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Tattoo and a shave

Tattoo and a shave

September 21, 2011

Take one look around the Modern Electric tattoo shop and you’ll realize you are not dealing with tattoo artists, but with artists who tattoo. A diverse...

Heavy metal receives a mariachi twist

Heavy metal receives a mariachi twist

September 8, 2011

Five brothers, with the same mother and different fathers, have formed a cover band dedicated to playing metal songs in a mariachi style. It seems outlandish,...

Bluesfest to return to CSUB this fall

Jon Nelson, Reporter

September 8, 2011

Filed under Features

Blues fans and the Houchin Blood Bank will both benefit Sept. 17 when the Cal State Bakersfield Amphitheater once again hosts the B-Town Blues Fest. “It promotes people reaching across artificial boundaries that don’t need to be in place,” said Pat Evans, founder of the festival and owner of Bakersfield Institution World Records. This year’s lineup features Joe...

COLUMN: Designers make it affordable to be stylish

Chrystal Fortt, Features Editor

September 8, 2011

Filed under Opinion

  What are you wearing?|  The Rip’s Features Editor talks about what’s hot and what’s not In the fashion world, I’ve noticed a trend of top-notch designers designing for lower-end stores. One of the world’s greatest fashion legends, Karl Lagerfeld, has designed a 41-piece line called Impulse for Macy’s department store that was released Aug. 31. The fal...

Local author sells over 100,000 copies of self-published novel

Amber T. Troupe, Production Editor

September 8, 2011

Filed under Features

Originally from Lamont, Adam Rendon graduated from Arvin High School in 2009 and soon after graduating, published his first book. In its first two months, “The Vallie” sold just over 100,000 copies on Amazon.com. With a self-publishing company, a majority of things are taken care of by that company and publicity is something that isn’t offered. So Rendon had to go...

A fresh alternative to the cappuccino bar

A fresh alternative to the cappuccino bar

September 8, 2011

If you like tea, Tea Bar may be your hidden gem. Tucked away behind Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors and next to Body Exchange Sports Club on White Lane, Tea...

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