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Five Movies and Albums to Help You Get through this Quarantine

Graphic by Vincent Franco

Vincent Franco, Digital Photo Editor

April 1, 2020

Times are hard and anxieties are high during these seemingly unrealistic events. To help “get away"  I’ve come up with a list of some of my favorite movies and albums, both recent and old, to watch and listen while in distress and help ease the nerves a bit.   Movies Paranorman (2012) From the creators of “Caroline,” this ani...

NAMM Show Makes Its 2020 Debut

The Anaheim Convention Center where The NAMM Show takes place every year. Though the event is a trade-show, the organization also aids in helping the future of music by funding charities and educational programs.

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

Professor Frank Accardo on stage in the Wray Theater on Nov. 12. Accardo opened his 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...

Nuestras Raíces Returns to Rio for Master Class in Folklórico

Dr. Argelia Andrade (far right) teaches students choreography for Mexican folk song,

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...

StageCoach 2020 Lineup

The country music festival will take place in Indio, CA.

Kaitlyn Leyva, Assosiate Editor

October 18, 2019

California's biggest country music festival has finally released its 2020 lineup. The three day music event is returning for its 14th year in Indio California from April 24-26, 2020. Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Eric Church will be the opening acts on each of the three days. This will be Thomas...

King’s Prophet: Harmonious Complexity That’s Simply Meant to Be

Guitarist Josh Brazil on stage at the Continental Room on Sept. 17.

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

October 9, 2019

Rock and roll can be simple in many cases – mix the drums, bass and guitar together, then throw in some vocals and you’re set. The formula is simple, effective, and doesn’t need much more added to the recipe. But even complex can be extraordinary, especially if the puzzle pieces fall effortlessly...

Green Day Partner with NHL Under Two-Year Contract

The members of Green Day are not new fans to the sport. The band was scheduled to perform at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, but had to cancel due to Billie Joe Armstrong falling ill.

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

October 2, 2019

The National Hockey League (NHL) officially announced a 2 year contract with pop-punk band Green Day on Monday. The partnership will include performances, appearances, and other promotional collaborations for NBCSN's Wednesday Night Hockey. Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Ma...

Trío Chicontepec Brings Music of Mexico To Rio Hondo

Son Huasteco group Trío Chicontepec: Founder Rolando Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez and Dr. Edgar Hernandez.

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

September 19, 2019

World-renowned Trío Chicontepec introduced their unique sound and skill to students in the Wray Theater on September 23. The trio (comprised of founder Rolando Hernandez, his son Jorge Hernandez, and Dr. Edgar Hernandez) shared the history and technique of Son Huasteco, a type of Mexican folk music. Dr. ...

Goth-Rocker Peter Murphy Makes Full Recovery After Heart Attack

Peter Murphy on stage during his Dust tour in 2002. The musician has had a string of health problems in the past, including issues with his vocal cords.

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

September 3, 2019

Legendary “godfather of goth” Peter Murphy, 62, has made a full recovery after suffering a heart attack earlier last month. The singer experienced shortness of breath prior to a performance and was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Once there, Murphy was treated by cardiologist Dr....

Drake and J. Cole Working Together

Joseph Rodriguez, writer/reporter

April 18, 2019

Rappers, Drake and J. Cole are two of the most influential artists in the music industry. Both are currently in the top 50 for most Spotify streams and have a combined 11 studio albums. They are also regarded as some of the best rappers of all time. The two have worked on music before with one of their...

New Artist Billie Eilish Setting Records

Ashley Lozano, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Up and coming artist, Billie Eilish, is setting record sales after the release of her first album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? An Up and Coming New Artist The 17-year-old from Los Angeles began as a dancer but quit after an injury. Eilish began showing interest in music at the age 11 aft...

The Game of Thrones Season 8 Playlist on Spotify is Here

Cesar E. Gonzalez, Reporter

April 11, 2019

The final countdown to the last season of Game of Thrones featured on HBO is finally upon us! What better way to guess an outcome of the finale with the announcement of a music playlist. Titled, "Game of Thrones: The End is Coming," was put together by the two co-creators of the show and is a total of f...

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