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EXPERIENCE FIRST FRIDAYS IN VENICE BEACH If you ask your friends in your dorm or classes, they have probably heard about First Fridays in Venice Beach. This happens on the first Friday of each month from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Food trucks are lined up on the streets of Abbot Kinney Drive, building community and selling their unique food, such as Mac N Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from the famous Grilled Cheese Truck. Even though you will find many age groups, this event is relevant in the college culture since there are many universities in the Los Angeles area. College students and community members are known to take advantage of this opportunity for authentic food. In addition to food, there are beverages, desserts and live bands. OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH STUDENTS IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE At least 10 current and former students of Occidental College will receive a monetary settlement from the college after filing a complaint back in April that accused campus officials of repeatedly mishandling sexual assault allegations. The sum is undisclosed, and the women cannot speak publicly about the college’s handling of their cases. Gloria Allred’s law firm represented these 10 women, who were among 37 others who claim that officials “deliberately discouraged alleged victims from reporting sexual assaults, misled students about their rights during campus investigations and retaliated against whistle-blowers who criticized the college’s handling of the cases,” according to the LA Times. BEWARE OF THE DANGERS OF TEXTING WHILE… WALKING? Take a look around you as you walk to class. Chances are the number of people on phones is greater than the number of people just walking to class without phones. You might not even notice this rising epidemic since you may be on your phone as well. As texting and driving becomes dangerous, so does texting and walking. Countless injuries have been reported. Potential risks are running into a pole, crossing a street without looking out for cars and even running into another person on their phone. “Young people are more likely to be injured,” reports LA Weekly. So, know the risks if you decide to text while walking, and watch out for your surroundings. COMMUNITY COLLEGE VS. A 4-YEAR UNIVERSITY: WHICH CHOICE SHOULD YOU MAKE? College is not only considered four of the best years of your life, but also four of the most expensive. Those college costs are significantly reduced when students choose to attend community college. One advantage of attending a community
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college is the cost of the education, which is only about $2,000 per semester, according to scholarships.com. This is especially beneficial if the student attending community college does not know what they want to be when they grow up, so to speak. One disadvantage about attending a community college is that students tend to be less involved since they focus primarily on school and work. Clubs at community colleges are not as big of a part of the college culture as they are at universities. Community schools are meant for some people, and universities are meant for others. It’s up to you to decide your preference.
On average, a student from a fouryear public college spends $1,200 only on textbooks, according to the College Board. CALIFORNIA JOB GROWTH HAS SLOWED DOWN UCLA economists worry the delayed job growth will cause trouble in California. In the Bay Area, the search is on for tech specs, which is a major reason as to why the employment level has recovered in that area. Economists are not sure about other areas such as the Central Valley and Inland Empire. These two areas may keep thousands of people unemployed for a long time. One economist told the LA Times, “Yes, California is growing, but the recovery has not narrowed the gap between
the coastal parts of the state and the inland parts of the state.” The unemployment rate is expected to drop from 8.7 percent to 8.5 percent. Economists say the California economy is growing, but slowly. WHERE DO COLLEGE STDUENTS STAND ON LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS? A University of Michigan study found that college students generally support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their rights. However, there is still a large number of students who don’t. The study found that about one in five students oppose or are neutral when it comes to LGBT rights such as employment protection, and nearly onethird of students are neutral or oppose marriage and civil unions among the LGBT community. One researcher said that “heterosexism” is the reason for these findings. “Heterosexism can negatively impact the well-being of LGBT people and their families in many ways,” he said. Heterosexism occurs on societal levels and is often institutionalized in social policies, according to the article. TEXTBOOK COSTS OUTWEIGH EDUCATION The cost of textbooks is increasing and putting financial strains on students as some fall behind in classes because they chose to not buy expensive textbooks or they chose to wait until the prices fall. On average, a student from a four-year public college spends $1,200 only on textbooks, according to the College Board. Some students were able to use old editions or e-Books to decrease the costs. Renting textbooks is another option for the students, but they cannot highlight or write in the book or sell it back. If they are able to sell back their books, students will get less than half of what they paid for. New projects such as open textbooks and online libraries are expected to help decrease the costs but for now, students are continuing to make the tough choice between buying textbooks and their education.
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COLLEGE: LIFE Christopher Reynolds/Los Angeles Times/MCT
Sure, visiting London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral would be cool. But the cathedral will always be there; college won’t.
DIARY OF A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO DIDN’T STUDY ABROAD Who says you have to visit another country while in college? BY BREELYN WILLIAMS As a campus tour guide for a major L.A. university, people basically foam at the mouth to hear about the fabulous foreign adventures they think I have experienced solely because I am a college student, and college students study abroad… duh. Well, I didn’t study abroad. And yes, it makes me a college freak of nature; a college unicorn. In a world where I cannot open Facebook for even 10 seconds without being visually bombarded by hundreds of European study abroad photos everyone is posting, I have no regrets and no shame in having stayed at school for all of my six semesters so far. (A note about study abroad Facebook photos: THEY ARE ALL THE SAME. Seriously, you are not the first person to post a photo of Big Ben or the Coliseum, but really). Here’s my philosophy: you only get eight semesters in college, a number that sounds vast. In reality, it’s not vast at all! In my mind, I could not justify leaving my university for five months. In the hyper-sped-up college world, five months
is a huge chunk to miss out on. Friends, classes and jobs will all move on and change significantly while you are away. For individual reasons, you chose to make a college your home away from home for four years with no return after graduation…Europe will always be a hop (or, you know, a flight) across the pond. Now is not the only opportunity to travel! People who think this way are severely limiting themselves. It’s similar to those who believe college is the best four years of their life and nothing following will ever compare. College is great, but there is so much potential for the rest of your life to be filled with joys and successes as well. Of course, I see the value in studying abroad. Lasting friendships, a change of scenery and memories of a lifetime were all super appealing to me as well. For a lot of students, a study abroad program may be a good excuse to travel, and I am a huge believer in traveling in general. But I see the value in waiting as well. I want to go abroad not under the pretense of school, but as an exploration of
true freedom. I want to go when I am able to do anything I want, to get lost with nothing pressing or stressful to return to in the States. I also want to go when I feel I can manage my money better, so I don’t come back screwed and broke (although most say it’s worth it). The bottom line is this: you will be okay if you don’t have the opportunity to study abroad. It’s okay if you feel yourself not wanting to travel to another country right now. There’s nothing wrong with you or me, and we are at no disadvantage. The desire to travel will not fade as you get older, and there will be opportunity and relationships that allow for wanderlust throughout life. Everything life has to offer does not have to be experienced in the four years you have at school, but there are only four years to experience everything college offers your life. For some, leaving their college home is not the right choice, and staying behind could be one of the best things they ever did.
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Listen to Fab Four (aka the Beatles) covers done by various artists on Beatles Reimagined.
