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Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Accordions of Orange County: The Big Squeeze

Accordions of Orange County: The Big Squeeze

Bellows are king at the OC Marketplace in Costa Mesa. Read »

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Creative Accordions of Cotati

The Creative Accordions of Cotati

The Great Morgani and a slew of key-tickling favorites jam it out. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Big Squeeze Sounds in Costa Mesa

The Big Squeeze Sounds in Costa Mesa

Masters of the bellows make for Orange County (with accordions in tow). Read »

Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC Accordion Awesomeness

OC Accordion Awesomeness

Masters of the bellows'll gather to make sweet music in Costa Mesa. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cotati Accordion Festival

Cotati Accordion Festival

Got your squeezebox? Get ready to make sweet music. Read »

Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

OC's Big Squeeze

OC's Big Squeeze

A bevy of bellows masters will make for the Marketplace. The plan? Musical shenanigans galore. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cotati Accordion Festival

Cotati Accordion Festival

Bellows buffs head for NorCal wine country. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.