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‘Sunshine’ is worthwhile but still falls short

On paper, “Little Miss Sunshine” seems like a can’t-miss idea: It is a black comedy that serves as both an ensemble piece about a dysfunctional family and a biting satire of kiddie pageants. It certainly impressed audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where the film was greeted with both[Read More…]

Ozzfest heart and soul for metal scene

There once was a time when metal ruled the MTV airwaves. Bands like Korn, System of a Down, Disturbed and Slipknot climbed their way up the TRL slots. Times have changed. Pop-punk has taken over, with bands like Fall Out Boy and Yellowcard leading the way. The metal scene is[Read More…]

Hauths give $1 million

The Center for Communication Skills at Cal State Long Beach received a $1 million donation from former professor Luster E. Hauth and his wife, Audrey Nichol Hauth. Luster Hauth was a professor at Cal State Long Beach for 28 years until he retired in 1992. The Hauths have always envisioned[Read More…]

Grabow honored by ESPN The Magazine

For the second year in a row, a Long Beach State track and field member has been selected to the first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8. Distance runner Jimmy Grabow, class of 2006, received the honor June 20 for his outstanding performance in the classroom and on the[Read More…]

Laker prospects prosper at The Walter Pyramid

The future of the Los Angeles Lakers looks a little brighter after first round picks Jordon Farmar and Andrew Bynum lead the young Lakers squad to a successful Summer Pro League season at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. Lead by Farmar, the 26th overall pick in June’s NBA Draft,[Read More…]

Irish visitor enjoying time in Orange County

Southern California – to a 22-year-old Irish college kid these are not merely two words but a term that describes not just a geographic area but an idea, a culture, a unique people and way of life. It conveys sunshine, sand and silicone, dogs on surfboards and bonfires on the[Read More…]

Belle & Sebastian perform at the Hollywood Bowl

Pairing Scottish minstrels Belle & Sebastian with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl might seem like a far-fetched idea at first glance. After all, bands that usually get symphonic treatment on stage tend to be much more progressive rock-oriented than these wistful, folk-oriented lads and lasses from[Read More…]

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