Arts & Life

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‘Streetlight’ shines for ska

While many would say that ska is dead, the energetic crowd at The House of Blues in Anaheim on Thursday would argue otherwise. Ska band Streetlight Manifesto headlined the sold-out show, with supporting acts The Supervillains, The Wonder Years and Dan Potthast. Accompanied by an acoustic guitar and Buddy Holly-style[Read More…]

Vampires suck, ‘Eclipse’ doesn’t

“Twilight” fans will be more than pleased with the return of their favorite characters, riveting plot turns and an abundance of shirtless Jacob camera time in “Eclipse.” In the newest installment of “The Twilight Saga” series, the story begins where the previous film, “New Moon,” left off. Bella (Kristen Stewart)[Read More…]

Catching dreams with Neverwonder

Nominated for the Los Angeles Music award, the band Neverwonder shares their pride with each other, evolving from American Idol to their latest CD, “Let It Out.” They have also performed dozens of concerts including the recent Long Beach Unity Festival. Megan Bobo, lead singer, was a top 25 finalist[Read More…]

Unprecedented ‘Princess’ falls short

Disney’s newest film, “The Princess and the Frog,” takes on a classic fairy tale that is sure to grab audiences’ attention with its modern twist. But have no fear, for those who enjoy the traditional happily ever after ending, this movie has it all. Movie directors Ron Clements and John[Read More…]

Struggle, escape pervade Red 9’s debut

Red 9, an indie rock band from Southern California, adds another alternative/grunge album to the popular mixed genre’s list. The full-length debut album titled “The Host” contains eight songs, all of which sound like cookie-cutter grunge rather than alternative. The band begins its album with a slow drumbeat in the[Read More…]

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