City College’s City Films debuted its latest creation, “The Bobbit: An Unexpected Budget,” a parody of the trailer for feature film, “The Hobbit” starring City College Vice President of Administrative Services Bob Martinelli and City College President Kathryn Jeffery.
The film’s debut was met with laughter, cheers and a round of applause from faculty, staff and students in attendance at this semester’s convocation where the film was shown for the first time.
Gregory Kondos is a decorated local artist, but his name is most associated with the campus gallery, the Kondos Gallery. Its bare white walls wait blank with anticipation of its newest exhibit.
“That’s What I Figure” is the latest showcase running until Feb. 22 in the Kondos Gallery. At the Jan. 31 reception at the gallery, guest curator and past director of UC Davis’ Nelson Gallery Renny Pritikin pulled together four Bay Area image-makers to create a compilation of figure pieces for a City College audience. Seyed Alavi, Elisheva Biernoff, Travis Collinson, and Ed Loftus work fill the formerly empty walls of the Kondos Gallery with life.
There will be more that meets the eye on Jan. 31 at the Kondos Gallery’s new exhibit, “That’s What I Figure.”
Four Bay Area image-makers will have their exhibits displayed during the opening reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the campus art gallery.
Don’t miss your chance to see the work of Seyed Alavi, Elisheva Biernoff, Travis Collinson and Ed Loftus at the gallery.
Dec. 13, 2012
This time of year has always been memorable to me. My birthday is a few days before Thanksgiving, then Christmas comes around and next thing I know it’s New Year’s Eve.
Leaves change colors and textures, people seem to become more family oriented, sharing heaping amounts of food with each other, and when the fireworks finally explode on New Year’s Eve, the excitement of changing seasons and new beginnings hits.
My father passed away three years ago, just before Christmas. Since then, the holidays have not been the same and the fireworks aren’t as impressive to me. I’m never too excited to recall the grief of a Christmas without Dad, but I know I am not the only person who has suffered a loss around this time of year.
Then a new realization hits me—the holidays aren’t a time to be sad for those no longer with us, they are a time to appreciate the things we do have.
Some people are used to certain traditions around the holidays. I grew up celebrating Christmas at Grandma Santy’s on Christmas Eve, eating pozole and opening gifts at midnight. The next morning, my brothers and sisters would head over to Grandma Marie’s…» Read More
Dec. 13, 2012
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The year was 1988, I was 11 years old and my uncle Jimmy was over for Thanksgiving dinner. My family had just finished dining when my uncle suggested we all go see a movie afterwards. This was a break in our normal holiday festivities. We would usually eat, watch television afterwards before slipping off into our turkey-fueled commas, but my uncle’s suggestion gained traction and soon we were all off to the theater to see the newest Bill Murray film the day it came out into theaters. I was amazed to see a packed theater; I had always thought people just stayed home on Thanksgiving, and also thrilled to see “Scrooged” before all my friends at school. Now no holiday season is complete until I sit and watch Bill Murray in “Scrooged.”
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The greatest holiday movie ever is an easy choice for me. I’ve been watching “A Christmas Story” since I was a child and have seen it at least 200 times. It combines the perfect example of the American Christmas experience with great actors, a funny and entertaining story and unforgettable scenes, quotes and moments to create…» Read More
Dec. 12, 2012
Alter egos make for great entertainment. Take, for example, Marshall Mathers. As Eminem, Mathers made it big. And on the silver screen, as well as in comic books, via cartoons, and even as illustrated on lunchboxes of the founding fathers of the old school, Clark Kent saved the day as Superman.
But alter egos aren’t just limited to Hollywood. According to one City College student, alter egos exist locally too.
“I deejay and make rainbow lasers shoot from the eyes of Grizzly Bears,” says 24-year-old City College graphic design major Curtis Currier.
Well, Currier says he doesn’t actually do the whole disc jockey/rainbow laser thing—his alter ego does.
Meet DJ Jurts, Currier’s alter ego. When he’s Jurts, Currier express himself in the Sacramento music scene as a dee-jay.
“[Jurts is] my DJ alter ego,” says Currier. “I’ve been DJ-ing for about three years now. Before that I was skateboarding.”
Not just your run-of-the-mill skateboarding though. Currier was on the semi-pro circuit, getting attention from skate apparel companies like DVS.
“I was getting shoes and stuff from DVS and some other companies, but I just never made any money doing it. It was fun though. I got to…» Read More
Dec. 9, 2012
It was a dark and stormy night and not a creature was stirring, except for my cat.
Well, actually it wasn’t dark and stormy, but if I recall correctly, it was drizzling a bit. You know, what we call a storm here in Sacramento.
Anyway, I was looking through Target’s weekly advertisement in search of a new video game to purchase when I came across the biggest monstrosity I’ve ever seen: “A Christmas Story 2”.
My jaw dropped to the floor, my eyes lowered in