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Indie Rock Innovator Sugar Panda to perform at the Arena in Simi Valley

Indie Rock Innovator Sugar Panda to perform at the Arena in Simi Valley

Ian Cohen

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment

It’s ironic that rock innovator and Sugar Panda front man Thaddeus didn’t pick up an electric guitar until he was in his late teens. Considering that his musical journey started in fourth grade playing trumpet and organ, settling on the electric guitar doesn’t seem like a natural pr...

Last chance to see student art exhibit

Last chance to see student art exhibit

Lisette Davies Ward, Staff Writer

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment

This is your last chance to witness the impressive artwork of Moorpark College's talented students on exhibit in the Administration Building. The Annual Student Exhibition is open for just one more day, Friday Aug. 25. "This [exhibition] features forty to fifty pieces, designed to show the depth of...

One Acts auditions in progress

One Acts auditions in progress

Chelsi Espiritu

August 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Students looking for acting roles beyond the large main stage shows have the opportunity to audition for this semester's "One Act" plays. The auditions are being held by the Theatre Arts program from August 22 to 24 in the Performing Arts Center. Anyone who wants to audition is eligible for the writer-submitted...

Will artificial intelligence be the next Juke Box hero?

Will artificial intelligence be the next Juke Box hero?

Ian Cohen

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

When the team at Sony’s Flow Machines research project fed 15,000 sheets of music into a computer, and heard the speakers come alive with the sound of a Beatles-esque pop song, they knew it was a breakthrough. Artificial Intelligence (AI) had just crunched the melodies and harmonies from some of ...

Dance Students at Moorpark College Showcase Their Talents

Dance Students at Moorpark College Showcase Their Talents

Ariana Haider

May 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Dance lovers can get excited because the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center will be showcasing the progress of the students from the dance program on May 11 and 12. "I love this show because of how [much] each individual dancer grows from learning different styles [of dance]," said Jared Cardiel,...

Theatre For All Ages

Theatre For All Ages

Ariana Haider

May 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Moorpark College is making sure that theatre is an art that can be enjoyed by all ages by bringing a new type of theatre to the campus. Last Thursday, the students of the Theatre for Young Audiences M52 course presented, The Internet Is Distract- Oh Look, A Kitten! The purpose of the performance was to...

Moorpark College Gets Jazzy

Moorpark College Gets Jazzy

Ariana Haider

May 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Get your jazz hands ready, because the Moorpark College Jazz Ensembles will be performing the "All About Jazz" show on Sat. May 13 at 8:00 p.m. As one of the final art performances at Moorpark College, the show will be comprised of the Jazz A Band, Jazz B Band, and Jazz Combos. The ensem...

Students Acts

Students Acts

Viviana Cardozo

May 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Student One Acts concluded Thursday, May 4 as the crowd at The Black Box Theater was left astonished. During the three hour performance, the seven student acts brought controversial themes such as domestic violence, alcohol, sex, relationship, homosexuality, and death to the scene. The show was pr...

ABC disabled sitcom not so “Speechless” after all

ABC disabled sitcom not so “Speechless” after all

Elana Marino

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Teens in high school, the dating lives of young adults, and "modern families" have set the sitcom mold for the past several years, but one comedy decided to break said mold by tackling a real issue: handicapped children.According to M&L Special Needs Planning.com, more than 41 million Americans that...

Masanga marimba treats students and children to diverse music

Masanga marimba treats students and children to diverse music

Viviana Cardozo

May 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Students, staff, and kids from the child development center enjoyed music in celebration of Multicultural Day. Masanga Marimba brought music from Africa and Latin America to the quad stage.Masanga Marimba is a local band who plays traditional and popular music from Africa and Latin America. The band makes ...

One Acts continue to push students creativity

One Acts continue to push students creativity

Anissa Pillai

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Students at Moorpark College are going above and beyond as they take their creativity into their own hands and begin preparation for the Student One Acts.The Student One Acts are plays written, directed, and performed by students. Guppalicious, Promise, Water and Rubies, Till Death Do Us Part, Tail F...

Festival season back in full force

Festival season back in full force

Viviana Cardozo

April 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The first local Band Festival, Sounds of the Suburbs commenced last Saturday, April 15 at Moorpark College.Students, staff, neighbors and residents attended the festival where both local and bands from Los Angeles played. They made their own local version of Coachella, a renowned music festival that was ...

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