Month: May 2007

Heaven & Hell exorcise the Forum

On a blistering hot spring day in Los Angeles, the Great Western Forum looks relatively desolate. Only a core group of die-hard fans have shown up for the scheduled 7 p.m. start time, filling the floor space and only a small portion of the bright yellow and orange bleachers lining the sides of the arena, and Bay Area metal outfit Machine Head wouldn’t have it any other way.

Rated R for smoking

On film, a guy walks into a bar, lights up a cigarette and kills the film rating. Smoking will now become a contributing factor in a film’s rating. At first, only underage smoking was considered, but now the Motion Picture Association of America has said that violence, sex and smoking of any kind will be factors in determining a film’s rating.

Giving hope, opportunity

The Workforce Preparation center at Riverside City College helps students with disadvantaged backgrounds achieve success in college and future careers. Each of the six legs of Workforce Preparation aim to help different types of students – from a general student, to foster children to those on public assistance.

This festival is ‘Saturated’

This year was the sixth installment of Saturation Fest. Oddly enough, many locals in the Riverside or other surrounding areas have no idea was Saturation Fest is. Saturation Fest is organized by local Riverside resident Alaska Whelan and her crew of friends and volunteers. The event takes place in Downtown Riverside every year, and this year Saturation Fest was home to live music, art shows, dancing, poetry, burlesque, DJs, film, zines, art vendors, workshops, bike crews, and everything of the like.