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LOS ABANDONED Taking the infectious pop flash of Blondie and fusing it to the boundless multicultural experimentalism of Café Tacuba, Van Nuys’ Los Abandoned are making the move from regional heroes to national stars. Born in 2001 as a collaboration between guitarist Don Verde and singer-Casio keyboardist-ukeleist Lady P, the duo expanded to a quartet with the addition of bassist Vira Lata and drummer Dulce after a self-produced EP spread like wildfire through the Los Angeles Latin alternative scene. The group’s following exploded over the ensuing five years, landing them gigs on bills alongside the Breeders, Molotov, Aterciopelados, at...

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THE LIPIZZANER STALLIONS RETURN July 19, 7:30 p.m. The stallions are on their 36th anniversary tour with an all new production. The “horse of battle, horse of ballet,” saved from extinction by General George S. Patton at the end of World War II, will appear in a show that emulates the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, and which maintains a traditional as well as entertaining performance with all new music, choreography and routines. The breed has been used as a horse of war, a horse of nobility and aristocracy. General $22.50, children under 12 and seniors $20.50. Seaside Park, Ventura Fairgrounds.; 648-3376. CLASSIC ROCK FESTIVAL III July 15 – 16, noon. Eleven of the top classic rock acts in history are paid tribute at the Ojai Classic Rock Festival III to be held at downtown Ojai\’s Libbey Bowl. The popular third installment in a series of six festivals benefit the RageJax Foundation, an organization bringing music and art programs to under-privileged children. Headlining Saturday: Tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band featuring Jerry\’s original keyboard player Melvin Seals; plus tributes to Janis Joplin by Mama Pearl, Jimi Hendrix by Stone Free Experience, The Who by The Who Show, Grateful Dead by Cubensis, and Lynyrd Skynyrd by Nuthin\’ Fancy. Sunday July 16: Tributes to KISS by Gods of Thunder, Aerosmith by Pump, Led Zeppelin by Led Zepplica, AC/DC by...

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Alpine 1954 Goodyear Ave., Ventura, 650-1213. Fri.: Cattle Decapitation, From a Second Story Window, Misery Index, Animosity, Job for a Cowboy, Encoma, Somber, Aurora Complex, 5 p.m. Mon.: Opio (from Hieroglyphics), Scarub (from Living Legends), Jerneye (Lunar Heights), 7 p.m. Wed.: Aces High, Amarosa, Swims, Cicada, 7 p.m. Andy’s Seafood 550 E. Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme, 488-9533. Thu.: Steve Hill, 5 p.m. Billy O’s 2819 E. Main St., Ventura, 652-0327. Thu. & Fri.: Karaoke hosted by Richard Burns, 9 p.m. Sat.: The Mid-town Revival presents Benefit for Ventura’s Skate Parks featuring Shim Come Quick, OK Stranger, Somber, Le Strange & the Tenderfoot Battalion, Encoma Sun.: Service Industry Night Mon.: Le Meu Le Purr Tue.: Scene Dream featuring Los Paranoiaz Wed.: Wax Wednesdays, 9 p.m. Bombay Bar & Grill 143 S. California St., Ventura, 643-4404. Thu.: Mini Driver Fri. & Sat.: Joey Peate, 5:30 p.m., Hindsite w/ DJ SIN’RG (Up Front), DJ PJ (Club Oasis) Sun.: Ice, 4 p.m., Kool Karaoke w/ Leigh Balton, 9:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed.: Kool Karaoke w/ Leigh Balton, 9 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon 2818 Vineyard Ave., Oxnard, 485-6816. Fri. & Sat.: DJ Sherman, 8:30 p.m. Buffalo Records 2111 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 648-3345. Sat.: Shades of Day, the Blank Tapes, 3 p.m. The Canyon 28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura, (818) 879-5016. Thu.: The Spazmatics w/ Greg G., DJ Noel Fri.: Little River Band followed by Boogie Knights w/...

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Come on in, the water’s fine

Love them or hate them, you have to admire the creators of South Park for developing an animation model that allows them to turn out an episode on the fly. Unlike other prime time animated shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy, which require long lead times, South Park can exploit a current trend while it’s still hot. Unfortunately, Hollywood isn’t as lucky. Most films take years to reach the screen, undergoing extensive rewriting, preproduction, shooting and post production. So when a film clicks at the box office, it often takes Hollywood a year or more to catch up....

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