December 19, 2018

Golden Globe nominations to look out for

Posted on December 7, 2018 by in Entertainment, Uncategorized

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

The Golden Globe Awards are to be hosted on Jan. 6 by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, who have both won a golden globe award. The nominations were announced on Thursday morning. Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”), Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”), Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”) were nominated for best actress in a motion picture.

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”), Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), and John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) nominated for best actor in a motion picture. Here are some of the nominations for Best Picture

Best Motion Picture – Drama

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“Black Panther”

T’Challa also known as the Black Panther, has to be a king for the very advanced kingdom of Wakanda after his father was murdered. Wakanda uses vibranium to develop advanced technology for their kingdom only, but to outsiders they are known for being a third world country. T’Challa faces problems as king as an intruder tries to overrule him and take control of Wakanda.

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“BlacKkKlansman”

This movie is based on a true story of Ron Stallworth, who is is hired as the first black police officer in the Colorado police department. He successfully joins a local KKK branch to prove his worth to the Colorado Springs Police Department with the help of his Jewish friend.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Bohemian Rhapsody is based on the real life events, accomplishments, and problems Freddie Mercury faced while in the band Queen. This movie follows the band in the years that lead to their iconic appearance at the Live Aid concert which happened in 1985.

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“If Beale Street Could Talk”

In 1970, 22-year-old Fonny and 19-year-old Tish are in love and planning their life together. Tish’s dream life doesn’t work out when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

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“A Star Is Born”

In Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut he stars alongside Lady Gaga as a couple of musicians who found each other when they needed it. Bradley Cooper’s character ,Jackson, is a country singer who is an alcoholic and meets a struggling singer Ally.  They fall in love and have hardships because as Ally’s career rises, Jackson’s career falls.

 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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“Crazy Rich Asians”

Based on the best selling novel by Kevin Kwan, Nick Young and Rachel Chu are brought to life. Nick Young and Rachel Chu are dating and they go to Singapore for wedding and to meet Nick’s family. Rachel finds out he is crazy rich. Family is bump in the road for their relationship.

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“The Favourite”

In the early 18th century, England’s Queen Anne has the throne and her very close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. However, when a new servant by the name of Abigail arrives, her charm is noticed by Lady Sarah. Sarah then takes Abigail under her wing and prepares her to be the Queen’s companion.

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“Green Book”

Dr. Don Shirley is a very talented African-American pianist who is going to go on a concert tour in 1962. Shirley needs a driver and someone who will protect him. He recruits Tony Lip, avery tough bouncer from the Bronx and the two develop an unexpected friendship.

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“Mary Poppins Returns”

Emily Blunt will be the new Mary Poppins and she is back to take care of the Bank’s kids. This will be Lin Manuel Miranda’s first main role in a big film. Dick Van Dyke will make a cameo and as well as Meryl Streep.

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“Vice”

Christian Bale will play Dick Cheney. This film is about Gov. George W. Bush of Texas picks Dick Cheney to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. When Bush becomes victorious, Cheney uses his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world. Steve Carell, Amy Adams, and Steve Rockwell will star alongside Christian Bale.

For the list of all nominations, check https://variety.com/2018/film/news/golden-globe-nominations-2019-1203082075/amp/

Los Angeles getting ready for early winter

Posted on November 8, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Elvira Roman

Chroicle Reporter

Los Angeles is notorious for its very sunny weather no matter the season. Fall in the city can still feel like summer. But don’t worry, starting in November you can feel winter approaching with these very festive winter activities.

On Nov. 15, Pershing Square is bringing their Holiday Ice Rink. Music, family activities, and special events will be occurring. Every Wednesday, Pershing Square’s ice rink will have “Wicked Wednesday” which is dedicated to the very famous musical. During the night sessions, the Wicked soundtrack will be played and the ice rink lights will be lit up green.

Skating session last 60 minutes and are available all seven days of the week. General admission is $9 and skate rentals are $5.

https://holidayicerinkdowntownla.com/ice-skating-downtown-la/

Pizza Experience in Los Angeles for all pizza lovers

Posted on October 18, 2018 by in Features

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

      Pizza lovers, Los Angeles is having a multi-sensory pop-up museum dedicated to pizza. The Pizza Experience will last from Oct. 1,2018 until Jan. 29,2019. General admission is $30 and children under 3 are free.

      The Pizza Experience has many rooms with opportunities to take pictures. Some of the rooms included in the website are the Pizza Night Club. Pizza Graffiti, Pizza Fitness Center, Pizza Heaven, Pizza Gallery and more. The museum also gives people free pizza at the end of the tour and other pizza flavored snacks.Gluten free and cauliflower pizza are also given.

      To buy tickets, you can buy them directly from the website but walk-ins are also an option. The address for this museum is 129 N. Raymond Ave.Pasadena CA 91103.

Iggy Azalea visits Hollywood

Posted on September 19, 2018 by in Entertainment, News, Uncategorized

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Elvira Roman 

Chronicle Reporter 

     The Australian rapper and songwriter Iggy Azalea caused a commotion on Sept. 13 at Hollywood High School. Iggy Azalea is known for her top hits from her album ‘The New Classic’ such as “Fancy”, “Problem”, “Black Widow”. On Thursday, Iggy came to Hollywood High with a check of $5,000 and a few gift cards. A few days before she donated the money, Iggy tweeted, “Im visiting Hollywood high and Crenshaw high this thursday to give everyone some $$$$ to spend at fashion nova.”

