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Life as art

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com
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, Mmartinez@lmcexperience.com
September 15, 2016
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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, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
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, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
September 15, 2016
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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, sgonzales@lmcexperience.com
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, mmartinez@lmcexperience.com
September 2, 2016
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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, sgonzales@lmcexperience.com
September 1, 2016
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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, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
September 1, 2016
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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...

‘Complete Works’ takes shape

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com
September 1, 2016
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When you think Shakespeare, you typically flash back to sophomore year of high school when you SparkNoted a sonnet to ensure an inkling of understanding. For the most part, rapping and “Macho Man” Randy Savage don’t come to mind. But at Los Medanos College, these pop culture references are what...

Drama takes on a full semester

Drama takes on a full semester

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexpereince.com
August 25, 2016
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If you’ve never witnessed a play performed by the Dramatic Arts Department of Los Medanos College, this semester is a perfect opportunity for you to make up for lost time. You’re especially in luck if you enjoy comedic or socially relevant works, as the scheduled shows have an overall comic and whimsical...

‘Hell or High Water’ thrills

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com
August 24, 2016
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Capitalism is the villain in David Mackenzie’s neo-western “Hell or High Water,” the driving force behind the thievery at the center of the film: the seizure of the West Texan land from the Comanche, the slow drain of wealth from Texans to the banks and the two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster)...

“Kubo” charms audiences of all ages

“Kubo” charms audiences of all ages

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com
August 23, 2016
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“Kubo: And the Two Strings” takes its audience through an 11-year-old boy’s journey when he uncovers the truth behind the stories he tells to the villagers for money through the use of origami and the shamisen, a Japanese three-string guitar. Set in ancient Japan, the film begins with Kubo’s...

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