Rest easy, “Closer Than Ever” is not anything close to the typical piece American musical theater. Instead this musical review is closer to the everyday experiences of the typical Riverside Community College student and that’s why it will be a hit when it starts its run Nov. 19 till it ends on Nov. 21.
Many foreign nations, all across the globe are distressed by the outcome of the American elections. Is this true? Did Americans fail the rest of the world by electing Bush to a second term? Only time will tell. But it’s easy in the chaos of an election to forget that as the citizens of the only superpower, we control the fate of the world.
On Oct. 5 after Chiron Corporation announced that none of the doses of influenza vaccines it has produced will be available this year, there has been a rising fear that all Americans are not going to be supplied the flu vaccine. The reality is, all Americans don’t have to be supplied, only those who are in need.
Pixar has gone and blown away audiences and competition… again. The story was simple and straightforward with a few small twists that were completely within the realm of possibility and always entertaining. At no time did the plot ever seem too thick and cluttered with things that looked cool but didn’t further the storyline, like most movies nowadays.
Had enough reality lately? Well, how about seeing what happens when people stop being real and start getting animated? That’s the motto of TV’s first animated reality series “Drawn Together,” on Comedy Central. The show is mainly a spoof of MTV’s “Real World,” with a liberal dash of every other reality show thrown in whenever appropriate to enhance the comedy.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines metal as “any of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat.” If you can apply that definition metaphorically to hardcore rock fans’ denotation of metal then it all will make sense. Local hardcore metal band Manntis embodies the essence of the metaphorical definition.
* Viewpoints Online exclusive * TGI Fridays is more than your average family style restaurant. When diners step into the venue after dark, they are greeted with the sounds of laughter, clinking glasses and sizzling entrees.
O’Ryan’s debut is well crafted and will appeal to those who like music similar to this. The problem is that although O’Ryan tried to get a unique sound out of his album by working with newer producers the album still sounds like any other album you pick up within the genre. When listening to the album you can easily make comparisons of this album to artists like B2K, IMx and other pop R&B stars.
Some bands play music so they can gain popularity and get laid. Others, like Conspiracy of Thought, want to educate people while slowly change the world. The local Riverside band draws from influences such as System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine, U2, Tool, and even Public Enemy to create music that is alluring and original.
If Election Day was a holiday, then Americans would have at least one full day to educate themselves and vote responsibly. One of the major reasons why many voters 18 to 24 don’t make it to the polls is because they don’t have the time in between jobs and college classes to spend studying the election issues. But Nov. 2 could be made a national holiday, dedicated to the decision making process.