‘The Raven’ delivers suspense, gore and mystery

By Megan Perry Edgar Allan Poe goes from author of murder mysteries to a character who lives out his own plots in James McTeigue’s latest movie, “The Raven.” The movie is filled with plenty of gore, twists, mystery and suspense to make it unforgettable. Set in Balitimore in the mid-1800s, Poe assists Detective Fields, played by Luke Evans, in trying to solve the case of a crazed murderer who uses…

May 2, 2012
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‘Mamitas’ debuts in lecture hall

By Ariana Renteria The lecture hall at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College begins to crowd up with students, alumni and guests of all ages. The room is dim as chatter resonates throughout a large screen hanging from the wall at the front of the room. A woman walks in handing out postcard-sized flyers of the latest Echo Park up and coming feature film “Mamitas”.  Written…

May 2, 2012
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Ceramics Department travels to UC Davis

By David Bilbao The Ceramics Department attended and represented East Los Angeles College at the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art.   The conference took place at University of California, Davis. The students, Lisandro Limon, Michiko Murakami, Romina Cruz, Jacob Vasquez, Peggie Tai, Claudia Solorazano and Jen Tsung all showcased their work for the first time. Chris Turk, ELAC ceramics instructor, said that attending the conference gave his students…

May 2, 2012
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Intermediate acting class performs in rehearsal room

By Jorge Lopez The East Los Angeles intermediate acting class presented the play “Showcase Crisis” at the rehearsal room in the Performing and Fine Arts Complex. The performances were split up into two days. The first day the scenes were related to social issues and the second day, the scenes had death-related theme. The project for the students was to interview someone they knew over the age of 50 that…

May 2, 2012
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‘The Lucky One’ paints picture for romantic viewers

By Keyla Lopez In the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, “The Lucky One,” the idea of fate is strongly conveyed to win hearts over. Nicholas Sparks’ novels are known for painting beautiful and poignant love stories that often translate onto the big screen. “The Lucky One” introduces Logan Thibault played by Zac Efron, who is best known for Troy from High School Musical, is a U.S. Marine serving his…

April 25, 2012
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ELAC’s Vision Club hosts talent show

                    RAPPERS BRING IT ON – The East Los Angeles College Vision club hosted their first-ever talent show last Friday in the Angels Auditorium. The show consisted of various students performing acts such as singing, playing guitar on a unicycle and some unique dancing. CN/Greg Reyes  

April 25, 2012
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‘August G’ sweeps streets

By Keyla Lopez Casa 0101 presents the American Premiere of “The Imaginary Life of the Street Sweeper, August G,”originally written by Armand Gatti. The play was originally written in French and first premiered in France in 1962. This English version of the play was translated and also directed by Emmanuel Deleage and is the first time the production has been presented in English. The play runs concurrently with and art…

April 25, 2012
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‘Grease’ stands test of time

  By Keyla Lopez “Grease”  is the word when it comes to this timeless story about two star-crossed lovers who meet and fall in love one summer. “Grease,” the 1971 musical first hit theaters on June 16, 1978, starring John Travolta as Danny Zuko and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson. The story is a little cheesy and cliché, but with the catchy music and performances by it’s great cast makes up…

April 25, 2012
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Two students plays tackle misogynistic themes

  By Oliver Blanco Filled with emotions and convincing acting made Friday’s opening of “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days” and “Mothers” two plays worth watching.  “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days,” written by Sonny Rubio and directed by Will Pellegrini opened with an image of “The Andy Griffith Show” projected on the floor of a dark living room. A bright red light shined on the…

April 25, 2012
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‘Plumed Serpent’ shows the real Quetzalcoatl

By Maria Gonzalez The “Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico” is the latest Latin exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that captures Mesoamerica deity Quetzalcoatl with late Pre-Columbian art and material and the trade-work that happened during that period. The exhibit explores the complexity of  the Nahua, Mixtec and Zapotec communities that were located in the south of Mexico, known as…

April 18, 2012
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