‘Disney’s Aladdin’ brings bilingual twist

February 16, 2017

By Sergio Berrueta  Casa 0101 brings family-fun entertainment with a bilingual twist to fan-favorite musical numbers in their new musical “Disney’s Aladdin.” With a script written by Jim Luigs and Jose Cruz Gonzalez, the play delivers a microcosm experience of the original film while creating a unique language based twist on the story. Aladdin, played by Daniel Martinez, roams the streets of Agrabah which is put under a spell by…

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Choral concert calms the night

By Sergio Berrueta A chorus of sopranos, tenors and baritones enchanted the night at the Annual Christmas Choral Concert on Dec. 8 at the S2 Recital Hall. Conducted by professor Dr. Anthony Lupica and accompanied on piano by Dr. Lucy Nargizyan, the East Los Angeles College Choir and Chamber Chorale delighted the audience in a sentimental night of classical arrangements. The ELAC College Choir began the night with two songs…

December 11, 2014
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First Friday Jazz concert series ends year on festive note

December 10, 2014

By Sergio Berrueta The East Los Angeles College Jazz Band rocked the final First Friday Jazz Concert of the season with an eclectic mix of big band jazz numbers and classic Christmas standards  Friday at the S2 Recital Hall. Led by Music Department chair Robert Dawson, the band delighted the crowd in the midst of the chilly weather. The concert kicked off with the Christmas classic “Sleigh Ride.” It was…

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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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East Los Angeles College celebrates Dia de los Muertos

November 5, 2014

  By Sergio Berrueta The third Annual Dia de los Muertos event brings Mexican culture to a new generation of Latinos. The event was held in the Perfoming and Fine Arts courtyard. Started by the Chicana/o Studies Department, the festival gives those in the community and students the opportunity to celebrate the festivities. The event was also funded through the Associated Student Union (ASU). Local artists were on hand to…

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Political club hosts mayoral gathering

By Sergio Berrueta East Los Angeles College Students for Political Awareness (ESPA) Club gave the opportunity for the public to hear and speak to local mayors in the area this past Thursday. The “Local Elected City Leaders” event was created by club leader Joseph Nunez who wanted to bring politics to new generations of those who are bored with politics. “The aim of this event is to hopefully inspire students…

November 5, 2014
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Theatre club raises funds for projects

October 22, 2014

By Sergio Berrueta The Theatre Department has been raising funds to help with future projects. A new club called Performance East has formed on campus to draw attention to the Theatre Department. The club is led by Priscilla Balma with memebers Marlene Grajeda, Andrew Maldonando and Azzul Cerda and advisers Casey Owen Gale and Natalie Wong. The club was barely chartered two weeks ago. “We are raising funds for the…

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Campus News wins at regional conference

By Sergio Berrueta Campus News won 11 awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California Conference this past weekend in Fullerton, Calif. Students learn how to network with professionals in the journalism field.They attend workshops that cover a variety of subjects within the field. Campus News brought home with eight publication awards and three on-the-spot awards. Publication awards are based on works published within the previous year while…

October 22, 2014
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‘The Book of Life’ brings adventure, animation

October 22, 2014

By Sergio Berrueta Twentieth Century Fox opens up “The Book of Life” to give audiences a fascinating new adventure in animation. “The Book of Life” follows the story of Manolo, a guitar-playing matador voiced by Diego Luna, and Joaquin, a brave noble soldier voiced by Channing Tatum. Both are vying for the heart of the general of San Angel’s daughter Maria, voiced by Zoè Saldana. Unfortunately, Maria is taken away…

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‘The Phantom of the Opera’ haunts LA

October 15, 2014

By Sergio Berrueta Three-dimensional film experience, “The Phantom of the  Opera” creates an all new live musical soundtrack to the classic 1925 silent film of the same name starring horror legend Lon Chaney. Vox Lumiere brings their creative blend of cinema and stage to The Los Angeles Theatre Center with this musical. The Phantom, portrayed musically by James Lynch, haunts the opera below in his cavern. After the opera is…

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