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Ensemble performs traditional music

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Assistant Professor of Music Tony Perman led the Pomona College Mbira Ensemble in presented classical mbira music of the Shona in Zimbabwe Wednesday in Lyman Hall in Claremont. The mbira is a hand-held instrument unique to Zimbabwe with 22 to 28 metal keys played with the thumbs and right index finger. It is sometimes known as the “thumb piano,” although most... 

Alex Gallardo’s photography captures beauty of sport

Award winning photojournalist and sports photographer Alex Gallardo has his mother, Julia Gallardo, sister Cynthia Bernieer, brother, Raymond Gallardo, daughter, Rachel Gallardo, and son-in-law, Matt Bojoqurez, in the Irene Carlson Gallery last week. Gallardo’s solo exhibition “Eyes on the Ball” was a showcase of his sports photography throughout his 30-year career. Gallardo earned two group... 

Poets’ work fights the mainstream

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer In honor of the Ceasar Chavez and “Gaypril” celebrations the Scripps College Queer Straight Alliance had the group Climbing PoeTree perform on April 8 in the Score Living Room. With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Climbing PoeTree shared their revolutionary spoken word pieces, as well as excerpts from their multimedia show “Hurricane Season: the Hidden Messages... 

Warehouse Pizza continues to impress

Warehouse Pizza continues to impress
University of La Verne juniors Julissa Cardenas and Angie Marcos enjoy lunch Tuesday at Warehouse Pizza. On the corner of Bonita Avenue and D Street. Known for its delicious pizza and antipasto salads, Warehouse, which opened in 1972, is a La Verne institution. / photo by Allison Lavelle Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Known for its piles of layered toppings on their pizzas and antipasto salads,... 

“Homeboy” Father Boyle presents new book

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Father Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, presented his book “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion,” as part of the Katharine Howard Miller Endowed Speakers Program on Tuesday at Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium in Claremont. About 200 guests, more than a full house, filled the auditorium to welcome Father... 

Musical history preserved at Claremont museum

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Approximately 1,400 Ameri­can, European and ethnic instruments dating from the 17th century to present day of most types are displayed in three thematic rooms at the Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instru­ments at the Claremont Colleges. The Fiske Museum is the only major museum of musical instruments in the Western United States. According to the mission statement... 

Art exhibit exposes workers’ plight

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer “Worker” is a performance-based presentation that includes emerging artists James Gilbert and Jennifer Vanderpool’s sculptural elements, video and audio, creating an effective visual and aural experience throughout Jan. 27 until March 25 at the Lenzner Family Art Gallery at Pitzer College in Claremont. A group of personified, life-size soft sculptures are positioned... 

‘Insights’ gives a peek into China

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer A full house of more than 50 spectators, challenging the maximum occupancy of 46, attended the lecture on “China: Insights,” curated by writer Allan D. Coleman at the Pomona Museum of Art in Claremont last week. Coleman touched on the delicate expressions of seven contemporary Chinese photographers: Chen Yuan Zhong, Hua’Er, Jia Yu Chuan, Li Nan, Yang Yankang,... 

Leotics boost school spirit at athletic events

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer With matching sea foam green T-shirts that read “Leotics – Welcome to the Jungle” The on campus group yelled creative chants and shook thunder sticks. Leotics is a group sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, they make a loud appearance at every University of La Verne sporting event. CAB Games Recreation and Spirit Chairwoman, Brittany Martinez, first initiated... 

OBJCT Gallery show blends reality, perception

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Featuring the work of 12 master of fine arts candidates at Claremont Graduate University, “EMERGENT 12” reflects an artistic movement through various media in the OBJCT Gallery at the Claremont Village. The exhibition, which opened Feb. 4 in the Packing House in Claremont, represents the next generation of emerging artists that live and work in the community. The... 
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