‘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
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‘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
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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
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‘Paranormal Activity 3’ surprises, scares audiences

By Erik Luna Sisters Katie and Kristi are plagued with an invisible entity, but how did it all start? That’s the topic in the new horror movie prequel/sequel “Paranormal Activity 3.” The movie concentrates on the sister’s childhood memories, via old home videos that were recently found. It starts off with the stars of the previous films (Katie Featherston and Sprague Greyden) discovering that the old home videos had been stolen.  The…

October 26, 2011
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‘Poe’ actor impresses East L.A. library crowd

By Megan Perry Edgar Allan Poe stopped by the East Los Angeles Library on Third Street last Tuesday to tell his life and works. OK, so Poe died in 1849, but New York Broadway actor Duffy Hudson performs a show as Poe. Los Amigos of the East Los Angeles Library sponsored Hudson’s one-man show “In the Shadow of the Raven.” The show consisted of Hudson fully dressed as Poe, from…

October 26, 2011
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Le’s painting reflects war

By Yesenia Martinez Artist Trang T. Lê’s painting “111, 978” confronts the Iraq War in a way that allows the audience to experience the sense of pleasure before that of pain. Walking into HOY Space located at the Vincent Price Art Museum, where the Los Angeles-based artist’s painting is displayed, is like walking into a large body of water. The work wraps the walls with the confusing sense of infinity that…

October 26, 2011
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‘Big Year’ gives inside look to ‘birding’

By Erik Luna Watching birds may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but when Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin do it, it certainly is funny. Black, Wilson and Martin star in the new comedy “The Big Year,” a story of three men attempting to have a big year, which is a “birding” term for watching as many species of birds possible within one calendar year….

October 20, 2011
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‘Flesh’ journeys through seduction

By Yesenia Martinez “Man of the Flesh” will pull audiences at East Los Angeles College out of their seats with its dancing skeletons, satirical spoof of the Don Juan myth and its sexual escapades. Juan Tenorio, played by Peter Mendoza, has a control over women that the moment one dismisses him, there is an almost magnetic desire to pull him back.  Like Tenorio himself, the play leaves audiences satisfied and…

October 20, 2011
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CaminArte connects Boyle Heights community

By Augustine Ugalde The radiant sights and sounds of the bustling CaminArte celebration are sweet music to Nico Avina’s ears as his vision for Boyle Heights gets closer to reality. Avina, along with a collective of like-minded artists, brought the event to the Mariachi Plaza this summer as an outlet for budding Boyle Heights artists to display and sell their artwork locally. “People talk about the rebirth of Boyle Heights, but…

October 20, 2011
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