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White Bronco: Action Bronson takes a familiar step

White Bronco: Action Bronson takes a familiar step

Séamus Reed, News Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

New York native Action Bronson released his self-described “very first indy project in a very long time” on Nov. 1,  after a year of radio silence. Bronson fans will find “White Bronco” pleasantly familiar, with the artist playing to all of his well-recognized strengths. Drawing influence hea...

“Lights, Camera, Action!”: SRJC Orchestra & Symphonic Band scores the movies

“Lights, Camera, Action!”: SRJC Orchestra & Symphonic Band scores the movies

Jordan Allums, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The music of “Star Wars” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” has been some of the most iconic in Hollywood. The blaring horns at the start of a “Star Wars” film is enough to give any fan goosebumps. The SRJC Orchestra & Symphonic Band will bring the sounds of the movies to Santa Rosa at 7:...

Holiday Soft Glam

Holiday Soft Glam

Zena Bounsall, Staff writer

November 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

No Thanksgiving is complete without a full face of festive makeup to “stunt” on your family. For those who need a tutorial, here’s a Thanksgiving 101 for fall makeup: Starting off with primer, I used Benefit’s Porefessional Primer ($32). This product is great for smoothing out unwanted ...

‘Shrek the Musical’ turns out great despite setbacks

‘Shrek the Musical’ turns out great despite setbacks

Taylor Marek Seprish, A&E Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Although the cast and crew of “Shrek the Musical” had to sacrifice two dress rehearsals to poor air quality, the show had to go on, and without a hitch, it did. As people filled the lobby of the Maria Carrillo High School auditorium for opening night, murmurs began circulating about the missed rehearsa...

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a fantastically boring entry to a beloved franchise

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a fantastically boring entry to a beloved franchise

Jordan Allums, Staff writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is nowhere near as fantastical as its predecessor nor its legacy. The movie moves at a snail’s pace without any resolution in sight as it follows the protagonists through spiraling twists and dull world-building. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwa...

Welcome to the swamp: ‘Shrek the Musical’ preview

Welcome to the swamp: ‘Shrek the Musical’ preview

Jasmine Hall, Staff writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A fairytale will come to life this fall, although it is “Far Far Away” from Santa Rosa Junior College. “Shrek the Musical,” an SRJC theater arts department production, opens Friday at the Maria Carrillo High School theater while Burbank Auditorium is undergoing renovations. The play, based...

Murder, She Wrote: Halloween adopts real themes

Murder, She Wrote: Halloween adopts real themes

Dakota McGranahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The scariest thing about Michael Myers isn’t his knife or the fact that he murdered five people while hunting down his long-lost sister--it’s the trauma he left behind. Just ask Laurie Strode, reprised by Jamie Lee Curtis, who still suffers from PTSD 40 years later. In Halloween: 2018, Lau...

‘Halloween’ cinematographer speaks to SRJC night of

‘Halloween’ cinematographer speaks to SRJC night of

Jesse Kapukui, Contributor

November 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Looking back on his four-decade career in the movie industry, renowned cinematographer Dean Cundey told Santa Rosa Junior College students how proud and passionate he was to tell stories through the language of film on Oct. 31 at the Petaluma campus. Cundey, 72, spoke at the Carole L. Ellis auditori...

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