BERLIN RETURNS, UNLEASHES ANIMAL Terri Nunn, lead singer for famed Los Angeles-based synthpop band Berlin and host of KCSN-FM’s “Unbound with Terri Nunn” radio program has after a long hiatus released a new Berlin album titled Animal. Fans of Berlin oldies like “Sex (I’m A…),” “The Metro” and “No More Words” will hear hints of the band’s ’80s heyday on some tunes, especially “Stand Up,” but most of the album is heavier EDM geared to today’s pop charts and dance floors. Fans who’ve followed Berlin for a long time may also notice that Nunn now has a much wider vocal range, a result of her having quit smoking. MONDO ZOMBIE BOOGALOO Just in time for Halloween fun, here’s a 15-cut compilation of rockin’ spooky songs performed by Los Straitjackets, the Fleshtones and Southern Culture on the Skids. Comprised of both originals and standards, the set list features tunes like “Haunted Hipster,” “The Loneliest Ghost in Town,” “Ghoul on the Hill,” “Goo Goo Muck” and “Theme from Young Frankenstein.” All three bands team up on “Que Monstruos Son.” RED HOT + FELA COMPILATION FIGHTS AIDS A various artists compilation honoring the late Afrobeat star Fela Kuti and featuring a diverse group of contributors including My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, Spoek Mathambo and the Kronos Quartet will also benefit the effort to raise AIDS awareness. Others interpreting Fela’s songs on Red Hot + Fela are Tony Allen, Just a Band with Childish Gambino,
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Beatles Reimagined, KCRW’s Halloween Party and More Album Releases
BY KEVIN WIERZBICKI Gender Infinity, King, Baloji & L’Orchestre de la Katuba featuring Kuku and on a rap-enhanced version of “Lady,” tUnEyArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo and Akua Naru. Fela died of AIDS in 1997; the album drops on October 8. BEATLES REIMAGINED BENEFITS ROCK’N’ROLL GIRLS The music of the Beatles remains one of the most popular sources of inspiration for contemporary artists. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Night Panther and Jhameel are among those showing some love for the Fab Four on the new various artists compilation Beatles Reimagined. Sharpe and company reinvent “I Saw Her Standing There” while Doom & Gloom cover “And I Love Her,” and Badwolf takes on “She Loves You.” Also contributing to the 10-track compilation are the Well Pennies, Mobley, Feverbody, Leftover Cuties and Adventure Galley. Proceeds will benefit the Rock’n’Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles. KCRW HALLOWEEN PARTY TO FEATURE GLASSER, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR KCRW has announced the talent line-up for Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party set to take place October 26 at the Legendary Park Plaza in downtown L.A. Glasser, Har Mar Superstar, Grizfolk and the Angel City All-Star Brass Band will perform live and Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will spin DJ sets. KCRW DJs will also be manning the decks; more fun comes via appearances of the Blind Tiger burlesque revue and avantgarde circus performers Lucent Dossier. More info at www.kcrw. com/masquerade
HALF NOTES The female-fronted Russian rock band LOUNA, currently touring behind their new release Behind a Mask, is set to play the Anaheim House of Blues on October 10 and the L.A H.O.B. the following day. Warner Bros. will release the debut effort from L.A. alt-pop foursome ECHOSMITH, Talking Dreams, on October 8. Seattle’s CAMILLE BLOOM has a new one called Big Dreams dropping in November and she’ll preview the new music with an October 7 show at Genghis Cohen. CHARMING LIARS are originally from the U.K. but the Brits now live in Los Angeles; fans can check out their sound via their just-released four-song E.P. New Disorder. It’s taken them 17 years, but the iconic L.A. punk band THE LAST has reformed; the release date hasn’t been firmed up yet but watch for their new album Danger this fall. R&B/pop vocalist KELELA, already popular on the local underground scene, is making a move into the spotlight with her debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me. Featuring production by the likes of Kingdom, Girl Unit, Bok Bok, Napolian and Morri$, the effort drops on October 1 via Fade to Mind. FUZZ is Ty Segall, Charles Moothart and Roland Cosio and the self-titled debut from the new heavy rock outfit is due on October 1. Pianist and songstress BANKS has just released a four-song sampler called London EP; the L.A.based artist is currently on her first-ever nationwide tour. TEE PEE RECORDS has teamed up with new skateboard company 1939 to offer boards with old school shapes featuring designs honoring bands Graveyard, Earthless, Witch, Doomriders and High on Fire. Only 200 of each design will be made; details at www.1939skates.com
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AN EMERGING RAPPER REPRESENTING MORE THAN JUST HIMSELF BY HENRY FOSTER RUBENSTEIN
EstaBoN Perion will be on tour this fall. Alec Benjamin Photography
When I was first introduced to EstaBoN at a USC house party in early spring, I immediately noticed something about the rapper that made him different. Perhaps it was his omnipotent presence on stage or his ability to keep lyrics flowing like the Garden of Eden. Whatever it was, it was clear EstaBoN had something special. EstaBoN’s journey isn’t just a battle for himself, but for his label. Started by his close friends, EstaBoN is the only artist signed to Life In Motion Entertainment (LIME), and its success strongly lies in the rapper’s hands, making his career truly unique. I first spoke with EstaBoN after he had just finished an incredible performance opening up for Bone thugs-N-Harmony at the Rave in Milwaukee. “The show was something else. It was great to look out there and have eye contact with all your listeners and see them really enjoying your music,” he happily recalled. Although EstaBoN’s horse is beginning to ride high, it hasn’t always been this easy for the rapper. He shared of his journey, “It’s been long, definitely long. From growing up in a rough neighborhood in Detroit, to moving in with my Aunt in Chicago as a teenager, to now. Music has always been in my family, but I’m the first one to take it this seriously and make a career out of it.” EstaBoN remembers spitting his first rhymes after being inspired by Jay Z’s “The Blueprint” in 2001, but his official career with LIME only began last October. Being LIME’s only artist has never seemed to bother the lone soldier. “It’s challenging, because it allows me not to take any breaks,” said EstaBoN. “I always have something to strive for, to prove myself worthy. It’s a lot of responsibility and a little bit of pressure, but at the end of the day it’s all fun. If there was another artist underneath the label I probably wouldn’t grow as much, because currently all the focus is on me.” Although the artist and his label have been long time friends, their professional relationship began with some
banging orange chicken, cell phone beats and, of course, a little “recreational activity.” President of LIME, David Nicholson, ecstatically laughed about their first official business meeting. “We’re all home from college, pretty sure at Panda Express and [EstaBoN] was like ‘you know I’m still rapping.’ He started pulling beats up from his phone…and does three or four songs, I think ‘Gotta Get It,’ ‘Uncaged Lion’ and ‘Hear I Stand.’ I’m blown away. He’s rapping, he’s singing, the lyrics are good, the melody is good. I’m just sitting there banging on my orange chicken in awe. Not even within a few hours, I’m hitting up Kevin [Rakestraw] and telling him we got to hit up EstaBoN for the label.” LIME originally began when founder and CEO Rakestraw’s previous entertainment venture, Young Nation, didn’t quite fruition as he had planned in 2009. In 2011, the early executive sought the help of his close friends to begin creating something greater, Life in Motion Entertainment. A little less than a year old, LIME has made some serious steps as a company and as well in advancing EstaBoN’s career. They have begun branding the EstaBoN name, creating a recognizable voice and persona. The official foundations of a rap career have been coming into place nicely for EstaBoN. Through playing various shows, turning out new music and videos via social media, handing out free CDs and getting advice from influential industry members, EstaBoN is patiently building his empire. “I see myself as a multimillionaire. We’re about to release my second album worldwide, so ideally that’s really where I see myself in five years, worldwide, ” he said. “Before you know it things are rolling. But at the same time things aren’t rolling,” admitted Nicholson. “I feel complacent and happy with what we’ve done, but we want more. We’re thirsty, hungry and ambitious. We’re trying to keep the momentum going, keep the life in motion.” Although the rapper has high hopes, he’s able to remain realistic as well, understanding the difficulties of breaking into
