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If You Want Something Done Right, You’ve Got to DO IT YOURSELF

The D.I.Y. Music and Fashion Fest is right at home in Pomona Once upon a time, back when prehistoric record labels ruled the Earth, the acronym ‘D.I.Y.’ was somewhat looked down upon. It was viewed a little bit like minor&h...


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Newcomers and Long-Runners

WWE Superstars entertain the masses in Ontario Once you’re in the ring, anything is possible. You can be at the top of your game and be dethroned in the next instant. You can be nobody and walk out somebody else.…


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Classes for the Masses

Here’s all you need to get through one . . . more . . . year. As summer begins to wind its way down one of life’s many eventualities begins to draw closer for many residents of the Inland Empire,…



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Battle of the Art Walks

The lowdown on the phenomenon, the fun and the best part—art The history of art walks in the Inland Empire is a varied, expansive and colorful tale. Depending on the city, you’ll find yourself enthralled in a decade long st...


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Food Fanatic

Inland Empire’s Culinary Expert joins IE Weekly Get ready to meet the Inland Empire’s most well known and most energetic food critic. Allan Borgen has been in the business of food for over 25 years and this top-notch critic...


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Black and Blue

Local woman is abused, beaten, shot and illegally detained . . . and the boys in blue don’t care Penny Trent’s desperate call for help as a long suffering victim of domestic violence was allegedly answered with police misco...



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Taking Life by the Horns

Big time baller Tony Snell—MLK High’s class of ’09—is now running with the Bulls If you asked Martin Luther King High School graduate Tony Snell where he realistically envisioned himself in three short years after gradu...


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Go Ahead—Spin the Bottle

Play, perform and practice at the most energetic festival of the summer Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) describes itself as “a celebration of art, sustainability, music, performance and life itself,” and to say it’s different...


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Think Rink!

As summer finally arrives here in the Inland Empire and triple digit temperatures become the norm at least until late September, finding places to hang out and cool down is a must. Thankfully, there is no shortage of refreshing...



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Something Old, Something New

Marriage of Retro style and Americana Roots pairs for a lifetime of happiness in the IE It doesn’t seem so long ago, that you could roll out to the Showcase Theater in Corona or The Glass House in Pomona every…


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Living Well

Dietary needs changing in the IE There are seeds of change sprouting up around the country, and even the world. People are no longer content to eat whatever is offered, whatever their neighbor is eating and they are making choi...


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Homegrown

The best and the brightest musical acts to come up and out Although big festivals, like Mayhem and Paid Dues have featured a few upcoming Inland Empire artists, the future of the region’s music is actually being written in co...



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Think Ink!

The IE’s best skin canvassers deliver the goods for this year’s Ink-N-Iron Festival Unless you’re living with blinders on (in which case, I don’t ever want to carpool with you), you’ve most certainly noticed how tatto...


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“There is No Secret”

How Wanda Sykes found herself and became a better comedian “I’m pretty optimistic,” began comedian Wanda Sykes in her interview in which she spoke about her activism in the gay community, her upcoming comedy tour, and her...


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Just Brew It!

The Taste of Brews festival celebrates craft beer culture . . . and the art of pour decisions Few things are more refreshing than an ice cold Budweiser in a frosted mug on a hot day. But, if that’s where…



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2013 Travel Guide

Homebound A staycation can be a death sentence of Internet and TV for anyone without imagination, even more so in the sweltering Inland Empire. But, truth be told, there’s a lot to do around here. Here are five typical stayca...


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A Master of His Domain

Wes Agee talks backflips and more as he prepares for the upcoming competitions On this searing hot Thursday afternoon, with the Santa Ana winds whipping through the parched canyons and roadways of Southern California, Wes Agee ...


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A Dangerous Mind

Dating advice, why making a sitcom is so hard and goofy yearbook quotes—Aziz Ansari doesn’t hold back!   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the median marrying age for American men recen...



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Dream Girls

Hypnotic Summer Twins dominate Indie charts and So-Cal hearts Maybe it’s the hot desert air that gives The Summer Twins their warm, enveloping melodies. Perhaps it’s the expansive, minimally light-polluted night sky that th...


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The Contemporary Archives of Outsider Art

Barkan’s collection of Chicano murals shed light on California public art One thing that people often try to claim about Los Angeles is that it lacks native art—most of the art in museums is transplanted from the East Coast...


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Your Introduction to Coachella 2013

So you’re going to Coachella this year? Do you know where to park? What to bring? Or even what to expect? Did you know that there is art, recycling, workshops, yoga classes, farmers markets, dodge ball tournaments and delicio...



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April is Autism Awareness Month!

Riverside joins Autism Speaks in educating and exemplifying community compassion April is Autism Awareness Month. It doesn’t matter if you are or aren’t personally affected by autism, this month we have to opportunity to sh...


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Imagined Possibilities Spring to Life

Finding More than Just Translation at First Street Gallery in Claremont Nearly a century ago, on the downtown streets of Omaha, a pair of kindred radios was delivered by night to the most esteemed department store in town. Cons...


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Engine Block Party

The Hot Rod Homecoming comes turbocharged with 65 years of hopped-up history Automotive customization comes in myriad forms these days, from sleek ‘n’ low hot-hatch Hondas, Acuras and Toyotas replete with turbochargers and ...



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Spirited Spirits

Our Guide to the Best Bars in the IE It’s always so difficult to decide where to go when you want to go out. So many choices!  IE is steppin’ up its game, and trying to compete with OC and…


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From Darkness into Light

Flogging Molly on Politics, their Amazing Success and their Green 17 Tour Detroit got under Dave King’s skin. The Flogging Molly frontman’s adopted hometown looked like a natural disaster roared through its forsaken streets...


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Hot Stuff

UCR’s Heat Music Festival marks its seventh year staying true to students’ tastes and delivering the hip-hop and EDM goods How much anticipation is there for the 2013 Heat Music Festival at UC Riverside? When rapper Tyga le...



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“Pardon Me While I Grab My Boobs”

Kevin Smith on carpetbagging, landing planes and his last slot Kevin Smith is about to hang up the director’s chair, but his days of bitch-slapping celebrities have just hit their prime. Smith is the writer-director behin...