Exploring the Art of Kitsch at Coastline Community College Art Gallery

The fine art world has been at odds with the concept of kitsch since the 1920s; however, the complicated relationship fine art has with kitsch today is nuanced, in part thanks to the growing variety and popularity of lowbrow art and culture. “Kitsch” is the German word for trash and is used in English to refer to particularly cheap, vulgar and sentimental forms of popular and commercial culture or art. …

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Orange County’s Vegan Village Offers Accessible Plant-Based Cuisine to the Masses

Veganism has been gaining massive momentum in recent years. There’s been a 600 percent increase in people identifying as vegans in the U.S. in the last four years. Mainstream health organizations are recommending a plant-based diet, including the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee; the American Institute for Cancer Research; and Kaiser Permanente, the largest health care organization in the U.S. Plant-based cuisine is sweeping through our culture, in part thanks to professional …

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Marconi Automotive Museum’s Stable Helps Children

It is often said that the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. In the case of Dick Marconi’s Automotive Museum in Tustin, the same toys have benefited both grown-ups and children. The museum is filled with luxury automobiles that once belonged to Marconi but now belong to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation that he established in 1994. He donated both the …

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Colette Lush: Shaking the R&B Game

Her bio reads singer, songwriter, graphic artist and professional ginger – the latter of which couldn’t be more fitting. Insert Colette Lush The Ginger, who is here to shake up the R&B game with her smooth, sultry vocals and soulful, free spirit. Three years ago, the Rancho Santa Margarita native stood before Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban during an audition for “American Idol,” receiving praise that would leave any aspiring singer …

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