Friday, February 19, 2010

This Weekend in The OC, 2/19

R E F L E C T I O N S  O N  
L A S T  N I G H T ' S  G A M E S :

[Melo showing up the competition.]

Nuggets vs. Cavaliers
Two awesome games last night. Melo and his band of merry Nuggets shamed the James gang. Despite King James' triple double, the Nuggets led the Cavs for the first half, nailing the final nail in the coffin with a 20 footer from Carmelo Anthony with 1.7 seconds left to play, handing the Cavs their first loss in a month! It was such a beautiful buzzer-beater, it was Kobe-esque. 

[Fisher's game winning attempt.]

Lakers vs. Celtics
Speaking of buzzer-beaters and Kobe, the Lakers could have used one from their fearless leader last night, but unfortunately, his pesky sprained foot kept him from the laquered boards of the Staples Center court. An all around great team effort from the Lakers showed Boston that even without Kobe, we are a force to be reckoned with. A fact heavily questioned before Kobe's unwilling injury leave. Despite the valiant efforts of almost all (Shannon was a little cold), the Lakers fell to the Big Green, 87-86, after a missed clutch shot by Fisher. Too bad it didn't look more like the game - and championship - winning 3 pointer from last years finals against Orlando. Still, we've won 4 out of 5 games without Kobe. One against Portland, ending a 9-game losing streak. Not too shabby all around I'd say. 

T H I S  W E E K E N D :

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Where: OCPAC Segerstrom Hall
When: This weekend
Cost: Tickets start at $20.

This weekend you should scrounge and rummage to find some tickets to "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. You can get tickets as low as $20, and I just checked it out online for you all: there ARE seats left! There is one show tonight, two tomorrow, and two on Sunday. Gazette Art Director, Jennifer Hood, and I will be attending with our very cultured friend (and Gazette contributing writer) Caroline Landon. I blame my mother for raising me on them, but I can't help it, I love musicals! Especially Andrew Lloyd Weber's. If you don't recognize his name, you might recognize these titles: Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Starlight Express...need I go on? Not only will there be some of the best musical numbers on earth coming to our very own Segerstrom Hall, a cast of all star Broadway veterans will be performing them with the backing support of an onstage symphony. 2 and a half hours of amazing entertainment for as little as $20. It's going to be amazing! A disclaimer to all you men reading: My mother dragged my father to one about 20 years ago. Mind you, my father is a football-loving, man's man, construction supervisor who considers a t-shirt without stains on it dress-up attire. He begs her to go with him to musicals now. Don't knock things until you try them!

[Straight outta' Orange, Hollowell. Photo:]

Hollowell Show
Where: The Industry in Anaheim (2981 Blue Star, Anaheim CA)
When: Saturday February 20th, 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm.
Cost: Only 8 bucks for some awesome bands!

Also this weekend, don't miss good friends of The Gazette Design Team and talented musicians, Hollowell at brand new venue, The Industry, in Anaheim. It's always exciting to see new music venues popping up around Orange County and to see our artistic culture expanding. The show is all-ages and tickets are only $8! The facebook invite says, "sorry there is no bar or alcoholic beverages at this place... But dont you worry... you will be drunk off our intoxicating awesomeness!" And it is so true.

- Amy
On my iPod: Neko Case's "Middle Cyclone"

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