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Tiny studio: A chat with saxophonist Brian Lee

Tiny studio: A chat with saxophonist Brian Lee
September 28, 2017

Since discovering the saxophone in sixth grade, junior Brian Lee has played at MVHS SNL and the San Jose Jazz WinterFest with his band, F115, and on his Youtube channel, quickly becoming one of the most...

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

Sophomore Evan Zhang sings at the La Pluma Coffeehouse. The event featured a variety of acts including singing, dancing and role play. Photo by Varsha Venkat.
April 8, 2014

  How often do you get to hear a musician with a Spanish guitar at school, poetry readings and breakdancers perform on the same stage? La Pluma Coffeehouse had all that and more. In an attempt...

Chemistry teacher Mike McCrystal details passion for jazz

McCrystal stands in front of his posters, which depict Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, some non-bands he listens to along with jazz. Photo by Joyce Varma.
March 27, 2013

McCrystal's Favorite Songs "Body and Soul" by Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton [audio: https://elestoque.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/06-Track-06-Body-and-Soul.m4a] "Summertime"...

All that jazz

All that jazz
December 9, 2009

Student life commission hosts new dance event that honors past dance style     {cc-by-nc-sa}  

Practice makes music

Practice makes music
August 31, 2009

Carnegie Mellon, college, and nine-hour-classes-a-day take place all in six weeks for senior Shreepal Shah as well as an experience he can take away forever.   Instead of going the beach, slumbering...

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