Club Rush Week attracts students with music and games

September 20, 2018

By Melody Ortiz Students were greeted by music, games, and a lot of information from more than 20 clubs during  Club Rush at the main quad on Tuesday. The event encouraged students to become more involved and active on campus and ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One of the clubs present was the Photo Club. Member Laura Martinez said the club is open to those who would like…

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Gambino’s new music video reflects a blind America

May 16, 2018

BY Jose E. Conrique Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover released the powerful and graphic music video “This is America,” which places black culture and social issues together. Glover has gone from being a writer, actor, a stand-up comedian, to a rapper R&B singer and Emmy winner. He stepped it up at the right time. The music video is chaotic and shows the social fear of black men. Childish…

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Arctic Monkeys: New album different but essence remains

BY Luis Castilla The Arctic Monkeys are back after five years with their new album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” and it’s quite a mesmerizing experience. Alex Turner, frontman and principal songwriter, has taken the reigns almost entirely on this album. Ditching their guitars for synthesizers and vibraphones, there is a very noticeable shift away from rock ‘n’ roll and into a more grandiose form of music. This is the…

May 16, 2018
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Hendrix electrifies once more

March 27, 2018

By Andrew Ayala “Both Sides of the Sky” is the newest album by the late and great Jimi Hendrix and it doesn’t disappoint one bit. Despite his death being over 40 years ago, new music is introduced and released to the public by the record label Legacy Recordings and the music festival Experience Hendrix. The album includes 10 unheard studio recordings and gives the audience a better understanding of how…

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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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Elixir Trio’s melodic sounds stun audience

BY ALYSSA CROW The Elixir Piano Trio happened November 20th at 12pm in the S2 Recital Hall. Admission was free. Cellist Fang Fang Xu, violinist Samvel Chilingarian and pianist Lucy Nargizyan provided an afternoon of live classical music. They played works composed as trios and adapted to be played as trios. “Trio Pathetique in D Minor” by Mikhail Glinka was the first piece performed. Glinka is often considered the father…

December 3, 2017
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Students drop mic

November 15, 2017

By Melody Ortiz Student performers expressed themselves during the “Drop the Mic” event held by the Writers Society on Thursday night in the S-2 recital hall. East Los Angeles College students, along with others from the Los Angeles area, had an opportunity to share their own poetry and music. Students read from prepared papers, off of their phones, and from memory. Some were new to sharing and some were used…

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Student talents showcased in S2

October 25, 2017

By Steven Adamo Some of East Los Angeles College’s finest vocalists and pianists were on display at the Fall Student Recital, presented by the Music Department on Wednesday. A cell phone ring didn’t disrupt Daniel Lopez’ piano performance of “Danza de la moza donosa” by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. Lopez gestured softly as he began, which quickly stormed into a fury of uneasiness as odd-sounding chords were sprinkled throughout each…

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P!nk defies genre labels with new album

October 18, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros After years of lifting the spirits of her listeners with strong messages of empowerment, P!nk reflects on life, love and motherhood on her seventh studio album “Beautiful Trauma.” The album showcases her beautiful vocals, wonderfully expressive songwriting skills and a knack for matching hopeful rhythms with sobering lyrics. “Barbies” opens reminiscent of a classic folk song, with smooth vocals lamenting over not being a kid anymore to…

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‘Gemini’ lingers in nostalgia

By Anastasia Landeros A reflective Macklemore attempts to find his new groove without Ryan Lewis on “Gemini,” his first solo album in 12 years. But Macklemore isn’t entirely alone. All but one song features a cameo from another recording artist. The reflective “Ten Million” is the only true solo track on the album and offers listeners a dreamy, slightly electronic look into the rappers struggles as an artist, a constant…

September 28, 2017
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