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Film Review: “Before Night Falls”

Watching "Before Night Falls" is like drinking that orange Vitality beverage from Trader Joes...
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Art Review: Patrons, Lovers and Other Romantics

Patrons features the "HeART work" of 60 artists, ranging in origin from Santa Barbara to London.
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Film Review: “A Time for Drunken Horses”

"A Time for Drunken Horses" brings the harsh reality of the Middle East to the American screen, forcing its audience to take heed.
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Art Review: “The Empty Bottle”

The irony of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov's pun is in the fact that some citizens in the former Soviet Union actually lived in public restrooms.
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Aesop Rock | Float | Mush

While listening to the thoughtful and philosophical Aesop Rock, I began to ponder my own validity in this world. I have questions I need answered: Is anyone reading my reviews? If so, would my recomme...
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Fauna Flash | Fusion | Compost

The other night, while swilling Chardonnay at a press reception in Montecito among a crowd 20 years too old to be called my colleagues, I was struck with a great idea. Now, if you lived in a gorgeous ...
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Various Artists | Rapid Transit | Chocolate Industries

It’s been a long while since I gave up my former day job: financial analyst supervillain. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think of those days past, those days way back when I was a mil...
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Enemymine | The Ice in Me | Up

Before I describe the soul-shredding noise monster that is Enemymine, let me just say that the group once accidentally left its drummer in a roadside cafe while on tour. That’s fucking rad. Evol...
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Field Mob | Ashy to Classy | MCA

The Dirty South has once again unleashed a plague onto the unsuspecting public. First it was Master P and his No Talent Soldiers, now it’s the Field Mob with its debut Ashy to Classy. Now for so...
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Tipsy | Uh-Oh! | Asphodel

Electro-lounge, you’ve gotta heard it before. It’s that chill but bouncy music pouring softly out of speakers at cocktail lounges and parties meant mostly as a nice accompaniment for drink...
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Honeydogs | Here’s Luck | Palm

Here’s Luck is another step of progression in the Minneapolis music scene. Extremely rich in sound, each track is almost a mini-masterpiece that proves that this band is not only accomplished, b...
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Theater Review: Triumph of Love Has Plenty of Cross-Dressing Fun

The Central Coast Premiere production is a masterful blend of music, humor and old-fashioned love.
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Film Review: “Shadow of a Vampire”

One of those "Does art mirror life or life mirror art?" movies that might interest Oscar Wilde, "Shadow" is an entertaining film set around the filming of an actual vampire movie.
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Straight to Video Classics: “The Catcher”

The Catcher's first order of business is to kill the opposing team's star player.
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Film Review: “On the Road With Duke Ellington”

There's something about mastication that makes legends not so legendary.
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