the music industry and knowing when to quit the demanding and cutthroat environment that surrounds it. “The most important thing to me is being able to juggle my friends, family and label, which I feel I have. I’m 23 right now. If Pamela Litky we’re not good by 27, I might have to call it quits. I don’t see that happening, but that’s probably my boiling point. [But] knowing me, I’m a serious competitor, so I might still be stubborn and keep going at it,” said EstaBoN. The drive doesn’t seem to be lacking on the LIME end either, as Nicholson insisted, “The only time I could say enough is enough is if I don’t have the motivation to do this LIME stuff anymore. Everyone has their ups and downs, days you’re not feeling it, but right now I always have the motivation to do something for LIME, no matter what position we’re in financially.” Although being limited in both fiscal and influential resources, LIME has done pretty well. They realize the biggest resource isn’t just money; it’s also who you know. This value is what helped influence the team to bring on Los Angeles resident and Westchester, N.Y. native Brandon Fox as Estabon’s full-time manager. Fox stepped on board over the spring, bringing EstaBoN out to L.A. to perform at USC and film his first official music video for his single “Chaos.” It was in early June when Fox officially began managing EstaBoN full time. Currently, EstaBoN is playing a string of shows amidst the Mid-West over the next couple weeks. From there, he’s getting ready for a fall tour, hoping to extend his influence well past the Chicago suburbs and deep into the coastal United States. Although the name EstaBoN Perion might not be on hiphop’s list of “most influential,” the artist is certainly on the right path to get there. Drawing style from Kanye and producing deep-seeded content similar to J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, EstaBoN has all the right tools to tear down the big stage. When that time finally comes, expect a musical revolution to follow. Campus Circle - September 26 - October 9, 2013
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GETTING WEIRD WITH PANIC! AT THE DISCO The pop-rock giants go back to their roots on the new album BY MELISSA BOBBITT
Brendon Urie is the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and singer-songwriter of Panic! at the Disco.
Brendon Urie has gone gonzo. He’s standing in the middle of the desert, in the midst of some odd Burning Man-like ritual where a bird-woman is sacrificed. He’s brandishing a gnarly machete, but darn if his hair doesn’t still look good. He’s rattling off Janet Jackson lyrics and running from (toward?) some unseen enemy. He’s got the fear, but he’s fighting instead of flying. He’s using it to his advantage. He’s going home. He is Panic! At the Disco’s sole survivor. The above scenario isn’t real— it’s taken from the bizarre plot of the “Miss Jackson” video, the first single off Panic!’s new album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! (Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen). But Urie’s solitude is truthful. Since Panic!’s heyday as emo superheroes in the mid-aughts, all of the original members except the dandyish singer/multi-instrumentalist have flown the coop. Drummer Spencer Smith contributed to Too Weird, but he declined to join the promotional tour to focus on maintaining his sobriety. (Smith completed a stint in rehab just under a year ago to deal with alcohol and prescription medication addiction). Urie is undergoing some soul-searching of his own on Too Weird, the first album from his band since 2011’s Vices & Virtues. “Therapy for me is kind of using my music as a disguise for a confessional,” he said in a recent phone interview. He noted that the hit single “Miss Jackson” approaches the subject of infidelity and seeing both sides of it now that he’s happily married. Why does he feel the need to air this dirty laundry now? “I don’t ever like to dwell on it, so I think for me it’s cathartic in a way to be able to describe a memory as I saw it, from years past,” he said. “When talking about ‘Miss Jackson,’ that happened almost a decade ago. It still haunted me for so long. Now that I’ve written it and it’s out there… it doesn’t really haunt me anymore. It’s kind of a nice thing.” He’s also no longer running from his Las Vegas upbringing. The youngest of five in a Mormon family, Urie long shunned the dogma, as well as the gauzy neon of the Strip. There is no denying that Panic!’s flair for the dramatic was influenced by Sin City (remember the over-thetop electronic circus that was A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out?). But the now 26-year-old is gladly copping to that muse. In fact, this album culls its name from a line in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by the
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original gonzo journalist and author, Hunter S. Thompson. The Panic! front man was watching the psychedelic film prior to naming the album and had a breakthrough. “Hunter S. Thompson is so iconic and is such a character,” Urie said. “I felt that’s what this record was. I felt it was a character record, playing off a couple of different themes. But one central theme is just getting back to our roots, growing up in Vegas.” Produced by Vices helmer Butch Walker, Too Weird puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to celebrating the band’s hometown. There’s the upbeat “Vegas Lights,” the seedy “Nicotine” and the cheeky “Girls/Girls/Boys.” And whereas the theatrics flourishes are still there, Panic! has also veered more into the mainstream, employing Auto-Tune on album opener “This Is Gospel.” And though Urie is a bona fide rock star, he keeps it humble. You can see his puppy dog-like excitement in an Instagram video when “Miss Jackson” comes on his car radio. Plus, the recent tour Panic! hits up tiny venues around the country— some so intimate that the singer says he’d be perspiring on the front row’s fans. “This tour, [there were] really intimate shows in smaller clubs, which we hadn’t done in a little bit, so it’s really nice to be able to do that,” he said. “It’s so different from an arena show that we’re going to be playing with Fall Out Boy. You’re right in their face; sometimes there’s not even a stage. You’re at the same level as your fans. You get this different connection you kind of miss out on when you play bigger venues.” Speaking of Fall Out Boy, whose Pete Wentz is credited with discovering Panic! at the Disco way back in 2004, that punk-pop group remain great friends with Urie. Panic! will be opening for them on the aforementioned arena tour this fall, and a few of the Fall Out Boys attended Urie’s 2013 nuptials to Sarah Orzechowski. (She’s the subject of Vices’ “Sarah Smiles” and Too Weird’s love song “The End of All Things.”) It seems that things have come full circle for Urie. He was the last original member to join Panic! at the Disco, and now he’s the one carrying their torch. That inner flame the musician possesses has seen him through trying times and has now brought his heart back home to the desert he once wanted to flee. Isn’t that beautifully Weird? Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! is out worldwide Oct. 8 on Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen.
