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Kendrick Lamar releases ‘untitled unmastered.’, a collection of demos

Kendrick Lamar releases ‘untitled unmastered.’, a collection of demos

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor
March 12
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Pimp pimp!... Hooray! Three months into 2016 and hip-hop fans already have a new Kendrick Lamar record to listen to. Sort of. The Compton native rapper released a collection of 8 previously unreleased demos on March 4 that originated during the recording of Lamar's album "To Pimp a Butterfly", ...

Creating ‘The Odd Couple(s)’: A Game of Dynamic Duos

Creating ‘The Odd Couple(s)’: A Game of Dynamic Duos

Megan De Lara, Staff Writer
March 11
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After almost a year in planning, rehearsals for Neil Simon’s "The Odd Couple(s)" are finally underway, and audiences will have – not one – but two very unique ways to experience the talent. Both the male and female versions of Simon’s classics will be brought to life in May once the productions...

Whittier Community Theatre’s ‘Tom Jones’ is a must-watch

Whittier Community Theatre’s ‘Tom Jones’ is a must-watch

Diego Crespo, Opinion Editor
March 9
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Theatrical plays have an incredible advantage over film when it comes to telling their stories. Because of the close proximity and real-time performances, there is an immediacy to productions that movies will simply never have. With that in mind, the David Rogers directed version of "Tom Jones" is a pri...

‘The Witch’ lives deliciously

‘The Witch’ lives deliciously

Diego Crespo, Opinion Editor
March 2
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Following in the footsteps of recent critical darling horror movies, "The Witch" burst onto the film festival circuit to near unanimous acclaim. Everyone fell in love with the family that was tormented by a witch in the woods, but who is Black Philip? What's up with that weird rabbit? And is it really...

Cult Corner: take a nightmarish trip to the ‘Theater of Blood’

Cult Corner: take a nightmarish trip to the ‘Theater of Blood’

Megan De Lara, Staff Writer
March 1
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      Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man – these are just a few of the iconic characters that paved the way for classic horror.  They are the black and white features that first sent chills through the spines of audiences and hold some of the most memorable...

Halsey’s ‘Colors’: an infatuated love story 

Halsey’s ‘Colors’: an infatuated love story 

Rafael Alvarado, Staff Writer
February 27
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The rising princess of pop Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, better known by her stage name Halsey, released her music video for the song “Colors,” from her freshman album Badlands, released on Feb. 25. After many speculations and rumors surfacing around the web about which single and music video wo...

Agents Mulder and Scully return to ‘The X-Files’

Agents Mulder and Scully return to ‘The X-Files’

Rose Loza, Staff Writer
February 25
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May contain spoilers! Fans were delighted to hear that the beloved 90's paranoia television program, The X-Files, would come back from it’s hiatus, and have a 10th season starting at the beginning of the year. Ending its last episode of the season on Monday, Feb. 22, many were intrigued and e...

Throwback 2020’s, the new jazz age

Throwback 2020’s, the new jazz age

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer
February 24
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  Some of the most famous melodies of today were played by pianos, saxophones, and trumpets, but what if those instruments were always incorporated into the music? This idea was incorporated into the music of musician Scott Bradlee, who’s Band plays popular rock, rap and pop music in jazz...

Lana Del Rey’s new music video ‘Freak’ doesn’t disappoint

Lana Del Rey’s new music video ‘Freak’ doesn’t disappoint

Rafael Alvarado, Staff Writer
February 23
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The night air was filled with cigarette smoke and hollering from the surrounding traffic on Wilshire and Western. Music fans waited anxiously to get inside to get a glimpse of the voluptuous Lana Del Rey. Lana released her long awaited music video Freak on Feb. 9 while simultaneously holding a ...

Watoto Children’s Choir inspires many at Wray Theater

Watoto Children’s Choir inspires many at Wray Theater

Pamela Valentina Aguilar, Staff Writer
February 22
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On Feb. 18, a beautiful cluster of East African children inspired many through real life stories, passionate singing, and traditional dancing at Rio Hondo’s Wray Theater. Almost nothing can compare to the tenderness and love for life that the Watoto Children’s Choir transpired that Thursday morning....

The ‘River’s Voice’ is deep

The ‘River’s Voice’ is deep

Nicolas Trujillo, Staff Writer
February 20
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The 17th edition of “River’s Voice” is currently in its editorial stage and expected to be released around April. For those who have never seen, or heard of this publication, the “River’s Voice” is a sampling of the genius that Rio Hondo is associated with. You are likely to have ...

Artist Debra Jane Hall featured at Rio Hondo Art Gallery

Artist Debra Jane Hall featured at Rio Hondo Art Gallery

Carlos Alvarado Jr, Staff Writer
February 18
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Los Angeles native Debra Jane Hall, also known as Dj Hall, is a "photo realist" artist, and has her art on display at our very own Rio Hondo Art Gallery. The people in her paintings are real, but what sets Hall apart from what is traditionally called a "photo realist" is the composition of the landscape. These...

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