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Photo: Of Beloved band members include, from left to right, Ulises Gomez, Derek Taylor, Ramiro Espinoza, Gabe Hernandez, Jason Gould and Justin Medeiros. Photo courtesy of Tayna Tsareva.

Scream band Of Beloved hits the 805 music scene

Nan Xiong October 22, 2010

The cliché of band life among teenagers is play all night, sleep all day, and never showering as you share a bus and life with your band members, who are also your best friends The reality is the...

Photo credit/Asthmatic Kitty Records.·

Album review: Sufjan Stevens treads new grounds in “The Age of Adz”

Bryan Hickman October 21, 2010

Sufjan Stevens drops his banjo and picks up a synthesizer on his latest album "The Age of Adz". He replaces his lyrical themes of Christianity and spirituality in favor of inflection and confusion. Stevens...

"Restrepo" explores war without the politics and drama. Photo contributed by Tim Hetherington.·

Film review: the reality of the unreal deploys in “Restrepo”

Ben Gill October 19, 2010

An unbreakable bond forged under the harshest of circumstances, a brotherhood that could only exist in a place as desolate and deadly as Outpost Restrepo, in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. While...

A dish from local restaurant, I Love Sushi, is served to customers. Credit: Rachel Crane/The Foothill Dragon Press.

Roll into Ventura sushi restaurant

Rachel Crane October 19, 2010

I Love Sushi. A name that could not be more perfect for the partly hidden Ventura sushi restaurant, as everyday they produce the most mouthwatering and delectable sushi in Ventura County. I Love...

Photo credit/Screen Jems, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

“Easy A” is an easy A

Oscar Pratt October 18, 2010

When I walked into the theater to watch “Easy A” September 2010, I expected to find another dramatized high school film about sexual frustration, drugs and alcohol, and teenage angst. I didn’t. I...

Photo: Tom Petty sings on his recent 2010 Mojo Tour. Creative Commons-licensed photo by Alain Peeri on

Concert review: Tom Petty not breaking hearts

Rachel Crane October 14, 2010

The air was thick with excitement. The crowd was buzzing in anticipation. Thousands of fans – young and old – were becoming restless with impatience. It was 8:53pm on October 2, and Tom Petty...

KT Tunstall performs for her latest album. Creative Commons-licensed photo by Steve Selwood on Flickr.·

Still a weirdo: KT Tunstall

Caitlin Hurst October 14, 2010

With fast paced earthy vocals, KT Tunstall's new album "Tiger Suit" will undoubtedly please fans of old and create new followers. Tunstall's new album, released Tuesday, October 5 in the U.S, delivers...

Colbie Caillat belts out a song for the audience of the 2010 Ventura Hillsides Music Festival. Photo and slideshow by Rachel Crane of·The Foothill Dragon Press.

Colbie Caillat sings to save hillsides (20 photos)

Chrissy Springer October 5, 2010

“I can’t do much on my own. Everyone coming together for this is really necessary.” Pop singer Colbie Caillat smiled passionately during an interview at the Ventura Hillsides Music Festival on...

Photo credit: Class 5 Films

Movie Review: Norton and Nelson combine to create “Grass”

Ben Gill September 30, 2010

If the name "Leaves of Grass" sounds familiar to you, it’s because it should, "Leaves of Grass" also happens to be the name of Walt Whitman’s famous poetic chronicle of American culture.  Although...

Photo credit: Magnolia Pictures

Crazy, unique and aggressively strange: I’m Still Here

Bryan Hickman September 30, 2010

None of it is real, even though all of it is real. Casey Affleck, actor, brother of Ben Affleck, Joaquin Phoenix's brother-in-law and director of "I'm Still Here" let the cat out of the bag: it was...

Maroon 5s new album "Hands All Over" doesnt hit home with Rachel Crane. Creative Commons photo by Jeff Jeffries on·

Hands All Over delivers nothing new

Rachel Crane September 28, 2010

In a society where songs like "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry and "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz rule the Billboard Top 100, it makes sense that Maroon 5's newest sickeningly cliché pop album, Hands All Over,...

A trendy, vintage piece from the Pins and Needles Fashion Show. Photo courtesy of ·Rachel Ashley.·

Stunning show displays vintage fashion

Nan Xiong September 28, 2010

In the quaint little city of Ventura, it is not easy to come across outrageously unique people in clothes that are not Hollister jeans or Ugg shoes. The majority of people that walk about Ventura may...

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