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LA Times’ national baseball reporter speaks at Wray Theater during ‘Writes of Spring’

LA Times’ national baseball reporter speaks at Wray Theater during ‘Writes of Spring’

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Wray Theater hosted its annual two-day event, Writes of Spring festival, that celebrated writers and writing Apr 19 and 20. and was host to an Los Angeles Times national reporter on the second day of the event. Originally, sport’s writer Dylan Hernandez, an L.A. Dodgers beat writer, was going...

‘Hard Day’s Night’ performance in the Wray Theater

‘Hard Day’s Night’ performance in the Wray Theater

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

Beatles enthusiasts filled seats in the Wray Theater at Rio Hondo College Mar. 11 for a one of a kind experience put on by Beatles tribute band Hard Day’s Night. The attendees, old and young, were not let down. Audience members heard countless songs that were sung in a near exact tone to The Beatle’s,...

Works of art brought to life at the Wray

Works of art brought to life at the Wray

November 21, 2016


Filed under A&E

Jane Zwerneman, Assistant Director of the Stuart Collection, visited Rio Nov. 8 and held a presentation at the Wray Theater. Zwerneman discussed the public art collection, which features site-specific works made by 18 different artists around the UC San Diego campus. Some artists in the collection include Bruce...

“The Laramie Project” aims to inspire change

“The Laramie Project” aims to inspire change

Jake Laurell, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


Filed under Top Stories

The Laramie Project, a play about Matthew Shepard, a gay student attending Wyoming University who tragically lost his life in a gruesome murder in 1998 is coming to the Wray Theater. In a small town where the motto is “live and let live,” Shepard was beaten, tortured, and left to die on a fence near...

Preview: ‘Closing Night’ Choir Spring Concert

Preview: ‘Closing Night’ Choir Spring Concert

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under News Briefs & Upcoming Events

What: "Closing Night" - Choir Spring Concert Who: Rio Hondo Choir When: May 11 Where: Wray Theater Time: 7:30 p.m. Price: Free admission, $3 parking fee Featuring: Kellori Dower - Conductor Eric Ayala - Tenor Tristen Speck - Tenor Christian Fields - Cellist  ...

Preview: ‘A Night of Colors’

Preview: ‘A Night of Colors’

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor

April 26, 2016


Filed under News Briefs & Upcoming Events

The Rio Hondo Dance Program will be presenting it's annual three-day dance concert entitled "A Night of Colors", May 5 through the 7. "A Night of Colors" showcases new choreographic works by students and includes premieres by faculty members Kristine Karmiryan, Rachel Lopez, Paige Melvin, and Lisa...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ utilizes subtlety to help bring awareness to gender issues

‘The Vagina Monologues’ utilizes subtlety to help bring awareness to gender issues

Jocelyn Ortega, Staff writer

April 24, 2016


Filed under A&E, Top Stories

“The Vagina Monologues” is a series of short stories based on real people and experiences that were at first intended to celebrate the vagina, but were later turned into a movement to end violence against women. The play was held on April 11 and 12 at the Wray Theatre. The monologues ranged fro...

Weekend Pick (On Campus): Shadows of Bali

Weekend Pick (On Campus): Shadows of Bali

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under News Briefs & Upcoming Events

What: Shadows of Bali Who: "Shadows of Bali captivates audiences of all ages with it's dance of the Tree of Life featuring singing, story telling, and action. The shadow screen is then removed to reveal what's behind!" When: April 16 Where: Wray Theater Time: 2 p.m. Price: Free admission to t...

Forensics Showcase featured special guest Felicity Huffman

Forensics Showcase featured special guest Felicity Huffman

Stephanie Lopez, Contributor

March 23, 2016


Filed under KRHC VIDEO

The 6th annual Forensics Showcase took place at the Wray Theater on March 2. Director Libby Curiel and Coach Grant Tovmasian hosted the event. There were live performances by the debate team and an interview with Golden Globe winning actress, Felicity Huffman.

SCVA festival held at Wray Theater

SCVA festival held at Wray Theater

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer

March 20, 2016


Filed under A&E, Top Stories

The Southern California Vocal Association’s Choral Festival was held on March 15 at the Rio Hondo’s Wray theatre. The event was hosted by Rio Hondo College Choirs, more specifically, the chamber singers This is the first year that Rio Hondo has hosted a SCVA festival. The competition was directed...

Preview: ‘One Word Taiko’

Preview: ‘One Word Taiko’

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor

March 1, 2016


Filed under News Briefs & Upcoming Events

The Division of Arts and Cultural Programs will be presenting the event "One Word Taiko" on Mar. 12 at the Wray Theater. Drawn from Japan’s tradition of lively festival drumming, these performers will add their energetic spirit to the ancient art of Taiko. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will b...

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, 2016


Filed under A&E

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....

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