Photographer of Iconic Che Guevara Portrait Gets His Own Exhibit

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Alberto Korda's famed "Guerrillero Heroico"
Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born communist, briefly stepped forward at a public memorial held March 5, 1960 in Cuba. The day before, La Coubre, a French ship carrying munitions, exploded in the Havana harbor killing scores on board. The revolutionary government blamed the CIA. Che witnessed the mayhem, lending his hand as a trained doctor to the victims.

At the memorial, he took a low profile, but came within view of Cuban photographer Alberto Korda who snapped just two candid shots. The rest, as they say, is history. The iconic "Guerrillero Heroico" portrait is just one of many that are a part of the Korda: Revolutionary Photographer exhibit opening at Long Beach's Museum of Latin American Art this Saturday.

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Frida Kahlo, Her Photos Exhibit Captures Iconic Mexican Artist as Never Seen Before

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Frida Kahlo with Doctor Juan Farill by Gisèle Freund, 1951 ©Frida Kahlo Museum
Famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo revealed her soul in the brush strokes of her self-portraits. Nearly 60 years after her death, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach is set to show a different side of Kahlo's life through photographs. The exhibit Frida Kahlo, Her Photos, curated by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, opens this Saturday with special events throughout the weekend including an all-day Fridamania Festival!

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PHOTOS: How to Survive a Saturday Night in Downtown Fullerton

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LP Hastings / OC Weekly

The image of downtown Fullerton over the past several years has come to represent something very specific in the mind of the average weekend reveler. One could even argue that DTF is not as much of a place anymore as it is a state of mind--one you must strengthen through years of social irresponsibility, er, training. Because you can't go into the wild west of  the North County bar scene all willy-nilly. Every Friday and Saturday night, the gauntlet of cramped clubs, tattoo parlors, drunk bros, douche bag bouncers, and ticket-happy police officers awaits. Luckily, we've learned a few ways to help you  enjoy your sloshed, reprehensible activities like a pro in OC's favorite bastion of low-budget excess. See our full DTF slideshow nd see our mini survival guide to DTF after after the jump.

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* Photos: Why Downtown Fullerton Sucks on Friday and Saturday nights
*BLOK Headlines an Extra-Spooky Edition of Plugged Into Local at Alex's Bar, Oct. 24
*2J's Cocktail Lounge Goes Country, Apparently it Brings in the Chicks

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The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Photos We've Seen This Year

Categories: Lists , photos

By Daniel Hill

Here at Heard Mentality we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to look like anything. But every now and again a press photo comes along that is actually interesting....or awesome, or terrible, or all of these things. These are the ones that actually remain in our brains when the work day is done. Without further ado, here are the 15 most ridiculous press photos we've seen this year.

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*Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 25-15
*Top 5 Nostalgic Nintendo Soundtracks
*Slander: Two Former OC Frat Boys Help Take TrapStyle Worldwide

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Stevie Wonder at Outside Lands: San Francisco Gets Life Lessons From the School of Wonder

Christopher Victorio
Stevie Wonder at Outside Lands.
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*Outside Lands Spirit Guide: Top Five Do's and Don't's For the Festival Folk
*Neil Young and Crazy Horse at Outside Lands Festival, 8/10/12
*More Outside Lands Festival news from SF Weekly

Stevie Wonder, in theory, is an American artistic treasure. He's more than our Beatles or Rolling Stones; he's our Dickens or Dalí: a figure of impassable recognition, discussion, talent, love, and national pride. In theory.

In practice, however, Stevie Wonder is an experience.

Less than three minutes after Stevie Wonder takes the main stage on the final night of San Francisco's Outside Lands festival, keytar in hand and that beaming, always-loving smile of his worn proudly, he decides that it's time for the first singalong of the night. It was one of many. Where other musicians would wait for the middle of their set to lead the crowd in singing, when the School of Wonder is in session (as he calls it) you're not allowed to simply watch.

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Metallica at Outside Lands: The Five Best Parts of the Band's Fiery San Francisco Show

Christopher Victorio
Metallica at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival.


The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly.

Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying and powerful as Metallica can be in 2012. With a greatest-hits setlist, a small war's worth of explosives and pyrotechnics, and a huge meadow of fans shouting along, the biggest heavy metal band in the world showed that not only can it win over casual listeners and non-fans, but that it's at its best when trying to do so. Compared to Metallica's four intimate and indulgent 30th Anniversary shows at the Fillmore last year, the more than two hours of outright rampage last night felt like a well-edited tour de force.

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- More Outside Lands Festival news from
SF Weekly

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Top 10 Best and Worst Dressed of Ultra Music Festival

Brett Byers
This year's sold out Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida brought out 165,000 attendees from all over the world ready to enjoy their favorite EDM DJs and producers. Now that it's come and gone and we've nursed our epic hangovers let's take a look at the top 10 best and worst dressed party goers.

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PHOTO: Ian MacKaye and Mike Ness' D.C. Reunion

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Courtesy of Shane Trulin
Not many things on my Facebook feed are capable of catching my attention (what's that? You're wearing purple socks today?), but seeing this photo pop up sure did: Two iconic punk legends reunited for this Instagram photo by Social Distortion manager Shane Trulin, taken during the Nov. 11 Washington, D.C. stop of Social D's current tour.

Say hello to Ian MacKaye and Mike Ness--two sides of the '80s punk rock spectrum (memorably) showcased in the 1984 documentary Another State of Mind

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PHOTOS: The Girls of the Big 4 Festival

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Uh, hello girl of my fucking dreams.
Well, fuck you, Coachella. This past weekend, we had Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax all in one place, for one night and one night only. Best yet? No silly hipster hippie-resurgence fashions and way more hotter babes. After the jump: The uh, non-music highlights.

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Spotted: The Spiffy Campaign Poster for Dustin Apodaca of Dusty Rhodes & the River Band

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Dusty Rhodes & the River Band gave what likely is one of their final performances at Saturday's OC Foodie Fest, and they brought the right amount of Skynyrd-inspired rocking to show why they'll be sorely missed. But don't despair too much: Out of the band's demise comes a sweet campaign poster for front man Dustin Apodaca's run for Anaheim city council. It features the Matterhorn.

After the jump: The full poster, and an explanation from Dusty.

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