‘Make the Music Go BANG!’ festival resurrects ’50s roots rock

‘Make the Music Go BANG!’ festival resurrects ’50s roots rock

Brooke Becher, Staff Writer
September 21, 2014
Filed under Diversions, Showcase

Sweltering temperatures turned up with the volume at the Observatory’s Make the Music Go BANG! festival in Santa Ana on Sept. 20. Crowds entered the gates at noon, settling into the three stages spread throughout the venue: the Observatory Stage, the Constellation Room and the BANG! Outdoor Stage,... Read more »

Pirates invade Shoreline Village

Pirates invade Shoreline Village

Michelle Siebert, Staff Writer
September 21, 2014
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Pirates washed ashore Shoreline Village in Long Beach for the annual Pirate Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. Pirate actors sang, danced and performed in shows at the event. The two groups of pirates who performed in plays throughout the day were Pirates for Hire and Outlaw Pirates. There were also... Read more »

USU Program Council’s ‘Poet’s Lounge’ fills Soroptomist House

USU Program Council’s ‘Poet’s Lounge’ fills Soroptomist House

Amy Patton, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2014
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A soft wave of snaps ebbed through the audience as a performer left the stage. The ambient lighting twinkled in the wake of rhythm and rhyme as another poet approached the mic. The University Student Union Program Council hosted Cal State Long Beach’s first Poet’s... Read more »

Bringing a piece of fantasy home

Bringing a piece of fantasy home

Alex Berman, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2014
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Gamers like Arielle Mananquil go to great lengths to bring video game worlds to life. Mananquil is a sophomore film major at Cal State Long Beach, and she makes homemade movie and video game props. She has won awards like “best in show” at the Sony Online Entertainment competition in Las Vegas,... Read more »

Drifting with Robert Francis and The Night Tide

Drifting with Robert Francis and The Night Tide

Brooke Becher, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
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Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Robert Francis teamed up with members from The Night Tide to release his fourth album “Heaven” this past June. Francis’ wanderlust persona has jumped trains into his musical realm. His music turns listeners into vagabonds hitchhiking across a highway of... Read more »

Avi Buffalo, four years in the making

Avi Buffalo, four years in the making

Danielle Carson, Design Director
September 18, 2014
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The whole room was sweating, bobbing softly as they gazed through the humidity at a small stage backed by bookshelves. Tangibly dazed Avi Buffalo fans were soothed by the Long Beach native’s Lo-Fi music when he played at Fingerprints record store on an unusually humid Tuesday evening. “This... Read more »

Selfie Day soothes students

Selfie Day soothes students

Rudy Cardoso-Peraza, Contributing Writer
September 18, 2014
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Students seeking relief from the scorching heat and upcoming midterms participated in Selfie Day at the Plaza Lobby of the University Student Union. The USU Program Council hosted the event on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of self-improvement and self-awareness month. Program council... Read more »

Long Beach Car show returns

Long Beach Car show returns

Michelle Siebert, Staff Writer
September 16, 2014
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The annual Long Beach Ronald McDonald Car and Motorcycle Show returned for the second time, on Sept. 13, at the back lot of the Long Beach Convention Center and at the... Read more »