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West African Drum Ensemble brings full house

Traditional rhythms are explored in the drumming group’s performance. Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Crowds gathered in the Dailey Theatre to witness Steve Biondo’s musical masterpiece, the West African Drum Ensemble as they entertained students Wednesday. The music department brought together both drumming classes to make this event possible and explored the traditional rhythms of what was once... 

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Passion Pit The acclaimed Passion Pit will headline a show at the Fox Theater on Saturday, providing those east of Los Angeles another opportunity to see the band. Hailing from New York, the MTV-featured band will perform alongside Band of Skulls and Plague Vendor. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25.For more information, visit foxpomona.com. Anthony Green The Glass House will host Good Old... 

Film unearths family death

Director C.M. Hardt searches for truth with “Death in El Valle.” Marla Bahloul Arts Editor There are those who try to forget particular remnants of history, and there are those like C.M. Hardt, who try to revive that which has been forgotten. Hardt, an award-winning photographer and filmographer, delivered a presentation called “Ghost of Franco” on Wednesday in the President’s... 

Music Review: Jules’ long awaited act is an indie hit

Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Strokes frontman, Julian Casablancas, has created a revolutionary album, straying from the norm of indie stardom created by the New York band, and stepping onto a synthpop, alternative platform. Yes, “Phrazes For The Young” differs greatly from the successes of The Strokes’ past albums, but Casablancas has done it yet again. It has been long awaited as other members... 

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Drum Ensemble The La Verne West African Drum Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday on the main stage of Dailey Theatre. Through the semester, Steve Biondo, director, has taught students the values and traditions tied to the instruments used in his class. General admission is $5. Students get in free. For more information contact the music department at 909-593-3511, ext. 4921. Vocal Ensemble The... 

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LeoFM LeoFM will be giving away tickets to Laser Island in Upland on Nov. 23 and 24. Listen all day for the Laser Gobble Giveaway. If you call in and give your best gobble on air, you will be eligible at winning four-pack of tickets. Listen to LeoFM for a chance to win. Bootleg Theater The Bootleg Theater will host a Neil Young tribute Friday to support the non-profit Children’s Music Fund. More... 

Hellogoodbye greets Upland arts festival

Hellogoodbye greets Upland arts festival
Hellogoodbye was one of several bands to take the stage at the Upland Music and Arts Festival on Friday. Frontman Forrest Kline introduced new songs from the band’s latest EP, “When We First Met.” The three-day festival featured a battle of the bands and other performances as well as various activities for the community to enjoy. Hellogoodbye performed 10 songs, ending their set with their... 

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‘Blood Wedding’ Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding,” will be again held at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12-14 in Dailey Theater. A matinee performance will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are priced at $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students with an I.D. For more information, contact the Theater Arts Department at 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Reed Gratz Band Reed Gratz will... 

Music Review: Hockey unleashes ‘Chaos’

Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Hailing all the way from the “green city,” Portland’s very own Hockey has finally composed its first full-length album. Fusing both funk and power pop, “Mind Chaos” finds itself being radio-friendly, providing listeners with a pleasurable experience. It is a danceable album, with a new-wave, soul type of feel, drawing inspiration from a number of musical styles. Its... 

Concert Review: El Rey Theater hosts the White Rabbits

Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Wilshire Boulevard was flooded with indie fanatics waiting to be let into the El Rey Theater for Los Angeles band Local Natives, and New York bands Glass Ghost and White Rabbits, who headlined the show. The KROQ van was stationed alongside the venue, hyping everyone up for the show and passing out keychains. As Glass Ghost opened the act, a crowd shuffled toward the pit of... 
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