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Rising Star: Julio Delgado

By Noraly Hernandez

October 6, 2004

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Standing behind a thick, red curtain, beads of sweat form around his forehead and his hands tremble slightly. However, the enormous smile on his face reveals his excitement despite his apprehension. Although he has been performing...

Rising Star: Alexander Ryan

By Marna Beilby

September 29, 2004

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Ever since hip hop culture was brought to mainstream in the early 1980s, it has become very influential in young America from the clothes they wear to the music they listen to. The fact that these artists do not sing, may...

Rising Star: Silverio Rojas

By Noraly Hernandez

September 22, 2004

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When the teacher offered his fifth grade class the chance to learn how to play a musical instrument, Silverio Rojas, 30, music major, wanted to play the trumpet. After class was let out and Rojas went to pick up his instrument,...

Rising Star: Daniel Lee

By Lydia Kim

September 15, 2004

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Discouraging words and embarassment can keep people from pursuing their dreams and passions. Daniel Lee, 23, however, has learned to overcome this pesimism and in turn also found that his singing was never as bad as his parents...

Rising Star: Joni Efflandt

By Cynthia Curtis

May 26, 2004

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Her mom put her in drama to help her become a more sociable person when she was young. Now, Joni Efflandt, 31, stars in the upcoming play "Antigone." "I was really shy when I was growing up as a kid. So my mom put me...

Rising Star: Donna Angers

By Eva Allen

May 12, 2004

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It can never be too late to pursue dreams and passion. That's what 65-year-old Donna Angers discovered when she began taking art classes at EC fewer than five years ago. "I grew up in the small college town of New...

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By Martha Ramirez

May 5, 2004

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Music is his passion; that's why 22-year-old Aaron Jones, computer information science major, taught himself to play the guitar. Jones grew up in Fresno, but moved to Torrance, where he has developed himself as an artist. Jones...

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By Katrina Romero

April 28, 2004

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He juggles, but he's not a clown, he's a musician. Besides being in the Applied Music Program, 23-year-old tuba player Abel Rios, performs in the jazz band, the brass ensemble, the wind ensemble, the orchestra, the Saturday...

Rising Star: Chris Murphy

By Jocelyn Saddi

April 21, 2004

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Originally from Alabama, 25 -year-old Chris Murphy, theater major, chose to attend EC to pursue acting three years ago when his wife, who works for the Air Force, was sent to L.A. Murphy was drawn to acting when he first...

Rising Star: Christopher Tormo

By Stanley Wu

March 24, 2004

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Having been acting throughout his life, Christopher Tormo, 20, has landed one of his dream roles in the upcoming play "Brighton Beach Memoir." Tormo was first exposed to the stage at the age of 4. He has participated in...

Rising Star: Jason Palines

By Laura Villalpando

March 17, 2004

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Walking across campus with his video camera in hand, Jason Palines, 22, president of the Cinema Arts Club, observes the scenery and gathers ideas to shoot his next film. Palines said he picked up his first video camera at...

Rising Star: Alexander Smith

By Cynthia Curtis

March 10, 2004

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After learning how to play the piano as a boy, Alexander Smith, 22, music therapy major, soon picked up a set of drumsticks and joined the concert band during his eight semesters at EC. Smith learned how to play the drums...

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