Upstairs Theatre triumphs in Chekov one-acts

  By Erik Luna Russian playwright Anton Chekhov may not have thought much of his two farcical one-act plays “The Proposal,” and “The Bear,” going as far as calling them worthless, yet after 126 years they still offer a glimpse into the foolishness that is life. Director Matthew Floyd Miller’s adaptation “The Chekhov Vaudevilles!… Featuring The Proposal and The Bear!,” for East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Arts Department certainly brought…

May 1, 2014
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Parkour legend hits the big screen

By Jesus Figueroa Exciting and fast-paced film “Brick Mansion” combines American car-racing action with French style extreme running parkour to entice moviegoers. Parkour is a form of extreme tumbling and running which includes flips and jumps in unconventional ways, such as rooftop to rooftop jumps, with no protective gear. The incredible stunts keep audiences on the edge of their seats, during the vital moments of every chase, on-foot or in…

May 1, 2014
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Theatre Department prepares for upcoming production

By Jesus Figueroa  East Los Angeles College’s Theatre Arts Department is getting ready for the two one-act comedies “The Chekhov Vaudeville!…featuring The Proposal and The Bear!” By Anton Chekhov in the P2-101 Upstairs Theatre premiering this Friday at 8 p.m. The two one-act comedies written by Chekhov are set as the second production for ELAC’s Theatre Arts department. Both plays have alternating cast members set to perform in different shows….

April 24, 2014
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ELAC Campus News talks with ‘A Haunted House 2’ actress Ashley Rickards

By Jesus Figueroa ELAC Campus News Staff Writer Jesus Figueroa interviews “A Haunted House 2” actress Ashley Rickards. Rickards talks about the comical cast, her experience during filming and more. “A Haunted House 2” out in theaters now. The film is rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violent images. Read a full review of “A Haunted House 2” in the next issue…

April 18, 2014
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ELAC Campus News talks with ‘A Haunted House 2’ writer, director, actor Marlon Wayans

By Jesus Figueroa ELAC Campus News staff writer Jesus Figueroa interviews “A Haunted House 2” actor, writer and director Marlon Wayans. Wayans talks about writing a horror comedy, casting Gabriel Iglesias through twitter and more. “A Haunted House 2” out in theaters now. The film is rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violent images.   Read a full review of “A Haunted…

April 18, 2014
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Two artists wrap up exhibits at VPAM

By Jesus Figueroa The Small Gallery’s Corporal Impulse exhibit has already closed. The Hoy Space Gallery’s Rafa Esparza exhibit and the Large Gallery’s Matcha Suzuki “This is the end” will close on April 25 at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Two contemporary art exhibits, Esparza’s dark and colorful Hoy Space gallery, and Suzuki’s take on the end; finish their runs at the VPAM. Esparza has accompanied his fine art exhibit with…

April 17, 2014
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Video interview with ‘Cesar Chavez’ director Diego Luna

Staff writer Jesus Figueroa interviews “Cesar Chavez” director Diego Luna. Luna discusses his excitement over making a film about a historical Chicano in America and about keeping the film grounded and true to life. Read a full review of the film here: http://elaccampusnews.com/2014/03/26/chicano-history-comes-to-life-in-cesar-chavez-film/. “Cesar Chavez” opened in theaters yesterday. This film is rated PG-13.

March 29, 2014
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Chicano history comes to life in “Cesar Chavez” film

By Jesus Figueroa  Diego Luna’s “Cesar Chavez” brings the historical struggle of the Chicano farm worker’s movement to the big screen in a grand film. The story based on true events keeps a real humanized version of Chavez, making the struggle he goes through relatable to not just Chicanos but to everyone as well. Chavez, played by Michael Peña, moves back to Delano, from working at an office job in…

March 26, 2014
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Artists explore Latino stereotypes and identity

By Jesus Figueroa and Jade Inglada Artists Rafa Esparza’s and Sebastian Hernandez’s “No Water Under the Bridge” explored Latino stereotypes and identity last Saturday in East Los Angeles. The performance was located under the bridge on Fourth and Lorena streets, where gang violence and murders have occurred in the past. It started with no warning as preparation became a part of the show. People in cars that passed by could…

March 20, 2014
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Artist targets specific audience

  By Alejandra Carrillo The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College hosts alumnus Rafa Esparza’s,  first solo exhibition, “HOY Space,” now through April 25. Esparza’s exhibit displays casts of trees from Elysian Park and birds made out of Nike Cortez shoes along with spray-painted quotes on the walls. He uses a quote from Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet to represent the theme behind his…

March 19, 2014
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