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Orange Tree Lighting

Orange Tree Lighting

Natalia Huanosto, Front Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

The El Modena Chambers Choir and seniors in the El Mo Vocal Music Department performed with Orange High School’s Choir on December 3rd. The Tree Lighting is an annual ceremony in which these groups perform for hundreds of local Orange citizens. This year was the 23rd annual Tree Ligthung Ceremony,...

The Music That Defined 2017

The Music That Defined 2017

Keegan Lamb, Ashley Ramynke, and Revelstoke Sanz

December 6, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Grammy Nominations 2018: Album of the Year Bruno Mars 24K Magic Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love Jay-Z 4:44 Lorde Melodrama Frontline's Prediction: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.   Top Singles: DJ Khalid Wild Thoughts Drake Passionfruit Dua Lipa New Rules Ed Sheeran Shape of You Future Mask Of...

1984: Finding Verse in Prose

1984: Finding Verse in Prose

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

  “1984” by George Orwell was originally published in 1949. David Bowie was inspired by this book, thus releasing his song, “1984,” in “Diamond Dogs,” his 1974 album.   Bowie intended for his song to be released as part of a musical based off of George Orwell’s novel, but it ulti...

A Look Inside the City of Stars

Scarlett Adams, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Music

A beautiful soundtrack for a beautiful movie  The 2016 drama “La La Land” is the story of two lovers who are both pursuing careers in the arts. The joyful tone is set with the first two songs, “Another Day of Sun” and “Someone in the Crowd”. These songs are the perfect start to the m...

Dancing Queen…

Dancing Queen…

Aivi Allred and Jenny Hamburg

November 1, 2017


Filed under Music

The Broadway musical Mamma Mia was heavily influenced by the Swedish pop band named ABBA. Before the movie, the 2001 Broadway musical rocked New York leading to the 2008 movie starting Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried.   With popular songs by ABBA including “Dancing Queen”, “Mamma Mia!”,...

“Damaged” by the Conformity of Society

“Damaged” by the Conformity of Society

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

Damaged mirror, damaged knuckles, damaged reputation for resistance to conform to societal norms. The album cover for Black Flag’s “Damaged,” shot in 1981 by photographer and sculptor Ed Colver, depicts lead singer Henry Rollins with bloody knuckles in a fist, mid-impact to a mirror. Black Flag...

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Audio, Columns, Feature, Focus, Media&Arts, Music, Showcase

     Marteen Estevez is a 16 year-old from the Bay Area.  Music has been a major part of his life from a young age. Born to a Colombian dad and American mom, his parents always encouraged him to pursue his passion for music. Marteen began learning classical piano at just ten years-old. He also wo...

Horror Punk Genre

Horror Punk Genre

Keegan Lamb, Style Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Music

The horror punk genre mixes sounds of punk rock with gothic and morbid imagery and lyrics. Its sound is very similar to deathrock or gothic rock, but is more influenced by 1950s rock with sounds of shock rock, rockabilly and metal. It is known to be more aggressive and rhythmic, a great choice of music...

Epic Proportions Tour 2017

Epic Proportions Tour 2017

Ashley Ramynke, Copy/Music Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

The Epic Proportions Tour consisting of Gabe Kubanda and Louder Than Words, are performing at high schools, college campuses, and military bases across the U.S. for three months this fall. The tour organized by Gabe Kubanda’s company Epic Proportions, targets bands that have a sound relevant to the...

First Stop Spotify, Next Stop: The World

First Stop Spotify, Next Stop: The World

Scarlet Edwards, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under Humans of El Modena (HOEM), Music, Showcase

  Just this August, senior Alan Sanchez has released his band’s first album, “America De Los Gentiles” on Spotify. Lux Vestra is a large musical group that has been in the works for the past ten years, but only began recording just around this time last year. Sanchez, the youngest and only hig...

“R” Stands for Respect

Ilaise Tamotuu, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Music

The protest that has American athletes kneeling before the flag and during the singing of the national anthem has sparked controversy and turmoil. The underlying questions ask if the protest is disrespectful towards those who have died in the fight for the land of the free or if it is all in the name of...

One Direction Stealing the Stage Again

One Direction Stealing the Stage Again

Aivi Allred, Photographer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Music

One Direction was formed seven years ago on Britain’s X Factor, but the members are now on break from the band . All former bandmates are embracing solo tours and releasing albums. March 25, 2015 Zayn Malik left one direction. In the two years, Malik created the album “Mind of Mind” and worked...

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