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Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition

Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition
During the challenge round of the La Verne Idol finals, contest winner Mason Sustayta sang “Faith” by George Michael. He won a $100 gift card, a trophy and his name inscribed on a plaque that will be kept in the music library in Founders Hall. Audience members selected the winner by texting the number of their favorite performance to an online electronic polling system. The coordinators of La... 

Concert Review: Rise Against continues to rise

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor There is a point during every band’s career where its increasing popularity can quickly become a noose, waiting to tighten at the first sign of a mistake. Chicago-based punk rock band Rise Against surely faced such pressure on April 7 at the Long Beach Arena, but managed to pull off an authentic punk rock performance that proved some things do get better with age. Rise... 

Husband, wife duo perform original sonatas

Genesis Miranda Staff Writer Kristen Caliendo, a student from Claremont Graduate Uni­versity, held a small concert on Tuesday in Kresge Chapel at the Claremont School of Theology. Musicians Caliendo, her husband Christopher Caliendo and Wendy Caldwell performed music from various composers and genres. The concert consisted of four compositions, including one which featured the husband and wife as... 

Concert helps give aid for Japanese relief

Concert helps give aid for Japanese relief
  Claremont Psyko Taiko, a drumming group that includes students from all the Claremont Colleges, performed Sunday during a benefit concert to raise aid for those suffering from the catastrophes in Japan. Claremont Colleges For Japan, a Facebook based student group, organized the benefit. The day-long event concluded with an evening concert at Garrison Theater at Scripps College. / photo by Allison... 

Morgan Auditorium concert closes week of dedications

Morgan Auditorium concert closes week of dedications
  Ann and Steve Morgan cut the ribbon officially dedicating the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium Saturday. The Morgans have been longtime supporters of the University of La Verne, even before Steve Morgan became president in 1985. The renovation of the auditorium was funded partially by donors who specifically asked that the auditorium be renamed for the Morgans. Dedication week for the auditorium... 

Faculty recital ties strings together with notes

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont hosted a faculty recital featuring two highly accomplished artists Saturday: composer and musician Andrew McIntosh, who performed with a violin and a viola, and professor Gayle Blankenburg who performed on the piano. Upon entering the elegant music hall, attendees were struck by the awesome sight of the Hill Memorial Organ, the intricate... 

Mexican culture expressed in music

Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The Mariachi Divas filled the Marian Miner Cook Anthenaeum at Claremont McKenna College last week with music that got the crowd moving on March 24. This performance marked the eighth time that the Mariachi Divas have performed at Claremont McKenna College. This year they performed their show “A Musical Celebration Honoring Cesar Chavez.” “It is good to... 

Music is a ‘Suddyn’ hit at La Verne

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer As it poured outside, the band Suddyn performed in Davenport Dining Hall Tuesday. Many students spent their lunch break listening to Suddyn’s latest offering called “Before the City.” The band has seen chart success in Europe and now has traveled to Los Angeles to reach out to fans in the states. “The music is phenomenal. Their sound of music will do well here... 

Musical history preserved at Claremont museum

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Approximately 1,400 Ameri­can, European and ethnic instruments dating from the 17th century to present day of most types are displayed in three thematic rooms at the Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instru­ments at the Claremont Colleges. The Fiske Museum is the only major museum of musical instruments in the Western United States. According to the mission statement... 

Loft Beats shows passion for green

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer For most art venues the paintings are what draw in the people, but for the Loft Beats Art Shows the sound of DJs and local musicians enhances the art experience. Located up a long stairway of squeaky brown steps, down a dimly lighted hallway, in the Pomona Arts Colony, art enthusiast can find a loft full of affordable art by talented artist, and hear the beats of local... 
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