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First Fridays event ‘out of this world’

First Fridays event ‘out of this world’

Francisco Aguirre, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Life

    Live music, art and a 10-foot-tall Chewbacca, are only a few of the many things that were at Bixby Knolls monthly First Fridays event. This month was celebrated with a Star Wars th...

University Players talent sings in ‘Late: A Cowboy Song’

Jackie Rosas, Staff Writer

May 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Life

A woman struggles with uncertainties about life and love in the last University Players production of the year, "Late: A Cowboy Song." This contemporary play, which opened last weekend, was written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by guest director Margarett Perry. The central character in the three-member cast is Mary (Suzannah Gratz) who is stuck between two contrasting lives. One is with Crick (Londale Theus Jr.), her elemen...

‘Cabin in the Woods’ not typical horror film

Matt Grippi, Staff Writer

April 15, 2012

Filed under Arts & Life

Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "The Cabin in the Woods" contains every cliché and overused trope in the entire horror genre. It is also the most wildly entertaining, surprising and unique horror movie released in years.Those two sentences may seem to contradict themselves, but that's the point. Whedon and Goddard have pulled of a Hitchcockian bait-and-switch with this movie. It's almost a trap that they've set to lure i...

¡DUENDE! to slam poetry Saturday

Angela Ratzlaff, Staff Writer

April 4, 2012

Filed under Arts & Life

A grand slam competition will be held by the Long Beach spoken word club, ¡DUENDE!, this Saturday in order to form a team for the 2012 Brave New Voices Youth Poetry competition. The community-based group breaks the norms of a silencing society by letting young members from the ages of 11 to 21 speak their minds and form opinion at weekly workshops and special events. The club was founded and is run by current Cal State Long B...

‘Sticks and Stones’ but no harmed bones

‘Sticks and Stones’ but no harmed bones

April 4, 2012

Rotten wood, broken bricks and rusty metal are a typical list of materials that provide inspiration for Danté Cox's, Cal State Long Beach junior sculpture and fine arts major, current exhibit, "Sti...

Paleyfest to screen, host TV favorites

Paleyfest to screen, host TV favorites

February 26, 2012

Comic Con has always been the go-to convention for geek culture, but now television fanatics in the Los Angeles-area finally have something specific to their interests. The Paley Center for Media's an...

Doug Varone and Dancers wow the Carpenter Center

Ryah Cooley, Assistant City Editor

February 8, 2012

Filed under Arts & Life

The New York based company Dough Varone and Dancers came to the Carpenter Center on Saturday delighting the audience with a pleasing blend of balletic grace and modern movement. Varone opened the show with "Lux", a soothing and melodic piece to watch. The moon sits in the background above the dancers while they move underneath like waves in the ocean. The dancers use the space created by one another to move in interesting ways. In ...

Big band show performs in full swing, for brief periods

Josh Steinberg, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2012

Filed under Arts & Life

From the moment the Gene Krupa Tribute Band began to play, the triumphant brass tunes of this jazzy ensemble sent the audience back in time and transported to a period when big bands were in full swing. While the show was filled with a variety of strong performances, these imitation artists did not fully recreate the catchy rhythm of the original songs. Hosted by PBS television personality Mary Lou Metzger, "Swinging with the ...