Theaters remaster film, bring Beatles back

By Jesus Figueroa A limited theater release of the remastered 1968 animated film “Yellow Submarine” may spark a new generation to get caught up in Beatlemania. Select theaters nationwide will be presenting the newly remastered Beatles classic on specific dates and times started on May 5. A new generation gets to go out and see a cult classic as fans get to revisit a favorite film. When going to purchase…

May 22, 2012
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Symphony provides musical nostalgia

  By Eduardo Preciado The East Los Angeles College Symphonic Band Concert, held last Friday at the S2 Recital Hall, recognized classic music pieces and provided the listener with familiar images. Despite the performance being delayed by half an hour and no guest performers, the concert still had a great turnout.  The last piece of music that the band played was one that most “V for Vendetta” fans would recognize,…

May 16, 2012
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‘Evangeline’ sheds light on ’68 anti-war movement

  By Edward Hernandez All the seats were filled at the Bootleg Theater for Saturday’s opening night of ‘Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe.’ The room was quickly filled with excitement and curiosity all around. Set in East L.A., during the early days of 1968, the story revolves around the family difficulties during the draft, as well as the school walkouts and the start of a new anti-war movement. ‘Evangeline, the…

May 16, 2012
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Shop revolutionizes fruit

  By Jamie Lopez Fruit Revolution is known for their delicious, fresh, and natural smoothies, subs, crepes, raspados (shaved ice), bionicos (spanish for fruit salads with yogurt) and espressos. Capturing the feel of an old school cafe, this small shop is decorated with colorful fruit paintings all around the inside. It has seating inside and outside. In total, there are five tables and a bar section, but no alcoholic beverages…

May 16, 2012
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Band ends semester on good note

  By Christina Burrola Amazing solos on the piano, flute, and trumpet, plus some good vocals, made the Latin Jazz Concert great. Mixed all together it made you want to dance. The East Los Angeles College music department and the associated students had a latin jazz concert featuring the ELAC Latin Jazz Ensemble. It was supposed to begin at 7:30 on Saturday night in the S2 recital hall but due…

May 16, 2012
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Baja conquers seafood

By Summer Gomez  For those who are seafood lovers and really enjoy Mexican food at a favored price, Tacos Baja is the perfect place to gorge at located across the street from the Commerce Center on Whittier Boulevard, . This Ensenada inspired restaurant serves nothing but the finest Mexican seafood platters around. Having been open for fifteen years, Tacos Bajas is famous for its fish tacos. When taking the first…

May 16, 2012
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Burton, Depp fail to impress

  By Jair Fuentes  Director Tim Burton fuses two generations and takes a stab at dark humor in his latest film “Dark Shadows,” which is loosely based on the popular gothic soap opera of the same name. This film marked the seventh time that Burton and Johnny Depp have worked together.  In the film, Depp portrays Barnabas Collins. As a young boy, Collins and his parents moved to America in…

May 16, 2012
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Theatre Department captivates audiences with dark comedy

  By Jovanna Sanchez  ELAC theatre’s rendition of Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” is funny and captivating with an overall charming cast. It is the unfortunate tale of Billy Claven, referred to as Crippled Billy for most of the play, played by Joe Mejia, it is a crippled orphan boy who was adopted by his aunt Kate Osbourne, played by Mayuhmi Roehm, and her sister Eileen, played by Amy…

May 16, 2012
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‘Girl’ makes no progress

By Albert Fuentes “Girl in Progress” struggles to make any progress. With several direction and writing problems. Main character Ansiedad, played by Cierra Ramirez, goes out of her way to produce many rites of passage in her quest to reach womanhood as fast as she can. As a smart, responsible student, Ansiedad knows that she wants to be successful in life but doesn’t always get the support she needs. She…

May 16, 2012
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Sausages for all tastes at local German restaurant

By Maria Gonzalez Located in the heart of the Arts District, fancy sausage restaurant Wurstküche bursts in flavor. Wurstküche, which in German means kitchen that serves sausage, has a variety of 21 different sausages.  When entering the restaurant, customers go into a small room where they are greeted by host and given a thin, two-sided menu. As you wait in line to order, a display case of all the sausages…

May 9, 2012
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