Past Stories
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Sick Puppies

Sat, July 20 Some musicians and bands don’t age well when trying to make their “comeback” by returning into the spotlight. They end up performing old hits rather than reinventing their sound and sadly are forg...


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The King and I

Thru Sun, Aug. 4 It’s hard to imagine how disconnected different cultures used to be from one another before the age of information. We take for granted the ease of tapping into the customs and ways of different countries aro...


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“Jackrabbit Homestead”

Thru Sep. 28 The desert stretch of California’s Morongo Basin near Joshua Tree National Park holds a bit of history highly unknown, and unfortunately underrepresented when speaking of California’s diverse past. Years ago, i...



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The Slightlys

Fri, July 12 Young and talented—that’s the best way to describe The Slightlys. For kids who are coming straight out of their high school years, they create songs that are far beyond their age. The guys claim the music to&he...


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Brad Williams

Fri, July 5-Sun, July 7 Do not mistake the comedy of funny man Brad Williams for that daredevil and prankster “Wee Man” from Jackass because their humor is completely different. In school, Williams was often picked on due ...


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The McKintree Boys

Wed, July 10 Beer and music—there hasn’t been a better combination than that since Adam met Eve. The two just work perfectly together. No matter what mood you may be in, crack open a beer, throw on some tunes and…



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Flip Orley

Fri, June 28-Sat, June 29 So you’ve never been the type of person to believe in a hypnotist because you are convinced that every bit of it must be fake. Lets be rational, there’s no way that one person can…


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Vinnie Caruana

Friday, June 28 A night with some great punk action is coming to The Wire. Vinnie Caruana will be performing with The Long Run, Bedroomtalk and Geoff Rickly. Vinnie Caruana may be a name you’ve briefly heard of before, but&he...


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Tomato Assault

June 22 Your parents may have taught you to never play with your food but hey, you’re an adult now! Play with your food all you want and have a blast doing it, courtesy of the Tomato Assault team. The concept…



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“More Dreamers of the Golden Dream”

Thru Thurs, July 25 We idolize famous activists like Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon because of their quests for equality. However, it’s not every day that we look around in our community and recognize the saints that ...


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Hats! The Musical

Sat, June 15 Tell everyone that Lesley Gore wants you to know, “It’s My Party.” If you missed that reference don’t feel bad. A lot of people don’t remember that being the number one Billboard song because it debuted b...


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Mach 1 Mud Run

Sat, June 15 It’s time to get down and dirty. Corona is offering the challenge of a lifetime to any and all comers who aren’t afraid of pushing the limits and dealing with what gets thrown their way. In this…



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Beaumont Cherry Festival

Thurs, June 6-Sun, June 9 Every town has its own little best-kept secret. Take Mira Loma for instance; once called Wineville, it was the scene of the brutal “chicken coop murders” in the late ’20s. Thankfully for ...


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“Sky Blue Sky:” Print Media by Matthew Tyson

Thru June 24 Setting out to endorse and publish local artists, refined printmaker Matthew Tyson opened up Imprints in 1984. It was at this special studio that many international and national printmakers and writers earned their...


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Eddie Griffin

Fri, May 31-Sat, June 1 Dysfunction junction is the name of the game with Eddie Griffin. Very few people can be accurately described as sassy, but he seems to fit the bill just fine. Griffin became a household name with…



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“Out of the Fire: Mesoamerican and Pueblo Ceramics”

Thru April 19, 2014 Although ceramic pots may have practical uses in everyday life, the pieces at the “Out of the Fire: Mesoamerican and Pueblo Ceramics” exhibit are much more than household objects. What appears to be a si...


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Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival

Thru June 16 Hear ye, hear ye! An announcement for all the good people in the land. Baron Von Lauffer would like to extend his personal invitation for good people of this region to join him on his lively estate.…


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National Orange Show Festival

May 30-June 2 If something sticks for over 97 years, chances are there’s something about it that just works. Take the National Orange Show Festival for instance. It still has all the hallmarks of a good time that have been&he...



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Anne of Green Gables

Thru Sun, May 19 What started out as a bestselling novel from 1908 is now gracing our local theater with a live musical performance. Come revisit the tale of the charming and talkative, freckled redheaded girl with pigtail brai...


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Rauschenberg at Gemini

Thru July 28 Pop art is a diverse and divisive form of artistic expression that challenges the core of how art is defined. Is it classical oil paints? Greco-Roman statues? Artists like Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg questi...


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Ozomatli

We’ve all heard of mash-up artists that take two completely different songs and make them into one, but that gets old fast. What doesn’t get old is a band that mashes cultural sounds together to emit an echo that can…



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The Chipper Experience: Where COMEDY & MAGIC Collide!

Every magician has a few good secrets. Chipper Lowell makes one of his plainly known: he’s really funny. Many magicians will try to add a little comedy into their act to distract from the illusion, but Lowell is the real…


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Best Supporting Actress

Friday, May 3 Who would you cast your vote for as the Best Supporting Actress? Do you like the classic comedy of Cameron Diaz or would you rather walk on the wild side with the sexy and dangerous Angelina Jolie?…


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Ron White

Fri, May 3 He’s crude and he’s lewd but he’s one of the funniest dudes to come out of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Ron White is hands down one of the most salt of the earth, straightforward comedians you…



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Claremont Zine Fest

Sat, April 27 If you’re in the market for an extraordinarily unique social gathering where you can explore the minds of interesting individuals, then you’re truly in luck. A first of its kind, The Claremont Zine Fest will t...


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Adam Carolla

Sun, April 28 Imagine the manliest comedian with almost no filters, and then imagine seeing him live. Now’s the time to sit back with a glass of Adam Carolla’s “Mangria” and prepare for a slew of uncenso...


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Mitch Fatel

Thurs, April 18-Sun, April 21 Mitch Fatel has a monotone voice and it doesn’t sound like he gets excited about anything. He has a friendly and innocent demeanor (and loves his cat), even though he had to change its name…



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Ramona

Sat, April 20 thru Sun, April 21 Sat, April 27 thru Sun, April 28 Sat, May 4 thru Sun, May 5 It’s easy to forget the devastation brought upon Native Americans after European settlers came to this beautiful land. Face…