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RAJ FESTIVAL 2013: IT’S MORE THAN JUST AN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC FEST
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The Rhythm & Joy Festival is back with more surprises! BY SYDNEY CHAMPION Take the concept of Coachella (you know: music, outdoors, camping, etc.) and subtract the EDM DJs and festivalgoers on drugs and alcohol. Then, add alternative music, motivational speakers, art, poetry, a conscious effort to be green, and you get the Rhythm and Joy Festival. The Rhythm and Joy Festival has been described as more than an alternative music festival or a sustainability conference; it’s a “celebration of the creative genius deep within us,” according to its website. Occurring from Oct. 4 to 6, the three-day festival wants people to leave inspired, informed and encouraged to bring their best to life. To achieve this, festival makers have arranged a one-of-a-kind event with numerous musical acts and activities for everyone. Situated in the Santa Susana Mountain, the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley will be this year’s home for the Rhythm and Joy Festival. It’s less than an hour away from Los Angeles, and it has a beautiful scenery. There are olive groves, majestic canyons and an overall serene setting. Attendees can camp under the stars in tents, RVs or experience “glamping” (which is basically camping in a luxury tent with a queen size bed, chairs, furniture and more). This year’s music lineup at the Rhythm and Joy Festival is impressive. Much of the music will be urban contemporary, roots, world music, R&B soul and jazz. Invited artists include Mandrill, Chaka Khan, Georgia Ann Muldrow, the Agape International Choir and more! Special guests may also be announced. For college students, this festival has a special program in store. Students can take part in a day of workshops, performances and sharing. They can join others in music, mural making, songwriting, art, poetry jams, hip-hop and dance workshops and battles, and more. College students can also get special discounts on tickets: there’s a $150-special student discount for threeday festival passes, and soon it will cost $50 for a student one-day pass. Other activities that college students, as well other attendees, will experience include sitespecific installations created by artists, an “experimental dome” (a mind-bending experience with films, visual music and light shows), yoga, trance dance, meditation and inspirational speeches (Don Miguel Ruiz, Eris Latham, etc.). As for food and drinks, there will be vegan, vegetarian and raw food trucks and restaurants. The food court is green in every sense. It’s important to note that the Rhythm and Joy Festival is a meat, alcohol and drug-free zone. In addition, there will also be free water. Experience this unique festival, and you’ll leave as a healthier, more enlightened and spiritual person. Plus, it’s a whole lot of fun you don’t want to miss out on! Important Info You Need to Know: -RAJ Fest is a green festival so bring your water bottle. You can also buy one at the RAJ Marketplace. -There are no pets or animals allowed. -If you don’t want to camp onsite, there are plenty of hotels nearby. Email email@example.com for a list of hotels and discount rates. -Feel free to bring your cell phone, iPad, laptop and other electronic devices; there will be solar powered charging stations available! -Showers and washing stations are also available (“glampers” get their own private luxury shower!) The Rhythm and Joy Festival 2013 takes place from Oct. 4 to 6 at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, Calif. For more information, visit rajfestival.com.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett in action in Metallica Through The Never, a music-driven 3D feature film that combines a bold narrative and live never-before-seen footage.
BY ROGER MOORE McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)
Metallica: Through the Never is something like the ultimate fan’s concert film. Expense and fire marshals be damned, these gents — James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo — and their extensive road crew put on a show — Tesla Coils, lasers, gigantic videoscreened coffins, an electric chair, a statue of Lady Justice built on stage (and destroyed). For non-fans? Perhaps Tinnitus: The Musical, fits. If the 3D glasses don’t give you a headache, the high-energy/higher decibel stage show by the world’s heaviest heavy metal band will pick up the slack. Through the Never is a greatest hits concert set interwoven with a roadie/gofer’s experience of their music — anarchy, blood, riots in the streets — as the kid, Trip (Dane DeHaan) is sent from the arena where they’re performing to fetch a truck that’s run out of gas, a truck that holds “something the band needs tonight.” The kid pops a pill, cranks up his ancient Ford Econoline and drives off into the night. And director Nimrod Antal (Kontroll, Predators) sees to it that strange things start to happen — dream fugues where Trip thinks he’s floating in water, nightmares where the streets are alive with masked, hooded anarchists battling riot police, all set to the music of Metallica as we cut back and forth from the musical mayhem indoors to the real mayhem outside. The situation seems ripe, at first blush, for a somewhat humorous misadventure on the order of that KISS movie about the theme park, or Detroit Rock City or ABBA: The Movie. But Metallica isn’t humorous. They’re as serious as a heart attack. Which works for them, because wherever else you absorb their music, you “feel” it in your chest — first. The street stuff is given little screen time, with no dialogue and only a gas-masked horseman and the young gofer’s talismanic rear-view-mirror doll as characters. Which is just as well, because whatever message is implied in the violent brawls and chases, it probably means more to those who have memorized the set list and all the lyrics (mostly unintelligible, performed live) therein. The nine-time Grammy winners cover thirty years of thrash metal success, from “Hit the Lights” and “Enter Sandman” to “Cyanide.” The camera swoops in on their theater-in-the-round stage set and gives us plenty of close-ups and a full dose of their live show’s energetic playing. But Metallica, here, don’t really interact with the audience, don’t stray far from their powerchords-played-fast style. And since the movie’s street side dream doesn’t add much more than a gimmicky “interpretation” of their sound, you’re left with a deafening dirge —well-played, but really, no improvement on your basic concert film. METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER 2.5 stars. (Grade: C plus) MPAA Rating: R for some violent content and language Cast: Dane DeHaan, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo Credits: Directed by Nimrod Antal, written by Nimrod Antal, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo. A Picturehouse release. Running time: 1:33 Distributed by MCT Information Services Campus Circle - September 26 - October 9, 2013
FOOD GETS AN ATTITUDE IN CLOUDY SEQUEL
Ever wondered what goes into making these “foodimals”? The creators and cast answer your questions!
Bill Hader, Anna Faris share the “juicy” details.
