Tick, Tick…Boom!’ tells the life story of an aspiring composer

November 26, 2021

The autobiographical musical “Tick, Tick…Boom!” tells the story of playwright Jonathan Larson, based on the year he turned 30 and his struggles as an artist.The story begins with a 29-year old writer in 1990, who turns 30 in a couple of days and questions his career choices of aspiring to be a musical composer in New York City.

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Ghostbuster big screening debut

November 26, 2021

Sequels can be great. Sequels can also be awful, but this sequel was not only great, but it was also cute, cheesy, and great at the same time. “Who you going to call?”Yeah, you know where that’s from, the one and only “Ghostbusters” franchise.

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Disney’s Mandalorian second season mixes action, classic characters

February 9, 2021

Action-packed fight scenes, beloved characters, laughter, and tears is what the second half of season two of “The Mandalorian” delivers to fans.
Pedro Pascal continues his dominant performance as the Mandalorian in the Disney+ original. As the Mandalorian continues his journey to return “the kid,” better known as Grogu, to his own kind.

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ELAC theater department hosts Chicano Moratorium art show

East Los Angeles College’s Theater department hosted “Meet the Cast” before premiering “EAST LOS….R I S I N G 1970-2020, THEN & NOW”, in honor of the Chicano Moratorium.
The show’s director Cristina Frías, ELAC’s first-ever Hispanic to join the Theater Arts department’s full-time tenure track, said that the 50th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium inspired her to create the project.

February 9, 2021
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“Long time coming” brings racism, American culture awkwardness into focus

Michael Eric Dyson’s “Long Time Coming” is a heartfelt book that uses the history of racism in America to show how it has shaped our culture and society in various heinous ways.
He goes far back in history from the “Final Passage”, where African people were stolen from their land and forcibly placed inside slave ships, to when two white men murdered a young boy named Emmitt Till after being supposedly accused of cat-calling a white woman.

February 9, 2021
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Science, love manifest in ‘Atomic Love’

September 17, 2020

In a time when it was taboo to express feminism, Jennie Fields’ “Atomic Love” shows the heroine, Rosalind Porter, becoming an inspiring woman in a way where the reader can learn from. This historical fiction novel takes place in the 1950s during the cold war. Fear of communism was rampant, people feared atomic warfare and women were not taken seriously in the work field.

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‘Mulan’ remake lacks magic of original

September 17, 2020

Disney’s 2020 remake of the animated classic “Mulan” is a rushed film that does nothing for fans of the original, nor for people who were hopeful for something new. The film tries to take a new direction but is constantly held back by the changes made.

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Dance Department steps into online study

September 17, 2020

The East Los Angeles College Dance Department kicked off fall 2020 with a warm welcome meeting, via Zoom, September 8. The various dance forms taught ranged from jazz, hip-hop, tap dance, choreography to yoga and more, all of which would need to be done from home.

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