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Movie Review: ‘John Wick’ delivers action

Yaya Pineda Staff Writer “John Wick” is an action thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a former hit man whose name induces fear to all those involved in crime in New York City. The movie, released on Oct. 24, is directed by former stuntman Chad Stahelski. When the movie began, I thought I accidently stepped into a Nicholas Sparks romance movie, but that quickly changed within five minutes. Soon my... 

Concert Review: Music festival stirs up Halloween joy

Karla Rendon Editorial Director An enormous inflatable nipple and other beach balls bounced around the thousands of attendants at the Growlers’ Beach Goth Party III on Saturday at the Observatory in Santa Ana. The music festival consisted of carnival rides, food trucks and three different stages with over 40 bands joining together to perform for the annual event. The performing bands were diverse... 

Concert Review: Hollywood Bowl lights up in pink

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer The pitch black sky above the Hollywood Bowl was illuminated by green, purple and pink glow sticks. Screams from approximately 18,000 adoring fans pierced the night. Amp Radio hosted the sold out “We Can Survive” concert Oct. 24 and had a lineup consisting of today’s top artists to help raise money for breast cancer. In order of appearance, there were performances... 

Students display spirit at Air Band Battle

Students display spirit at Air Band Battle
Levi Reed, senior music major, lip-syncs “Like A Virgin” by Madonna at the Mu Phi Epsilon Air Band Battle on Tuesday at Morgan Auditorium. Mu Phi Epsilon, the music fraternity, awarded performances for overall first place performance, best presentation, funniest and best team spirit. / photo by Mariela Patron Emily Lau Staff Writer University of La Verne students formed groups to compete against... 

Movie Review: ‘Birdman’ entertains with humor and visuals

Katie Madden Managing Editor With masterful cinematography, sharp dialogue and a lot of heart behind the blackness, “Birdman” or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a dark, daring and entertaining ride to kick off the much anticipated Oscar season. Riggan Thomson (played by Michael Keaton) is an aging and long dormant actor best known for his portrayal of the wildly popular superhero Birdman... 

Happenings

Cello Sonatas of Beethoven The Pomona College music department presents the Complete Cello Sonatas of Beethoven- Part II at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Bridges Hall of Music. Admission is free. Reed Gratz Band The Reed Gratz Band will perform at noon Friday in the Morgan Auditorium as part of the Fridays at Noon recital series. Admission is free. ‘Songs of Remembrance’ ULV Chamber Singers and Barbershop... 

Cats roam the world in APU exhibit

Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor “The Cat’s Out of the Bag,” a senior exhibit by Daniela Barbani at Azusa Pacific University invites animal lovers, especially cat fanatics, into the whimsical world of felines portrayed through fluid acrylic illustrations. The exhibit features seven of Barbani’s more recent cat illustrations with titles such as “Go Your Own Way,” “French Isn’t Always Fancy,”... 

Wildlife and Landscape Art Show returns to San Dimas

Wildlife and Landscape Art Show returns to San Dimas
Circe, a sculpture artist, carves a clay seal at the 18th Annual Wildlife and Landscape Art show Sunday at the San Dimas Civic Center Plaza. Originally from Pennsylvania, Circe currently lives in Southern California. Her expertise includes sculpting animals in ceramic and bronze. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun  Read More →

Album Review: Foxygen impress with ‘Star Power’

Karla Rendon Editorial Director Experimental indie rock duo Foxygen impressed fans with their new album, “…And Star Power,” which was released on Oct. 14. Fused with modern day sounds and 60s inspired psychedelic grooves, even the biggest fans of classic psychedelic rock will enjoy “…And Star Power.” Each song has a hint of classic rock inspired musicians such as The Beatles, Elton John... 

One-man show takes a dramatic turn

One-man show takes a dramatic turn
Kristopher Lee Bicknell, performs in “Dramatis Personae” in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Written and directed by Sean Dillon and Curtin Krick, the one-man show transported the audience through the history of theater. However, the show doesn’t quite go according to plan. The audience is made to believe Bicknell’s show goes awry when the mishaps are really part of the performance. / photo by Julian... 
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