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Music Review: ‘Battle Born’ is killed in combat

Katie Madden Staff Writer Those hoping to hear something radically new from The Killers’ fourth studio album, ‘Battle Born,’ are in for quite a letdown. Those waiting for more of that endlessly catchy formulaic approach got exactly what they wanted. Taking a departure from their more daring and whimsical third effort, ‘Day & Age,’ the new album transports listeners back to Las Vegas in... 

Concert Review: 2 Chainz raises the temperature in Pomona

Brian Velez Life Editor 2 Chainz, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi, performed at the Glass House in Pomona on Wednesday night. After opening acts Jimbo Jenkins, Monsta and Cap One warmed up the crowd, an on-stage screen began to show clips of 2 Chainz music videos, interviews – and one of him riding a Segway. Although 2 Chainz appeared on stage 40 minutes past his scheduled time, the audience... 

First concert series leaves guests jazzed

First concert series leaves guests jazzed
Steve Alaniz, instructor of woodwinds, performs “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans” with Reed Gratz’s band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. The performance was the first of the Sunday Music Concert Series for fall 2012. / photo by Katherine Careaga Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer Reed Gratz, professor of music, led a group of jazz musicians for the opening of the Music Concert Series on... 

Low End expounds theory of hip-hop

Katie Madden Staff Writer At the Airliner Club in Los Angeles, the event every Wednesday is Low End Theory and the theme is fun through experimentation with genres and pushing the limits of music. A diverse group of guests, ranging from camera clutching hipsters to ball-cap clad bros eagerly lined up to see what Low End Theory had to offer on Wednesday. The event has become a Southern California hotspot... 

Psychedelic show is a family affair

Katie Madden Staff Writer  Hidden in an unmarked building in the middle of Los Angeles’ Fashion District lies the Think Tank Gallery, home to “A Psychotropic Summer Volume 3,” which took place Aug. 30. Musicians, artists, disc jockeys, and a wide array of guests gathered to celebrate the impending conclusion of summer. Past the narrow and creaky stairs, the building opened up to a vast gallery... 

Performers sing the sound of spring

Performers sing the sound of spring
Conductor James Calhoun works through warm up exercises with the Chamber Singers and University Chorale before the start of the Spring Choral Concert in Morgan Auditorium May 11. The performance featured passionate renditions of songs by Mozart and Stevie Wonder, among others. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of La Verne choral and chamber singers came together and sang... 

Gospel choir rejoices in the spirit

Gospel choir rejoices in the spirit
Junior soprano Teresa Beardsley, sophomore soprano Rochelle Rose and sophomore tenor Paolo Kespradit are all part of La Verne’s Gospel Choir, which held an informal performance in the Chapel Tuesday. James Calhoun, assistant professor of music, offered the concert to promote the choir and bring gospel music to the University community. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer A... 

Mothers celebrated in song

Mothers celebrated in song
Joy Song Thompson played the cello at “No Ordinary Women,” a Mother’s Day Celebration Concert in Morgan Auditorium Sunday. Thompson began playing at 12-years-old and studied at the Juilliard School. She was accompanied by artist-in-residence, Grace Xia Zhao on piano and violinist Alex Russell. The concert also featured soprano Courtney Huffman. / photo by Cassandra Egan  Read More →

African, Japanese drummers pound out emotion

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer Wednesday’s performance of the West African Drum Ensemble was a celebration of rhythm, culture and African dance. The performance, riveting with energy and culture, captured the audience that filled Morgan Auditorium. The night began with TaikoMix, a Japanese drumming group. “It was wonderful,” Kat Young, an audience member from Claremont, said. “I was inspired. Their... 

Festival voices sing strong

Festival voices sing strong
Julia Yeung performs during the Interfaith Festival of Sacred Music at Hillcrest Homes on Saturday with her fellow University of La Verne Chorale and Chamber Singers. The event, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Society of La Verne, featured performances by the Kishin Daiko Drummers, Harpist Mary Dopkin, and Native American Hoop Dancers, among others. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →
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