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Play is ready for laughs

Play is ready for laughs

Teresa Gaines, [email protected]
October 6, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

During rehearsal of what the cast of “Brother Gary” calls “the dinner scene,” even director Jack Nicolaus could not suppress giggles and sporadic laughter while five minutes of a silent scene was acted out in front of him. Consisting of seven actors and 12 characters, the story of “Brothe...

Film club open for students

Michael Martinez, [email protected]
October 6, 2016
Filed under Features

Do you enjoy watching movies with other enthusiasts or simply want to watch a free flick? Film lovers and those with an interest in the art of cinema in the Los Medanos College community are welcomed to join the film club for weekly showings of high quality movies. The club typically meets Fridays at ...

‘Meeting’ is filled with spirit

‘Meeting’ is filled with spirit

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
September 30, 2016
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Riddled with endless metaphors and foreshadowing, “The Meeting” has brought topics relevant to the injustices going on in today’s society to the Los Medanos College community despite some issues with the writing. Written by Jeff Stetson, this show tells the tale of a fictional meeting between Mart...

‘Be Happy’ inspires

‘Be Happy’ inspires

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
September 30, 2016
Filed under Features

Black people suffering with mental illnesses were given a voice when YouTuber and Vine star Demetrius Harmon released his 11-minute film, “Be Happy” Sunday, Sept. 18. The film follows a fictionalized version of Harmon and the personifications of his internal struggle with mental health. Several other...

Life as art

Kimberly Stelly, [email protected]
September 28, 2016
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A new exhibit, Figurative Ceramics, was recently installed in the Los Medanos College Art Gallery. This most recent exhibit is a collaboration between renowned artist Lisa Reinertson and local artists Lucy Snow, Rosalinda Grejsen, Mary Lamb and Julee Richardson. There was a reception for the exhibit Thu...

‘Sully’ stuck on auto-pilot

Michael Martinez, [email protected]
September 15, 2016
Filed under Features

Tom Hanks is once again in danger in the latest Clint Eastwood film “Sully,” the story of the events that happened Jan. 15, 2009 when Capt. Sullenberger miraculously landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, saving all 155 people on board. The flight that lasted around six minutes is stretched...

Dramas first play ‘Works’

Beatriz Hernandez, [email protected]
September 15, 2016
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The Los Medanos College drama department’s production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” brought laughter to LMC’s Little Theater. The production follows three actors (Ariel McIntyre, Konnor Heredia and Robert Dunn) who play fictionalized versions of themselves. Of...

‘Oceans’ plot left stranded

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
September 15, 2016
Filed under Features

A couple experiences love and loss and loss and loss and loss in “The Light Between Oceans,” Derek Cianfrance’s new period drama set in post-World War I Australia. Tom (Michael Fassbender), a veteran of the Western Front, returns to the west coast of Australia, wracked with survivor’s guilt....

LMC Improv Jazz gets cut

Sarah D. Gonzales, [email protected]
September 9, 2016
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  The Los Medanos Music Department will be short one Jazz ensemble for the Fall 2016 semester. The Intermediate Improv Jazz Workshop (Music 82) — commonly known as ‘Jazz Band’ by LMC music students — was cut for the Fall 2016 semester during the second week of school. “We’re upset...

Highly anticipated follow-up delivers

Highly anticipated follow-up delivers

Michael Martinez, [email protected]
September 2, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

A great deal has happened since July 10, 2012.  It was a summer of great promise for the upstart Frank Ocean, who had just released a mixtape a year prior, “Nostalgia, Ultra,” to widespread acclaim. The mixtape showcased the subdued yet evocative vocal projections that would help solidify his debut...

Zuniga helps program grow

Sarah D. Gonzales, [email protected]
September 1, 2016
Filed under Features

The Los Medanos Music Department has undergone many changes regarding classes and staff for the 2016 fall semester. Last spring semester, several music classes had been cut from the music department. Many of these classes had been prerequisite and required classes for music majors, which was an inconvenience...

Hold on for ‘Don’t Breathe’

Tyler Mortimore, [email protected]
September 1, 2016
Filed under Features

Genre conventions are tossed aside and predictability is out of the question in Fede Alvarez’s “Don’t B of his home, beastlike. The casting is both some of the film’s greatest strengths and weaknesses. Zovatto is never quite convincing as Money and tends to come off as a poor man’s version...

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