‘Happy Feet Two’ dances into theaters

By Rosa Guillen  “Happy Feet Two” contains messages of hope and it also addresses issues that are now endangering the lives of animals in Antarctica. Mumble, the tap dancing penguin returns to the big screen voiced by Elijah Wood in the star-studded film as the father of Erik, voiced by Ava Acres, the young emperor penguin in search of something different. We first met Mumble in 2006 in the Oscar-winning…

November 23, 2011
Read More >>

Mr. Burrito eats the competition

By Fernando Luna  If you are looking for some good old fashioned Mexican cuisine and happen to be in the city of South Gate, head over to Taqueria El Paisano. This Mexican eatery is owned by the Ortiz brothers: Roberto and Israel. It has been in business for the last four years, established in 2007. They are the miracle workers cooking behind the walls of the kitchen for their loyal…

November 23, 2011
Read More >>

Professor Rick Crawford dances through life

By Julie Rincon   Dancing for many famous companies and in some of the most recognized musical numbers, East Los Angeles College professor Rick Crawford has traveled a long way. “I believe that art is the emancipator of the spirit,” Crawford said. He is a man known to perform in many known dances around the Los Angeles County area and has taught classes in several schools and auditoriums. Crawford is…

November 23, 2011
Read More >>

Vientos delivers authentic seafood

  By Joe Ruiz For those craving authentic Mexican seafood, Mariscos 4 Vientos (Four Winds Seafood) is the place to go. The delectable flavors of Mexican seafood can now be experienced closer to home. At Mariscos 4 Vientos, just located ten minutes away from East Los Angeles College, students can come in for a great lunch with friends and family. The Mexican-influenced menu is immediately tempting. The dishes coming from…

November 16, 2011
Read More >>

‘Three Louies’ reminisce on Chicano Moratorium day

By Lourdes Espinoza A comedy of the 1970 Chicano Moratorium drew a full-house last Saturday as a cast of local artists recalled their memories of that eventful day. The performance took place inside the Lecture Hall at the Vincent Price Art Museum and featured Louie Perez, founding member of legendary rock group Los Lobos; Luis J. Rodriguez, renowned author of the book“Always Running,” and Luis Torres, award-winning broadcast journalist from CBS…

November 16, 2011
Read More >>

Play tackles corruption, invasion of privacy

By Maria Gonzalez “Personal Messages,” directed by James Buglewicz, is a new play where art imitates life using environmental theater and social media interaction, creating a puzzle that the audience needs to solve. The play, sponsored by the East Los Angeles College Department of Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting, opened Friday night at the Proscenium Theater in the Performing & Fine Arts Complex. “Personal Messages” delivers a cautionary story about how…

November 16, 2011
Read More >>

Self-Help Graphics celebrates death

By Maria Gonzales Self-Help Graphics & Art’s 38th Annual Celebration of Dia De Los Muertos brought the community together with a wide spectrum of cultural arts and entertainment. The event commemorated the annual celebrations that fuse Christians and other spiritual beliefs of the afterlife. The theme of the night was “Revival,” in celebration of SHG’s new home located in the heart of Boyle Heights. The evening started with a traditional procession from…

November 9, 2011
Read More >>

‘Jam’ informs Elans of deaf community

By Maria Gonzalez An eye-opener to the complexity of the deaf community, the film “Deaf Jam” immerses its audience into the world of signing and how it is used to create poetry. More than 50 people crowded the East Los Angeles College Auditorium Foyer on Thursday evening to see the  film screening of “Deaf Jam” and a performance and discussion with American Sign Language artists. PBS SoCal, East Los Angeles College’s…

November 3, 2011
Read More >>

‘Allen’ refreshes Fox’s ‘Animation Domination’

By Erik Luna Fox’s new animated series “Allen Gregory” has brought a darker sophisticated humor to the network’s bland and repetative repertoire. “Allen Gregory,” the brainchild of Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul deals with a pretentious young elementary school child named Allen Gregory DeLongpre. Gregory, voiced by Hill, is forced to go to a regular elementary school with ordinary children because of the recession. His parents, Richard and his…

November 3, 2011
Read More >>

Lupe’s food earns customers’ loyalty

By Lindsey Maeda Serving up an array of affordable Mexican dishes, Lupe’s #2 has built a loyal customer base that keeps locals and foreigners coming back for more. Lupe’s is located on one of East Los Angeles’ main streets, 3rd St., but it can be easily overlooked.  Its obscure location, sandwiched between two automotive shops, is probably the reason why community-goers may fail to notice it. The lot where Lupe’s is…

November 3, 2011
Read More >>