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Annual Indie Spirit Awards honors best work in film (video)

Annual Indie Spirit Awards honors best work in film (video)

Ben Gill

March 1, 2012


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The event’s host, Seth Rogen, quipped that the tent had to "be at a bar mitzvah by five.” Rogen’s brand of dry and often self-deprecating humor made the whole affair feel a bit like a stand-up comedy show. However, the real stars of the show were the same as at the Oscars, namely the cast ...

Ventura performers shine in “A Night of 1,000 Stars”

Ventura performers shine in “A Night of 1,000 Stars”

Katie Sones

February 27, 2012


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Students, parents, and teachers from across the Ventura Unified School District gathered on Ventura High School's main stage this Saturday night for the 11th annual Festival of Talent. Directed by Brian McDonald of the Rubicon Theatre, this year’s performance was themed “A Night of 1,000 Stars...

PTYA’s “Pride and Prejudice” is witty and heartwarming

PTYA’s “Pride and Prejudice” is witty and heartwarming

Caitlin Trude

February 18, 2012


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Dominated by a primarily female ensemble, the Performing Theater for Young Artists brought forth a production that exhibited the nineteenth century charm and humor evident in Jane Austen's beloved classic, "Pride and Prejudice". In this intimate production, the audience was introduced to the five...

“Scars and Stories” leaves a lasting impression

“Scars and Stories” leaves a lasting impression

Emily Chacon

February 16, 2012


Filed under Music

It’s been six years since The Fray jumped into stardom with their debut album, "How to Save a Life." With the release of “Scars and Stories” earlier this month, it seems as though they’ve left a mark in the music industry once again. The foursome’s sound has been easily compared to groups such as Coldplay and Keane. So i...

Level one acts at Ventura College’s play festival

Level one acts at Ventura College’s play festival

Katie Sones

February 15, 2012


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I was excited forVentura College’s One-Act Play Festival last Sunday; I thought it would be a fun little bundle of student performances to look forward to. I was wrong. I wasn’t expectingBroadway-level performances or anything, just an hour of entertaining acts. I was still wrong. The ...

Spy movie is a confusing, yet enjoyable “circus”

Spy movie is a confusing, yet enjoyable “circus”

Chandler Gerard-Reimer

February 14, 2012


Filed under TV & Movies

For those of you who have already seen and understood the film "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" without reading the novel or watching the TV series beforehand, I commend you. It is without a doubt, one of the most confusing and complicated films I have ever watched. The story starts in media ...

“Born to Die” leaves Lana Del Rey in disarray

“Born to Die” leaves Lana Del Rey in disarray

Emily Chacon

February 5, 2012


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  It was only a a couple of weeks ago that an appearance on Saturday Night Live left any potential fans of Lana Del Rey questioning her vocal ability. So, it was no surprise that when her debut album, "Born to Die," reached stores I wasn't fully impressed. “Born to Die”shows that ...

Daniel Radcliffe stars in first post-Potter film

Daniel Radcliffe stars in first post-Potter film

Caitlin Trude

February 3, 2012


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For the first time since his movie roles in “December Boys” and “My Boy Jack” in 2007, British actor Daniel Radcliffe has done away with the glasses and lightning bolt scar that highlighted his ten year long career in the Harry Potter film franchise for good. Instead, Radcliffe has stepped in...

Chairlift’s newest indie album is “Something” strange

Chairlift’s newest indie album is “Something” strange

Katie Sones

February 2, 2012


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If you thought the hippie music of the sixties, the synthetic tunes of the eighties, and the electro-dance music of today could never be mixed, then you were right. That is, up until Jan. 23, when Chairlift released their new album, “Something.” “Something” truly is quite something. I’m ...

“Red Tails,” a compelling and feel-good action film

“Red Tails,” a compelling and feel-good action film

Caitlin Trude

February 1, 2012


Filed under TV & Movies

As a squadron of red-tailed fighter jets streak across the WWII aerial battlefield, both white American pilots and the enemy “Pretty Boy” with his German squadron are surprised to find that the relentless fliers are African American fighter pilots from the Tuskegee training program. Known for hi...

Ventura Showcase creates a magical night (8 photos)

Ventura Showcase creates a magical night (8 photos)

Emily Chacon

January 26, 2012


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A clue that it’s going to be a good show is when you feel like you have apparated into the magical world of Hogwarts instead of a small high school theatre. Ventura's Little Theater was renovated in an assortment of Harry Potter decor last Friday night, giving the theater a sense of enchantment....

“Wicked” is a spellbinding take on a classic tale

“Wicked” is a spellbinding take on a classic tale

Katie Sones

January 24, 2012


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Ever wonder why witches are green, fly on brooms, or wear the trademark pointy hats? All those questions and more are answered in the award-winning musical “Wicked,” a prequel to L. Frank Baum's  "The Wizard of Oz." Running since 2003, “Wicked” has been on and off Broadway and has toured both nationally and internationally. Playing at the Panta...

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