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FYF Festival rocks out L.A.

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor Over 20,000 wayfarer sunglass-wearing punk and indie rockers gathered for an entire day’s worth of live music for the annual FYF Festival Saturday at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles. “Today is the best day of summer,” was the headlining phrase that flashed on widescreens and posters that hung all across the park, advertised by Altamont... 

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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