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BY MELISSA BOBBITT You’re cleaning up after another wild dorm party, and there you see it— the lone leftover piece of pizza that looks so funky that it may very well be alive. You poke it with a fork… and it growls at you. It is alive! And so are the killer tomatoes in the salad you forgot to throw out. And the spilled milk under the table is starting to follow you around the room… That’s the idea behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the sequel to the 2009 movie that turned good eats into crazy weather. Set a minute after that film wrapped, the second chapter sees the heroes of Swallow Falls battling all new foes— sentient food like the menacing Tacodile Supreme and the hairy, scary Cheespiders. It’s a fun, imaginative flick that you can enjoy with your younger siblings. In fact, during a recent press junket, the creative minds behind the story led a crafts session in which real-life veggies were turned into “foodimals.” Even the grownups had a blast sculpting ordinary cucumbers and bananas into smiling anthropomorphic pickles and Bananostriches with the aid of a few decorative pushpins and pipe cleaners. Benjamin Bratt, who voices Manny, a Jack-of-all-trades cameraman, assured that the Cloudy movies are perfect for children of all ages and for those young at heart. “I think it was just really cool to see adults embrace the film with equal zeal as kids. Everyone, whatever the age is, they accept what the parameters of what reality is within the film, and it gets pretty outrageous at times. It’s a very zany, fun ride to go on.” That zaniness is all thanks to inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by “SNL” alumnus Bill Hader), who in the original film created a device that turned water into food. After seemingly destroying the machine for the better of his hometown, it’s discovered the machine is still operating and is turning the food into living creatures. A Steve Jobs-like tech guru named Chester V (voiced by another “SNL” grad, Will Forte) sends Flint on a solo mission to contain these foodimals. Though the last movie painted Flint as a loner, he eventually made a horde of caring friends, and they’re once again at his side in the sequel. Anna Faris reprises her role as newscaster Sam Sparks, Flint’s main squeeze and No. 1
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supporter. “Sam has become a little more of an understated leader,” Faris said. “I think that she attempts to guide the group to a practical, logical place.” This is a tough call to action, considering the outlandish scenario. (Also onboard for the culinary adventure is the
I think it was just really cool to see adults embrace the film with equal zeal as kids. Everyone, whatever the age is, they accept what the parameters of what reality is within the film, and it gets pretty outrageous at times. chicken-suited Brent, voiced by yet another “SNL” cast member, Andy Samberg; police officer Earl, brought to life by Old Spice ad guy Terry Crews; and Flint’s dad, Tim, voiced by the stately James Caan.) Where does logic fit in when the colorful bunch is being tracked by alien life forms such as the Hippotatomus
and the Buffaloaf? Talk about “Kitchen Nightmares!” Directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, who worked on the animation of the prior film, noted that this script pays homage to monster movies like Jaws and Aliens. But for the ultimate suspension of disbelief, Bratt credited another fantastical classic. “Kids dug Jurassic Park, and there’s an element of Jurassic Park in it, too. Once they enter this world of these food hybrids, they don’t know what awaits them around the next corner. I mean, Shrimpanzee?” (A Shrimpanzee is exactly what it sounds like— part primate and part crustacean. There’s another great ape in Cloudy 2, a hyper-intelligent orangutan named Barb, voiced by Kristen Schaal from “30 Rock,” who helps Chester V in his lab.) To create such an immersive, far-fetched environment, Pearn and Cameron, as well as hundreds of animators, brainstormed on about 200 foodimals. The directing duo welcomed suggestions from all: even Faris offered up ideas, like the Cornicorn, a mythical horse-and-maize combo that didn’t make the final cut. Then, they pared down the ones that would photograph well (the Broccolion was ultimately nixed because cruciferous vegetables are too difficult to recreate digitally). Finally, they sought to invent a variety of Swallow Falls inhabitants— everyone from the sweet little strawberry named, well, Barry, to the gigantic brontosaur-like Wild Scallions. Amid all the wacky foodimals is a touching and charming script by John Francis Daley (co-star of “Bones” and writer of “Horrible Bosses”), Erica Rivinoja and Jonathan Goldstein. The peril of taming the food-infested island is central to the plot, and so are the tenets of companionship, Hader said. “The second movie is bigger in scope. [It has] a lot of really great, silly characters. But it also has a message of sticking with your friends.” It’s a positive message to adhere by, even when your friends are literally sour pickles. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 takes a bite out of theaters Sept. 27.
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BY LAURA CUEVA Imagine having the thing you most believe in – your faith, your family, your principles – taken from right under you. It’s a thing that’s nearly impossible to imagine. What would you do if it happened to you? It’s a soul-shaking question approached numerous ways over in Steve Julian’s play “What Kind of God?” The focus: the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal and the price paid by its victims. Seventeen-year-old Aaron (Brett Donaldon) lost his parents at a young age and grew up devoted to the Catholic Church, serving as an altar boy and preparing himself for life in the priesthood. His relationship with his parish’s priest Father Bart (Robert Keasler) is innocent enough, but quickly becomes strained after deeply hidden secrets about them both are revealed and the moral bounds of each are tested. We soon discover that the characters’ secrets have led them to a life of silence – silenced by the church, silenced by people in power, silenced by money, silenced by their own fear. The consequences become dire in a dramatic twist of events that seem all too surreal to be true, but too true all the same. It’s the first play in a trilogy, a sort of social movement within the theatre world, created by KPCC morning radio host and playwright/actor Julian, that addresses the unjust silencing of others. With themes of homosexuality, rape, religious corruption and more, “What Kind of God?” walks the line between incendiary and accurate, beautifully balancing drama with the kind of institutional questions that should make you question your faith, whatever it may be – or at least the aspects of your faith you blindly follow. At times, it was a bit hard to watch the stuttering and pubescent awkwardness of the two characters Aaron and girlfriend Lisa (Emily M. Faris), but watching two actual teenagers for two hours would probably feel just as bad, their internal conflicts a bit melodramatic. The relationship between Aaron and Father Bart, on the other hand, was complex; surprisingly, you’re left rooting for Father Bart from beginning to end. He represents hope within a broken church and helps us understand the painstaking sacrifices made by men of the cloth, even through his faults. On the other hand, Bart brings up a multitude of conflicts: should a man with these faults lead an entire congregation? Should he stand for moral righteousness and holy decree? What of his responsibility as a shepherd? He’s human and in a profession that shuns the morality that innately comes with being human. It’s this dichotomy that’s constantly brought to question – where will you stand? Bishop Michael (Steve Julian) plays opposite Father Bart, helping to cover up numerous sex scandals and nearly provoking others. Julian based this character on Father Martin P. O’Loghlen, a Roman Catholic priest dismissed from the archdiocese in Los Angeles in 2011 for molesting a young girl, a priest who also happened to be Julian’s high school principal. Bart and Michael, good and evil, their stories play out like a biblical story; the devil seems to be tempting a god that struggles to stay on a hallowed path. It’s a personal story, this connection helping to make “What Kind of God?” an artfully crafted piece. A self-righteous play condemning an entire religion is what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised at the thought-provoking circumstances Julian presented and the candidness with which he seemed to provide both sides their shot at redemption. The set was gorgeous; a single wall provided the backdrop to a dimly lit hillside, a brightly lit home, a bare and barren church, and the use of space and light helped bring the entire audience along a painful ride. And here’s a “spoiler alert”: you may hear a pin drop toward the end of the play – you and the audience will be watching with your mouths open wide. What Kind of God is playing through Oct. 30 at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood.
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HEALTH & FITNESS
RUN FORREST, RUN!
Mud Runs, Color Runs – our tips on how to prepare for whichever run your feet desire.
The Mud Run is a messy, fun activity. Make sure you bring a group a friends you don’t mind getting dirty with.
BY KAI CHAN
I’m not an avid runner. In fact, I dislike running. I am an active person, but running has never been my favorite thing – it’s just boring. However, after signing up for Mud Run 2012, I found that I could have so much fun running! There are many 5K runs, including the Mud Run, and every single one has its own theme to challenge or excite you.
5. Find a running buddy or group of friends to join you in the race. It makes the runs more enjoyable, and everyone can push each other. There are several tips and training schedules you can find online. IF-fit.com (http://if-fit.com/how-to-prepare-yourbody-to-run-a-5-or-10k/) and Active.com (http://beta.active. com/running-5k/articles/what-to-do-before-your-5k?page=1) have great lists that offer ideas on how to prepare yourself. Running 3.1 miles can seem daunting, but it’s important to remember to have fun. Some people have a specific goal in mind of finishing within a timeframe, and run to get into shape and adopt a healthier lifestyle. And there are some people, like me, who just want to have fun!
