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Calhoun looks to strengthen choir

Calhoun looks to strengthen choir
James Calhoun, the new director of choral activities, said he hopes to promote a thriving choir by giving it stability and focus. He has played the piano since he was a young child and worked as an organist for the oldest African American congregation in Southern California for 24 years. /Photo by Warren Bessant Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The music department hopes new choir director James Calhoun... 

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd
Monday night’s jazz show featured Reed Gratz, professor of music, and his band of La Verne alumni musicians. Nine jazz compositions featured were all written by Gratz. The Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater was filled with standing-room-only for the performance./ photo by Jakeh Landrum Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer Jazz was in the air on Monday as Professor of Music Reed Gratz played the piano alongside... 

Music Review: Sister Hazel shows country soul

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Sister Hazel’s new CD “Heartland Highway” is a mixture of soft-rock ballads and toe tapping country songs. The Gainesville, Fla., natives – vocalist Ken Block, guitarist/vocalist Drew Cope­land, lead guitarist Ryan Newell, drummer Mark Trojanowski and bassist Jett Beres – are set to release their eighth studio album on Oct 12. “Stay a While,” their first single,... 

Music Review: For Lynch, going solo is all you need

Megan Sebestyen Staff Writer To say that Keith Lynch is the man behind the music of Unknown Component is an understatement. Lynch is the band’s only member; he writes the lyrics, plays all the instruments, records the vocals, mixes and masters the CDs and releases and promotes them himself. Lynch will release his latest album “The Infinite Definitive” Oct. 12. To date, the project consists of... 

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus jump starts ULV campus

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus jump starts ULV campus
Bands bring down the house in largest concert in school history The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Duke Kitchens on guitar, Jon Wilkes on drums, Joey Westwood on bass, Ronnie Winter, lead singer and Matt Carter on guitar – headline LaVernapalooza in the Athletics Pavilion on May 14. The event was hosted by members of CAB, ASULV and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Kristen... 

Dave Trautz discovers a new sound

Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor Establishing a folk music sound is not an easy task, but artist Dave Trautz is beginning to find his voice through his passion and honesty in his first double solo release, “Good News” and “Saviors.” “I wasn’t really any good at being a musician so much, but I was pretty decent at writing and giving orders,” Trautz said. Released on his website for free... 

Chamber Music class provides entertainment

Jose Hernandez Staff Writer Sounds of the Americas were heard last Friday afternoon in the University Chapel as the Chamber Music class provided entertainment from vocal to instrumental performances as part of their Spring recital. The performance, hosted by the ULV Music Department and music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon, featured an array of selections that involved the students and some faculty members... 

Claremont Orchestra pays tribute to Lamkin in concert

Michael Shather Staff Writer The sounds of classical music filled the evening air, beckoning crowds to the source. The Claremont Colleges came together in a joint music program Saturday to bid farewell to acclaimed conductor Michael Lamkin at the Garrison Theater. The program was a tribute to Lamkin, who has served the colleges for more than 10 years as a teacher and concert conductor. Lamkin, who... 

Concert Review: Heartstop brings pop sound to ULV

Michael Phillips Staff Writer If you thought your heart could only stop when you sneeze or die, you’ve never heard Heartstop. About 40 students gathered in the Campus Center Wednesday night to watch the local band perform songs from its EP “Moments.” Heartstop is an unsigned Los Angeles-based rock band; the members include guitarist Matt Sellers , guitarist / keyboardist / vocalist Jake Hawkes,... 

Crime in Stereo singer discusses life on tour

Crime in Stereo singer discusses life on tour
Kristian Hallbert, the singer for Crime in Stereo, a punk-rock/hardcore band, speaks about the group’s current world tour and its future plans. Crime in Stereo headlined at Chain Reaction on Tuesday. The band recently released its fourth album, “I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone,” in February. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Carly Hill News Editor Before a show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim,... 
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