Bowie brings back classic style

By Jesus Figueroa   An album made in secret, “The Next Day,” brings back David Bowie to the music world with an awe-inspiring mix of songs. Bowie’s first album in a decade shows off his creativity through brilliant lyrics that match, if not surpass, his previous hits such as “China Girl” and “Let’s Dance.” “Where We Are Now?”, the first single released earlier this year took fans by surprise. Bowie,…

March 13, 2013
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Touring theatre travels, entertains

  By Erik Machuca   The tradition and communal service brings the East Los Angeles College Touring Theatre back this spring with an old-fashioned drama to perform at local senior centers. Since 2003, ELAC Touring Theatre has provided students with performance experience and an opportunity to give back to the community. Every year the show travels to elementary schools and senior centers in the area. James Buglewicz, instructor of Theatre…

March 6, 2013
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Artist displays ‘Paletas’ at ‘MexiCali Biennial’

  By Jesus Figueroa   Rafa Esparza returns to East Los Angeles College with “Paletas de Sangre” (Blood Popsicles) on display in the “MexiCali Biennial 2013” exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum. “I liked how the work dealt  with the gruesome and violent subject of narco trafficking and revenge killings. It is terrorism intertwined with a seemingly harmless act of buying candy or in this case paletas from the…

March 6, 2013
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Local muralist paints larger-than-life characters

By Manny Miguel   Larger-than-life street artist’s, known as Sand One, art has taken the streets of California, Chicago, Puerto Rico, Mexico and galleries all over Los Angeles, to name a few by storm. She would not give her real name, because she said that her name is not important, her art is. She went on to say that the name came about because she wanted to create a name…

March 5, 2013
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Huskies move towards playoffs with win

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s basketball team was told that Los Angeles Trade Technical College team only had four players last Friday at game time. A forfeit win wouldn’t help the Huskies earn a playoff berth. Two LATT team members had deaths in their families; one other was a no show. Both teams waited 40 minutes with the Huskies post-season hopes fading. Afterwards, both coaches consented to postpone the game…

February 13, 2013
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Former bully victim follows dream

  By Alejandra Carrillo Overcoming bullyingcaused by a speech impediment, East Los Angeles College student, Ruben Perez, now finds himself interviewing up-and-coming artists from the United States and Mexico. Perez suffers from a communication disorder known as stuttering. It is a  disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. “The speech side of my brain, which I believe is…

February 12, 2013
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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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Vientos delivers authentic seafood

  By Joe Ruiz For those craving authentic Mexican seafood, Mariscos 4 Vientos (Four Winds Seafood) is the place to go. The delectable flavors of Mexican seafood can now be experienced closer to home. At Mariscos 4 Vientos, just located ten minutes away from East Los Angeles College, students can come in for a great lunch with friends and family. The Mexican-influenced menu is immediately tempting. The dishes coming from…

November 16, 2011
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‘Three Louies’ reminisce on Chicano Moratorium day

By Lourdes Espinoza A comedy of the 1970 Chicano Moratorium drew a full-house last Saturday as a cast of local artists recalled their memories of that eventful day. The performance took place inside the Lecture Hall at the Vincent Price Art Museum and featured Louie Perez, founding member of legendary rock group Los Lobos; Luis J. Rodriguez, renowned author of the book“Always Running,” and Luis Torres, award-winning broadcast journalist from CBS…

November 16, 2011
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