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Music Review: Lavigne’s new album ‘wasn’t good enough for her’

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Canadian pop star and “punk princess” Avril Lavigne released her self-titled fifth studio album last week. For Lavigne, the album presents a return to the upbeat teen pop for which she is famous. But for this reporter, the new Lavigne album is, among other things, a nostalgic trip back to 2003 and her debut album, “Let Go.” “Sk8er Boi” reached number 10 on the... 

‘League of Legends’ inspires student’s music

'League of Legends' inspires student's music
The Lordsburg Brothers, formally known as the Leo Singing Dudes, performed a Retro Game Medley on Oct. 25 during the Fall Choral Showcase. The song was a medley by various composers and arranged by Student Director Emmanuel Lagumbay. Lagumbay put this concert together as part of his senior project and paid respect to the video game composers who have shaped his musical ear and compositional techniques.... 

Recital commemorates Britten’s ideals

Recital commemorates Britten’s ideals
Grace Zhao rehearses for the “Peace in the Heart of War” faculty recital, which was held Sunday. Zhao played piano alongside tenor Jonathan Mack and soprano Carol Stephenson with Kristy Morrell on French horn. / photo by Sarah Golden Kristina Bugante Arts Editor A faculty recital found “Peace in the Heart of War” with selected works from English composer and war pacifist Benjamin Britten Sunday... 

Concert Review: Hunx brings the Punx to Los Angeles

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor San Francisco based punk band Hunx and His Punx performed for 200 people in Los Angeles last Thursday. The group consisting of drummer Erin Emslie, bassist and vocalist Shannon Shaw and guitarist and vocalist Seth Bogart, who goes by the stage name Hunx, played to promote of their newest album, “Street Punk,” an energetic, angry addition to their discography. As guests... 

‘Good vibrations’ for a good cause

‘Good vibrations’ for a good cause
The Beach Boys tribute band Catch A Wave gives the Sundays at the Morgan concert series a blast from the past this weekend. The 1960s Southern California surf sound blasted through the speakers courtesy of lead singer Joel Dalton, bassist Glenn Henry, lead guitarist Richard Gibson, rhythm guitarist Chris Hillard and drummer Gene Martin. Catch a Wave has traveled all over the world, including headlining... 

Concert Review: Best Coast makes waves

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Fashionable hopeful fans waited outside of Amoeba Music to see Los Angeles-based indie rock band Best Coast on Tuesday in Hollywood. Playing a free show to promote their new EP, “Fade Away,” fans of the duo waited in line for several hours outside of the record store to see Best Coast. Separated into different aisles of CDs and anticipating the presence of singer Bethany... 

Fab 8 ‘comes together’ for Claremont Village

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The Claremont Village Square was packed with cheering fans as the Fab 8, a Beatles tribute band, finished singing its rendition of “Hey Jude” last Friday night. The concert was a part of the Claremont “Friday Nights Live” concert series, which features three different bands in three different areas of the Claremont Village every Friday night. The Fab 8 headlined and did... 

Musicians blossom in new orchestra

Musicians blossom in new orchestra
Adjunct music professor Danielle Cummins leads the La Verne Chamber Orchestra in a rehearsal Oct. 10. Cummins plays the violin next to junior music minor Eric Torres. The orchestra consists of University of La Verne students, high school students and members of the community. / photo by Uyen Bui Kristina Bugante Arts Editor A collectively unique-looking group of all ages, atypical to the musical ensembles... 

Orchestra evokes emotion with old favorites

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Pomona College Orchestra performed Saturday night at the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music at the Pomona College. The orchestra began by playing the prelude to “Hänsel und Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck and was followed by “Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson” by Aaron Copland, the prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin” and the prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan... 

Mariachi sounds spice things up

Mariachi sounds spice things up
Suemy Gonzalez performs “Las Mil Amores” on violin and vocals with Trio Ellas Sunday in Morgan Auditor­ium as a part of the Sundays at the Morgan program. The group describes its style as a mixture of mariachi sounds and classic romantic music. Gonzalez is currently a senior at USC Thornton School of Music. / photo by Stephanie Ball Cody Luk Staff Writer Acoustic sounds of violin, guitar and guitarron... 
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