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Faculty show revives classic pieces

Faculty show revives classic pieces
Tenor Jonathan Mack performs in Morgan Auditorium Sunday with Grace Xia Zhao providing piano accompaniment. Mack has also performed at the University of Southern California and Chapman University, among other venues across the nation. / photo by Zachary Horton Kristina Bugante Staff Writer The resonating vocal talents of soprano Carol Stephenson and tenor Jonathan Mack, accompanied by Grace Xia Zhao’s... 

Mu Phi crowns Navarro 2013 LV Idol winner

Christian Garay Staff Writer Mu Phi Epsilon concluded its third annual La Verne Idol competition Thursday night naming freshman Alyssa Navarro winner. At the beginning of the night there were five finalists joining Navarro – junior theatre major Sierra Taylor, freshman biology major Sarah Alonzo, junior liberal studies major Melissa Molinaro and freshman music and behavioral science major Bradlee... 

Music Review: “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” lives up to expectations

Karla Rendon Staff Writer Cold War Kids fans are in for quite a treat as the newest edition to their discography, “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” was released on April 2. Following their tradition of sassy pianos, enticing lyrics and front man Nathan Willett’s captivating voice, the Long Beach-based indie rock band does not disappoint. With 10 songs on the new album, fans can agree that Cold War... 

Dancing to diversity’s beat

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The Latino Student Forum and Black Student Union had its third annual “Two Beats, One Rhythm” event on March 28 at the Campus Center, where both cultures came together as one. For the past three years, LSF and BSU have collaborated to bring an event where students learn about the Latin and African American culture. Rosana Chavez, president of LSF, said LSF and BSU got together... 

La Verne stars shine on Idol stage

La Verne stars shine on Idol stage
Junior music major Stephenson Holder performs at the La Verne Idol semifinals Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. The contestants had 60 seconds to perform a capella versions of a song of their choosing. Audience members voted for their favorite singers. Holder selected “What is it About Her?” by Lionel Bart as his piece. / photo by Ryan Gann Kat Simonelli Staff Writer The curtains opened, the lights... 

Original pieces highlight weeklong Pianofest

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The University of La Verne hosted its first Pianofest concert series for a week in Morgan Auditorium where a number of pianists performed on different days. The first concert began on March 11 with Reed Gratz and Gayle Serdan of ULV performing together on two different pianos. Gratz’s piano had its hood up and Serdan’s hood was down because he said it created a better sound... 

Young musicians display sophisticated talent

Classically trained violinist and singer Daniel Alvarez performs Violin Sonata No. 6 in D Major by Erich Wolfgang Korngold on Sunday in a concert featuring music from the early 20th century. He has been studying music for most of his life and is currently working on a teaching credential at La Sierra University in hopes of becoming a choral conductor. / photo by Chelsea Knight Karla Rendon Staff Writer Pianos... 

Bear Attack rocks Art after Hours

Bear Attack rocks Art after Hours
Brandon Bae, Eric Radloff, Mia Minichiello, Logan Shrewsbury, Nick Campbell, all students from USC and members of indie rock band Bear Attack, perform at the Pomona College Museum of Art Feb. 28 for the museum’s event, Art After Hours, which takes place every Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event has an art gallery and on certain nights, live music or lectures are presented. / photo by... 

Genevieve Lee performs at Pianofest

Genevieve Lee performs at Pianofest
Genevieve Lee, professor of music at Pomona College, performed a solo recital program titled “Keyboard Kaleidoscope,” as part of Pianofest 2013. Lee performed Jardins sous la pluie from Estampes by Claude Debussy, among several other works, in Morgan Auditorium Tuesday. The last performance of Pianofest will be Sunday, where Lee will perform with other professors. / photo by Katherine Careaga  Read More →

Ravelers bring back classic rock

Ravelers bring back classic rock
Guitarist Martie Echito and guitarist/lead singer Hai Muradian of the Ravelers perform in Morgan Auditorium Friday. The group has two other members, Pat Naish on guitar/vocals and Rob Haerr on drums. The group has been playing for 25 years and just came out with a new album, “Ravelers II.” / photo by Zachary Horton Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor Twenty-five years of playing together has not hindered... 
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