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Mark Pinsky unveils real Disney in talk

Mark Pinsky unveils real Disney in talk
Mark Pinksy, author of “The Gospel According to The Simpsons” and “The Gospel According to Disney,” spoke about his recent book in Morgan Auditorium on March 31. Pinsky has written several books on faith and entertainment. Pinsky is also a contributor to several periodicals, including as USA Today, the New York Times and Christianity Today. / photo by Candice Salazar Christina Collins Burton Arts... 

First Person Experience: Walk raises bird interest

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer As I stepped onto the grounds at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont my ears were immediately greeted by the cheerful chirps of various bird species. The people who attended the bird walk Sunday were split into two separate tour groups as pairs of birds flew overhead chasing after one another and making loud yet sweet noises. This behavior from the birds... 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens offer beauty and education

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont offers a variety of tours, events and programs – and a beautiful place to escape and commune with nature, right in our back yard. It is home to an extensive collection of more than 6,000 native plants. “We offer plants that most people would not even know existed,” Laura Perry, garden... 

Faculty recital ties strings together with notes

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont hosted a faculty recital featuring two highly accomplished artists Saturday: composer and musician Andrew McIntosh, who performed with a violin and a viola, and professor Gayle Blankenburg who performed on the piano. Upon entering the elegant music hall, attendees were struck by the awesome sight of the Hill Memorial Organ, the intricate... 

Music is a ‘Suddyn’ hit at La Verne

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer As it poured outside, the band Suddyn performed in Davenport Dining Hall Tuesday. Many students spent their lunch break listening to Suddyn’s latest offering called “Before the City.” The band has seen chart success in Europe and now has traveled to Los Angeles to reach out to fans in the states. “The music is phenomenal. Their sound of music will do well here... 

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... 

Collection pieces together mixed art

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor With careful hands and creative minds, the artwork of stained glass and quilting artists was featured in the Walker House’s Second Story Gallery. One piece that captured guest’s attention was a small glass square decorated with bright red roses that bloomed in each corner. “The piece took about a week and a lot of hours,” said stained glass artist Robert... 

Women honored in Latino Art Museum exhibit

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer This year the Women’s International Art show had its opening reception on March 12 at the Latino Art Museum in the Pomona Art Colony and will continue through Saturday. For curator and La Verne alumna Graciela Nardi, the month of March is significant because it celebrates women from all cultural backgrounds and the art that they produce. Seven years ago Nardi decided... 

Gary Colby shares story of photography

Gary Colby shares story of photography
Demonstrating the wrong way to create a self-portrait with a view camera, Gary Colby, chairman of the photography department, finds himself on the other side of the lens for a change. Colby’s interests extend beyond photography and include such diverse areas as the study of early cave drawings and experience as a general aviation pilot. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor As... 

A quartet’s twist on Chinese music

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor With the help of bolts, screws, felt and a regular drinking glass, the “East Meets West” performance at the Little Bridges Hall in Claremont entertained with traditional Chinese music and a twist of historical poetry. The performance was two parts, the first was a performance played by the Eclipse Quartet and Professor of Music Genevieve Lee on the piano. The... 
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