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Residents gather early for a spot to see stars of 'Lovesick' and other Newport Beach Film Festival offerings.

on April 25, 2014

Ellen Fisher was in for a surprise.

Determined to avoid a repeat of last year's Newport Beach Film Festival opening night — where she arrived a half hour before the start of the film — the Orange resident made her way to Edwards Big Newport with two hours to spare Thursday.

"We were almost late," the 70-year-old recalled. "We were way down the street in line."

Although Fisher and her husband, Bill, 66, expected to be quite a ways down the road, they found a spot right at the top of the queue.

"Ta-da!" she remarked.

The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off with a world premiere

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IDIOT NATION EXCLUSIVE: Win a copy of DEMOLICIOUS

on April 22, 2014

From Idiot Nation:

Idiot Nation Members! We have 5 copies of Demolicious, the Record Store Day exclusive on CD to giveaway to current members.

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Coachella 2014: Replacements call on Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

on April 21, 2014

"We're the world's greatest Replacements cover band," Paul Westerberg cracked as his band took the stage Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He may have been joking, but there was more than a little truth to his remark, in part because Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong would arrive a few songs later and take over vocal duties. On the first day of the second weekend of the desert festival, a number of the marquee acts were seeking to recapture the magic of days gone by, including headliners Outkast.

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1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year

on April 21, 2014

At no point between "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Nookie" was the alternative bubble more booming than 1994. A record breaking eight alt-rock albums topped Billboard that year, and Lisa Loeb's "Stay" let alternative nation plant a rare flag atop the singles charts. The Offspring sold more of their indie label record than Pink Floyd did on their major label record. Green Day stole Woodstock '94 from Bob Dylan. New Kids on the Block broke up and Earl Sweatshirt was born. Here's the 40 best albums from the year where the losers finally won. Full article at Rolling Stone: HERE

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