‘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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Horror movie offers interesting twist

  By Kien Ha “The Cabin in the Woods,” makes unexpected twists and offers a new perspective into the horror movie clichés. The film, which was directed by Joss Whedon, begins with two technicians (Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford) having a conversation at what appears to be an ordinary work facility. They discuss an unexplained operation that is underway, and head to make preparation. Meanwhile, packing for a road trip,…

April 18, 2012
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Big Daddy’s burgers arouses taste buds

By Brian Villalba Close to the last stop on the Gold Line are the aromas of oak wood fire grilled burgers, sausages and sandwiches.  Big Daddy’s Fire Grill lives up to its promise before you even enter the restaurant.  Within a 200 foot radius you can smell the oak wood aroma. The menu reads like a backyard barbeque menu being hosted by a celebrity chef.  Angus beef is a staple…

April 18, 2012
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1920s ‘Nosferatu’ still impresses

By David Bilbao “Nosferatu” is a known classic in the movie business, living through 90 years as an original tale of horror and fright. “Nosferatu” first premiered March 5, 1922 in Berlin, Germany. Nosferatu lived on, telling its tale elsewhere in the world throughout the decades. In the same month of its premiere, Mohanda’s Ganhndi was being imprisoned six years for disobedience by British magistrates, Babe Ruth signed on for three…

April 18, 2012
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‘American Pie’ cast reunites for final installment

By Bryan Pedroza Characters from “American Reunion,” the final “American Pie” series, return to East Great Falls for their high school reunion, resulting in a wild and somewhat crazy long overdue weekend. They discover who and what has changed, who hasn’t and that distance and time can’t tear the bonds of friendship. Four small-town Michigan boys, who began their journey to lose their virginity in the summer of 1999, launched what…

March 28, 2012
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