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Art Collective serves as creative outlet

Art Collective serves as creative outlet
Junior organizational management major Sean Kelly, senior movement and sports science major DeAntwann Johnson and senior speech communications major Connor Eckert share their creativity through painting their partners’ eyes in the Art Collective. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Grace Casale Staff Writer The Art Collective is a new group for students who are into the arts, but might have majors in... 

Stein, Garrett reverberate philharmonic duets

Stein, Garrett reverberate philharmonic duets
Paul Stein and David Garrett performed two duets by Ludwig van Beethoven and Zoltan Kodaly, and a sonata by Maurice Ravel in the Morgan Auditorium on Tuesday. Stein, playing the violin, and Garrett, playing the cello, are members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and teach violin and cello respectively at studios around Southern California. Stein is also a former faculty member of the University of La... 

Music, poems enlighten students

Music, poems enlighten students
Antonio Cortez Appling, an English teacher at Soledad Enrichment Action Charter School in South Gate, shares a passionate poem about his grandmother at the Open Mic Night held on Nov. 10 in Dailey Theatre. / photo by Britney Slater-Shew Anthony Juarez Staff Writer The lights dimmed as a man warmed up his guitar on the stage, creating the feel of a small jazz club. The audience was starting to fill... 

Kenneth Marcus channels history through music

Kenneth Marcus channels history through music
Kenneth Marcus, professor of history, is part of the band Crown City Trio that performed at President Devorah Lieberman’s inauguration reception. Marcus livens his classes by playing music during class. He believes music helps students memorize assignments more easily. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor Artists are often seen penetrating other realms of society through use... 

Music Review: Florence + The Machine ascend to new heights

Branden del Rio Editor in Chief Describing Florence + The Machine’s “Ceremonials” as a mixture of strangeness and charm would be far too easy. The album takes what made the band’s 2009 debut, “Lungs” a success, Welch’s billowy voice laid over disenchanted gospel music, and refines it to the point of near-perfection. “Ceremonials” is bigger, brighter and filled with more melodrama. Welch... 

Friday screenings revisit past ages of music

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Every Friday at 1 p.m. the Morgan Auditorium is turned into a time capsule that, when opened, transports you back in time with music from every era. Music Movie Fridays, started on Oct. 14, gives audiences a chance to watch movies that take viewers back to a time when music altered cultures. “I wanted to bring people into the auditorium that might not have... 

Colleges unite in orchestra

Colleges unite in orchestra
Conductor Eric Lindholm and his Pomona College Orchestra finish up Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Sunday afternoon in Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College in Claremont. The orchestra consists of students from all five Claremont colleges. / photo by Cameron Barr  Read More →

Concert Review: Beirut gets a taste of L.A.

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor The repulsive smell of a blunt being passed around by four people sitting in front of me on the north terrace didn’t put a damper on the circus-like performance that was delivered by Beirut. The inconsistent sprinkles of rain in 66 degree weather at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the outdoor Greek Theatre added to the challenge of attempting to enjoy the night without any... 

Concert series expresses nostalgia

Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor The Friday Noon Concert greeted eager listeners like an early evening breeze after a warm day with Rachel V. Huang, adjunct professor of music at Scripps, on violin and Paul R. Bishop, Scripps performance staff, on piano. At 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 30, the Boone Recital Hall at Scripps College Performing Arts Center welcomed about 50 people to luxuriate in the pleasure of Johann... 

Music Review: Blink-182 reflects on maturity

Lauren Creiman News Editor Blink-182 joined numerous bands in the quest back into music with the end of its six-year self-imposed hiatus and the release of its sixth studio album, “Neighborhoods.” The issues that drove the Southern California pop-punk band apart were set aside in the wake of a 2008 plane crash in which drummer Travis Barker was one of two survivors and remained in the hospital... 
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