New movie, Snatched, to disappoint comedy seekers

By: Joseph Dargan   After planning a vacation for two, socially awkward Emily, played by Amy Shumer, is suddenly dumped by her boyfriend and forced to invite her overprotective mom Linda, played by Goldie Hawn, on what would become the jungle adventure of a lifetime. With the overuse of dull-witted, lowbrow humor and the occasional predictable gag, “Snatched”, unfortunately falls short of comedy gold. Hawn’s performance is solid while Shumer’s…

May 23, 2017
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VPAM to host free potery workshop for all ages

May 22, 2017

By: Leticia Muro The Vincent Price Art Museum will host workshops on the last Saturday of every month in conjunction with the Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from now through July. VPAM hosted another successful Family Day workshop over the weekend. Those who attended had the opportunity to learn about Chinese ceramics, and create their own pottery pieces. The families that attended the workshop gathered in…

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Let’s Dance Company to host 12th dance concert

By: Iomara Guzman Let’s Dance Company from East Los Angeles College will host its 12th Repertoire Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Dance Recital Hall. Kimberly Denise Rabins is co-directing the dance concert with Kristin Chew Reutimann. Rabins is the artistic director and was a former member of the San Diego State University dance team. Reutimann is a member of the Los Angeles Community College…

May 22, 2017
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King Arthur’s retelling may be too fast paced

By: Alejandro Lara “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” directed by Guy Richie, is a film filled with action, adventure, computer generated images and comedic sequences. Starring Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur, who is well known for his role as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy, and Jude Law as Vortigern. This film has everything that an action-seeking moviegoer can imagine. The comedic scenes are sometimes untimely and awkward, but…

May 22, 2017
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Great success for the ELAC Jazz Band performance

By: Jorge Vazquez Upon entering the S2 building, the 17 members of the ELAC Jazz Band were already playing with conductor and director Bob Dawson. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. The band also had their 2 CDs for sale at $5 each, buyers could choose from the Eastside Jazz album or their seasonal Christmas album. Despite never being to…

May 22, 2017
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ELAC Jazz Band Performance Powerful and Lively

By Jorge Vazquez The ELAC Jazz Band held a concert on May 12, 2017 in the S2 Building. Admission was free and snacks were sold in the lobby. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. Despite never being to that venue, the ELAC Jazz Band was welcoming to regulars and newcomers alike. Upon entering, the 17 band members were already playing…

May 17, 2017
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Musical to additionally feature a live band and puppets

By: Clementina Arias Little Shops of Horrors Preview East Los Angeles College presents the musicsal, “Little Shops of Horrors,” which will run from May 19th to the 21st, and through May 26th to the 28th at the Proscenium Theater. Tickets are available outside of the black box theater for $12 general, $15 at the door, or $10 for a Associated Student Union discount availble in P2-101. Stage manager, Stephanie Lopez…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC English Department previews “The Sweetheart Deal”

By: Michelle Mercado East Los Angeles College students were given a preview of Diane Rodriguez’s play, “The Sweetheart Deal” at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. ELAC professors Carlos Centeno, Reanna Gleason and Luis Orozco organized this event for ELAC students to enjoy. “The Sweetheart Deal” focuses on the Farm Workers Union in the 1970’s. The main characters, Mari and Will move to California to volunteer for an underground newspaper for…

May 16, 2017
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East Los Angeles to have First Comic Con

By Tremaine Hampton East Los Angeles’ first annual Comic Con will be led by Peter J. Mellini, the owner of Nostalgic Books and Comics, located in San Gabriel. Founded by comic book fans in East Los Angeles the official East Los Angeles Comic Con website states “this first of its kind show is dedicated to bringing an epic pop culture experience for all that reflects the fans of the surrounding…

May 16, 2017
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Marvel lands another hit with ‘Guardians’

May 10, 2017

By Francisco Portillo James Gunn creates another magical experience with the wildly entertaining “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2” Using the best elements from the first film and expanding on them is what makes this movie such a fun and emotional experience for fans of the rag-tag group. The sequel takes place months after the events of the first film and the lovable team of misfits have become famous across…

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