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Kenshin slits feudalism

Kenshin slits feudalism

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Scene

An anime that mixes themes of politics and romance is rare these days. “Ruroni Kenshin” does exactly that, beautifully. Nothing beats the sound of two swords colliding with Japanese music in the background. Swords clash in this anime series, with a  new Japanese government on the cusp of falli...

NBA athlete takes chance on ‘Aunt Pearl’ shoe line

NBA athlete takes chance on ‘Aunt Pearl’ shoe line

By Joseph Bennett, Staff Writer
March 16, 2016
Filed under Scene

The entire world knows and wears Nike shoes, some for comfort, some for style, but nobody can argue with what brought the brand its epic popularity — stars. Nike pairs its shoes with professional athletes, at the peak of their respective sports, in an attempt to bolster its relationship with winnin...

Aspiring actor hones talent

Aspiring actor hones talent

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under Scene

From an actor’s perspective, people learn every skill by acting them out. As a lifelong entertainer, motivated by the desire to make his biggest supporter proud, theater major Oz Herrera-Sobal, 20, has played roles in four productions in a span of two years since enrolling at Contra Costa College. “My m...

Show scrutinizes football star’s legacy

Show scrutinizes football star’s legacy

By Jshania Owens, Staff Writer
March 9, 2016
Filed under Scene

Before one of the most infamous double murders of the 1990s turned a football legend into a wanted man, O.J. Simpson (played by Cuba Gooding Jr.) had retired from his successful career and began acting and broadcasting football games. But “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” hits the nail o...

Performance sheds stereotypes, hypes ‘powerful’ message

Performance sheds stereotypes, hypes ‘powerful’ message

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

A burst of liveliness and inspiring dialogue will be presented in the form of a play highlighting African-American experiences on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Knox Center. The free performances are organized by Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation at the District Office in collaboration with th...

Satirical work prods cinema’s ‘golden age’

Satirical work prods cinema’s ‘golden age’

By Christian Urrutia, Editor-in-chief
February 10, 2016
Filed under Scene

The stylishly sleek and a wonderfully captured period-piece feel to the latest Coen brothers’ movie heightens the film visually, but overall the story turns out rather underwhelming and leaves some wanting more. “Hail, Caesar!” is a comedy-musical directed by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen and is t...

Modern Java brewery forges into Richmond

Modern Java brewery forges into Richmond

By Marci Suela, Art Director
February 10, 2016
Filed under Scene

Students can seek refuge at Kaleidoscope Coffee from distracting cramp spaces and loud blending sounds. With its quiet and mellow ambience, students can appreciate the inviting atmosphere and enjoy a decent cup of coffee brewed from beans grown locally.   Its hours range from Sunday to Thursday 6 a....

‘Shades of Costco’ gallery exposes consumer culture

‘Shades of Costco’ gallery exposes consumer culture

By Marci Suela, Art Director
February 4, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News, Scene

Art provides individuals with a new perspective toward commonplace actions and symbolic figures in retail spaces. Currently in the Eddie Rhodes Gallery, the exhibit “Look Homeward: Shades of Costco” features oil paintings made by artist Debby Miller. The artist’s reception was held on Thursday fr...

Message of faith, joy lifts souls

Message of faith, joy lifts souls

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
December 9, 2015
Filed under Scene, Spotlight

HERCULES — Valley Bible Church opened its doors to bring holiday spirit through choir and live performances at 6 p.m. on Sunday during its Christmas Gospel concert “A Night of Hope.” “We want to tell people there is hope in Jesus,” Worship Ministries Director Deborah Giese said. “People w...

Performance brings love, despair to stage

Performance brings love, despair to stage

By Keno Greene and Mike Thomas, Staff Writers
November 18, 2015
Filed under Scene, Showcase

A romantic play was presented at the Knox Center Friday night. Drama students portrayed John Cariani’s “Almost Maine,” a play about residents in a small town going through the struggles of falling in and out of love. Former drama adjunct professor Patricia Laine was originally supposed to direct...

Monstrous features embellish sculptures

Monstrous features embellish sculptures

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Scene

SAN PABLO — Little sculpted creatures, dolls and digital paintings from two Richmond artists decorate the San Pablo Art Gallery at Maple Hall here while the art exhibit “Dolls and Things” is on display through Dec. 13. The exhibit displays the creations of artists Brooke Fletcher and Patricia M...

Cajun cuisine yields sensational flavor

Cajun cuisine yields sensational flavor

By Mike Thomas, Scene Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Scene

Rockin’ Crawfish in the San Pablo Center has a stellar lineup of Cajun and Creole food from bivalves to crustaceans. It features real Cajun cuisine that will leave your mouth watering and nose running from its spicy flavors and aromas. All fiery food lovers would enjoy the Rockin’ combo with spic...

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