Preparing for the Runs: Before you start running, there are few things you need to do prior to the run if you want that to keep up and accomplish your goal of completing the race. Some runs require great physique and some don’t. But for every run, there are basic tips you need to follow: 1. Drink water! It’s important to stay hydrated. Otherwise, you will faint in the middle of the course. 2. Wear a comfortable pair of sneakers. There is nothing worse than finishing a run with blisters on your feet. 3. Train early. If you have not yet started running on a continuous basis, start now so your body can get used to running and so you can start building your endurance for long-distance runs. Nike has a running club that meets every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Grove. The club runs range from 3 to 5 miles. This club is a great way to help you start running and preparing for the obstacles that might require you to jump, slide or climb. 4. Get a good night sleep before the run so you have plenty of energy.
Which Run Should You Choose? When choosing runs, be sure to research carefully and thoroughly so you know what to expect. Here are some of the fun runs to check out: 1. Run For Your Lives (http://www.runforyourlives.com) - This zombie-infested course will test your “survival skills” against the undead. Here’s how it works: each runner starts with flags, and then the runners will have to run through obstacles as the zombies try to take their flags. If you finish the course with a flag, you are considered a survivor. If all of your flags are gone, you did not survive. It’s a very high-energy run and perfect for those who love zombie shows like “The Walking Dead.” 2. Color Run (http://thecolorrun.com/los-angeles) - Here’s a run
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that is quite colorful, literally. In the Color Run, you run through different color zones and get splattered with colorful powders. This is a very light run and is for anyone, from walkers to runners. Just make sure you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. 3. Neon Run (http://www.theneonrun.com) - This is another colorful run, but this time you’ll be running during nighttime. In the Neon Run, people dress up and run through different zones such as “glowing water” and laser lighting. Music will be playing throughout the run, and you’ll get splattered with neon water that glows under UV light. It’s like running through a concert! 4. That Dam Mud Run (http://thatdammudrun.com/) - The name says it all. This is a course that will definitely get you dirty! Dress to get muddy, and make sure you tighten your shoes or they can get lost in the mud (I almost lost both of my shoes). At the end of the course, you will walk through soapy bubbles before rinsing off in big buckets of water. 5. Spartan Run (http://www.spartanrace.com/) - For more a serious and challenging run, try the Spartan Run. This run will test your endurance, speed and strength. It’s a boot-camp style run that will have you running under barbed wires, pushing tires and rope climbing. There are more than 15 obstacles to get through – make sure you’re tough enough to handle it! Remember that the best part of a run is at the end, when you get the great sense of accomplishment when you realize you just completed 3 miles! The themes are just fun distractions to get you going. Sign up for one and see how far you can go! Campus Circle - September 26 - October 9, 2013
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Gold is just one of the many films offered at this year’s German Currents 2013 Festival of German Film
WHAT’SHAPPENING All the cool places to go and fun things to do. THURS • SEPT 19 Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Festivals Annual Feast of San Gennaro feastofla.org Celebrate Italian culture, food and entertainment with live music, street performers, strolling musicians, a kid’s corner, many rides and games. In addition to sampling wine from local wineries and food from some of Los Angeles’ best Italian restaurants, learn recipes from the cooking stage, play bocce ball and bingo with some of Hollywood’s Italian American celebrities and much more. By Hollywood High School. When Friday, Sept. 27, 2013-Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 Times 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Price $5 Film H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
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Warner Grand Theatre 478 W. 6th Street, San Pedro brownpapertickets.com/event/447530 The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® promotes the works of famed American science fiction and horror author H.P. Lovecraft through motion pictures by both professionals and amateurs, current and classic, national and international. Andrew Migliore the festival was founded in 1995 in Portland Oregon to promote and encourage film and television adaptations of Lovecraft’s great works and other, similar weird tale writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, M.R. James and Robert E. Howard. When Friday, Sept. 27, 2013-Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 Prices Tix start @ $25 Halloween Halloween Harvest Festival Pierce College 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills halloweenharvestfestival.com You can venture through the Adventure Corn Maze, or maybe take a spooky journey into the Haunted House, Haunted Trail or Haunted Hayride. For those looking for something more extreme, the Halloween Harvest Festival takes on a more sinister persona after dark as FrightFair Scream Park comes to life, featuring both the “Factory of Nightmares” Haunted House and the “Creatures of the Corn” Haunted Trail - not for the easily startled. When Friday, Sept. 27, 2013-Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 Times Check website for days & times Prices Tix start @ $5 Concerts The Naked And Famous The Wiltern 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles thenakedandfamous.com The band took its name from a line from Tricky’s song “Tricky Kid,” “everybody wants to be naked and famous,” that is ambivalent about the notion of celebrity. When Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 Time 8:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $30 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Sports Dodger Sleeved Blanket Giveaway Dodger Stadium 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com Get a free Dodger sleeved blanket when L.A. faces Colorado. When Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 Time 6:10 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $20
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Festivals Septemberfest L.A. Center Studios 1201 West 5th Street, Los Angeles drinkeatplay.com/septemberfest Septemberfest will feature more than 150 beers, food trucks, and all in all, a celebration of everything that’s great about American culture. When Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 Time 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Price $40 Music Vampire Weekend Hollywood Bowl 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles vampireweekend.com They chose the name Vampire Weekend from the title of a short film project by band member Ezra Koenig. Koenig believes that the vampire imagery of their band name helped spread their work across the Internet, attracting people who might otherwise never have listened to their music. When Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 Time 8:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $27.50 Music Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival Watts Towers Arts Center 1727 East 107th Street, Los Angeles wattstowers.org/Calendar_of_Events.php Latin, Japanese, African, Jazz, Native American and other drummers will entertain you while ongoing tours of the famous Watts Towers are available. When Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 Price Free SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Festivals Abbot Kinney Festival abbotkinney.org There will be three stages of live entertainment, a food truck alley, arts and crafts vendors, and much more. On Abbot Kinney Blvd. between Main St. & Venice Blvd. When Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 Times 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Price Free Music Arctic Monkeys The Wiltern 3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles arcticmonkeys.com Did you know they had the fastest-selling debut album in British music history? When Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013-Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
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WHAT’SHAPPENING9/26/13-10/9/13 OCT 3 Universal Pictures
Halloween Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Griffith Park 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles losangeleshauntedhayride.com As tractor drawn hay-filled wagons make their way through the forest, scenes of pure horror await. When Friday, Oct. 4, 2013-Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 Times Check website for days & times Prices Tix start @ $25
Fair West Hollywood Book Fair West Hollywood Park 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood westhollywoodbookfair.org Stages with author panels, special guests and live performances, exhibitors and writing workshops, from everything to comic books and LGBT themed booths to special guests and panels from the entertainment industry, Russian-speaking authors and political panels. When Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 Times 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Price Free
Festivals Rhythm and Joy Festival Hummingbird Nest Ranch 2940 Kuehner Drive, Santa Susana rajfestival.com More than an alternative music festival, RAJ 13 will bring together performers from Urban Contemporary, Roots, World Music, R&B Soul, Spoken Word, Kirtan, Dance, Yoga and Jazz genres in a backdrop of leading edge speakers, gourmet “whole” food trucks, sustainable product vendors, the healing arts and overnight camping. Three days, three stages…entertainment for the whole family in the arts for transformation, music for the soul and food for thought. When Friday, Oct. 4, 2013-Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 Prices Tix start @ $50
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Weekly published its 10 Best Movies of
