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Kendrick Lamar releases his fourth album; DAMN

Max Perez
April 17, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

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 a...

Music department brings jazz culture to Cerritos College

Music department brings jazz culture to Cerritos College

Marck Parra and Dennis Osorio
April 11, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Cerritos College Music Department and The ASCC presented a Jazz Exchange Concert on Wednesday, April 5 held at the Student Center to a packed crowd of jazz enthusiasts. The concert featured a lineup that included jazz ensembles from three neighboring high schools, John Glenn High School, Paramount...

Fans of Rick and Morty were fooled on April Fools Day

Marck Parra
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In an ultimate April Fool's Day prank, creators of the hugely popular cartoon, "Rick and Morty," released the highly-anticipated first episode of the third season on April 1st to the confusing and disbelief of fans."Rick and Morty" is a show on Adult Swim about an alcoholic, mad scientist (Rick) an...

Lana del Rey announces album and witchcraft

Benjamin Garcia
April 5, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

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/ G...

Mildly Powered Rangers

Carlos Holguin
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts Clubs

Amid cries of ruined childhoods and Hollywood cash grabs, Saban's Power Rangers proved that it was just in fact a movie and not the end of the world for viewers.In fact, the best way to summarize Power Rangers would be that it is neither great or horrible, but it simply is just a movie. The kind that...

Student Showcase sheds light on Applied Music Program

Dennis Osorio
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

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 Le...

Band and Orchestra Concert put on an emotional set of performances

Bianca Martinez
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment

A cacophony of excited parental chatter intermingled with the undeniable sound of instruments being tuned and musicians warming up as Cerritos Student Center was home to a musical showcase Tuesday March 21.The showcase better known as the Exchange Concert featured the musical prowess of local distri...

Spring Serenade showcases students talents

Benjamin Garcia
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

"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 s...

The new Beauty and the Beast falls short to expectations

Briana Velarde
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Second week and Beauty and the Beast is still dominating box office.This version of the film is quite similar in structure of the plot.The film had a strong production design and the large musical set pieces. I can’t think of a musical in a long time that had such satisfyingly staged musical s...

Passion Latina gives back

Passion Latina gives back

Natasha Molina
March 29, 2017
Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Mireya Placencia, an EOPs English tutor, grew up to be different from other girls, she experienced music differently than others amongst her. “I wanted to know the background, the history to every dance and as to why something was done for a certain particular genre, so I asked questions did my...

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