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Bridges’ album is a ‘good thing’

Kimberly Stelly, twitter.com/kstelly1994

May 11, 2018


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Southern soul singer Leon Bridges is one of many artists attempting to capture a faux-vintage sound in his music, and he manages to pull it off with his sophomore project “Good Thing.” This is the follow up to his 2015 album “Coming Home,” and much like his former work, this album is an ode to...

Gospel celebration attracts big crowd

Michael Constantine and Chuck Reed

May 10, 2018


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Los Medanos College’s 24th Annual Gospel Celebration was a success in turn out and performance quality, attracting nearly a full house to the Recital Hall where guests showed their appreciation with rousing applause. Music Professor Silvester Henderson stood in front of an audience of several hundred...

LMC music recital highlights talent

Brenna Enos, benos@lmcexperience.com

May 10, 2018


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The Los Medanos College Recital Hall was filled with the sounds of piano and vocals from Luis Zuniga’s Musical Recital students Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. For an hour, students Tyrell Burks, Tayadi Bush and Jonathan Haislip performed songs they had practiced throughout the semester for an audience made...

Series tackles racism

Series tackles racism

Adria Watson, twitter.com/adriarwatson

May 10, 2018


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It’s an experience of its own trying to explain to White people what it means to be a Black face in a predominantly White space. In most, if not all, of these conversations our voices tend to go unheard, interrupted or ignored. Justin Simien’s 2014 movie turned Netflix comedy series “Dear White...

Who did it?

Who did it?

Azi Carter, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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The Los Medanos College Little Theater delivered a masterpiece in the original play “Torn Pages.” Drama Professor Nick Garcia’s current directing class wrote, auditioned and casted the production bringing to life a murder mystery that had the audience breathless as the actors weaved a spell of...

‘Dirty Computer’ mirrors real life

‘Dirty Computer’ mirrors real life

Kimberly Stelly, twitter.com/kstelly1994

May 2, 2018


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The album “Dirty Computer,” a political, afrofuturist epic from the mind of triple-threat Janelle Monáe, aims to deconstruct your typical idea of science fiction and rebuild it to be an intersectional blending of mediums. Just like her previous albums, Monáe takes real life social issues, and...

Timberlake shows out on tour

Jonathan Little, twitter.com/jonathanglittle

May 2, 2018


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Justin Timberlake’s “Man in the Woods” World Tour was a once in a lifetime experience from one of the best performers in the music industry today. The last time Timberlake was in the Bay Area was four years ago when his album "The 20/20 Experience" hit the charts. His last album was probably the...

Review Crew: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Review Crew: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Brenna Enos, Jordan Neel, and A.R. Broom

May 2, 2018


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Brenna says:  “Avengers: Infinity War” has already surpassed its Marvel movie predecessors, not only in terms of grossing box office success, but in its content filled with more action, more character cross-overs and a shocking ending like we’ve never seen before.  In this movie the A...

Annual gospel celebration underway

Chuck Reed, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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The upcoming annual Gospel Celebration Concert May 5 marks the 24th anniversary of the event at Los Medanos College. Held only in the springtime, it welcomes students, family and friends to listen to the growing talents of the students in the choir and orchestra. The program will include a variety...

A driving passion

A driving passion

A.R. Broom, twitter.com/AlexanderRBroom

April 26, 2018


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Like many enthusiasts, Samuel Camarista became interested in cars from learning how to work on his family’s vehicles with his father. “Growing up, learning tools, passing them to him, watching him fix stuff, watching him work on cars, that’s how I first started, ” said Camarista, who grew...

‘Bone’ takes on colorism and afrofuturism

‘Bone’ takes on colorism and afrofuturism

Kimberly Stelly, twitter.com/kstelly1994

April 25, 2018


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Colorism isn’t a typical theme in your average young adult novel, but in Toni Adeyemi’s “Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orïsha,” it’s front and center. Adeyemi takes afrofuturistic elements, blending magic and real aspects of West African culture and combines these elements with themes...

Action game almost perfect

Action game almost perfect

Perry Continente, twitter.com/perrycontinente

April 23, 2018


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“God of War” is nothing if not brave. Santa Monica Studios has dramatically reimagined its most famous IP on almost every level shifting the gameplay, narrative, tone, focus and characters to a point where the final product bears little resemblance to its forbearers. These changes are by and large...

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