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Catch-Up with Choir

Catch-Up with Choir

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Music

For El Mo's choir, both February and March are filled with some exciting events at El Modena. Ms. Solis and her dedicated, talented students have been practicing their music, preparing for the days to come now that winter break ended Valentine's singing grams are going up for sale around the first...

Album Review: To Pimp A Butterfly

Album Review: To Pimp A Butterfly

Christian Duarte, Staff Writer
January 10, 2016
Filed under Music

  To make an album truly great, especially a hip hop album, there are many key components that come into play. Beats, producing, samples, lyrics, and a story or theme change the way a listener reacts to an album.   To Pimp A Butterfly was released on March 15, 2015 by TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment) a...

Mesmerizing Melodies

Mesmerizing Melodies

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
January 9, 2016
Filed under Music

Halsey   Halsey, also known as Ashley Frangipane, began singing at seventeen. She is an American singer and songwriter who got her start on Tumblr, posting snippets of songs she created. Since her start, Halsey has been on tour with artists such as The Kooks, Imagine Dragons, and The Weeknd. She ...

Artist Spotlight: Beach House

Artist Spotlight: Beach House

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
January 5, 2016
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

French-born singer and instrumentalist Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native multi-instrumentalist Alex Scally met each other in Baltimore's indie rock-scene in 2004. After spending a good amount of time writing and producing songs, the melodious couple confronted the realization that they needed a title...

Hidden Talent: Christi Holley

Hidden Talent: Christi Holley

Christian Duarte, Staff Writer
December 17, 2015
Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Media&Arts, Music

Any kind of talent, artistic in this case, can and should be expressed. Whether it be art, photography, or music: talent is a gift. But the sad reality is that most artists go unknown. Some are too shy to share the creative side of themselves while others doubt how amazing they really are.   Art ...

Singing Through the Days

Singing Through the Days

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
December 14, 2015
Filed under Music

This Thursday, December 17th, El Modena High School's Choir will be performing a showcase for their Winter Concert. Ms. Solis, Choir Director, and Junior Keomalu Wilson, Chamber Singer, spoke of their absolute excitement for the upcoming show. Frontline: When and where is this year’s choir performa...

The Essence of My Life Through Music

The Essence of My Life Through Music

Jordan Cowdell, Front Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under Columns, Music, Showcase

Think back to the day you heard the first song that really spoke to you. Back to when you intently listened to the lyrics that introduced you into a whole new world of dancing like nobody is watching while simultaneously playing the air guitar. That was me at age seven on a family road trip, as all...

Through the Badlands

Through the Badlands

Mackenzie Watkins, Advertising Editor
December 7, 2015
Filed under Columns, Music, Showcase

  Ashley Frangipane is widely known by her stage name, Halsey. This young singer songwriter started her musical career at the age of seventeen by posting original songs on the popular blogging website Tumblr. Halsey blew up on the scene of internet blogging with her stunning vocals and truly crea...

The Man Behind the Music

The Man Behind the Music

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor
December 3, 2015
Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

Although many have seen “Star Wars”, the sci-fi sensation that initially swept the world during the seventies and continues to do so today, many forget one of the key components that made “Star Wars” so memorable and timeless: the music. What would “Star Wars” be without its classic theme....

Dancing Through Life

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer
December 1, 2015
Filed under Columns, Music

Brandon Flowers, the frontman of the Las Vegas-oriented rock band The Killers, released his solo album titled The Desired Effect on May 19th, 2015. This album will be his first solo since 2010's Flamingo, and Flowers has definitely taken a different approach to achieve The Desired Effect. The album f...

Top 15 Holiday Songs this Season

Top 15 Holiday Songs this Season

Presley Lozano, Style Editor
November 30, 2015
Filed under Music

Get into the holiday and season's groove by listening to some of these songs... In your house, in the car, at school, or in the shower! These songs contain pop, jazz, classics, and lyrics compatible to various religions and holiday celebrations: 1. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Dean Martin 2....

Hello, it’s me…again

Fatima Shamsi, Online Manager
November 29, 2015
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Music

Most people do not know Adele’s last name or age but have bought and memorized all of her albums. The British singer and American favorite, Adele Adkins steals the music world once more with her riveting lyrics and heart-soaring voice. The endearing superstar released her album on November 20th, 2015...

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