Posts in Culture
Musician Gus Dapperton Brings His Eclecticism to The Fonda

What do 80s synth-pop, psychedelia, bowl cuts, and oversized jackets all have in common? 22-year-old Gus Dapperton is bringing them all back into mainstream popular culture.

Since December of 2017, Dapperton has released numerous singles, three four-track EPS, and – most recently – his first full-length album, Where Polly People Go to Read. The current 2019 United States leg of his tour is named after the album: “The Polly People US Tour.” Dapperton’s tour took him to The Fonda Theatre, a Hollywood-based concert venue, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2019.

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SMC Hosts Former CA Poet Laureate Dana Gioia

Choosing to ditch his microphone and orate directly to the audience, Gioia presented testimonies to the art of experience and the passing of time. The poems Hot Summer Nights and Psalm of the Heights explore a tableau of the city; each experience is unique, including dynamic and entangled relationships. The poems meditate on the human condition from a point of observation and reflection.

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The Return of IndieCade; Year two

Indiecade, an independent video game festival, comes to SMC's CMD for the second year in a row. IndieCade Festival, an event showcasing independent games and their creators, will be occupying Santa Monica College’s (SMC) Center for Media and Design (CMD) for the second year in a row, from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12.

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Math Therapy for Adalante Students and Black Collegians

Math Therapy is a combined effort of the Adalante and Black Collegians communities to specifically help African American and Latino students at Santa Monica College (SMC). Math faculty, tutors and counselors meet with students every Thursday in the Letters and Sciences Building, Room 105 to eliminate math barriers, provide free math resources, and help prepare for math assessments and exams.

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Alumni Exhibition Raises Money for Hungry Students

The SMC Photography Department and SMC Foundation hosted the opening reception of the Alumni Exhibition Silent Auction on Saturday, Sept. 28. The exhibition, running from Sept. 29 through Oct. 25, comprises selected submissions of graduated alumni. The silent auction will remain open to bids until 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting food insecure SMC students.

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The ‘Golden Age of Arcade Gaming’ Visits Union Station

The Retrocade Experience returned for the second year in a row at Union Station’s ticketing concourse in Downtown Los Angeles for the weekend of Sept. 28 to 29. Retrocade Experience is an event that allows visitors to play a classic collection of over 50 arcade games and specialty pinball cabinets including many fan favorites such as “Mortal Kombat,” “Pac Man,” “Asteroids,” and “Centipede.” Last year’s event had only about 40 arcade games available.

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Disney Plus: A New All-in-One Entertainment Destination

Disney+ is an upcoming streaming service owned by the Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International Division of The Walt Disney Company. The service will be filled with content from Disney's main entertainment studios, including Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, and includes some films from 20th Century Fox. 

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Louis Vuitton Exhibition

Louis Vuitton is a name that has stood the test of time for over a century. In honor of 160 years, Louis Vuitton’s Brand Representative decided it was time to educate society about the global fashion empire’s history, and came up with a global exhibit known as Louis Vuitton X. This exhibit will be on 468 N Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills and go from June 28th to November 10th. Many of these global exhibits feature collaborations with Louis Vuitton and famous artists from around the world.

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Walls are Built to be Broken

Architect, artist and designer Candy Chang, alongside writer and graphic designer James A. Reeves, are responsible for creating the Annenberg Space for Photography’s first ever public art installation to hit the streets of Los Angeles. This installation was made up of three walls, which were located at different landmarks across the city. Each wall represented a different emotion.

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"Tarfest" Celebrates Los Angeles Culture at the La Brea Tar Pits

On what seemed like just another weekend in Miracle Mile, a small neighborhood encompassing Los Angeles’ Museum Row, pedestrians entered the La Brea Tar Pits expecting an ordinary visit. Walking in further, various dancers, DJs, and artists filled the grassy field just outside the museum. This was no random gathering; It was the 17th annual installation of Tarfest.

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Local Emmy Winner Liz Lachman Brings Award-Winning Movie To Home Town Theater

Much like a child shares characteristics with their mother, Liz Lachman’s films always include resemblances of herself and her life experiences. Her current newborn short film, Pin-Up, starring Angela Sarafyan & Christina Chang, acts as a window into the director’s personal trials and tribulations over the course of her life.

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