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Don’t Sleep on “More Life”

Michael Cueto

March 27, 2017

October's very own Drake gives us, "More Life," which includes guest appearances by Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Quavo, Giggs and Sampha. None of these artists disappointed in delivery, however, lyrically I felt they could have delivered more. The album contains great samplings reminiscent of timeless classics such as "Devotion" by Earth, Wind, ...

Queztzal's 7th studio album; the Eternal Getdown (Courtesy of Jeanette Hernandez/The Music Joint)

Quetzal: The Eternal Getdown

March 23, 2017

This article has been updated after publishing to add another source. Rich in culture is the best way to describe what Gra...

Metallica: Hardwired…for success

Ethan Ortiz

November 23, 2016

For a band to last for more than 30 years is impressive, but for a band to still put out a successful number one album in the charts after all that time, well that's legendary. Metallica, one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, have accomplished just that with the release of their latest album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. The two-disc 12-t...

Dr. Betancourt leads the Pep Band in performing during this years homecoming game on Oct. 15. One responsibility of the band is to provide school spirit. Photo credit: Briana Velarde

Pep Band provides musical canvas for homecoming game

October 19, 2016

Dr. David Betancourt has directed band for 18 years at Cerritos College. One of the bands includes Pep Band, which students...

Ty Dolla $ign performs during first Inaugural

Ty Dolla $ign’s new album brings ‘Dolla Day’ concert

September 28, 2016

The singer, rapper, songwriter and producer Ty Dolla $ign is keeping busy. Less than a year after the release of his major...

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill turns 18

Terrel Emerson

August 30, 2016

In a world full of antidotes and pandas, the people need more substance. Substance is an understatement when discussing how much Lauryn Hill’s album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” truly was to those who appreciated it.Double major Brianna Merihue said "It depends on what perspective you take. I think in it's time e...

Student releases album

Gustavo Lopez

August 23, 2016

The light start of the song “Stranger” is a dreamy contrast to the opening lyric, “Yes, you made me hate myself, that’s why I miss you all of the time,” in Gemma Castro’s five-song “Gemma EP” released on Aug. 16. She explained that the opening song represented her, “It was kind of a ballad tim...


Student here, pop star there

March 5, 2015

Goose-bumps flow throughout the surface of Jayke's skin as she approaches the stage. She takes deep breaths, focuses on her...

Keren Schweitzer on the flute and Jason Lippmann on cello perform Heitor Villa-Lobos' Assobio A Jato (A Jet Whistle). The pair were the opening act at the Semi-Annual Faculty Gala on Nov. 16 at the Burnight Center Theatre. Photo credit: Gustavo Lopez

Music faculty perform at Gala

November 16, 2014

Anna DeMichele opened up Cerritos College's semi-annual Faculty Gala by welcoming people in attendance and thanking them for showing...

Program encourages students to be better performers

Gustavo Lopez

November 9, 2014

The Applied Music program is a program in which students receive one-on-one instruction. This class is directed to vocalists and instrumentalists, and one of its steps is to have them perform in front of their peers. The Applied Music program held a recital during music professor Christine Lopez's class on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at BC-51. "Students...

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