     According to administration Iggy Azalea was supposed to appear to give a inspirational talk. She would mention her struggles,her poor background, and how she managed to succeed those obstacles in her life.

     Instead, during passing period right before 3rd, Iggy was seen walking around with a huge check and was rushed to one of the rooms. A few students got to take pictures with her before she was gone.

     The $5,000 was used for attendance and according to Principal Edward Colacion, a few students with perfect attendance will be given gift cards.

     Her act of kindness does not go unnoticed. A senior, Andrea Avila, said “She was generous enough to give us $5,000.”

Stay busy this Summer Break

Posted on May 28, 2018 by in Features

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

This school year is going to end soon and summer break is arriving. This means we’re either going out more often, hanging out with friends,or relaxing and having alone time. If you’re looking for plans this summer here’s what you can do.

Enjoy an outdoor movie screening with Rooftop Cinema Club in any of their three locations. Rooftop Cinema Club has two location in Hollywood and one in Downtown Los Angeles. This year, the movies vary from classics to recently released movies. The event lets you enjoy your movie while you sit in a lounge chair and enjoy the view of the city as you sit on a rooftop. Ticket prices vary but general admission tickets start at $17.

https://rooftopcinemaclub.com/los-angeles/

Wellness Center Needs Your Help

Posted on May 14, 2018 by in News

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter 

Hollywood High School’s Wellness Center is looking for help from students. As of now, the Wellness Center does not have a mascot and they are in need of one. If you enjoy drawing or want to take part, the deadline is May 23.

Just drop off your design to the Wellness Center along with your full name and email. Students will vote on the top 3 designs on June. First place will receive a $25 gift card. Second place gets a $10 gift card and third place will get a $5 gift card. If you have any further questions stop by the Wellness Center.

Kali Uchis delivers anticipated album “Isolation”

Posted on April 9, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Elvira Roman

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Kali Uchis is a Colombian-American singer who is known for her very soulful songs that uses music from different eras into a modern day song. Kali Uchis has been making music since 2012. In 2012 she released a mixtape called Drunken Babble. However in 2015 she released her first EP, Por Vida that included 9 songs. Although she only had a few songs out, she was featured in many songs with artists such as Tyler the Creator, Gorillaz, Bootsy Collins, Daniel Caesar, and a few others.

Kali Uchis has put out 3 singles to support her album. “Tyrant” featuring Jorja Smith was the first single released in May 22, 2017. The second single was “Nuestra Planeta” featuring Reykon. Although both of her singles did very well, Kali’s third single “After The Storm” featuring Bootsy Collins and Tyler the Creator earned her a spot on the Billboard R&B chart. On April 6, 2018 Kali released her debut album. Isolation is filled with 15 tracks with both English and her native language Spanish. Rolling Stone reviewed Kali’s debut album and said “Like Beck or Outkast, she’s a pop weirdo who works grooves that seem vintage and futuristic at the same moment”. From groovy to upbeat r&b, to neo soul, this album delivers a different sound to each track.

New Addition to Walk of Fame

Posted on March 4, 2018 by in News

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

    Mark your calendars because March 8, 2018 is the day Mark Hamill receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mark Hamill is an actor whose big screen debut was in Star Wars (1977), in which he played Luke Skywalker. Hamill was also in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).

    Most recently, he was cast in the Star Wars sequels The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017). However he is also praised and known for his voice role as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. Hamill’s star will be placed in front of the El Capitan Theater and the ceremony will take place this upcoming Thursday.

Los Angeles Is Ready For Dua Lipa Concert

Posted on February 11, 2018 by in Entertainment

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

Dua Lipa is a pop star on the rise that has been getting exposure after her hit “New Rules”. New Rules has gotten over 3.6 million streams on Spotify and reached #1 on pop radio. Dua’s self-titled album was released June of 2017 and since then her album has reached number 35 in the Billboard top 40 chart. Her music can be described as catchy electropop.

Dua is currently on her North American Self-Titled Tour and has one Los Angeles show. If you enjoy her music, go to the Hollywood Palladium on February 12 and attend her concert ( https://www.songkick.com/concerts/31348729-dua-lipa-at-hollywood-palladium?utm_source=11593&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=widget&utm_content=8310783 ).If you aren’t willing to spend money but still want to hear her sing a few songs, Dua Lipa is having an outdoor mini-concert with Jimmy Kimmel. If you don’t have any plans on Valentine’s Day, go attend her mini concert at Jimmy Kimmel Live.

 

 

 

People Attend the MLK Parade

Posted on January 15, 2018 by in News

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Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

The 33rd annual Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles is a celebration of the legacy and accomplishments Martin Luther King Jr. left behind. The parade took place at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Western Avenue at 10 a.m.

According to Adrian Dove who is the parade’s president, there were about 150 units in the parade. This includes floats, bands, dance and martial arts groups involving more than 3,000 people. A few celebrities made appearances such as Derrel Thomas and Dennis Powell (former players of the Dodgers in 1985-86).

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