.m on both nights. The festival will also be live-streamed on both the OCC Theater’s YouTu…

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February has been officially dedicated to Black History for the past 46 years. Founded last semester by its President Nylah Hines, the Orange Coast College Black Student Union was created as a space for students to gather and learn about Black culture in America and around the world. The BSU…

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“Punishing Penguin Puck!” exclaims Princess Cream-Chan. The heroine, alongside her most trusted friend, Sir Penn Gwyane, releases her high-speed attack against the evil flames trying to overtake her kingdom. Known for her strong will, tragic background and hard work in the military, beloved …

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At Orange Coast College, students with aspirations in theatre and acting have many avenues to pursue their dreams. The most accessible routes are taking acting courses and auditioning for faculty-produced plays, but what is the best route for those who aim to shoot even higher to reach their goals?

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Music plays a vital part in everyone's life, as it has the potential to spread a variety of different emotions to all who listen. It may set the tone to any given situation as it may spread happiness, nostalgia, sadness, love and many more emotions. Music is the soul of life and may give imm…

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Walking across the wooden floor to find a place at the barre as classical music fills the room, dancers in their first dance class are greeted by their instructor who leads them through a series of stretches, barre exercises, across-the-floor movements, and step-by-step breakdowns of new ski…

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Upon entering Los Sanchez Mexican Food, you’re greeted by an expansive Sonoran-style menu. The eatery’s 52 main entrees, seafood and breakfast sub menus and a variety of à la carte options entice you no matter what Mexican antojito you’re craving. The other thing that will lure you in is the…

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It doesn’t quite feel like the holidays are upon us until the lights are strewn up, twinkling in the night, and Christmas carolers are gathered together and singing the classic tunes we all know and love. Various events are taking place in Orange County, including a gingerbread forest at Tan…

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The Orange Coast College Dance Department is hosting the OCC Faculty Dance Concert live on stage at the Robert B. Moore Theatre on Nov. 20. Tickets must be purchased online for $15 prior to the performance. 

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The Repertory at Orange Coast College premieres its collective production, “Tales from the Script,” on Friday on the Theatre Department’s YouTube channel. After spending a year apart and conducting plays and shorts on Zoom, this is the first The Rep is conducting class in person since the st…

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Delayed by two years, the latest installment of the James Bond franchise “No Time to Die” has finally hit theaters. This highly anticipated film earned its place in cinematic history as it was Daniel Craig’s last time reprising his iconic role of James Bond. 

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Orange Coast College Fashion Department students attended the LA Textile Trade Show on Oct. 1. This in-person field trip to the Los Angeles Fashion District was the first for the department since COVID-19 restrictions were put into place.  

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“Squid Game” is a Korean Netflix original show that has piqued massive interest worldwide. On pace to break the Netflix streaming record for most hours watched, “Squid Game” has thrust millions of people into learning about Korean culture and customs. All over the internet, people are cospla…

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The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion presented its first in-person art exhibit since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. “What Will Remain: Art in the Time of Human Dominion” features artwork and installations from 29 part-time and full-time faculty members from the Visual & Perfor…