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Thurs/7/5 POPS IN THE PARK Nobody said that you can’t celebrate the 4th of July a day or two after the holiday. Hell, with all of the events happening in the IE alone we should just call it Independence Week.…


The IE’s Best 4th of July Celebrations

July 4 BEAUMONT 4th of July Pyrospectacular; Live music with The Basix and Starship with Mickey Thomas Stewart Park, Between 9th St. and Orange Ave., (951) 769-8524; www.ci.bbeaumont.ca.us. The Basix at 5pm. Starship at 7:30pm....


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Thurs/6/28 LA BOHÈME Get a taste of the grand ol’ opera in its finest form with Riverside’s performance of the famous opera, La Bohème. This four-act opera written by Giacomo Puccini back in 1896 (Puccini was also...



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Thurs/6/21 JASON STUART Check out this new breed of comedian. On the side, Jason Stuart stands as a proud gay man who often speaks at festivals, colleges and corporations about being openly gay in the workplace. His acting has ...


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Thurs/6/14 RHONA BENNETT Mouseketeers have always been destined for greatness. Take Rhona Bennett, otherwise known as either “Miss R&B” or even better known as one of the singers from En Vogue. Before her musica...


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Thurs/6/7 THE CALICOS Back in October, The Calicos were featured as our Band of the Week. Not only were we impressed by its pure indie-rock awesome sound, but these guys were hell-bent on gaining as many gigs as possible. Don&#...



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Thurs/5/31 CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT The Rosie’s Kids Organization works hard to get funding for children who want to be in extracurricular activities. Considering that these activities might soon become extinct with the curren...


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Thurs/5/24 NINETEENTH CENTURY VIENNA You may not be able to purchase a ticket to Vienna for vacation but you can attend “Art and Music in Nineteenth Century Vienna” (and it’s much cheaper). When placed together, art and m...


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Thurs/5/17 WAVES OF FEMINISM As a part of CSUSB’s annual initiative to create conversations about diversity, English professor and author of “A History of U.S. Feminism” Rory Dicker will be speaking. As she de...



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Thurs/5/10 DENGUE FEVER Dengue Fever has invented a new sound; the likes of which have never before existed in our music scene. Described as expressing “Cambodian garage rock, Afro Grooves and Neo-surf tunes” only b...


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Thurs/5/3 DIRTY GHOSTS There are two types of ghosts (probably): serious spirits looking to scare and dirty ghosts who just want to pull pranks in the afterlife. Now, this band isn’t either of these but with a bit of inspirat...


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Thurs/4/26 SKYSCAPES FOR THE SOUL Artist Jeni Bate is well practiced in many different artistic techniques. From acrylic and oil paintings to gouache, Bates loves using color to create sky portraits. Using a specific technique ...



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Thurs/4/19 MOON BLOCK PARTY For the first time ever, the Coachella Music Festival is spread out over two weekends. For music fans this means more music, more new bands and obviously, more parties, too. So if you’re not on...


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This is a big year for the ever-famous Coachella Valley Music Festival. For the past decade it has dominated much of the desert over the course of a single weekend, growing in popularity as the years go on. If you’ve…


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Thurs/4/5 SHAQ’S ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM I don’t know what Shaquille O’Neal is doing near any comedy events because remnants of Kazaam still haunt my dreams but fortunately, you’ll be seeing more than just the Shaq-ster...



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Thurs/3/29 LADIES POKER NIGHT This weekend it’s all about the ladies. Although this is a weekend event reserved strictly for women to compete, Pechanga is allowing the lucky men tagging along to join in on the fun for one eve...


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Thurs/3/22 NASCAR HAULER PARADE This one’s for the diehard NASCAR fans sporting trucker hats so old that the only reason they keep them is for luck. You won’t see any racing here, but these diesels will parade their cargo o...


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Do you know why we celebrate the land of emerald green, debatably fictitious leprechauns and the belief in luck? Neither do we, but the IE’s got Irish fever and tons of good brews and night-long parties. Plan ahead because St...



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Fri /3/9 TEMECULA ROD RUN Two days, 70,000 people, and all the cars you can set your sights on: These are the ingredients for a fun weekend! Not only is the Rod Run helping out local SoCal charities, they’re creating…


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Thurs /3/1 2ND ANNUAL RIVALRY HOLD’EM POKER CHALLENGE 900 hockey fans, divided in half by loyalty to their favorite hockey teams, are invited to join the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks for one crazy Poker tournament. Alo...


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Thurs /2/23 OTHELLO Looking for some tragedy to follow Valentine’s day? Well look no further than the king of tragedies: Shakespeare and his timeless play of forbidden love. Othello and Desdemona have been secretly marrie...



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Thurs /2/16 BOEING BOEING In reality, husbands always boast that having even one wife is too much for them to handle and while we’ve seen stories about men trying to have more than the opted one, this one takes the…


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Thurs /2/9 ANJELAH JOHNSON This San Jose-born Hispanic/Native American wasn’t always involved in the career of busting sides. In fact, if you aren’t a Raiders fan (and c’mon, who is?) then you might not know t...


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Thurs /2/2 MURDER MYSTERY: ALIBIS A glamorous movie star has been murdered at her own party and everybody knows that having a handful of suspects is a requirement of any murder mystery. Join the next chapter in C & C…



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Thurs /1/26 MY FAIR LADY The quirky tale that teaches you how to pronounce your H’s as “Hair” and not “-air” is back again in the IE. Eliza Doolittle is a flower girl trying to sell flowers with a ...


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ASHER HARTMAN: “HALFWAY TO VEGAS” “Halfway to Vegas” isn’t your average art exhibition. Hartman, known for his work in the intersection of performance and theater brings to the Culver Center select...


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Thurs /1/12 ESCENSY DUO You shouldn’t feel bad if you need to start your weekend a day earlier by calling in sick from work (don’t worry, we won’t rat you out). If you choose to hang out at The Press…



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Thurs /1/5 PREPARING FOR THE “BIG ONE”  Much of California is split between the Pacific and North American plates which grind at each other’s borders. One of these days we’re going to get a much mor...