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Dr. Betancourt: Cerritos College’s Music Guru

Marck Parra

May 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music

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 ...

Las Chicas del Cable bring fierce feminism to a time reigned by men

Natasha Molina

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Amidst the start of the first phone operating service in the 1920's, four working class Chicas of Madrid embark in Netflix's period drama; las Chicas Del Cable.These women from different parts of Spain befriend each other while working as the first phone operators of their time.They find themselves ...

Guardians of the Galaxy come back strong with its sequel

Marck Parra

May 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In true Marvel fashion, things get more and more elaborate in the latest installment of Marvel's quirky franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy.Space battles, planet-warping and narrowly escaping death follow as the Guardians make their way to a remote planet.Starlord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Racoon an...

Cerritos Art Gallery holds its annual Student Art Exhibition

Briana Velarde

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment

A diverse range of ceramics, painting and drawing, printmaking and 2-D design, graphic design and typography, animation and film editing to photography were featured. The Cerritos College Art Gallery held its annual Student Art Exhibition in the new Fine Arts building on Thursday, April 27. Curator for the art gall...

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

Lindsay Helberg

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

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 ...

Lana Del Rey saves lives

Benjamin Garcia

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

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...

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...

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