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ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2001
5pm Theater "Travelin' Light" is a program of eight, 10-minute plays from members of New Voices Playwrights Workshop, all concerning the thrills and spills of vacationing. In one of the pieces, a young man on holiday in England starts to believe he is Hamlet.* "Travelin' Light," co-produced by the Chance Theater and New Voices Playwrights Workshop, Chance Theater, 5576 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills. Saturdays and Sundays, 5 p.m. $10 to $13. (714) 821-6903 or www.chancetheater.com.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1998 | STEVE APPLEFORD
"If it weren't for Carl Perkins," Brian Setzer declared Thursday night, "we wouldn't be here." That's true enough for a broad range of pop acts, but even more so for Setzer's Stray Cats, who reunited at the House of Blues to perform an energetic tribute to the late rockabilly pioneer.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1998 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Love Ride encapsulates many of the elements of the ultimate Southern California experience: celebrities, music, good intentions, great food, freeways, cars, motorcycles, beautiful landscapes and gorgeous sunshine just slightly tinged with exhaust.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1999
The star-spangled banners of two off-the-mainstream musical movements will fly Independence Day weekend over the parklike Oak Canyon Ranch festival grounds. On Saturday, the fifth annual roots-celebrating Hootenanny Festival features acts fired by blues, country music and early rock 'n' roll, many adding a punk wallop to their vintage sources.
NEWS
April 28, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM
The 12th annual Beach Fest in Long Beach on Saturday and Sunday will offer a feast of local roots music and alternative rock bands. Steve Zepeda, who used to book Bogart's, is coordinating talent for the event, which will raise money for more than 70 Long Beach charities and social service agencies. Beach Fest also will feature a variety of booths, games and food concessions. The bands will play on four separate stages each day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
April showers bring May festivals. Beach Fest '99, an annual charity event that offers an abundant, smorgasbord-like selection of bands from the Orange County/Long Beach music scene, takes place May 15-16 at Shoreline Marina Green in Long Beach. The following weekend, May 22-23, brings a large helping of national blues and roots-rock talent to another waterfront location, Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, site of the annual Doheny Blues Festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1998
MOVIES Football player-turned-actor Howie Long plays a "smoke-jumper" who has to battle two forest fires and outwit a homicidal escaped convict in cinematographer-turned-director Dean Sempler's "Firestorm." Talk about your tough days. The film opens Friday in general release. THEATER Richard Dreyfuss headlines as Benedict Arnold in L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater staging of "The General From America," by Richard Nelson.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM
Chuck Berry's witty songbook is in no danger of going stale, but his headlining set on Saturday at the Hootenanny '97 Festival included an apt revision of "Rock 'n' Roll Music." "Some people said rock 'n' roll would fade / It's been 40 years since that remark was made," Berry sang. The modest, folksy Hootenanny is a reminder of why rock 'n' roll has been worth preserving.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2000 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
So Hustler doesn't take checks, which stinks if you're sniffing around the Sunset Strip retail store sans cold hard dinero. But not if you know Slim Jim Phantom. The Cat Club owner opened his doors a wee bit early, letting us laze around while we waited for a cash delivery. (The Cat Club's a stone's throw from the Hustler store.) Slim Jim gave me the skinny on a few new happenings. Ronnie Mack's Barndance just made its debut at the Cat Club, and it makes perfect sense.
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