2014 Sweet Charity Archive Stories

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  • Scare Tactics By: Vinnie Leduc
    On most afternoons and evenings, Knott’s Berry Farm, the “other” amusement park in Orange County, is merely the landmark for commuters on the eastbound 91 and southbound 5 that equates to a collective sigh of relief as drivers are released from the snarls of notorious LA traffic. In October, Knott’s Berry
    Tue Oct 14, 2014
  • War Games: A Master of Many Pieces at OCMA By: Sara Wolf
    It may be presumptuous to read too much into the work of conceptual artist and provocateur Chris Burden, whose 1981 installation, A Tale of Two Cities, is now on view at the Orange County Museum of Art.Burden — who may be destined to be remembered most for audacious performance art created early on (and for only a brief period) in hi
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • A Vision for a Better Tomorrow By: Jenn Tanaka
    Peace for Liberia started with a dream. One night as Leymah Gbowee was sleeping, a voice told her that she needed to gather the women of her church together to pray for peace. Admittedly she thought this was crazy. But, after decades of warfare, she was determined to try anything. So in June 2002, Gbowee spoke before the congregation at the St.
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • Public Art
    For a decade or more, the award for OC’s most acclaimed collection of public art could have gone to Laguna Beach, Brea or Costa Mesa, the latter thanks largely to Henry Segerstrom and family. But there’s a new public art player in the county: Newport Beach. The city’s Inaugural Sculpture Exhibition installed in Civic Center Par
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • The Art of the OC By: Kedric Francis
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • Public Art
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • The Art of OC By: Kedric Francis
    Beach Art Laguna Art Museum's Art and Nature The debut of Laguna Art Museum’s Art and Nature program last year was a stunning success, with art exhibits and events at the museum and top local galleries, a family festival, and artist Jim Denevan’s intricate and monum
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • The Desperados of the OC Art Scene By: Steve Bramucci
    Sculptor and conceptual artist Andrew Myers sits outside of his studio and takes a pull from a bottle of Stella. It’s afternoon in Laguna Canyon and the sun that filters through the oak trees has lost most of its midday fury. Everything in this little corner of the world – from the curving canyon walls to the corrugated tin buildings
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • War Games: A Master of Many Pieces at OCMA By: Sara Wolf
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • Interview: Todd DeShields Smith By: Terence Loose
    For eight months, the Orange County Museum of Art searched for a director to lead the museum through the big changes ahead. Finally, in August, Todd DeShields Smith took over as the new CEO and director. Key to the museum’s choice was surely the fact that during his last post, six years as director of the Tampa Museum of Art, he ov
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • Cover, October
    Wed Oct 01, 2014
  • Dog Surfing festival By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Huntington Beach is Surf City. Not just for humans, either. Dog's Unleashed, the sixth annual Dog Surfing festival, turned Dog Beach into a sandy canine surf competition. Single and tandem events brought laughter and wild cheers from the hundreds who attended. Entrants came from as far as Brazil to show off their pets.
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • Long Beach Comic Con By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Long Beach Comic Con provided lots of entertainment for the entire family. In addition to panels of superhero creators and comic books collectors and paraphernalia producers , hundreds of interestingly attired cos players mingled with fans at the Long Beach Convention C
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
  • The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure By: Lawrence Sherwin
    The  Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure brought more than 20,000 supporters to Newport Beach on Sunday. Participants of all ages joined in the race/walk through the pristine corridors of Fashion Island in support of finding a cure
    Tue Sep 30, 2014
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  • Pacific Festival Comes Back to OC By: Anna Albaryan and Bret Weinberger
    Orange County’s Pacific Festival was a big success this summer. A nearly sold out crowd ventured to the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Aug. 16 to enjoy live indie dance music while swimming in the ocean, dancing in the sand and soaking up the beach city’s almost-t
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Not your Grandpa’s Beer By: Anna Albaryan
    Their mascot, Eve, is wearing an orange bandana in her hair and standing against a backdrop of the same bright orange that brands the Bottle Logic brewery. She is bold, adventurous, and has great taste in beer. Her dark green cargo pants paired with a laser gun in her hand and goggles on her head dub her as the perfect blend between an Indiana J
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Coastline Classic By: Lawrence Sherwin
    Pictures from this year's Coastline Classic in Corona del Mar.
    Fri Sep 12, 2014
  • Harlow's By: Jenn Tanaka
    Unexpected delights. That is the first thing that comes to mind when dining at Harlow’s in San Juan Capistrano. The drive to the restaurant down the grass-lined Rancho Viejo Road that winds parallel to the 5 freeway brings you to a small shopping plaza. While the exterior is unassuming, the interior décor evokes a speakeasy fused wi
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • Farm to Table: Rise and Shine By: Jenn Tanaka
    Driving down Jeffrey Road in Irvine, you notice a small patch of farmland. Standing tall amid the crops is a bright red barn that seems out of place amongst the nearby strip malls and housing developments. Upon closer glance, you see that the barn doubles as a farm stand. Colorful signs advertising the wares of the season, from fresh strawberrie
    Mon Sep 08, 2014
  • Harlow's By: Jenn Tanaka
    Mon Sep 08, 2014