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Both tender apologia and vigorous justification, Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” is a deeply, fascinatingly personal meditation from the 88-year-old director who, like his aged drug mule protagonist, has spent a long time on the road.

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Grammy winner LeAnn Rimes will return to the Antelope Valley on Dec. 16, at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, with her “You and Me and Christmas” tour.

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Ahh, Mexican food — it’s a favorite for so many people. Luckily for us in the Antelope Valley, we have quite a few choices: from small taco stands to big, beautiful restaurants, which is the case for Medrano’s Mexican Restaurant. 

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When you are hungry and don’t want to cook, Texas Cattle Company in Lancaster is the perfect place to go. With their extensive and fun menu, there is something for everyone. They have a Texas-themed menu with different categories like Pasadena potato patch, Lone Star steaks, Texas hold ’em b…

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The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale will present its Christmas concert, “Holiday Harmonies,” at 8 p.m., Dec. 8, at Antelope Valley College’s Performing Arts Theatre.

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This week, we’re seeing art installations in Grand Park, catching “The Nutcracker” at various venues across the city, hitting pop-up craft fairs for our holiday shopping and seeing a 21st Century take on a classic 19th century opera.

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Cedar Street Theatre will bring Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center’s main stage for three performances over two days only — 8 p.m., Nov. 30 and 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 2. Tickets are $22.

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This week, we’re doing the holidays at Heritage Square, Union Station, Hollywood and DTLA. We also check out a new brew pub and make a stop at the Rose Bowl for tea.

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New Palmdale Junior Ballet Artistic Director Shannon Bunch will take on a holiday classic for her first show — “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” — at 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 2, at the Palmdale Playhouse.

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Every Who down in Whoville gets a new Grinch this season. Why, you may ask? The idea defies reason. Does the classic need help from a hot Cumberbatch? Or is this strange union a bizarre mismatch?

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On a very cold day last week, my companion and I decided to go out for breakfast. We chose The Village Grille, a cozy little gem off Sierra Highway, in Lancaster. 

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This week, we’re seeing The Bob Baker Marionettes taking their show on the road, watching the Hollywood Christmas Parade, getting our yuks with The Three Stooges, catching Janet Klein at the 3 Clubs, visiting a Christmas-themed pop-up museum and skating away in DTLA.

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Something special is happening at Jesse Dean Designs. The shop is in constant motion like a well-oiled machine. Conversations and the whirring of machines echo through the place.  Occasionally, one of the crew cracks a joke and everyone laughs.

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The first Jersey Mike's Subs started in 1956, on the Jersey Shore, then went national and that is why we get the benefit of a particular regional style of good eats, right here in the Antelope Valley. There are now three locations to serve you, so you will be able to get your sub craving on …

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Director Jeffrey Wienckowski is returning to the Antelope Valley College to direct Sharon Holland’s stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale “Alice in Wonderland.”

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When Which One’s Pink appeared at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center last year, the Pink Floyd tribute band sold out the venue. The band will return at 8 p.m., Nov. 10, to the LPAC. A limited number of tickets are still available.

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This week, we’re checking out an extraordinary video artwork, attending a festival dedicated to coffee, checking out an arts and crafts show, seeing art at MOCA and the Getty Center and shopping at a Native American marketplace.

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Grammy and Country Music Association award-winning country music star Travis Tritt will come to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8, for an intimate solo acoustic show.

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The Lakes Community Center will have a dinner and movie fundraiser at 3 p.m., Nov. 3, at the center, 17520 Elizabeth Lake Road, Lake Hughes, with the science fiction action cult classic “Robot Jox” starring local actor Paul Koslo as Alexander.

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This week, we get our culture on along Grand Avenue, eat pancakes while viewing art, celebrate fall in Griffith Park, celebrate Dia de los Muertos in DTLA, check out dinosaurs at the LA Convention Center and head out to the Arboretum for lantern artworks.

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If you missed Cedar Street Theatre’s production of “The Mel Brooks’ Musical Young Frankenstein” during its near sell-out opening weekend, don’t fret. You have four more chances — and only four more chances ­— to see it. The musical is at 8 p.m., Nov. 2 and 3; and 2 p.m., Nov. 3 and 4 at the …

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Palmdale Repertory Theatre’s newest production, “Dracula: The Musical?” was a delightful farce with sly humor that included visual jokes in addition to witty dialogue.

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After an epic and storied 45 year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named End of the Road. The initial announcement was made a month ago on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” which sent the Interne…

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Fortunately for all of us, Japanese cuisine, specifically goodies like sushi, sashimi and sake are plentiful, here in the Antelope Valley. In case you hadn't noticed, that big beautiful building on restaurant row at the AV Mall is now open as bigtuna's third location. Last week my companion …

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Korean BBQ is taking the country by storm — one smoky, garlic-y bite at a time! Whether you are a Galbi crushing aficionado or a rookie just getting your feet wet, here’s the lowdown on eating Korean cuisine.

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 A time honored musical tradition took place in the Antelope Valley on Oct. 24, as punk legends D.R.I., opening band Skullcrack and locals STF played a gig at the American Legion Pavilion on J and 40th East.  It’s not the bands playing together that makes up the tradition, but rather that th…

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This week, we’re having a date night in Pasadena with drinks at the 1886 and a Frankenstein-Little Women art mash up, seeing Triforium as it should be seen, celebrating Dia de los Muertos and seeing a dance piece on a loading dock.

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Upon entering Haciendo Don Cuco and being surrounded by the beautiful and ornate Mexican art as well as all the bright colors, one can only imagine being in Mexico! Inside the aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine reminiscent of Mexico truly makes you feel like you have been transformed to a ne…

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At last week’s Kaleidoscope Festival, I met a new group helping to bridge the gap between local artists and the community.