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When COVID-19 appeared, concerts and live entertainment events were among the first to be affected by the crisis. As cases continue to rise, the music industry is working diligently to make it through this cultural shock.With the event cancellations happening around the world, artists have h…

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Body odor, two-drink minimums, jokes and laughter all bring fond memories of nights spent at comedy clubs. Since mid-March 2020, all live comedy venues have been shut down. With theaters closed, how are the clubs staying afloat? Where have comedians gone? What does the future hold for live e…

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The band Nightstalker hosted a show in Long Beach at the now-defunct Calvary Chapel Bread of Life Food Bank on Saturday. The building caught on fire in 2009 and was boarded up until that night, when the bands arrived with a generator to power the amps and lights for the show. 

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Complex, a media company that covers music, pop culture and fashion trends, went virtual Monday morning as ComplexLand was opened to the public. The online event designed to replicate ComplexCon offers visitors the opportunity to purchase exclusive clothes, art and food from home. 

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An online format hasn’t been the easiest move for such a hands-on club like Orange Coast College’s Fashion Club, but through online club meetings and attendance at socially distanced events such as the Long Beach Antique Market, the Fashion Club has been as active as ever. 

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Los Angeles and Orange County, usually known for its sunny skies and beach breezes, is also home to a surprising amount of scary tales of ghosts, mysterious apparitions and even haunted ships.

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The annual Banff Mountain Film Festival competition and presentation of short films is going virtual this year due to COVID-19. Students at Orange Coast College can screen the festival through the Friends of the Library foundation. This year brings 75 films with their makers, authors and gue…

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For Tyler Stallings, his time at the Orange Coast College Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion has been about more than just art – it's been about building a bridge between the campus and the larger community.

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In this unprecedented time in which we are living and ahead of an election that many argue is the most consequential election of our lifetimes, Orange Coast College’s Doyle Art Center is hosting a special virtual exhibition featuring new work by six artists entitled “Almost Presidential” exp…

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New York Times Bestselling author and Library of Congress’ national ambassador for young people’s literature, Jason Reynolds, alongside fellow New York Times Bestselling author, Kwame Alexander and Congresswoman Katie Porter were guests of the “Be the Change” Blue Ribbon Panel on Sept. 19 as…

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Orange Coast College’s fashion program designed a unique opportunity to promote student entrepreneurship by selling their products to the local audience at The Box, a pop-up retail shop located at the center of campus. With seven winners chosen and planning complete, the Coast Collective Co-…

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Social distancing has posed a unique challenge to the 17th annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival. Rather than postponing the event, the festival will take to the internet. Book lovers will be able to experience the revelry of the festival starting today through Sept. 26, through the …

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Face masks have become the new norm in the United States, it is almost strange to see someone without a mask and gloves now. In many Asian countries, wearing a mask before going outside is routine. As the coronavirus threat continues, western countries are adopting the custom.

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During the COVID-19 crisis, many are bored or need an escape from their houses. Airbnb is providing an online service that allows people to travel the world and try new things and meet new people through what they are calling online experiences, all without ever leaving home. All that is nee…

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The Strokes’ long-awaited sixth album, “The New Abnormal,” finds new ways to express that none of the members have lost touch with a sound that shaped music in the 21st century.

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As the campus headed toward indefinite closure last month and state health officials ordering residents to stay home, two Orange Coast College performing arts departments — Music and Theatre Arts — were scrambling to change course schedules and cancel upcoming performances and recitals.

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With millions of people self-quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic people have been looking for something interesting to binge watch and Netflix gave us just that — “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”

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There is almost always at least one unforgettable experience or event each year that leaves an everlasting imprint on our culture’s history and serves as the annual reminder of what defined hip. It’s what people will remember and take with them as they grow older.

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In the outbreak of COVID-19, many governors, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom, have issued stay-at-home orders. This has been passed down to our own Orange Coast College, which has issued that most classes be continued online (however best suitable for the class). In the absence of our…

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Director Bethany Kraemer’s rendition of “Wilderness” exposed the harsh underlying truths that young adults and parents endure.

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The Orange Coast College Symphony performance of “The Sound of Broadway” on Saturday was unfortunately lackluster.

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The Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre captivated with their production of “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” 30 plays performed in 60 minutes on Friday in the Drama Lab Theatre.

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The exhibit “Immersion: Visions of the Singularity through VR/AR” will transport viewers to another dimension — one where technology and humans come together.

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The Orange Coast College Symphony and Choral Ensembles are set to have their first of four concerts of their spring season on Feb. 29 in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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The Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre awed its audiences with its annual showcase of “Plays Made in a Day” over the weekend.

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Respawn Entertainment’s online multiplayer battle-royal style video game "Apex Legends" celebrated their one-year anniversary Tuesday night by introducing season four, "Assimilation."

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“Sex Education,” with a second season recently released on Netflix, is a hilarious, poignant and brilliantly crafted comedy from the UK that gives its American viewers a lesson in how we should talk about teenagers and sex.

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A new upcycling class at Orange Coast College allows fashionistas to express themselves — and be sustainable in the process.

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In a galaxy far, far away the 41-year-old Star Wars saga, sometimes referred to as the Skywalker saga, is nearing its epic final conclusion.

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The wait is finally over. And while the app did have its fair share of technical difficulties on drop day, Disney Plus is here and is already getting rave reviews.

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Punk shows in California are on display in an Orange Coast College student’s photography showcase.

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In what was one of the most graphic and disturbing films I have ever seen, “Unplanned” documents an employee of Planned Parenthood’s trials and tribulations.

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Preparing her pointe shoes, putting her ballerina bun up and high, and putting on an iconic body suit are all things that came to an end when Wendy Whelan retired from the New York City Ballet five years ago.

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Kanye West released his hotly anticipated ninth studio album “Jesus Is King” Friday.

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Orange Coast College film department alumnus Hau Nguyen is a finalist in the 20th annual Fine Cut Festival of Films contest for his documentary about OCC’s Food Riders club called “The Food Riders,” airing Wednesday night on KCET at 9 p.m.

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It’s as if someone said, “let’s take all the fun out of the Joker and make a movie about it.” “Joker” was the result.

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An uplifting, rhythmical family consisting of all ages, orientations and ethnicities who outpour so much love and support for each other welcomed me with arms and moonwalked me into their festivities Sunday at the Mesa Dance Festival.

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The Orange Coast College Repertory Theatere’s presentation of “Something Wickeder Comes Again” was just what I needed to ring in the Halloween season.

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Fortnite’s popularity came out of nowhere following its initial release, now just over two years later the game has unexpectedly vanished into a digital black hole. 

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The first day of November was once celebrated as the start of a new year. A time associated with death, it used to signify the end of summer and harsh beginning of winter. The night before the new year was believed to be when the line between the world of the living and dead became blurred —…

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In the span of four hours I traveled to over seven countries as The Banff Mountain Film Festival transported me with extraordinary visuals and inspirational stories.