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La Verne stays T.R.U. to 2 Chainz

Melissa Gasia Assistant Editor Students formed circles in the pit and danced exuberantly at the sixth annual LaVernapalooza concert May 7 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. The Associated Students of the University of La Verne and Campus Activities Board hosted the event featuring this year’s headliner, rapper 2 Chainz, who took to the stage before hundreds of students and friends. LaVernapalooza, the... 

Happenings

Theatre in Community Students of the Theatre and Community class will perform short plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Dailey Theatre. The performance is under the supervision of director of theater Steve Kent and artist-in-residence Alma Martinez. Chamber Orchestra The La Verne Chamber Orchestra will perform under the supervision of Danielle Cummins at 7 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Audi­torium. Admission is... 

Gallery blends multiple art forms

Gallery blends multiple art forms
Local artist Charles Fogg paints a portrait of Charles Davis, a 1948 University of La Verne alumnus, May 1 at Hillcrest Retirement Community. Hillcrest opened a gallery for the residents to showcase their creative works. The gallery included paintings, photography, knitting and sculptures. Fogg included two portraits that he had painted of some residents. / photo by Bailey Maguire Michaela Bulkley Staff... 

Album Review: Mumford and Sons diverge from folk origins

Kayla Hockman Staff Writer If you are a fan of Mumford and Sons, then you are well aware of their musical formula. Mumford and Sons, a folk rock band that has brought banjos to a modern age, utilizes catchy lyrics and soulful music to paint beautiful pictures for fans. However, their new album “Wilder Mind” abandons folk and produces a much more electronic alternative vibe. The album is slightly... 

Bands open concert series with classic covers

Bands open concert series with classic covers
Lead singer of the Fab 8 Hai Muradion performs at the Claremont Village Square Public Plaza for the first concert of Claremont’s Friday Nights Live. The Fab 8 covers songs by the Beatles. Friday Nights Live will run through Oct. 30 with various bands performing at three different locations in Claremont. / photo by Michelle Leon Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor Claremont residents and visitors gathered for... 

Student’s original play explores fantasy

Student's original play explores fantasy
Sottile (junior theater major Alex Freitas) shares his struggling story with the Artist (senior theater major Cole Wagner) in the play “Mission Selvaggio.” Directed by Cody Goss, “Mission Selvaggio” is about an artist who is inspired by the fictional characters he draws and changes his life after meeting them. “Mission Selvaggio” will be performed 7:30 Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell... 

Violinist accents musical journey

Violinist accents musical journey
Vijay Gupta (violin) and assistant professor of music Grace Zhao (piano) warms up in Morgan Auditorium before an informal performance May 1. Gupta earned his master’s degree in music from Yale at age 19, then joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has founded a nonprofit performing group called Street Symphony. He was also a TED speaker. In January he was presented with the... 

Musicians showcase their ‘Best’

Musicians showcase their ‘Best’
Pianist Jennifer Cruz accompanies mezzo-soprano, Vicky Campos, and baritone, Stephenson Holder, for the song “First Date/Last Night” from the musical Dogfight as a part of the Best of La Verne’s Music Faculty and Students recital at Morgan Auditorium Sunday, May 3. The recital included classical, jazz, and popular pieces performed by faculty of the music department and performance scholarship... 

Happenings

Senior Recital Vicky Campos will perform “Poems of Emily Dickinson” along with a classical vocal and musical theater collection at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Theatre in Community Theatrical productions will be presented by the students of the Theatre and Community class at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in Dailey Theater. The performance is under the supervision... 

Photo exhibit celebrates everyday beauty

Photo exhibit celebrates everyday beauty
Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw, visiting professor of photography, speaks before the opening reception of “In the Mood: Photography and the Everyday” in the Carlson Gallery on Tuesday. This is the 25th anniversary and the 100th exhibition since the inception of the gallery. The photographers’ work reflects the way photography depicts and describes the daily conditions of life. Cutshaw chose the series... 
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