Feist returns to music scene with intimate rock album

May 3, 2017

By Sergio Berrueta  Feist returns after a six-year absence with “Pleasure,” an album about heartbreak, disillusionment and broken dreams. This follow-up to 2011’s “Metals,” ventures into these concepts with unrefined sounds, somber acoustics and bombastic echoes. The album begins with the title track “Pleasure.” It hits with a blend of melodic rock and electric-laden grime, sounding like a cassette tape recording giving a unrefined sound. It builds to an end…

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Bill Nye delivers fun science

May 3, 2017

By Francisco Portillo Bill Nye’s new show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” is an entertaining and enlightening look at how science can be used to save the world. Fans of Nye will love the new show because of how much it emulates the feel of his previous show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which stopped being produced in 1998. It has a new talk show format. In its scheduled 30…

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‘Unforgettable’ cast fails to portray emotion, sense of realism

April 26, 2017

By Gil Milanes  “Unforgettable” is a female centered film focused on a love triangle that lacks true-to-life drama and fails to show genuine emotions. Rosario Dawson as Julia, Katherine Heigl as Tessa, and Geoff Stults as David star alongside Cheryl Ladd and Isabella Rice in this R rated Warner Brothers film. “Unforgettable” focuses on a year in the life of Julia, Tess and David. In that short period, the cast…

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Applied music students show off talent, hard work at recital

April 26, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo Attendees were transported to a 1930s opera, a party out of the “Great Gatsby” and a walk through the woods by the musical performances of students of the Applied Music Program. The recital featured Yunting Xie, an East Los Angeles College graduate who now attends the University of Southern California’s School of Music. She performed three pieces: Bach’s “Prelude, English Suite No. 2,” Haydn’s “Sonata in F,…

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‘Fate of the Furious’ delivers more over the top action

April 19, 2017

By Ivan Cazares and Johanna Calderon  “The Fate of the Furious” is a sensational thriller that will keep audiences in suspense and guessing what will happen next. The film will not disappoint fans invested in the franchise and characters. However, the film will not make someone a fan if they haven’t liked previous entries in the franchise. It delivers more over-the-top action and cheesy lines that have become synonymous with…

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Kendrick Lamar drops a ‘DAMN.’ good album

April 19, 2017

By Hector Gomez  “DAMN.” is the fourth studio album by seven-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar. This album proves to all fans who thought of him as an unstoppable creative lyricist were certainly not wrong. After more than a year since releasing his compilation album “Untitled Unmastered” and two years since releasing “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick finally released the album on April 14. O n “ D A M N…

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World War I drama puts spotlight on women

April 19, 2017

By Christina Rodriguez “The Accrington Pals” by Peter Whelan brilliantly focuses on the women during World War I and their adversities. Whelan’s title refers to the 700 soldiers that marched voluntarily to the WWI in the summer of 1914 in Accrington, Lancashire, England. The play was directed by Kelley Hogan. The women of Accrington showcase their perspectives while their husbands, boyfriends or sweethearts embark to war. The play considers the…

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‘Thee Commons,’ Elans to hit Coachella Stage

April 12, 2017

By Megan G. Razzetti   In a garage tucked away near Garfield High School located in East Los Angeles, cumbia-punk band Thee Commons rehearse their set list for their biggest show yet, the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival. The band is set to play both weekends, April 15 and April 22, taking the stage just moments before headliners like Lady Gaga, Future, Gucci Mane and Bon Iver. “Its our…

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Dark, well written Netflix drama focuses on teen suicide

April 12, 2017

By Gustavo Buenrostro Netflix original content hits another homerun with “13 Reasons why,” a dark, brilliante, told adaptation with fantastic performances. The show is about the aftermath of the suicide of high school student Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford. The story follows Clay Jensen, played by Dylan Minnette, who had feelings for Hannah and discovers that she left cassette tapes behind explaining why she decided to commit suicide. The…

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Theater to present women centered war drama

April 12, 2017

By Roslin Ojeda  “The Accrington Pals,” written by Peter Whelan in 1981 abd based on a battalion during World War I, will be showcased by the Theater Department. The battalion was also from the town of Accrington which is located in Lancashire, England. The play will be directed by Kelly Hogan, who is an Intro to Theater professor and has directed other plays on campus. Hogan said the reason she…

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