Film Children of Men ArcLight Hollywood 6360 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles arclightcinemas.com/Movies/Arclight-Presents Not only was it nominated for three Oscars, but a week after Entertainment Weekly published its 10 Best Movies of the year list, they offered a correction, adding that Children of Men was wrongly left off the list the week before. When Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 Time 7:30 p.m. Price $14
Parties Beer Art & Music Festival 18th Street Arts Center 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica 18thstreet.org/events/the-4th-annual-bam-beer-art-music-fest A celebration of locally produced art, music and California’s finest craft beers – 25-pluse breweries, four bands, three galleries, open artist studios, an artists market, gourmet food trucks and more. When Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 Times 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Prices $45 advance, $50 at the door
the year list, they offered a correction,
Games IndieCade Festival indiecade.com Downtown Culver City hosts the “Sundance festival” of indie games, which features arcade-themed art installations, a temporary art exhibit in Town Plaza called INVADED, workshops, panel discussions and a film screening. Plus, you can try out 36 new titles on Gamewalk, a free play area and 3D mobile phone games. When Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013-Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
Music Eagle Rock Music Festival cfaer.org/eagle-rock-music-festival/ The festival hosts Los Angeles-based acts at a various locations along its “main street,” Colorado Boulevard. It is designed to celebrate Eagle Rock and support local business, community and culture. The all-ages festival has set itself apart by showing a commitment to booking emerging artists who live and work in the community. When Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 Times 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $10
Expos Orange County Auto Show Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim autoshowoc.com Hundreds of new cars will be showcased plus booths, the always-popular swimsuit competition and more. When Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013-Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 Price $12 a day FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 Film German Currents 2013 Festival of German Film Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles goethe.de/ins/us/los/prj/ger/enindex.htm?wt_ sc=germancurrents The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, and the American Cinematheque will celebrate the 7th edition of German Currents. German Currents 2013 - 7th Annual Festival of German Film Los Angeles will begin with an opening film and gala on Friday evening. Continuing through Monday, German Currents 2013 will present a varied selection of current German cinema, including features, a documentary and short films, as well as a family/youth film.
Music John Mayer Hollywood Bowl 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles johnmayer.com He has been nominated for 19 Grammys and has won seven of them. When Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 Times 7:30 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $39 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 Film An Afternoon with Tony Kushner Bovard Auditorium, USC 3551 Trousdale Pkwy., Los Angeles usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/32/event/904035 Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, an Oscar nomination, an Arts Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Mid-Career Playwright, a Spirit of Justice Award from the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders and a Cultural Achievement Award
Children of Men
ArcLight Hollywood 6360 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles arclightcinemas.com/Movies/Arclight-Presents
Not only was it nominated for three Oscars, but a week after Entertainment
adding that Children of Men was wrongly left off the list the week before.
When Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 Time 7:30 p.m. Price $14
When Friday, Oct. 4, 2013-Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 TV Breaking Bad Q&A Hollywood Forever 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles cinespia.org The evening will begin with a screening of the pilot episode of “Breaking Bad,” followed by the final episode. The cast and crew will be in person to do a Q&A immediately following the finale. Co-hosted by The Embassy with DJ Chris Holmes playing tunes before and after the episodes. When Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 Time Gates @ 6:30 p.m. Price $45
from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, among many others. When Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 Time 4:00 p.m. Price Free TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 Film Screamfest Horror Film Festival Laemmle’s Noho 7 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood screamfestla.com Discover the new blood of horror, and honor the masters. If you like horror and truly independent movies, then you can’t miss these horror films waiting to find distribution, along with some of your old faves. When Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013-Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 Theatre War Horse The Pantages 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles hollywoodpantages.com/warhorse This epic tale is both a highly inventive spectacle and powerfully moving drama, with one of the largest casts assembled on the Ahmanson stage. This odyssey of a boy and his horse took London by storm before opening on Broadway where it won five Tony® Awards, including Best Play. When Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013-Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 Times Tues.-Fri. @ 8 p.m., Saturday @ 2 & 8 p.m., Sunday @ 1 & 6:30 p.m. Prices Tix start @ $25 Campus Circle - September 26 - October 9, 2013
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FASHION: FALL Take the 4th of July, All-American look into fall by adding a plaid shirt, boots and jeans.
TURN YOUR SIZZLING SUMMER STYLES INTO FALL FAVORITES! Shop for a few fall items, but also learn how use your summer clothes this upcoming season. BY VANESSA WILKINS
Autumn is HERE, and you’ve just realized that after adding up the costs of textbooks for the fall, football season passes and your plane ride home for Thanksgiving, your fall wardrobe budget is extremely low this year. Whether your dream internship was unpaid or you spent all of your summer lifeguard money on Jay Z/Justin Timberlake concert tickets, it’s the end of the summer, and back-to-school shopping is just not happening. Don’t worry ladies; as long as you have some basic fall staples in your wardrobe, you won’t have to look very far for the cutest fall outfits, because they’re already in your closet! Keep reading to see what Campus Circle recommends to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall on a budget. Getting the Fall Essentials Before you start planning your outfits for fall, you should make sure you have the essential fall basics to mix and match into your summer wardrobe. If you haven’t figured it out by now, layering is key when it comes to styling a fall look. However, it is important that when layering, you don’t go overboard. Too much layering creates bulkiness, and the last thing you want is to end up looking like little Ralphie from A Christmas Story. Integrating darker colors into your wardrobe is also crucial. Too many bright colors will blind people in the fall weather. Make sure that you have some browns, crimsons and blacks in
your closet before you start dressing for the fall. The leaves are getting darker, and so should your color scheme. Unfortunately, the end of summer means that you have to leave your flip-flops at the beach. However, as the saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens. Putting away your summer sandals might be tough, but it also means that you get to take out your cute ankle booties, which almost makes up for the fact that you’re not at the beach right now. Stock up on the best fall footwear, including flats, oxfords and boots, to kick your outfits into high gear. Now that the basics are covered, it’s time to add in the summer elements to the fall wardrobe. Here is a guideline on how to style certain pieces for a variety of trends. If you follow this guide, no matter what your style is, you will be able to rock your summer favorites all the way through fall. Summer-to-Fall Clothing Guideline Universal Cutoffs: Cutoff jeans are the nucleus of a summer wardrobe; everybody owns a pair. Nothing screams “fun in the sun” quite like a pair of daisy dukes does. So how on earth do you take these to fall? Turns out, it’s not as hard as you thought. Put on your denim shorts over tights or leggings, and pair with black boots, a structured jacket and a lightweight scarf. Who wears short shorts in the fall? You do, that’s who. Preppy Skirts: Let Blair Waldorf be your guide to taking skirts from summer to fall. Add knee high socks or tights and flats or
riding boots to keep your legs warm, and a fitted blazer on top to balance out your look and make you perfectly preppy for the fall season. Bohemian Maxi Dresses: These dresses are too cute to not wear year round, but you have to be careful to not look too summery in a maxi. Add a trendy sweater or a belted cardigan to keep you warm on top, but look for darker solid colors to neutralize a colorful dress print. You’ll have that chic beach vibe long after vacation is over. Rocker-Fitted Tee and Jeans: The all-American look doesn’t have to be abandoned after the 4th of July. Wear a plaid button up over your tee, and switch out your sandals for lace-up combat boots to catapult this look straight into fall. Super Girly White Sundresses: When the leaves start to change, there’s no need to put your sundresses in storage. Trade in your sandals for flats or boots, and add leggings or tights plus a scarf when the weather gets chillier. For sleeveless dresses, try on a structured jacket and a belted cardigan to complete your look. Quirky Shorts: For the girls who follow their own fashion rules, you’ll be happy to know that you can still wear shorts this fall. Throw on a chunky knitted sweater on top, and rock long socks and boots on your feet to stay warm. Also add a fun accessory such as a beanie for spunk. These tips will help give you the smoothest and most stylish transition into fall weather, and you are sure to be the best-dressed girl on campus this season. Happy fall!
