Carlos Almaraz Exhibition at ELAC

  By Jesus Figueroa   The exhibit reception for “Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled” at the Vincent Price Art Museum on the East Los Angeles College campus brought inspiration to the community last Saturday. The museum is named after the late Vincent Price, whose daughter, Victoria Price, attended her first exhibit opening at the Vincent Price Art Museum. “Inspiration” was the word Victoria Price used to describe the artwork being…

September 12, 2012
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ELAC audience claps to Justo Almario Quartet

By Vivian Ramirez The First Friday Jazz Series kicked off the new semester with a performance by the Justo Almario Quartet on Friday in the S2 Recital Hall on Friday, Sept. 7. The group is comprised of a bassist John Pena, guitarist Ramon Stagnaro, drummer Walter Rodriguez and extensively features saxophonist Almario, a well-known musician in the industry. Almario has shared the stage with Tito Puente, Charles Mingus and Queen…

September 8, 2012
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Chago Ahogados satisfies taste buds

By Joe Ruiz Students seem to be growing tired of the same options for lunch everyday at East Los Angeles College.  Luckily a restaurant not too far from ELAC’s main campus has already begun to revive students’ and locals’ taste buds.  Chago Ahogadas is a wonderful hidden gold mine in Montebello, serving authentic dishes from Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Chago Ahogadas just closed their location in East Los Angeles to a…

May 30, 2012
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‘What to expect’ offers comical view of pregnancy

By Keyla Lopez “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” offers its audience a handful of laughs and conflicts about pregnancy. The movie is based off the bestselling parenthood manual of the same name, but that’s about all that compares between the two. With its clichéd situations, the all-star cast provides, while being a little unrealistic and over the top, a comical look into pregnancy, parenthood and the emotional difference between…

May 30, 2012
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Artist turns photos into art

By Rodolfo Trujillo & Freddy Monares  Two exhibits featuring East Los Angeles College students opened yesterday at the Vincent Price Art Museum. Artist Farrah Karapetian experiments with image making and the posture of people within a scene of social unrest in the exhibit “Los Angeles Times,” at the Hoy Space. Not to be confused with the newspaper of the same name, this exhibit is part of Karapetian’s ongoing work with…

May 30, 2012
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Three sisters make ‘Norteno’ music

By Joe Ruiz Most groups begin with friends getting together to make music, to have fun and to spend more time with each other and end up feeling like siblings. Hermanas Martínez is a “Norteño,” Regional Mexican group of actual sisters who have now been playing for 10 years. The group consists of three young, talented sisters: bassist and vocalist, Leticia Martínez; guitarist and vocalist, Alicia Martínez; drummer and accordionists, Kathy…

May 30, 2012
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Cities adds international variety to its menu

By Daniella Molina New taste has been added to the city of East los Angeles. A two minute drive from East Los Angeles College, Cities Restaurant has a very different menu from Taco Bell, Carls Jr., or any other restaurant located on Avenida Cesar Chavez. Matter of Fact, they like to change their menu every month. A revolving menu theme has been designed to bring flavors from around the world…

May 23, 2012
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Duck House serves delicious duckmeals

  By Eduardo Preciado  Numerous restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley area serve duck every day, either shredded, stuffed, roasted, glazed, sautéed or curried. Eating duck is very common across all Asia. Luckily for those that want to know what all the fuss is about, eating duck is just a few blocks away from ELAC. The Duck House is a Taiwanese restaurant but serve dishes from all over Asia. As…

May 23, 2012
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Harpist hits East L.A. to perform, educate

By Greg Saldate Having traveled around the world lecturing, performing and hosting educational assemblies for hundreds of kids for the past 30 years, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz made his latest stop on his journey at the East Los Angeles Library on May 9. He’s internationally acclaimed by music critics along with being a composer, doctor, lecturer, author and an award-winning recording artist. Ortiz has performed in front of a thousand filled…

May 22, 2012
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Keane sings life experiences

By Alexandra Trejo After four long years, Keane released their newest album “Strangeland” on May 8, which combined melodic harmonies with expressive lyrics and is anything but strange. With 17 tracks on the album, it begins with that classic Keane sound which includes pianist Tim Rice-Oxley playing in the background as Tom Chaplin leads with vocals. The sounds of the piano in their fourth album are definitely more audible and…

May 22, 2012
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