Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

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

Trío Chicontepec Brings Music of Mexico To Rio Hondo

Megan De Lara, Arts and Entertainment 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....

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April 20- Bill Shaikin, L.A. Times national baseball reporter, spoke at the Wray Theater for this years Writers of Springs Festival: a celebration of writers and literature.

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

Victor Lozano , Staff Writer April 25, 2017

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...

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Beatles Tribute band Hard Days Night performed in the Wray Theater.

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

Victor Lozano, Staff Writer March 15, 2017

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,...

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Jane Zwernemen introduces the Stuart Collection to an audience at the Wray Theater.

Works of art brought to life at the Wray

November 21, 2016

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...

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Rio Hondo actors in The Laramie Project.

“The Laramie Project” aims to inspire change

Jake Laurell , Tutor October 12, 2016

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...

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Preview: Closing Night Choir Spring Concert

Preview: ‘Closing Night’ Choir Spring Concert

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor May 11, 2016

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  

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Preview: A Night of Colors

Preview: ‘A Night of Colors’

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor April 26, 2016

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...

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Cast members from The Vagina Monologues share some of their intimate stories at the Wray Theater

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

Jocelyn Ortega, Staff writer April 24, 2016

“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 from...

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Weekend Pick (On Campus): Shadows of Bali

Weekend Pick (On Campus): Shadows of Bali

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor April 14, 2016

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...

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Forensics Showcase featured special guest Felicity Huffman

Stephanie Lopez, Contributor March 23, 2016

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.

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Choir members performing for members of the audience and judges at the Wray Theater on Tuesday, March 15.

SCVA festival held at Wray Theater

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer March 20, 2016

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...

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Preview: One Word Taiko

Preview: ‘One Word Taiko’

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor March 1, 2016

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...

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