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Overcoming first-time hiccups SOULQUARIUS presents successful soul festival

Torrential downpours throughout Southern California this past weekend rendered movement anywhere in the Inland Empire and Orange County Area a herculean task. However, these conditions seemed to go practically unregistered by the thousands of...

Block Party undercards shine while headliner lacks flair

You would likely struggle to find a resounding reaction to this year’s Block Party lineup because, well, there wasn’t one. Sure, the lineup’s release elicited the collective excitement of “oh, hey, another weekend to...

Legendary “Sister Spit” artists will make you drool

The Sister Spit spoken word collective formed in 1994 as an all-girl open mic show. In a time when open mic shows across the nation were filled with misogyny and prejudice, a brave group...

“Mariachi Girl” Displays Strong Showing at the Culver Center

Gazing into the packed atrium of the Culver Center, professor in the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production Dr. Tiffany Ana Lopez remarked that she was about to “burst into tears” at the...

“Poesia Peligrosa” bites with elegance

Poetry is often viewed as an esoteric form of literature. People think of passionate love letters and affectionate odes when they hear the word, and the stock image of a “poet” as a hopeless...

Best and worst of Countdown NYE 2017

This was my second year returning to Insomniac’s Countdown NYE, one of the premier EDM festivals in SoCal. With a record of 78,000 attendees at San Bernardino’s NOS Events Center, the 2017 rendition had...

RADAR Sessions: Lazy Camper

Lazy Camper subverted my expectations. When I heard Alex Le’s stage name, I figured I would be interviewing another singer-songwriter guy with a guitar and a pocket of love songs. What I instead found...