Local Companies Well-Represented at Upcoming NAMM Show

If you are a lover of music gear, you’re probably dying to figure out what new instruments are debuting at the winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade convention! Held January 24 to the 27, the Orange County confab attracts executives, DJs and famous musicians from all over the world. And with the expansion to 1 million square feet of exhibit space, the Anaheim Convention Center is the perfect …

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Shark Tank Takes a Bite Out of Irvine!

Southern California is a bustling area for entrepreneurs. It’s no wonder then, how so many Orange County businesses make it onto the highly successful ABC series, “Shark Tank,” which is currently in its 10th season. Finding the right pitch, having all the financials in place, showing charisma and confidence – these are just some of the factors that will cause one or more of the Sharks to “bite”, or invest …

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X to Perform at the OC Observatory December 27th and 28th

Watching a performance of the resilient punk band, X, you get the sense that until their dying breath, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, John Doe and DJ Bonebrake will be giving everything in their soul to the fans. It’s been like that for decades. Last year, the dynamic group – remarkably still together since day one – celebrated its 40th year in music when “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los …

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Legends of the Sport Weigh in on O.C. Surf Culture

If you’re looking for a fantastic piece of storytelling, check out “Momentum Generation,” which premieres December 11 on HBO Sports. This riveting surfing film takes an in depth look at a group of legendary surfers, who forever energized the sport and its competitive culture in the 1990s. Executive produced by Robert Redford, the documentary shows the close-knit bond that top athletes Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Benji …

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The Art of the Teese

Watching Dita Von Teese perform is a magical, sensual experience. Like a flickering candle, you are drawn into her graceful movements, mesmerized. It’s no wonder why her performances attract sold-out crowds. The queen of burlesque lives a full life, traveling on a whirlwind Europe tour with her burlesque revue and designing her latest lingerie collection, which is on sale in Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. “I’ve created a show called ‘The Art …

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Irvine’s San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary

With everything that is happening in the world, we need down time, preferably in a place that helps take away the stress of the day and quiets the mind. Irvine Ranch Water District’s San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is just that place. The area offers a quiet respite in the heart of Orange County’s bustling urban environment. Nearly two-thirds the size of New York’s beautiful Central Park, the Marsh …

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Local Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year where everyone is thinking about what they should buy for their friends and family. If you need shopping suggestions, Irvine Weekly’s Susan Hornik has found some great ideas for our Holiday Gift Guide! For That Busy Friend Healthy eating is a great way to kick off 2019! Check out Anaheim’s Fresh n’ Lean, a delicious, organic meal prep service which is delivered right to your …

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Irvine Historical Museum Tells the City’s Story

You may not know that Irvine has its own Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving the city’s impressive landmarks. One of their most important projects is the Irvine Historical Museum, established in 1976. Located in the San Joaquin Ranch House, the quaint museum building is part of the original ranch house structure commissioned by James Irvine in 1868. The current building was built in 1877 and is the oldest …

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Catch Louie Anderson at the Irvine Improv

Doing stand-up comedy is not for the meek – you have to be fearless, charismatic and of course, hilarious. Three-time Emmy Award® winner Louie Anderson excels at all three. One of Hollywood’s most recognized comedians, the lovable Anderson is headlining at Irvine Comedy Club November 30th through December 2nd. Anderson has a recipe for success: Be kind. “I get that from my mom,” he told us. “She was always the …

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