Campus Circle - September 26 - October 9, 2013
LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS
LIKE, LUST OR LOVE?
It’s really not that hard to go from like to love or lust to love. You just have to know what steps to take.
We’ve all experienced the rush and excitement of meeting someone new. Your stomach flutters, chemistry crackles, and staying up all night just doesn’t matter. You’ve got energy to burn … who cares about sleep at a time like this? But eventually, all of the crazy hormones that keep us going in the early stages of a relationship balance themselves out and we have to face the question: Is this like, lust or love? First let’s define each. —“Like” is actually the easiest. You are enjoying the company of another person and you’re having fun doing things together. There aren’t necessarily fireworks exploding when you are together (at least for you), but you are willing to see what might happen. If both parties in the relationship are in “like,” this can work out well for a casual “let’s hang out and have some fun” relationship. However, if one person is more invested than the other, this will probably turn into a short-term relationship. —“Lust” involves one thing: physical desire and lots of it! Does any of this sound familiar? You don’t go out on dates much; you have good intentions, but wind up staying home because you can’t keep your hands off of each other. Your conversation may be decent but it’s quickly cut short when he or she moves in for a kiss. Ask yourself these questions: Is this the person you want to wake up to the rest of your life? Can you see yourself raising a family with this person? If physical intimacy was not an option, would you be left with a meaningful relationship? —“Love” brings out the best in people. Love is a chang-
ing and dynamic process. It should be flexible as your relationship grows. Here are some signs that you may actually be in love: You take care of your girlfriend when she’s running a 101 degree temperature. Your boyfriend announces that he’s been promoted, has to move out of town, and asks you to consider relocating — and you don’t hesitate to say yes. Your significant other mentions that they’d like you to meet their parents and it doesn’t freak you out. You can’t think of a better way to hang out on a Sunday than working a crossword puzzle with each other. Have any of these things happened yet? Then you might be on your way to being in love. Now let’s ask the question … can you turn a “like” or “lust” relationship into “love”? The answer to both is, yes, of course you can. Some of the best relationships are those slowly built through friendship. If you are in “like” and believe there is potential, hang in there. Patience will serve you well and often the reward is a strong, healthy relationship that will stand the test of time. For those that find themselves in “lust,” here are some tips to getting the relationship to the other side. —Try to take things slow. The longer you can hold off on physical intimacy the better your chances are of the relationship growing. To keep your urges in check, get to know each other by email, phone conversations and lunch dates (versus a 10 p.m. rendezvous for a drink, which could inevitably land you at someone’s house). Alcohol and late-night meetings are not a
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good combination if you’re trying to take a relations hip to the next level emotionally. —Don’t be shy about what you want. After a few dates (or nights) together you may find yourself asking, “Could this be the real thing?” According to Sharyn Wolf, author of “So You Want to Get Married: Guerrilla Tactics for Turning a Date Into A Mate,” it’s time to put out some feelers. “Let this person know where you stand, instead of trying to fish around and find out where he or she stands, which never works,” says Wolf, “Say something like, ‘the level of chemistry between us is intense and that makes me curious if there’s something more here.’ That way you’re just throwing it out there rather than putting on the pressure. If your date responds with ‘I feel the same way,’ then you may well be on your way to a relationship. If your date shrugs it off, that may mean he or she isn’t interested in a relationship and you should probably move on.” Any relationship requires an element of risk, and navigating your way through the stages of like, lust and love can be a challenge. Being aware of your emotions — and those of your partner — will help keep you tuned into the subtleties of a changing, evolving relationship. ©2013, www.TwoOfUs.org See more from the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center at www.TwoOfUs.org Distributed by MCT Information Services
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7th Annual Festival CURRENTS of German Film LOS ANGELES October 4-7, 2013 Fri, Oct 4 OPENING FILM & RECEPTION 7:30 PM MEASURING THE WORLD
Sun, Oct 6 5:00 PM GOLD |
DOUBLE FEATURE U.S. PREMIERE In this Western, seven German immigrants set out on a treacherous search for gold in the backwoods of British Columbia during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898. Starring: Nina Hoss.
(Die Vermessung der Welt) | U.S. PREMIERE Two of the greatest minds of the 19th century, mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and scientist Alexander von Humboldt, dedicate their lives to comprehending the world - often in parts unknown!
LAYLA FOURIE | NORTH AMER. PREMIERE A single mother in South Africa is involved in an accident that could cause her to lose her son in this political thriller set in a country suffering from profound racial conflict.
Sat, Oct 5 RECEPTION FOLLOWING DOUBLE FEATURE 7:30 PM OH BOY With a snappy jazz soundtrack, this slacker dramedy is a love letter to Berlin and the Generation Y experience. In person: Director Jan Ole Gerster
In Person: Actress Rayna Campbell
Mon, Oct 7 BEER RECEPTION BEFORE DOUBLE FEATURE 7:30 PM THE SHINE OF DAY (Der Glanz des Tages) | L.A. PREMIERE
A young actor gets a visit from an uncle he has never met who is a former circus performer. The two bond and influence each other's lives in remarkable ways.
This documentary delves deep into German culture - its oddities, contradictions and tradition through its beer. In Person: Director Matt Sweetwood
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Sun, Oct 6 MATINEE & WORKSHOPS 2:00 PM THE ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN
This exquisitely shot, Best German documentary winner tackles the vexing issue of why bees are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia.
(Die Abenteuer des Huck Finn) Mark Twain's American classic tells the story of 19th century boy-hero Huck Finn's harrowing raft journey down the Mississippi River with a slave he intends to take to freedom. The Echo Park Film Center will be on hand with its "Filmcicle" workshop in the courtyard.
LOCATION & TICKETS:
The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 www.egyptiantheatre.com
All movies in German with English subtitles.
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