Student strives for musical success

By Rogelio Alvarez In spite of financial struggles, music student David Jesus Ybarra, remains driven to overcome his struggles and accomplish his goals. Growing up, Ybarra’s family struggled financially. According to him, his mother, Micaela Ybarra, has been his greatest example of perseverance.  Ybarra received his first guitar on Christmas after  his family had barely managed to pay off the guitar on layaway. Ybarra has played in coffee shops, backyard…

May 15, 2015

‘Corazon’ provides home for artistic expression

By Lourdes Espinoza Hidden in the community of Boyle Heights lays the rewarding Corazon Del Pueblo community center. For the past two and a half years, Corazon has served as a donation-only organization accommodating the Boyle Heights community and its surrounding area. Corazon hosts a number of events that include: English classes, grade-school tutoring, evening Yoga and dance classes, and many creative art events involving music and poetry, such as…

October 6, 2011