‘Disney’s Aladdin’ brings bilingual twist

February 16, 2017

By Sergio Berrueta  Casa 0101 brings family-fun entertainment with a bilingual twist to fan-favorite musical numbers in their new musical “Disney’s Aladdin.” With a script written by Jim Luigs and Jose Cruz Gonzalez, the play delivers a microcosm experience of the original film while creating a unique language based twist on the story. Aladdin, played by Daniel Martinez, roams the streets of Agrabah which is put under a spell by…

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Personal Film explores activist’s life

By Dorany Pineda  Director Raoul Peck’s documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is a powerful homage to the civil rights movement and to several of the legendary figures that emerged from it, told through the poetic and moral richness of James Baldwin’s words and experiences. “The story of the Negro in America is the story of America or, more precisely, it is the story of Americans. It is not a…

February 16, 2017
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Dance company performs fourth member choreographic project.

By Marlene Dominguez The Let’s Dance Company brought live action rhythm to the audience and presented the 4th member choreographic project on Friday and Saturday in the S2 Complex. It was presented by the company artistic director Kimberly Rabins, along with alumni choreographers Breanne Genite, Evelynn Rodriguez, and Michael Vallejos. Although the dance concert was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m, it started 10 minutes later. There were 11 performances…

November 29, 2016
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Local comedian returns to humble beginnings

By Tiana Hunter  After 20 years as a comedian, the hilarious Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias hasn’t changed one bit. Before East Los Angeles College auditorium doors opened Tuesday night, people lined up all the way past the student services office. The auditorium was packed with 2,000 people who went to see Fluffy. As they began to fill up the auditorium, you could feel the essence in the air that this show…

November 29, 2016
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‘Arrival’ gives a new take on alien invasion

    By Jose Guillen “Arrival” is pure movie magic that hasn’t been seen since 1977’s “Close Encounter of the Third-kind”, where scientists use musical notes or tones to communicate with extraterrestrials. Amy Adams plays Dr. Louise Banks who is not a typical hero. She is a professor of linguistics recruited by the U.S.military into helping them bridge communication with the alien visitors. Adams’ portrayal of her character brings a level…

November 29, 2016
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Edge of Seventeen highlights the struggles of growing up

November 27, 2016

by Marcel Balladares With only a handful of films under her belt, Kelly Fremon shows what it’s like to be a teen dealing with tough situations today. The Edge of Seventeen is fantastic as the situations shown throughout the film can be seen as small to some and life altering to others, with Hailee Steinfeld being at the center of it all. An Oscar nominated actress for the Coen brothers’…

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Passion for dance takes student to new heights

November 23, 2016

By Collin Ho Kumamoto Calvin Dang serves as a prime example of someone who successfully balanced his school life at ELAC with his passion for dancing.  Dang’s interest for dance began when he was in the eighth grade when he began breakdancing with his friends.  At the time, it was common for a lot of children to be into street styles such as popping, locking, and break dancing. Dang enjoyed…

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Let’s Dance Company performs annual choreography project

November 23, 2016

by Marlen Dominguez The Let’s Dance Company brought live action rhythm to the audience and presented the 4th member choreographic project on Friday and Saturday. It was presented by the company artistic director Kimberly Rabins, along with alumni choreographers Breanne Genite, Evelynn Rodriguez, and Michael Vallejos. Although the dance concert was scheduled to begin at 7pm, it started ten minutes later. There were eleven dances performances in total, and three…

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‘Bleed for This’ brings amusing battle life

November 22, 2016

By Arely Alejandre Bleed for this,  a story based on the life of Vinny Pazienza, a boxer who made a great comeback after a car accident leaves him with a broken neck. A story of overcoming obstacles, a wannabe Rocky Balboa without overdoing it and with humorous undertones. Although it brings up the question of how many times has hollywood done that? However this story is different, in that it…

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‘Fantastics Beasts’ brings Wizarding World to United States

November 22, 2016

By Christopher D. Reynoso Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a terrific journey back into the magical world of Harry Potter. Newt Scamander, a magizoologist played by Oscar Award winner Eddie Redmayne, sets out to round up some of his magical creatures that have escaped from an enchanted briefcase. Along the way he faces quite a number of unexpected turns that all come together very well to establish…

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