Arts & Life

Content that focuses on popular culture, local art and music, entertainment and the events. Common topics include lifestyle, television and film, theater, music, video game, food, etc

Artist strings instruments in a different way

Rhythmic melodies turned heads and drew a sizeable crowd in the Max L. Gatov Gallery West, where people came to experience “Saudades: Crafting Samba.” Graduate student Daniel Hilbert’s MFA thesis exhibition spread a little culture and brought smiles to everyone in the room with a live Samba band. The show[Read More…]

Blockbuster season kicks off to an early start

The Great Gatsby-May 10 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece “The Great Gatsby” has been turned into a film, again, but this time avant garde director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) is taking the spectacular party scenes and dramatic events in the book and making them intense eye-candy with his grand style. Staring[Read More…]

SoCal native Matt Costa returns to his folk roots

One would think that fame makes a person boastful, but singer-songwriter Matt Costa manages to stay grounded even after releasing his newest, self-titled fourth album. On May 4, the down-to-earth Huntington Beach local will take the stage along with some fellow Huntington Beach natives, the Hindu Pirates, at the Observatory[Read More…]

Making magazines into art

Magazines in checkout aisles often spotlight celebrities in their glamorous or disgraceful states, but thanks to a student photography major’s project, the average Joe has a chance to shine. Senior photography major Alyssa Taitague exhibits portrait photographs of her family members in the style of a magazine cover in order[Read More…]

Festival features cooking techniques, art exhibition

The 2013 Chinese Food and Culture Festival kicked off yesterday with an opening day ceremony and festival banquet that included live entertainment, performances and celebrities. Heidi Zhang, the director of international training programs with the College of Continuing and Professional Education at Cal State Long Beach, said celebrity Chef Martin[Read More…]

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