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Symphony orchestra unites the community

Symphony orchestra unites the community
Catherine Bacus, La Verne resident and former gerontology professor at the University of La Verne, lives out the La Verne Symphony Orchestra mission of performing music written by international composers with students and community members. The orchestra rehearses every Thursday night in Morgan Auditorium. The orchestra is preparing for its Winter Concert which is at 7 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium.... 

Wecksell’s one-man show connects audience

Wecksell’s one-man show connects audience
CAB hosted comedian Evan Wecksell in Morgan Auditorium Thursday, Nov. 18. Wecksell invited freshman Jason Souriolle to act as a roommate who is constantly on the computer, and listening to KISS as Wecksell sang about the character. Wecksell also sang about what it is like to be a student at the University of La Verne and took ideas from the audience for the final song. / photo by Megan Peralez Yaya... 

Songs remember lost ones

Songs remember lost ones
Sarah Alonzo, Katie Ochoa, Cora Kane and Annie Johnson, members of the Sister Notes, perform a medley on songs at the “Songs of Remembrance” concert in Morgan Auditorium on Sunday. The recital showcased the chamber and barbershop singers as they performed songs about loved ones who died. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor As barbershop quartet Make No Mention swiftly unbuttoned... 

Concert Review: Elfman’s theatrical scores come to life

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer Jack Skellington took to the stage, chilling the audience to the bone with his clear and distinguished vocals Saturday at Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Danny Elfman’s “Music from the Films of Tim Burton” concert left all in a standing ovation. Elfman is well known for his vocals as Jack Skellington as well as his 25 years as a composer collaborating with director Tim... 

Mu Phi Epsilon strums up Halloween fun

Mu Phi Epsilon strums up Halloween fun
Trick-or-treaters enjoyed candy given out at the Kids’ Concert by students on Halloween. Mu Phi Epsilon members Christian Garay, Albert Khalbourji and Donovan Allen hand treats out to Johnson and Lily Ye. Children enjoyed music by the University’s quartets in Sneaky Park. / photo by Megan Peralez Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The cool breezy fall evening air blew through Sneaky Park as quartets... 

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... 

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... 

Concert Review: The Drums energize crowds in Hollywood

Karla Rendon Editorial Director Brooklyn-based indie duo the Drums played a maximum-capacity show for 800 people at Amoeba’s in Hollywood on Tuesday in promotion of their new album, “Encyclopedia.” The stylish, dark clothed fans welcomed the Drums with a roaring applause followed by a few excited whistles as the group stepped on the tiny stage and immediately played their 2011 song “Days.” As... 
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