Arctic Monkeys still lounging on moon in new single

December 8, 2018

Arctic Monkeys are still looking down on us from their hotel on the moon in their new single, “Anyways.” This two-track single includes the title track from their sixth album, released earlier this year, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,” and the B-side, “Anyways.”

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Students showcase musical talent at recital

November 28, 2018

By Maritza Ibarra (J-101 Staff Writer) The East Los Angeles College Music Department presented a student recital on November 21 which included  accompanist Melissa Sky-Eagle. Guitarist Eric Qing Xie rocked the electric guitar with beautiful strumming, elegant and sweet sound. It added a perfect dynamics to the song, “Days of Wine and Roses” by Henry Mancini. The second song, ”Etude, No.3 Op.60,” consists of string-picking -lullaby tone written by Matteo Carcassi,…

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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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