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From the Cafeteria to Carnegie Hall

From the Cafeteria to Carnegie Hall

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

Frontline: How did Chambers, Harmonia, and Men’s Choir place? Justin Ellis: Chambers got silver or 3rd, Harmonia got gold or 1st, and Men's Choir got gold or 1st. The scores work is that you can get bronze, silver, or gold, based on what percentile your score fits in with the national average. On...

Lipstick and Rock & Roll

Lipstick and Rock & Roll

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Music

How is it that iconic female musicians like Cher, Nina Simone, and Stevie Nicks, among many more, have not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?   On the 2016 list of nominations for the 2017 Rock Hall, there were only two female nominees, Janet Jackson and Chaka Khan. All of the i...

Music Icon Gregg Allman Passes

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
May 29, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

On May 27, a legend of the music world passed. Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, passed away at his home in Georgia. Allman was a pioneer of the southern rock and roll music scene during the early 70's. The Allman Brothers were staples of the genre during the time, and remain...

Chris Stapleton and the Impact on Modern Country

Chris Stapleton and the Impact on Modern Country

Wyatt Terlaak, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

Chris Stapleton recently released part one of his two part album, "From A Room: Vol. 1". The album pleased critics and fans alike, and reassured Stapleton's fans that he was not a chance act. His previous album, "Traveler", skyrocketed Stapleton to stardom and made him a staple of country music. He is...

History Made at BBMAs

History Made at BBMAs

Melissa Rodriguez, Staff Writer
May 21, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

The Billboard Music Awards of 2017 brought in many outstanding artists who accomplished numerous achievements over the past year. This year was the first time ever an artist under the genre of K-pop was nominated and invited to the music awards. BTS, a South Korean K-pop group, was revealed to have...

Let’s run around you now and let it fall apart

Let’s run around you now and let it fall apart

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

   Chris Cornell embodied the Seattle grunge scene through his role as a vocalist and guitar player in the bands Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, yet sadly departed in the midst of his continuously prosperous music career by hanging himself in a Detroit Hotel Room at the age of fifty...

Charlie Worsham, Nashville’s Best Kept Secret

Charlie Worsham, Nashville’s Best Kept Secret

Abby Sheppard, Advertising Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Thirty one year old, Charlie Worsham is one of Nashville’s best kept secrets according to many. Worsham moved from Mississippi to Nashville 10 years after he attended the school Berklee College of Music. Releasing his first single in 2013, Charlie Worsham has continued to surprise listeners with his...

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 Review

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 Review

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
May 15, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, released their newest “Awesome Mix”, another collection of classic (mostly) 70’s songs, ranging from pop to funk. The first Awesome Mix had hits such as “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede, “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum, and “Ain’t No Mountain...

An Anticipated Release

An Anticipated Release

Abby Sheppard, Advertising Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Miley Cyrus is well known for her time as Hannah Montana and her famous songs. She is one almost everybody recognizes and pays close attention to. Cyrus is recognized in the pop culture world for her few movie appearances, pop songs as well as her few country songs.   The last time Miley Cyrus released an ...

VPE Takes Home the Gold

VPE Takes Home the Gold

Natalia Huanosto, Op/Ed Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under El Mo News, Music, Showcase

On April 22nd, Vanguard Percussion Ensemble (VPE) performed at Martin Luther King High School for their ADLA semi-finals competition. They continued on to finals with a total score of 85.80 out of 100 and first in all categories.   It was the first time that this group continued into finals afte...

Kendrick and politics

Kendrick and politics

Luisa Lopez, Fringe Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Music

Kendrick Lamar recently released his brand new album: DAMN. The critically acclaimed rapper, is like no other. He’s really more than a rapper, he’s a storyteller. DAMN.  is written from the perspective of a Kendrick Lamar who grew up without a father to guide him away from the sinful temptation...

Heartworms: An album review

Heartworms: An album review

Zach Saldivar, Online Manager
April 11, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

  The Shins fifth studio album, “Heartworms”, is the band’s first album in five years. After undergoing some member changes, Mercer and crew put together something that Mercer says is closer to the Shin’s original sound than their previous work, “Port of Morrow.” The album itself...

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