Culture on the Cheap: Many Venues Offer Free Days

THE FLINTSTONES DREAM HOME: Lummis House, also known as El Alisal, is a Rustic American Craftsman stone house built by Charles Fletcher Lummis in the late 19th century. Photo by Jane Pojawa.

Jane Pojawa, El Vaquero Editor Emeritus
February 3, 2015

Thousands of Los Angeles County residents turned out for Museums Free for All Day last Saturday, taking advantage of free admission to 20 museums in the area. This well-publicized event is an incentive for locals to take advantage of Southern California’s bountiful cultural sites and activities, but... Read more »

Ensemble Cast Delivers Laughs in ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

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Sal Polcino, Newsroom Manager
February 2, 2015

The Glendale Centre Theatre Group’s production of Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor,” directed by James Castle Stevens, is a rollicking romp set in a Cleveland luxury hotel suite in 1934 on the opening night of an operatic presentation of “Othello.” The original production opened in London and... Read more »

Venture ‘Into the Woods’ Before It’s Too Late

Anahit Kardzhyan and Agnessa Kasumyan, Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief
February 2, 2015

Oscar-nominated musical “Into the Woods” rewards viewers who abhor passive princesses and happily ever-after fairytales. For those who overlooked the film due to its childlike appeal, give it a shot before it leaves theaters. The Academy nominated the film for three awards — costume design, production... Read more »

Marilyn Manson Returns as the Pale Emperor

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Eric Bourse, Staff Writer
February 1, 2015

After a series of inconsistent albums over the last decade, gothic rock band Marilyn Manson takes a new direction into the blues genre to deliver their best album since 2000’s Holy Wood. “The Pale Emperor” is Marilyn Manson’s ninth studio album. Although the band previously recorded some blues-influenced... Read more »

‘Packed and Jammed’ at Gallery

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Alexandra Duncan, Entertainment Editor
December 21, 2014

Packed and Jammed” is a campus art show that features art from installation and sculpture artists within the Los Angeles area who were invited to create artwork that adapts to the architecture of the gallery room in the library building. According to the gallery’s pamphlet, the end result “will... Read more »

Ramen Burger Delights Customers

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Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014

Located on Third and Vermont in Los Angeles, The Original Ramen Burger attracts customers with an enticing aroma. On a Friday evening, as customers left the restaurant, raving about how delicious the Ramen Burger is, I found myself excited to try the delicacy despite my initial hesitation at the thought... Read more »

One-Woman Show Brings Reclusive Poet to Life

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Louise Andersson, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014

As she sat in the garden of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson in Amherst, Mass., actress Kate Randolph Burns felt herself getting into character while rehearsing lines for a play about the reclusive poet. Dickinson will be visiting Glendale College in the person of Burns, who gives voice to Dickinson’s... Read more »

New Japanese Restaurant is a Hit

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Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014

The sound of sizzling meat and the delicious aroma of different dishes at Akuma, a sushi restaurant in Glendale, can tempt even a full person to order a meal. Walking into the restaurant’s loud, vibrant atmosphere and seeing people laughing and smiling was very welcoming and exciting. The owner, Ki... Read more »

Acclaimed Author Explores Cultural Diversity

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Melinda Ebrahimi, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014

Author and USC English professor Dana Johnson spoke to a roomful of attendees at the Student Center on Oct. 29. Johnson was selected as a speaker for this year’s Los Angeles Writers Reading Series, co-founded and directed by adjunct English professor Claire Phillips, to speak about her acclaimed novel... Read more »

‘Fury’ Depicts the Horror of WWII

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Rikard Kohler, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014

David Ayer’s “Fury” is raw, true, and deviates from the norm of films that glorify war; however, despite comparisons to “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), it falls short of the Academy Award-winning film. “Fury” depicts the European Campaign in the later stages of World War II from the American... Read more »

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