Cities adds international variety to its menu

By Daniella Molina New taste has been added to the city of East los Angeles. A two minute drive from East Los Angeles College, Cities Restaurant has a very different menu from Taco Bell, Carls Jr., or any other restaurant located on Avenida Cesar Chavez. Matter of Fact, they like to change their menu every month. A revolving menu theme has been designed to bring flavors from around the world…

May 23, 2012
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Duck House serves delicious duckmeals

  By Eduardo Preciado  Numerous restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley area serve duck every day, either shredded, stuffed, roasted, glazed, sautéed or curried. Eating duck is very common across all Asia. Luckily for those that want to know what all the fuss is about, eating duck is just a few blocks away from ELAC. The Duck House is a Taiwanese restaurant but serve dishes from all over Asia. As…

May 23, 2012
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Harpist hits East L.A. to perform, educate

By Greg Saldate Having traveled around the world lecturing, performing and hosting educational assemblies for hundreds of kids for the past 30 years, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz made his latest stop on his journey at the East Los Angeles Library on May 9. He’s internationally acclaimed by music critics along with being a composer, doctor, lecturer, author and an award-winning recording artist. Ortiz has performed in front of a thousand filled…

May 22, 2012
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Keane sings life experiences

By Alexandra Trejo After four long years, Keane released their newest album “Strangeland” on May 8, which combined melodic harmonies with expressive lyrics and is anything but strange. With 17 tracks on the album, it begins with that classic Keane sound which includes pianist Tim Rice-Oxley playing in the background as Tom Chaplin leads with vocals. The sounds of the piano in their fourth album are definitely more audible and…

May 22, 2012
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Theaters remaster film, bring Beatles back

By Jesus Figueroa A limited theater release of the remastered 1968 animated film “Yellow Submarine” may spark a new generation to get caught up in Beatlemania. Select theaters nationwide will be presenting the newly remastered Beatles classic on specific dates and times started on May 5. A new generation gets to go out and see a cult classic as fans get to revisit a favorite film. When going to purchase…

May 22, 2012
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Symphony provides musical nostalgia

  By Eduardo Preciado The East Los Angeles College Symphonic Band Concert, held last Friday at the S2 Recital Hall, recognized classic music pieces and provided the listener with familiar images. Despite the performance being delayed by half an hour and no guest performers, the concert still had a great turnout.  The last piece of music that the band played was one that most “V for Vendetta” fans would recognize,…

May 16, 2012
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‘Evangeline’ sheds light on ’68 anti-war movement

  By Edward Hernandez All the seats were filled at the Bootleg Theater for Saturday’s opening night of ‘Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe.’ The room was quickly filled with excitement and curiosity all around. Set in East L.A., during the early days of 1968, the story revolves around the family difficulties during the draft, as well as the school walkouts and the start of a new anti-war movement. ‘Evangeline, the…

May 16, 2012
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Shop revolutionizes fruit

  By Jamie Lopez Fruit Revolution is known for their delicious, fresh, and natural smoothies, subs, crepes, raspados (shaved ice), bionicos (spanish for fruit salads with yogurt) and espressos. Capturing the feel of an old school cafe, this small shop is decorated with colorful fruit paintings all around the inside. It has seating inside and outside. In total, there are five tables and a bar section, but no alcoholic beverages…

May 16, 2012
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Band ends semester on good note

  By Christina Burrola Amazing solos on the piano, flute, and trumpet, plus some good vocals, made the Latin Jazz Concert great. Mixed all together it made you want to dance. The East Los Angeles College music department and the associated students had a latin jazz concert featuring the ELAC Latin Jazz Ensemble. It was supposed to begin at 7:30 on Saturday night in the S2 recital hall but due…

May 16, 2012
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Baja conquers seafood

By Summer Gomez  For those who are seafood lovers and really enjoy Mexican food at a favored price, Tacos Baja is the perfect place to gorge at located across the street from the Commerce Center on Whittier Boulevard, . This Ensenada inspired restaurant serves nothing but the finest Mexican seafood platters around. Having been open for fifteen years, Tacos Bajas is famous for its fish tacos. When taking the first…

May 16, 2012
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