VPAM student altars exhibit celebrate life and culture

November 3, 2016

By Diego Linares  A melange of heavy hearts, bright minds and curious onlookers filled the Community Focus Gallery of the Vincent Price Arts Museum for the 13th annual “Day of the Dead: Student Altars” exhibition last Saturday. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day in Mexican tradition when it is believed that people who have died come back to visit, as the living celebrate their lives…

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Honoring the dead: ELANs, community members celebrate Dia de los Muertos

November 3, 2016

By Diego Linares  Vendors, student clubs, outside foundations and musical acts gathered for the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival yesterday in the front quad. Grammy award-winning musical group Quetzal played a slew of songs about social injustices, just a few feet away from Avenida Cesar Chavez. Musical director and founding member of the band, Quetzal Flores, said that remembering loved ones with the tradition…

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Local cafe leaves lukewarm results

April 24, 2014

By Alejandra Carrillo Just a five-minute drive from East Los Angeles College, Holy Grounds Coffee and Tea will give customers an old school, traditional experience. This cafe has a calm, relaxing environment created by the soothing sound of a fountain located on the outside patio. The indoor walls are decorated with paintings and Day of the Dead paraphernalia. While the space itself is a sight to see, the blends they…

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‘Flesh’ journeys through seduction

By Yesenia Martinez “Man of the Flesh” will pull audiences at East Los Angeles College out of their seats with its dancing skeletons, satirical spoof of the Don Juan myth and its sexual escapades. Juan Tenorio, played by Peter Mendoza, has a control over women that the moment one dismisses him, there is an almost magnetic desire to pull him back.  Like Tenorio himself, the play leaves audiences satisfied and…

October 20, 2011
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