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Rapper “Royal-T” On The Rise

Lauren Lola

April 21, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Eighteen-year-old rapper Tim Montgomery (otherwise known as Royal-T) of Newark is an artist who does everything on his own, from creating music to mixing it. At a time when credibility and artistry in the music business is waning, Royal-T has brought back to life what it means to be an artist. He creates his own beats, writes his own raps and edits ...

Ex-Mobster Frank Calabrese Jr. Pens Autobiography

Katherine Forneret

April 14, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

When you think of Italian crime families with hands drenched in blood, you automatically think of some famous crime dramas like “The Godfather” or “The Sopranos.” The last thing you would expect is to find this elaborate world of crime right in your own backyard. But thanks to Frank Calabrese Jr., we are able to step...

Evangelion’s Rebuild Refines Original’s Vision

Mark Laluan

April 8, 2011


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ANIME REVIEWS The silver screen adds luster to the latest iteration of Hideaki Anno’s landmark anime series,  “Neon Genesis Evangelion.” The second film in the re-booted film tetralogy, “Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance”, has finally arrived on American shores in the form of a D...

“Behind The Mask”

Lauren Lola

April 8, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

It’s been nearly two years since the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, died. Even in death, Jackson’s fame is still alive. “This is It,” the film that captured Jackson’s rehearsals for his tour was extremely popular, along with the release of his first posthumous album, “Michael.”...

“Sucker Punch” Has Great Effects But No Storyline

Stephanie Spearman

April 4, 2011


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The high budget, special effect-packed film “Sucker Punch” wowed crowds with aesthetics, but confused the audience with a botched story line and lack of character development. The film centers around a 20-year-old woman who is admitted to a psychiatric hospital after a her mother dies. She accidentally kills her little sister in an attempt to save...

Fairfield Rapper Writes Explosive 2nd Album Despite Being Jailed

Brianna Travis

April 4, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

For Ronald "Preach" McClure, there is no million dollar contract, no manager to represent him and no big time endorsements, but the rap artist from Fairfield, Calif. has launched a successful career with just a dream and a Playskool recording device. Growing up, Preach followed a bad crowd and was...

Local Musician Shines

Richard Duboc

April 4, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Who says you can’t find good music in Hayward? You can. You just might have to go out looking for it. At the Bistro on B Street they pride themselves on providing a venue for local people to hear local musicians. If you head out there on a Monday night you might be able to catch more than what wo...

A Lesson in Cured Italian Meats

Ashley Matuszak

April 4, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Layout, Metro

You’ve seen them in delis, on sandwiches, and paired with a varieity of cheeses. Salami, prosciutto, and pancetta may all look similar, but they each have their own unique flavor profiles and can be used in several different applications. “Curing” is a preservation process used on meat and fish....

The Peach Keeper: A Novel of The Mystery of Friendship

Katherine Forneret

April 4, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Layout

In the small, historical town of Walls of Water, North Carolina, there are secrets underground and ghosts on the wind. Bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen’s newest book, “The Peach Keeper,” tells the story of two women on opposite sides of the spectrum, and their interlocking histories that will inevitably draw them close...

CSUEB’s Own Jazz it Up

Richard Duboc

March 17, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

The best of CSU East Bay’s thriving jazz program was showcased at the world famous Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Restaurant in Oakland’s Jack London Square. The crowd was treated to a smattering of everything that jazz has to offer in the 21st century, as ensembles ranging from contemporary, ...

“Rango” A Witty Cartoon for Adults

Stephanie Spearman

March 17, 2011


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With intelligent references and fun characters, “Rango” joins the list of cartoon movies that are enjoyable for both parents and children. “Rango” is the story of a theater-loving chameleon experiencing an identity crisis, who is unexpectedly thrown out into the barren Mojave Desert. A ...

Joseph Blea Sings the Blues at BART For Commuters

Richard Duboc

March 3, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life

Singing rings throughout the Hayward BART station at the end of the commuter rush. As people pass through the turnstiles, many take a second—if not a moment—to listen to the man responsible for bringing them sounds beyond the usual electronic ringing and fluttering of nearby pigeons. Some know h...

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