Milestone reveals authors’ fears

By Ivan Cazares  A group of Elans shared their fears and aspirations through short stories and poetry to celebrate the newest issue of Milestone in the S2 Recital Hall on April 16. Milestone is a literary magazine that has been published at East Los Angeles College for the past 70 years. “That’s over 60 years of giving students an outlet,” English professor Dustin Lehren said. Lehren served as an adviser…

April 27, 2015

East Los Angeles College celebrates, explores Black History through dance, music, spoken word

By Cortez Cruz Serrato The third annual Black History Project celebrated Black culture with dance, music and spoken word last Thursday at the S2 Recital Hall. Performances by jimbe drummer John Beatty, Roberto Chavez’ jazz band, Gospel singer Phillip Brandon and Jazz Antiqua exhibited the wide range of African and Latin- American performing arts. East Los Angeles College adjunct dance professor and Black History Project founder Wanda-Lee Evans found it…

March 21, 2015

First Friday Jazz concert explores latin influence

By Alexa Santana   First Friday Jazz offered a taste of Latin culture to East Los Angeles College at the S2 Recital Hall this past Friday. The L.A. Mambo All-Star Orchestra gave a wonderful performance. Roberto Chavez Jr., also known as Bobby, professor at ELAC and UCLA Extension, is the orchestra’s musical director. Ten pieces that incorporated a variety of Latin culture played during the two-hour show. The show consisted of…

March 12, 2015

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

First Friday Jazz concert series ends year on festive note

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…

December 10, 2014

Chamber Chorale performs in student recital

By Rachel Acosta A Student Recital was held in the S2 Recital Hall featuring music from students and a performance by the East Los Angles College Chamber Chorale. The recital featured students from Anthony Lupica, Associate Professor of Music, Voice and Director of Choirs, Ken Nagatani, Applied Guitar, Lucy Nargizyan, Applied Piano, and Lori Stinson, Applied Voice. The recital was free admission and offered a wide variety of music from…

December 3, 2014

Foundation awards Elans scholarships

By Russell J. Zazueta East Los Angeles College’s scholarship recipients received $500 for their hard academic work on Nov. 13, thanks to the diligent fundraising efforts of the East Los Angeles College Foundation’s staff and Board of Directors. ELAC President Marvin Martinez opened the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment Scholarships Ceremony (CCCSE), held in the S2 building Recital Hall, with an honorary speech dedicated to more than 120 scholarship recipients….

November 20, 2014

ELAC honors veterans over three days, three events

By Damien Guzman East Los Angeles College honored veterans Nov. 12 thru Nov.14 with a Veterans Day celebration that highlighted veterans’ military stories. The event was hosted by the ELAC Veterans Resource Center and Veterans of ELAC (VELAC) and included a flag raising ceremony. Veterans and staff members met at the S2 Recital Hall with guest speakers, including ELAC President Marvin Martinez, California State Senator Ed Hernandez and a few…

November 19, 2014

ELAC student dancers exhibit style

  By Jesus Figueroa   A sold out crowd was in attendance for East Los Angeles College’s “Dance Discipline Spring Showcase” in the S2 Recital Hall Thursday evening. The music got the audience into each performance and brought enthusiasm to audience members through the varying styles of dance. The dance showcased a variety of styles of dance throughout the 11 performances of the evening. The most soothing performance was that…

April 23, 2013

Jazz band fuses old, modern styles

By Sergio Berrueta First Friday Jazz Concert at the S2 Recital Hall delivered, as Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project brought a mix of old and new jazz styles and arrangements. Members included Glenn Cashman on tenor sax, Ed Czach on piano, Paul Kreibich on drums, and Luther Hughes on bass with special guest Tom Luer on alto sax. As the concert started, the band began to play the Cannonball…

November 13, 2012