Strings of ELAC fill hall with music

By Joe Dargan Violins, violas and cellos dazzled the crowd during the string recital led by instructor and violinist Samvel Chilingarian on Thursday in the S2 Recital Hall. Joined by pianist Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, the group initially performed in sections according to the instrumentalist’s skill level. The Beginning String Class opened the event with a performance of the holiday classic “Jingle Bells,” written by James Lord Peirpont in 1857 and…

December 13, 2017
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Holidays celebrated with a little jazz

December 6, 2017

By Jorge Vazquez Starting the jolly month on the right foot, the ELAC Jazz band held a holiday jazz concert Friday. The concert took place in the S2 recital hall and was free to students and community members alike. It was Jazz Ensemble Director Bobby Chavez’s first show in his new position. Last year, he was assistant director to Bob Dawson. Chavez went from lead trumpet in recitals last year…

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Fresh talent to perform at Christmas concert

By Kathy Cecchin Jazzabration Living Legend Award-winner singer Sylvia Boyd first saw Bobby Chavez when he was playing jazz at the Lighthouse Cafe in Manhattan Beach, California. “I gotta work with that guy,” she thought. Less than a year later she will join the Husky Jazz Ensemble for their concert on Dec. 1. Chavez invited Boyd to join the evening’s festivities to celebrate his first concert as ELAC’s Jazz Ensemble…

December 2, 2017
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Vocalists deliver graceful, angelic concert

May 10, 2017

By Russell Zazueta  No microphones were needed to hear the graceful, angelic voices of the East Los Angeles College Chamber Chorale and Choir at the Spring Choral Concert. Each member showcased their vocal abilities, sometimes in tandem, a group of soloists took the stage throughout the show. They demonstrated to the audience that a dynamic of different registers (soprano, tenor, baritone) can add intense emotion over the ethereal blanket that…

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Fans swarm at Korean Times Music Festival

By Jade Inglada Thousands of people were united by their love of Korean culture and entertainment at the Hollywood Bowl during the 13th Korea Times Music Festival on Saturday. The four-and-a-half-hour concert showcased some of Korea’s finest artists that have appeared over the decades. The lineup consisted of 12 artists of different backgrounds that ranged from Korean idol pop to ballad and trot, Korea’s oldest form of pop music. The…

May 7, 2015
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Orchestra prepares for upcoming concert

December 3, 2014

By Carolyn Viraphandeth The East Los Angeles College’s Symphony Orchestra celebrates the end of the semester with preparations for its upcoming winter concert, under the direction of Samvel Chilingarian. The orchestra will be playing classic songs such as Robert Smith’s “Jingle  Bells Forever” and John Williams’ “Superman Returns.” Alex Tu has been a member of the orchestra for two semesters and he is currently in his third semester at ELAC….

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First Friday Jazz delights with rhythms

By Sergio Berrueta The Billy Childs Quartet lit up the chilly November air with an innovative jazz sound at the First Friday Jazz Concert on Nov. 7 at the S2 Recital Hall. Childs stepped out to the stage with his band introducing them individually before going into the first tune of the night, “Mount Olympus,” a song originally written by Childs. The entire concert was filled with original works rather…

November 19, 2014
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Latin comedian finds comfort at center stage

July 24, 2014

By Jane Fernandez Laughs and serious moments make up the first Latino stand up comedy concert film released nationwide “The Fluffy Movie.” The film captivated the audience as Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias tells stories about his life in comical ways. It started off with a representation of Iglesias’ childhood, in which various known personalities such as Tommy Chong, Iglesias’ closest friend and comedy sidekick Martin Moreno and Spanish radio personality Eddie”Piolin”…

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Big Sean performs at college night

May 17, 2014

By Sergio Lepe Headliner Big Sean sold-out Fox Theatre, Pomona, this past Thursday at LaVernapolooza College Night Concert. Big Sean pulled numerous hits from his arsenal including “1st quarter,” “10 2 10” and “Guap.” After performing his breakout single “My Last,” he spoke to the young crowd and said, “Y’all ain’t no different from me and if I could make it “y’all can do anything you set your mind to.”…

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Fabulous and Pusha-T concert review

  By Gabrielle Osei      Rappers, Fabolous of Island Def Jam and Pusha T of Def Jam and GOOD Music are currently on a 30-city tour and stopped by the Ventura Majestic Theater over the weekend. Both rappers have been in the game for more than a decade gaining love and admiration from fans as well as hate and enemies in the industry.  Saturday night Pusha T rallied the…

May 22, 2013
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