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9/11 concert marks somber anniversary

9/11 concert marks somber anniversary
Professor of Music Reed Gratz performed personal compositions in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 on Sunday. The concert, titled “Music Meditation – A Decade After,” attracted an audience for an evening of jazz, meditation and reflection and remembrance. / photo by Candice Salazar Karlie Bettencourt Copy Editor Reed Gratz, professor of music, and Gary Colby, professor of photography, collaborated... 

Concert Review: The Horrors deliver a full house at the Glass House

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor If you were deaf and relied solely on your vision, you may have mistaken the five-piece English-based band the Horrors for portraying witches dancing around a pot of boiling fog on stage for an early Halloween special at 7 p.m. Monday at the Glass House in Pomona. With slender, lanky cat-like bodies garnered in dainty crisp clothing, jumping around colorful stage lights,... 

Music Review: Have the Chili Peppers lost their sizzle?

Julian Burrell Staff Writer After a five year self-imposed exile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have made their return to music with their 10th studio album, “I’m With You.” While die-hard fans of the band are no doubt excited to see the funk rockers from Southern California make their return, the Chili Peppers latest unfortunately comes off as a scatterbrained mess of ideas that is not quite sure... 

FYF Festival rocks out L.A.

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor Over 20,000 wayfarer sunglass-wearing punk and indie rockers gathered for an entire day’s worth of live music for the annual FYF Festival Saturday at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles. “Today is the best day of summer,” was the headlining phrase that flashed on widescreens and posters that hung all across the park, advertised by Altamont... 

It’s LaVernapalooza, trick!

It’s LaVernapalooza, trick!
LMFAO and Yung Joc hit Pomona’s Fox Theater for the annual concert Stefan Kendal Gordy and Skyler Husten Gordy, a.k.a. Redfoo and SkyBlu from electrohop duo group LMFAO performed along with Yung Joc on May 12 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. During their performance at the second annual LaVernapalooza, LMFAO and friends sprayed bottles of champagne on the audience while everyone sang along to their... 

West African music celebrates a culture

West African music celebrates a culture
Steve Biondo, music department coordinator, leads the West African Drum Ensemble during a concert Thursday in Morgan Auditorium. The students of the West African Drumming class of fall 2010 performed 12 songs. The songs displayed various traditions from the different regions of West Africa. / photo by Warren Bessant Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s West African Drum... 

La Verne Library hosts classical guitar concert

Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The meeting room in the La Verne City Library was filled with the classical guitar music of two music doctoral students from the University of Southern California on Saturday afternoon. Dmitry Koudymov and Brian Barany entertained about 40 people that crowded into the meeting room to give a free concert that lasted an hour. “We have to perform for our degree,”... 

Music lives through ‘Love and Death’

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer More than 80 people gathered in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday to hear exquisite soprano Courtney Huffman and University of La Verne artist-in-residence and award-winning pianist Grace Xia Zhao. The University of La Verne’s Department of Music presented a soprano and piano performance called “Love and Death.” Zhao’s performance consisted of solos and collaborations... 

Mu Phi Epsilon wraps up the year in song

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Mu Phi Epsilon has achieved many great things this year. The fraternity has tripled in size, it was recently awarded “most improved group on campus,” and it was also named “best club” by the student’s choice awards. Last Friday in Morgan Auditorium, members of Mu Phi Epsilon stepped in front of the curtain and showcased their own diverse talents for the students... 

Pieces combine piano and singing

Pieces combine piano and singing
Mary Van de Brake, soprano, performs the song “Clawence” during the music department student recital in Morgan Auditorium on May 12. Eleven students performed during the event, some sang and others played the piano. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →
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