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BeatPort Hosts 34-Hour Virtual Music Festival

BeatPort Hosts 34-Hour Virtual Music Festival

Clarissa Martinez, Digital Associate Editor

March 30, 2020

BeatPort live stream had its first ever 34-hour virtual music festival called ReConnect on Friday March 27 through Sunday March 29. The event was curated as a way to raise money for the electronic music community who are now facing a huge loss financially with gig cancellations due to COVID-19. 8.5 mi...

March 11, 1967 Pink Floyd Released Their First Debut Single

David Medina, Editor In Chief

March 21, 2020

It All Started With A Vision The English rock band Pink Floyd released their first debut single “Arnold Layne” which sparked their legendary Rock and Roll career. Pink Floyd performed for more than 30 years and sold over 200 million al- bums. This song “Arnold Layne” was not what they were famous for but it wastheir album that tra...

Rio Hondo Hosts 4th Annual “Vagina Monologues”

Rio Hondo Hosts 4th Annual “Vagina Monologues”

David Medina, Editor In Chief

March 2, 2020

The Vagina Monologues was hosted by Rio Hondo College Thursday February 27, 2020 at the Wray Theatre. This event is going on its fourth year, presented by the Violence Intervention Project and Student Life. The Monologue spotlighted controversial topics such as domestic violence, mental health, victim...

LA Art Show Returns for 25th Anniversary

LA Art Show Returns for 25th Anniversary

Clarissa Martinez, Reporter

February 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Art Show celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Convention Center on Wednesday February 5th through Sunday February 9th. The convention included a variety of modern and contemporary art works. Over 120 galleries were on display from 23 different countries. Art works ranged from sculptures,...

Annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show Sparks Memories

Annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show Sparks Memories

David Medina, Editor In Chief

February 25, 2020

The Annual Whittier Area Classic Car Show is hosted by the Whittier Area Community Church. The Church is located on Mar Vista and Colima. The event is open to the public and all different types of vehicles and collector vehicles 1976 and older. Additionally this events entertainment includes differen...

Rage Against the Machine Announces 2020 World Tour

Rage Against the Machine Announces 2020 World Tour

Vincent Franco, Reporter

February 13, 2020

After a nine year hiatus Rage Against the Machine has announced a 2020 world tour, with the help of Run of the Jewels. The “Public Service Announcement” released by the band includes over 40 dates, from El Paso, Texas to Vienna Austria. Consisting of two nights back to back in New York City's Madison...

NAMM Show Makes Its 2020 Debut

NAMM Show Makes Its 2020 Debut

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

January 27, 2020

NAMM kicked off its annual celebration of music on Thursday to an intense crowd of industry veterans, newcomers and hopefuls. The convention, full name the National Association of Music Merchants, takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California and is one of the world’s largest music product...

Music Professor Gives Students a Chance to Succeed with ‘Frank and Friends’ Concert

Music Professor Gives Students a Chance to Succeed with ‘Frank and Friends’ Concert

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

November 22, 2019

If one were to ask Professor Frank Accardo the year “Frank and Friends” started, there would be no definite answer. However, he could easily state why he brings it back year after year: for the students. “We don’t really have a guitar ensemble or a guitar studio class where [students] have...

Review: Rio Hondo’s Rendition of ‘The Dining Room’

Review: Rio Hondo’s Rendition of ‘The Dining Room’

Marissa Valezuela, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Backstory  The Dining Room is a two-act play consisting of eighteen overlapping and unrelated scenes that utilize theatrical conventions such as pantomime, non-linear timeline, double casting, and minimal costumes and set.  A.J. Gurney’s 1982 play covers seven decades of upper middle class WASP...

Transgender Day of Resistance

Transgender Day of Resistance

Jake Laurell, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Transgender Day of Resistance, a workshop focused on educating and highlighting the major success stories in the transgender community, went on from 4 pm to about 5:30 pm in the student union building at Rio Hondo College, Wednesday, November 6.  The first part featured a lecture alongside pamphlets that were ...

Nuestras Raíces Returns to Rio for Master Class in Folklórico

Nuestras Raíces Returns to Rio for Master Class in Folklórico

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

November 10, 2019

For the third time this semester, Dr. Argelia Andrade and Professor Xocoyotzin Herrera visited campus to bring Mexican culture to students through music and dance. The event took place in the Lower Quad Wednesday morning and was one in a series of performances and master classes Rio Hondo has hosted...

Let’s Get Spooky: The Evolution of Rio Hondo’s Halloween Maze

Let’s Get Spooky: The Evolution of Rio Hondo’s Halloween Maze

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

October 31, 2019

Halloween mazes have become a staple when planning October festivities. Deep within the walls of the M-Building, Rio Hondo has been brewing up their own scares, but it takes a lot of work backstage in order for all the “eeks!” and “ahhs!” to come screaming from the faint-hearted. Two years...

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