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Fear, joy fill Knox Center

Fear, joy fill Knox Center

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Scene, Showcase

As night fell on Halloween, a carnival scare house in the John and Jean Knox Center for the Performing Arts administered a healthy dose of screams and thrills for the first time in a decade. It took about two minutes to traverse the maze of clown-filled, carnival-themed horrors such as a cannibalisti...

Shadowy figures leave chills down the spines of college personnel

Shadowy figures leave chills down the spines of college personnel

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Scene

Walking down the narrow dimly lit hallway of the Biological Sciences Building after hours as you intend to lock up the premises, a sudden feeling of a presence builds behind you. You turn around to see a shadowy figure walking toward the bathroom, but the echo chamber-like hallway produces no footsteps....

‘Zombie Town’ debuts, uses lively characters to inspire laughter

‘Zombie Town’ debuts,  uses lively characters   to inspire laughter

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Scene, Showcase

Zombies, blood and brains take center stage in “Zombie Town,” a satirical spoof opening the drama department’s 2017-18 season. Written by Tim Bauer and directed by drama professor Tara Blau, the documentary-style play is loaded with witty banter and slapstick comedy brought to life by a wonde...

Alternative cookie dough parlor serves up varied, tasty nibbles

Alternative cookie dough parlor serves up varied, tasty nibbles

By Tony Gojilde, Advocate Staff

October 30, 2017


Filed under Scene

The Cookie Dough Parlor in Pinole is a confectionery dream, following the new trend of cookie craze and serving both safe-to-eat cookie dough and ice cream in deliciously enticing recipes. Husband and wife Pezhman Pakneshan and Mahsa Gholami opened their store to bring their vision of flavors to ice...

Sci-Fi revival suffers from inconsistent storytelling

Sci-Fi revival suffers from inconsistent storytelling

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Scene

The “Star Trek” series for a new generation successfully crafts an interesting world full of potential but leaves doubts with inconsistent storytelling. “Star Trek: Discovery” is the first Star Trek television series in 12 years. The weekly series is four episodes into its 15-episode first s...

Debutante musician sets high standard

Debutante musician sets high standard

By Louis Cano, Advocate Staff

October 11, 2017


Filed under Scene, Showcase

he wait for Sabrina Claudio’s full-length project is finally over with the release of her new mixtape “About Time,” and according to her fans it’s a masterpiece. Music aficionados may remember her early work, mostly on YouTube, when she would upload covers of her favorite songs. One of her...

Folk, metal fusion radiates evil, expresses unique qualities

Folk, metal fusion radiates evil, expresses unique qualities

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Scene

Chelsea Wolfe continues her descent into darkness with her newest record “Hiss Spun.” On “Hiss Spun” Wolfe manages to strike a balance with the vulnerability of her folk roots with the unmitigated rage of metal music to craft a sound that is uniquely hers. Wolfe’s music always had a strong...

Cultural classic revives horror genre with childhood boogeyman

Cultural classic revives horror genre with childhood boogeyman

By Sean Austin, Advocate Staff

September 28, 2017


Filed under Scene

After 31 years of terrifying people from bookshelves across America, Stephen King's infamous 'It' reached a new level of terror when it opened in theaters Sept. 8. Director Andy Muschietti was able to take a nightmarish and gruesome tale and turn it into a coming-of-age story about bonds, friendship an...

Beer, friendly vibe enhances Pt. Richmond local

Beer, friendly vibe enhances Pt. Richmond local

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Scene, Showcase

POINT RICHMOND — Tucked away in an industrial warehouse in Point Richmond, East Brother Beer Company Brewery provides a modernized casual ambiance that creates a friendly environment centered around beer that’s welcoming to all people, even minors and pets. Named after Richmond’s historic Eas...

Satirical play takes on zombie outbreak theme

Satirical play takes on zombie outbreak theme

By Louis Cano, Advocate Staff

September 20, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, Scene

A comedic journey chronicling a theater troupe’s experience in a town torn by a zombie apocalypse opens up the drama department’s 2017-18 theater season. “Zombie Town,” directed by Tara Blau and written by Tim Bauer, opens Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Jean Knox Center for the Perfor...

Independent musician energizes crowd in first San Francisco performance

Independent musician energizes crowd in first San Francisco performance

By Louis Cano, Advocate Staff

September 6, 2017


Filed under Scene, Showcase

In what was a stunning display of live musicianship, a rising indie star took a small venue in San Francisco packed with loyal fans by storm on Aug, 25. Cuco, real name Omar Banos, is a 19-year-old Chicano musician from Hawthorne, California. Cuco gained a strong cult following with his moody dream-pop...

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