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Students’ talent moves the crowd

Students’ talent moves the crowd
Vicky Campos, junior music major, and Zachary Green, senior theater major, perform at Sunday’s student recital. Campos sang “Va! Laisse couler mes larmes” by Jules Massenet and “I’ve Heard an Organ Talk Sometimes” by Aaron Copland. Green sang “Someone to Fall Back On,” by Jason Robert Brown. / photo by Katherine Careaga Candice Nuñez Staff Writer Sweet sounds of student voices rang... 

Mediterranean culture comes through music

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer Enzo Fina and Roberto Catalano performed songs about Italian tradition and culture using exotic instruments to an intimate crowd Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The Mediterranean sounds were part of the duo’s “Musi­cantinca: Music and Culture from Mediterranean Italy” concert. Some of the instruments they used were guitar, mandolin, jaw’s harp, bells, shakers and tambourine. Fina... 

Cultures collide to make a joyful sound

Cultures collide to make a joyful sound
Paul Buch, cantor at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, sings with the University of La Verne Chamber Singers during the Jewish and African-American Gospel Fusion Concert Monday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert, which included works from George and Ira Gershwin, revealed the influences of both the Jewish and African-American religious communities throughout the past century. / photo by Mitchell Alemann Kristina... 

Mei Duo honors Boston composer

Mei Duo honors Boston composer
Rachel V. Huang plays during the Friday Noon Concert series at Scripps College April 19. Huang played Amy Beach’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor, Op. 34. The concerts are every Friday at 12:15 p.m. in Balch Auditorium. / photo by Stephanie Ball Monica Dien Staff Writer The sweet sound of the violin accompanied by the piano came together as the Mei Duo performed their rendition of Amy Beach’s... 

Music Review: Cudi burns up on ‘Indicud’

Robert Penalber Managing Editor Hard-set on producing all of his own music, it seems Mr. Rager’s latest album attempts to live up to the commercial success of 2009’s “Man on the Moon: The End of the Day,” looking for the next “Pursuit of Happiness.” But try as he might, the pursuit continues, as Cudi falls just a bit short on “Indicud.” While he will not gain any new fans, he will certainly... 

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... 
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