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Music Review: Jack White takes baby steps on ‘Blunderbuss’

Amanda Nieto Arts Editor “I want love to walk right up and bite me/ Grab a hold of me and fight me/ Leave me dying on the ground,” sings Jack White on his new single “Love Interruption.” Unfortunately, this cut-throat aggression is not characteristic of the rest of his first solo album, “Blunderbuss,” released Tuesday. Rather than deliver on the hype that his album has generated from critics... 

Melodies travel the world in hours

Melodies travel the world in hours
Concertmaster Ivan Shulman conducts the Los Angeles Doctor’s Symphony Orchestra in front of a large group of residents Sunday at The Meeting House, Hillcrest Retirement Home in La Verne. The Cultural Arts Society of La Verne sponsored the performance. / photo by Zachary Horton Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra performed to a full house in The Meeting House at... 

Band paves the way with eclectic sounds

Band paves the way with eclectic sounds
Peter Sprague, a San Diego based guitarist, plays with Bill Mays, pianist; Bob Magnusson, bassist; and Jim Plank, drummer, Monday in Morgan Auditorium. Sprague, who started playing guitar at 12 years old, has won more than 10 San Diego music awards and has been playing with the Coup band since 1978. / photo by Candice Salazar Valerie Dominguez Staff Writer Long time friends from San Diego performed... 

Gospel choir nurtures student voices

Gospel choir nurtures student voices
Tenor David Vorobyov, a freshman biology major, reviews his part with James Calhoun, director of choral activities, as the Chamber Choir prepares to participate in the Istoria Judia-Law Convivencia Musical last month. The choir performed with the Koi HaEmek Chorale and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. The event was a musical celebration of Spanish and Jewish culture and commemoration of the 1492 expulsion... 

Strings come together in harmony

Strings come together in harmony
Gayle Blankenburg, Rachel V. Huang, Roger Lebow and Mark Menzies, members of Quartet Lykos, play in the Balch Auditorium at Scripps College as part of the Friday Noon Concert series. Quartet Lykos began with compositions by Robert Schumann and finished with the premier of an original song, “Morning Pastiche: Magpie and Fantail,” by Menzies, the violaist. / photo by Katherine Careaga Mariela Patron Staff... 

Boy bands make a return to the music scene

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer In the ‘90s boy bands had millions of young teens replaying their music, buying tickets to their sold-out shows and sometimes literally falling at their feet. Now boy bands are making a comeback with appearances on television and radio as well as being featured on the cover of magazines. These bands are made of attractive young men who target teens with their pop and... 

Music flows through Bridges Hall

Music flows through Bridges Hall
Musicians Gary Bovyer on clarinet, Genevieve Feiwen Lee on piano and Gwendolyn Lytle, soprano, perform in the concert, “Notes on Water,” for a small audience in the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont, Saturday. The repertoire included Franz Schubert’s Die Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 and Louis Spohr’s Sechs deutsche Lieder, Op. 103. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer Three... 

Cross-cultural music honors past

Cross-cultural music honors past
Vanessa Paloma performs a collection of Spanish-Jewish music March 29 in Morgan Auditorium that commemorated the exile of Jews from Spain in 1492. Paloma received a terminal degree for a master of music at Indiana University’s School of Music. / photo by Warren Bessant Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Tales of perseverance and celebration about the Sephardic Jewish culture were painted through music... 

Norwegian pianist visits Pomona

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer All the way from Norway, for one night only, the talented pianist Annabel Guaita performed Saturday at the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College. With 120 people in attendance, the hall was filled with classical music fans, listening intently to the enchanting music of Norway. “The performance was interesting and impressing,” Moira Dietrich, a local resident, said.... 

Student composers, writers combine art forms

Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of Southern California students brought music and lyrics together by presenting their original compositions in a collaborative concert titled, “New and Newer: An Evening of World Premieres” on March 28 at the Boston Court in Pasadena. About 50 students and professors attended the concert. It was the second presentation for the “Writers and Composers” class... 
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