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Old experiences influence Gratz’s groove

Old experiences influence Gratz's groove
Saxophonist Steve Alaniz and alum drummer Mike Bennett perform the piece “Potawatomi Trail” with the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. This concert was the first of a series called “Sundays at the Morgan.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The “Sundays at the Morgan” concert series kicked off with the jazzy sounds of the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Heads... 

Music Review: Riot grrrl pioneer adapts in ‘Run Fast’

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer As musicians make the ascent from basements to bars, from smoky clubs to raucous concert halls and from talented expressers to exemplary leaders, they amass a catalogue of sound that spans and defines a generation. But there comes a time in every musician’s career when they must sift through the sounds that defined them and choose between a newer, progressive style, or... 

Music Review: Unexpected sounds from Arctic Monkeys on “AM”

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Fans of Arctic Monkeys are in for a surprise as their highly anticipated fifth album, “AM,” steers away from the quirky indie beat sound that skyrocketed the band as one of the post-punk revival heavyweights. Shifting towards a more serious record, the band has matured with their sound as well as their looks (i.e: frontman Alex Turner going from indie heartthrob to... 

Guitar group hits the right chords

Guitar group hits the right chords
Teresa Piccirillo, a sophomore liberal studies major, and the rest of the La Verne Guitar Ensemble perform the song “Spring,” composed by senior music major Angie Osorio, Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. Adjunct Professor of Music Michael Ryan directed the performance that showcased the pieces students learned and prepared during the semester. / photo by Ryan Gann Christian Garay Staff Writer Showcasing... 

Music fills the night in Claremont

Music fills the night in Claremont
Give Up the Junk from Chino Hills closes out the night at the Claremont Village’s weekly summer and fall event, Friday Nights Live. Drummer Michael Otkay completes his drum solo during the band’s rendition of Kool and the Gang’s hit “Celebration” while bassist Brendan Bennett, electric guitarist Garrett Hazen, singer/trombonist Michael Bennett and singer/saxophone player Erick Diaz prepare... 

Senior musicians say ‘Adios’ to LV

Kat Simonelli Staff Writer Senior music majors Angelica Osorio and Michael Choy presented their senior projects May 18 in Morgan Auditorium in front of family, friends and music enthusiasts alike. Osorio prepared a PowerPoint presentation on musician Astor Piazzolla who most famously played the bandoneon, a type of accordion, and his composition “Adios, Nonino” which means “Farewell, Grandfather”... 

New spin on after school activities

New spin on after school activities
During a warm-up session, Soetan Osifeso, 19, tries a few tricks while Jose Carerra, 18, and Soyemi Osifeso, 15, watch and wait for their turn to show off. The Hip Hop School of Arts in Pomona is a unique space that features lessons on how to DJ, create modern street art, and dance in a variety of hip-hop styles. The school is located on the southwest corner of Garey Avenue and Holt Boulevard in Pomona.... 

Barbershop performances bring harmony

Barbershop performances bring harmony
Ladies of Leo – a group comprised of junior liberal studies major Melissa Molinaro, sophomore music and theatre arts major Mona Lutfi, sophomore photography and theatre arts major Sonora Hernandez and junior music major Amanda Timko – perform “I Don’t Mind,” “On My Own,” and “Ma, He’s Making Eyes At Me” The at the barbershop harmony concert May 9 in Morgan Auditorium. / photo by... 

Final choral concert delights

Kat Simonelli Staff Writer The ULV Chamber Singers and Gospel Ensemble performed their last concert of the semester Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. The choirs sang pieces entitled “The Jazz 150th,” “Vita De La Mia Vita,” “Elijah Rock,” “Go Down Moses,” “Bulle­rengue,” and their rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Freshman communications major, Timothy... 

LaVernapalooza drops ‘Magic’ beat

LaVernapalooza drops ‘Magic’ beat
B.o.B performed at the fourth annual LaVernapalooza on May 2 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. The concert was opened by DJ Earworm and Mike Posner. B.o.B’s latest album, “Strange Clouds,” was released last year. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Karleigh Neff Staff Writer The Fox Theater in Pomona rattled with bass Thursday night as exuberant students and locals jumped to the beats of DJ Earworm, Mike Posner... 
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