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Green Lantern’s Promise Fizzles Out

Cheyann Elmore

June 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

After seeing the high energy trailers for “The Green Lantern,” audiences were anticipating a movie filled with mysterious creatures, bizarre special effects, out-of-this-world evil villains and back-to-back die hard brawls. These high expectations quickly dwindled down as this supposed “act...

Students Tie in Classroom Themes in Music Performance

Lauren Lola

June 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

The Meridian Gallery in San Francisco welcomed in a new kind of music during its Combine/Create/Perform/Learn Concert during the evening of June 1. CSU East Bay student groups from general studies classes performed unique musical acts during the hour and a half long event. “Operation ...

Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Tops Previous Album

Ashley Matuszak

May 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

On Monday, May 23rd, Lady Gaga released her much anticipated third full-length album, "Born This Way." The deluxe version, boasting 22 complete tracks indulges the listener's senses by presenting a wide array of sounds- from techno-synth pop, to 80's ballads, to grungy rock and roll. Lady G...

Wine Tasting is Just as Much an Art as Wine Making

Nicole Anderson

May 26, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Features

“There is a proper etiquette that should be displayed while out at a winery and many people are unaware of the do’s and don’ts that should be applied to wine tasting trips,” said Alex Baca. “A major don't in wine tasting is coming in and being too rambunctious and drunk. Wine tasting is meant t...

Stein Captures Complex Life Issues With a Subtle Touch

Stephanie Spearman

May 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

College students rarely get the opportunity to read a book not required for class, so the easy to read, relatively short novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is the good way to break from textbook monotony and enjoy a reading experience. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is an insightful, creative and inspiring story that wil...

Marable Writes A Gritty Account of Malcom X’s Life

Katherine Forneret

May 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

When you think of African American rights and activism, many people first think of Martin Luther King Jr., but others might recall another hero of African American rights, Malcolm X. Much is known about the public speaker who was able to rally thousands of black Americans to follow his particular American dream. Although many hav...

Local Producer Sells Beats Online To Help Rising Musicians

Phillip Davis

May 19, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Producer and rapper Traxamillion, from San Jose, Calif. has music in his blood. He feels his musical abilities are inherited as his father was a musician and his maternal grandfather was involved in church music. “I’ve always thought of myself as a natural musician since music is in my family,” he said...

Von Luck’s Memoir is a Tale of “Duty” and “Fatherland”

Mark Laluan

May 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

History is an unremitting waltz that moves to the three beats of war, peace and revolution. Hans von Luck’s war memoir “Panzer Commander” showcases the life of one man caught up in an era of social revolution, brutal war and tenuous peace. Von Luck’s autobiographical account of his service ...

Hugh Jackman Captivates San Francisco Audiences

Hugh Jackman Captivates San Francisco Audiences

Ashley Matuszak

May 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

Wolverine can sing! Performing at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco until May 15, Hugh Jackman gives audiences a nearly two-hour show, full of his favorite Broadway and pop songs, backed by a 17 piece band. Jackman seems very comfortable on the live stage, the place where he began his acting career. ...

Seven Deadly Sins, Taboos And Other Bodily Delights

Seven Deadly Sins, Taboos And Other Bodily Delights

Amanda Zepeda

May 12, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

CSUEB Theatre and Dance decides to tackle the concept of sin, the human condition, virtue and vice. In a theatrical performance that meshes both theatre and dance so cleverly together, Cal State East Bay introduced “Seven Deadly Sins” and “Sins, Taboos & Other Bodily Delights” last weekend. In a show that displays why CSUEB has excelled in theatre and performing arts...

Kevin Always Gets To The “Hart” Of What’s Funny

Cheyann Elmore

May 5, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Star of ABC-TV’s “Big House” and possibly one of the funniest comedians in the industry today, Kevin Hart had Oakland’s Paramount Theater erupting with laughter for the duration of his show. Originally there were two scheduled shows on Saturday night, at 8 and 11 p.m. Both shows sold out a...

Out of Prison and Onto the Stage

Cheyann Elmore

April 28, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

Rapper Lil Wayne performs at Oracle Arena to promote new album Released from prison only a few months ago, the man who many have dubbed “the greatest rapper alive,” Lil Wayne took the stage Sunday night and kept the sold-out Oracle Arena on their feet the entire show. Lil Wayne, also known a...

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