Spotlight on local bands: FairLady

Spotlight on local bands: FairLady

Danielle Carson, Diversions Editor
April 23, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Dylan Fuentes, guitarist and vocalist of FairLady, handed me a pair of earplugs before I entered the garage, then closed the door behind me. During a practice performance of a medley of four very different songs, I was advised by drummer Nick Medina to further protect my hearing with a pair of noise-canceling... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Dance Center

Happy Birthday, Dance Center

Seth Rockenmacher, Staff Writer
April 23, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Events

Today through Saturday, the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a faculty-choreographed dance performance. Jazz, ballet and contemporary jazz dances will all be showcased during the performance. In addition, the show will feature recently graduated dancers... Read more »

Spotlight on local bands: Curly Bear

Spotlight on local bands: Curly Bear

Matt Mueller, Staff Writer
April 23, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Curly Bear brings a vintage vibe that fits beautifully with retro Long Beach and conjures images of a modern Beach Boys or Stone Roses. The band is currently comprised of Jon Rivera, a junior sociology major at Cal State Long Beach, Oscar Gallegos, a junior communications major at CSULB, and Crystal... Read more »

Brokechella supports musicians, artists, independent businesses

Matt Mueller, Staff Writer
April 21, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Events

The line trudged forward at a snail’s pace, often halting completely for several minutes at a time. Outside a hot back lot in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles, hundreds of twenty-and-thirty-somethings queued in order to attend Coachella’s more economical distant cousin, Brokechella. Started... Read more »

Spotlight on local bands: Struckout

Spotlight on local bands: Struckout

Jesus Gonzalez , Assistant Diversions Editor
April 21, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Q. How did Struckout get together? Daniel Speer: In 2012. I guess I could start at the very beginning. Before I was in this band I was an intern at a reggae studio and over that summer, I decided that I didn’t want to be an audio engineer. I had the goal coming... Read more »

Film veterans speak conservation, appreciation

Film veterans speak conservation, appreciation

Randi Adlon, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Events, Movies, Showcase

When current movies are discussed, the artists mentioned may include Drew Barrymore, George Clooney and Blake Lively. Names that are less often discussed, though, include Quincy Jones, John Barrymore, Rosemary Clooney and Ernie Lively, and what many don’t realize is that the latter list has paved... Read more »

Go for broke

Go for broke

Sean Mosley, Assistant Diversions Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Events, Music, Showcase

A new music festival has emerged and offers a diverse selection of entertainment that draws in cash-strapped Angelenos who can’t make it to Coachella. Presented by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA, Brokechella began from humble roots as the beloved Community Pool event. Negin Singh, Brokechella Art... Read more »

Wes Anderson’s new film is grand

Zach Nix, Staff Writer
April 15, 2014
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Diversions, Movies, Reviews

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is Wes Anderson’s eighth feature length film, and features Anderson’s most impressive cast yet to play the fun characters in this date quirky story. Since 1996, Anderson has been providing moviegoers with unique and dramatic comedies that are hilarious, emotional... Read more »