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Guitar practice

Guitar practice
A week before their class recital, Stuart Stoddard and junior music major Ernie Reyes practice a duet for instructor Michael Ryan in Morgan Auditorium on Tuesday. The class of 14 students will perform songs together next Tuesday in the Campus Center. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

A ‘Night in Rio’ to never forget

A 'Night in Rio’ to never forget
Michael Ryan, adjunct professor of music, brought together a group of peers who share a common interest in Brazilian music. Michael Ryan and Friends perform “Night in Rio” Nov. 17 in Morgan Auditorium. Michael Ryan, Adam Kaplan, Garret Wolfe, Ken Soderland, Ben Moss, and Hai Muradian play “Chega De Saudade” by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1958), a title roughly translated from Portuguese as “Enough... 

Music Review: ‘¡Dos!’ gives pop-punk trilogy a second chance

Alex Forbess Editorial Director Green Day, are they here right now? Even before lead guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong had a breakdown during the iHeartRadio Festival, the band seems to be drifting from its core values. When “¡Uno!” was released on Sept. 25, it had some great song, maybe one, but overall, it was a disappointing album to start off their trilogy. Now Green Day is faced with another... 

The Rose Trio blossoms on stage

The Rose Trio blossoms on stage
Rose Trio members Sarah Wallin Huff, Irene Shiao and Danielle Rosaria Cummins get in a quick rehearsal before their show in Morgan Auditorium on Friday. The Rose Trio has a wide repertoire, ranging from Delius and Debussy to Vivaldi and Bach. / photo by Ryan Gann Erica Maurice Staff Writer The Rose Trio filled Morgan Auditorium with melodic music Nov. 8. The trio consists of three violinists: Sarah... 

Brazilian rhythms carry flirtatious beat

Brazilian rhythms carry flirtatious beat
Singer Patty Ascher sang to a South American tune this week in the Morgan Auditorium, showing not only her vocal talent, but her dancing ability as well. Her record was recorded in her native Brazil, she travels the world displaying a delightful tribute to Jazz and Samba music from her €Deu Jazz no Samba album. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Katie Madden Staff Writer A small but festive crowd enjoyed... 

Chorale summons ghoulish vocals

Chorale summons ghoulish vocals
Senior Alvaro Renteria joins the barbershop quartet Leo Singing Dudes, consisting of junior Ernie Reyes, senior Stephenson Holder, senior Zachary Green, and sophomore David Vorobyov – to perform the Halloween classic “Monster Mash” Tuesday night in Morgan Auditorium. The performance was part of the University of La Verne Choral’s Halloween show, “Monster Mash Spooktacular,” which featured... 

Music Review: ‘m.A.A.d city’ does hip-hop justice

Brian Velez LV Life Editor Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” is perfect, one of the best examples of what a hip-hop album should be. Unlike some overly long hip-hop albums that include up to 18 songs, Lamar places all songs in a delicate 12-song package – a package that does not overwhelm listeners but leaves them wanting more. The subject matter ranges from love... 

Beatles ‘Help!’ debate team

Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer Audience members gave all their loving to the “Paperback Writer: the Beatles Experience” concert, hosted by the La Verne debate team, as they relived the music of The Beatles in Morgan Auditorium on Sunday. Students, faculty and local residents were among the audience. “This was a great homecoming event and a way to give back,” Rob Ruiz, director of forensics, said. Jonathan... 

Fingers breeze through movements

Mariela Patron Staff Writer The music department presented a faculty recital featuring Danielle Rosaria Cummins on violin, Benjamin Coyte on cello and Vernon Snyder on piano who played a sonata and trio Friday in Morgan Auditorium. The violin sonata was by German composer Johannes Brahms and the Piano Trio by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. In the first movement, “Vivace ma non troppo,” Snyder began... 

Jam club de-stresses with beats and strings

Jam club de-stresses with beats and strings
Junior art history major Lauren Rios, junior psychology major Jared Taylor, senior public affairs major Jesus Vargas-Lopez and junior multimedia and speech communications major Chris Pulu meet in Sneaky Park as part of the Jam Fam Club. In 2011 Pulu and others started jamming in Sneaky Park as a way to escape from school and other stress. As more people came to share music with them, they decided to... 
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