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Norah’s Back to Jazz

Norah’s Back to Jazz

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

January 17, 2017

With an extremely interesting background, American singer-songwriter, Norah Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar and Australian actress Sue Jones. She pursued music since she was young and majored in jazz piano. Jones has been named the top jazz artist of the 2000–...

Punk and Politics

Punk and Politics

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

January 14, 2017

   Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine performed at the OC Observatory on January seventh in support for Reverend Horton Heat. The mix of rockabillies and punks fed off the eccentric nature and anti-corruption beliefs of the former Dead Kennedys’ frontman, Jello Biafra.   Biafra...

Mendes Madness

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

January 13, 2017

Shawn Mendes, unlike most 18 year olds, has released two albums, both of which debuted number 1 on Billboard Top 200 and straight off the recent release of his sophomore album, “Illuminate”, he’s about to embark on the Illuminate World Tour. Mendes made his mark on an app called Vine, which recently anno...

Finding Their Wave

Finding Their Wave

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

December 16, 2016

Frontline: What's the name of the band and who are the members? Revelstoke Sanz: We're still deciding on a band name, even though we've come up with several (i.e. Bone Box Booby Trap, PortaParty & Hot Chicken). We just can't decide yet. Though the members are Caleb Vanderwall on the guitar, George M...

Muddy Magnolias

Muddy Magnolias

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

December 13, 2016

Created by Jessy Wilson and Kallie North in 2014, the Muddy Magnolias is a blues, rock, and country band from Nashville, Tennessee. Jessy Wilson is a Brooklyn native who was mentored by John Legend and moved to Nashville to expand her music, and Kallie North was a photographer. The duo met through a ph...

First Time in Four Years

First Time in Four Years

November 18, 2016

  “The first time of four years,” that phrase was being repeated over and over again by members of the El Modena Marching Band and Color Guard. On November 12th, 2016, the El Mo Band and Guard made it to finals in the first time in four years.   On November 12th, El Modena High school hosted the Califor...

PJ On The Cuff

PJ On The Cuff

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

November 15, 2016

Many of you know already know of the band, The Cuff, with El Modena seniors, Hunter Watts (bass) and PJ Frazier (drums). But what you may not know is that they have recently been fortunate enough to start recording an album. PJ and Hunter have known each other their whole lives, since their parents are fr...

Snoop Dogg Drops the Mic and Pick Up a Spoon

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

November 10, 2016

As if you thought 2016 couldn’t get any more wild, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are teaming up for a new cooking show. Their show, “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner” premieres November 7th on VH1. Every episode will include a panel of their celebrity friends. The trailer for the series fea...

The Last Leaf Falls.

Meranthy Meza

November 4, 2016

Today marked the last day of the week long celebration of Dia de Los Muertos here at El Mo. The entire week was full of life (yes I went there) as the students came dressed in festive and classical Mexican attire and faces painted like skulls. While the entire week had something new to offer, today ...

Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

Halloween at the Hollywood Bowl

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

November 4, 2016

   Sitting in a crowd of costumes and singing to iconic Halloween songs, 52,500 individuals flocked to see Danny Elfman’s final performances at the Hollywood Bowl. This series of performances from October 28th through the 30th was the last time Elfman will perform his original score from Tim Burt...

Marvelous Monster Mosh

Marvelous Monster Mosh

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

November 2, 2016

   This past Saturday, the Honda Center hosted the 2016 Monster Mosh which featured Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown with special guests, Sixx:AM. It was truly a spooktacular concert.   Sixx:A.M., featuring Nikki Sixx on bass guitar, DJ Ashba on lead guitar, and James Michael as lead voc...

Beach Goth V

Beach Goth V

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

October 25, 2016

  This past weekend, the fifth annual Beach Goth music festival took place on the Observatory grounds. Presented by The Growlers, this two day event was definitely unforgettable; however, whether that was in a good or bad way is debatable.   The lineup, as consistent with past years, featured a grea...

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