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Comedians poke fun at audience

Veronica Rodriguez Staff Writer Kira Soltanovich entertained the crowd by picking on members of the audience and making jokes about being a new mom. Soltanovich headlined at the Flappers Comedy Club at the Packing House in Claremont on Saturday. The lineup included comedians Alli Breen and Tyler Boeh who started the show. Breen joked about suffering because she had sand all over her body couldn’t... 

Happenings

‘American Dream’ Katherine Frey’s “Amer­ican Dream” photography exhibit, about the human effects of the Great Reces­sion, has been extended to Oct. 14 in the Carlson Gallery in Miller Hall. Diane Rodriguez The La Verne theater arts seminar will host artist, director, writer and performer Diane Rodriguez at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Rodriguez is an Obie award recipient... 

Author Moustafa Bayoumi discusses Arab experience

Author Moustafa Bayoumi discusses Arab experience
Above: Students take notes during Moustafa Bayoumi’s lecture Tuesday evening on the experience of young Arabs living in the United States after 9/11. All writing classes read his book as part of the One Book, One University program, which includes a series of lectures throughout the semester. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Kevin Parada Staff Writer Moustafa Bayoumi, the award-winning author of “How... 

‘It Happened at Pomona’ plays with viewers’ eyes

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor Walking in between two blue glowing walls curved inwards and six inches closer than they appear to the eye could have been mistaken for being in a virtual videogame like Disney’s “Tron.” The only thing missing was Daft Punk’s electronic soundtrack to complete the “Tron” effect. Such was the experience of Tom Eatherton’s work, “Rise.” The Pomona College... 

Artists interact weekly after hours

Christian Orozco Staff Writer Eager students filled the courtyard at Pomona College to participate in the mini canvas paintings, play some of the latest video games and watch the 2008 art documentary “Cool School,” all presented by “Art After Hours.” “Art After Hours” is a program that began last year and holds various art activities every Thursday in the lawn of the Pomona College Museum... 

Happenings

Open Auditions Auditions for the play “Red Noses” by Peter Barnes will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday in Dailey Theater. Performances are scheduled from Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-11. For more information call 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. ‘American Dream’ The last chance to see Katherine Frey’s “Ameri­can Dream” exhibit is Oct. 7 in the Irene Carlson... 

Juergensmeyer assesses war, terror

Juergensmeyer assesses war, terror
Showing slides from his most recent trip, Mark Juergensmeyer, director of the Orfalea Center of Global and International Studies at University of California at Santa Barbara, describes the nature of a peaceful gathering of pro-democracy demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, that soon enough toppled the government of president Hosni Mubarak. / photo by Denisse Leung Ashley Lyn Sourapas Staff... 

Concert Review: The Horrors deliver a full house at the Glass House

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor If you were deaf and relied solely on your vision, you may have mistaken the five-piece English-based band the Horrors for portraying witches dancing around a pot of boiling fog on stage for an early Halloween special at 7 p.m. Monday at the Glass House in Pomona. With slender, lanky cat-like bodies garnered in dainty crisp clothing, jumping around colorful stage lights,... 

International artists cover new ground

International artists cover new ground
Ruth Trotter, professor of art, is a Los Angeles based painter working in pictorial representation using references from architecture, landscape, media and psychology. Michael Frantz, professor of mathematics, asks about her acrylic abstract painting, “Curve.” The “Covering Ground” exhibition in Harris Art Gallery./photo by Denisse Leung Julian Burrell Staff Writer Brenna von den Benken Arts... 

Music Review: Have the Chili Peppers lost their sizzle?

Julian Burrell Staff Writer After a five year self-imposed exile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have made their return to music with their 10th studio album, “I’m With You.” While die-hard fans of the band are no doubt excited to see the funk rockers from Southern California make their return, the Chili Peppers latest unfortunately comes off as a scatterbrained mess of ideas that is not quite sure... 
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