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The Sweet Return of a Pop Icon

Tiara White, Staff Writer

August 25, 2018

The release of her fourth studio album, "Sweetener", marks a new era in Ariana Grande's life. http://gty.im/1020458674 This new era is not only marked by a more mature sound, but also by a greater emphasis on stunning visuals. The incentive for this transition was the Manchester shooting that occurred at her concert on May 22, 2017. This...

Death Cab for Cutie ‘Thank You for Today’ will make you miss home

Karen Miramontes, Staff Writer

August 24, 2018

Death Cab for Cutie's ninth studio album, "Thank You for Today," should be recognized by its rare and relatable indie-pop songwriting by vocalist, Benjamin Gibbard as he expresses nostalgia, loss and new beginnings. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'v3L38277Rlh...

Dr. Betancourt: Cerritos College’s Music Guru

Marck Parra

May 12, 2017

A trumpet performance stands out during a jazz concert for a young Dr. David Betancourt as realization settles in his face about his future.It was on that fateful night that Dr. Beatncourt, now Director of Music at Cerritos College, knew he wanted music to play a predominant role in his life.Following that night, Dr. David Betancourt started playing the tr...

A musical journey is brought on by Ain’t Nothin but the Blues

Lindsay Helberg

May 3, 2017

It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues opened Friday night with all the spirit of a church revival and the sass of a speakeasy along with the soul of music born of life’s heartbreaks and triumphs. This show takes a musical journey from the roots of the blues in African celebration music, through work songs and the spiritual music of planta...

Lana Del Rey saves lives

Benjamin Garcia

May 1, 2017

Lust For Life is a life-saver. Lana Del Rey is about to cure the depression she gave us in high school with her new optimistic lyrics; but the sound is not for everyone. In these dark times-- when there is a fascist sitting in the oval office, our rocky relations with North Korea are hastily becoming rockier, the environment is deteriorating before...

Kendrick Lamar releases his fourth album; DAMN

Max Perez

April 17, 2017

DAMN, every other album that's been released this year is irrelevant. It may be a bold statement, but the minute Compton City rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped his fourth official album titled DAMN, the whole rap world stopped and listened, then realized they can't hang. No disrespect to Raekwon, Drake and Joey Bada$$ who also dropped solid projects this ye...

John Glenn High School jazz on ensemble in its entirety during the Jazz Exchange Concert on Wednesday, April 5 held in the Student Center. Student solos such as Giselle Gaspar's Alto Sax Solo delighted the audience. Photo credit: Dennis Osorio

Music department brings jazz culture to Cerritos College

April 11, 2017

The Cerritos College Music Department and The ASCC presented a Jazz Exchange Concert on Wednesday, April 5 held at the Student...

Lana del Rey announces album and witchcraft

Benjamin Garcia

April 5, 2017

Some suspected it in the music video Born To Die -- where she sits on a throne, dressed like Baphomet -- has sex on an altar (a car) -- and chants verses resembling Freemason initiation rituals. She hinted to it in the song, The Blackest Day: "You should've known better/ Than to have to let her/ Get you under her spell of the weather./ I got yo...

Student Showcase sheds light on Applied Music Program

Dennis Osorio

April 3, 2017

The college hosted a classical music show case on Thursday, March 30, to show family members and other audiences the applied students who were awarded with scholarships such as the Scott Henderson Memorial Scholarships for Anna Lopez, Crystal Machado and Phillip Varela; Pepsi Scholarships to Chelsie Lee and Henry Mock; and the Music Teachers Association of...

Spring Serenade showcases students talents

Benjamin Garcia

March 29, 2017

"I hope more people will come next time," Director of chorale and vocal studies Anna Demichelle said, "We had a very nice house today and the more these students perform, the better it is for them, so we are going to try to do this once every semester." Applied music instructor Rhonda Dillon teaches six of the 12 vocal students showcased on Sunday, M...

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