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Professor takes steps to success

Professor takes steps to success

Anthony Martinez

September 13, 2018


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“Sí se puede.” These three words of inspiration have pushed people in their toughest times, lead civil rights movements and even helped a senator become president of the United States of America. Translated as “yes we can” this simple yet powerful statement has touched the hearts of many peopl...

‘Pop Food’ delivers on 90’s nostalgia

Robert Pierce, @RobertP_EXP

September 13, 2018


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based, YouTube-popularized surrealist animator and musician Jack Stauber re-released three of his albums, previously only available on his YouTube channel or as digital downloads, on CD format last month. Of the three, “Pop Food” offers a unique synth-laden, funk-infuse...

Play tackles love and destiny

Play tackles love and destiny

BreAnna Crawford

September 13, 2018


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Watching the play “Constellations” was like watching the same movie multiple times with completely different outcomes as each scene plays out. It may sound like a drag to see the same scene over and over, but in each version something is subject to change, whether it’s a subtle or major differe...

Review Crew: ‘The Happytime Murders’

Review Crew: ‘The Happytime Murders’

Hugo Calderon, Robert Pierce, and Jesus Cano

September 10, 2018


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Hugo says: It's a bad spinoff, 2/5 stars “The Happytime Murders” feels like the offspring of “The Muppets” and The Netflix’s “Bright.”The trailer for the movie played a perfect catfish as the movie was completely different. The movie tried so hard to prove itself as a comedy that it end...

Farmers give yoga a twist

Farmers give yoga a twist

Lilly Montero, @Lilly_Montero3

September 10, 2018


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“I will not be offended if you don’t stretch. I know you’re here for the goats,” Gina Bravo, the yoga instructor said. The class laughed. They were there for the goats.   First Generation Farmers, one of the few organic non-profit farms in East Contra Costa County, has been putting on ...

Blood Orange’s new album “swan” a masterpiece

Alex Camilli, @A_Carnation

September 10, 2018


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Multi-instrumentalist Dev Hynes formerly known as “Lightspeed Champion” has proved to release his most ambitious efforts under the alias “Blood Orange” often incorporating elements of gospel, pop, hip-hop, and R&B in his projects. Hynes 4th studio album “Negro Swan” has continued to incorp...

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...

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