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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... 

Michael Ryan concert showcases Spanish music, dance

Michael Ryan concert showcases Spanish music, dance
Claudia de la Cruz performed with Michael Ryan and Friends on Saturday in the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium at the University of La Verne. Cruz, a flamenco dancer, founded her own dance company, Tierra Flamenca, in Santa Ana and has come to be known as the “Gypsy Poet of Electric Dance.” / photo by Warren Bessant Genesis Miranda Staff Writer Michael Ryan and Friends enchanted the audience in... 

A quartet’s twist on Chinese music

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor With the help of bolts, screws, felt and a regular drinking glass, the “East Meets West” performance at the Little Bridges Hall in Claremont entertained with traditional Chinese music and a twist of historical poetry. The performance was two parts, the first was a performance played by the Eclipse Quartet and Professor of Music Genevieve Lee on the piano. The... 

McNeil Singers and University Chorale come together in jubilant harmony

McNeil Singers and University Chorale come together in jubilant harmony
Michael Wright and Douglas Griffin perform “Marry a Woman Uglier Than You” as part of the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers concert Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The singers, led by Albert McNeil, performed a mix of traditional and contemporary spiritual music, along with several Afro-Caribbean songs. The Albert McNeil Singers were joined by the combined choirs of the University of La Verne Chorale... 
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