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La Verne wins big at film festival

Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor Advanced video production students and La Verne faculty and staff took home five WAVE awards and had their documentaries screened at the 909 Film Festival on Oct. 24. The Alliance for Community Media’s Western Area Video Excellence Awards honor the best television and public access TV productions in the Western United States. “Bonita Pop Show 2014,” directed by the... 

Happenings

‘Spelling Bee’ Musical The theater department presents the musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23. The production is directed and choreographed by La Verne alumnus Zach Johnson and Instructor of Music Carol Stephenson. General admission is $10 and student, faculty and alumni admission is $8. ‘We... 

Songs remember lost ones

Songs remember lost ones
Sarah Alonzo, Katie Ochoa, Cora Kane and Annie Johnson, members of the Sister Notes, perform a medley on songs at the “Songs of Remembrance” concert in Morgan Auditorium on Sunday. The recital showcased the chamber and barbershop singers as they performed songs about loved ones who died. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor As barbershop quartet Make No Mention swiftly unbuttoned... 

Concert Review: Elfman’s theatrical scores come to life

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer Jack Skellington took to the stage, chilling the audience to the bone with his clear and distinguished vocals Saturday at Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Danny Elfman’s “Music from the Films of Tim Burton” concert left all in a standing ovation. Elfman is well known for his vocals as Jack Skellington as well as his 25 years as a composer collaborating with director Tim... 

Book Review: Dunham bares all in pretentious tales

<i>Book Review</i>: Dunham bares all in pretentious tales
Michael Saakyan Book Editor Those who are familiar with the HBO series “Girls” would know that Lena Dunham has shown viewers every side of herself. On the show she fights with friends, experiences disapproval from her parents and literally bares all. She now shares her life with the world in a new book called “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’.” Dunham... 

Photographs tell stories of lucky winners

Photographs tell stories of lucky winners
Professor of Photography Gary Colby shows off his scratchers and lottery tickets in a video to photographer Edie Bresler during the reception for her series “We Sold a Winner: On Resilient American Dreams” at the Carlson Gallery Oct. 30. Bresler was unable to attend the reception, but guests at the reception shared their lottery ticket stories and sent her their good wishes via video. / photo by... 

Mu Phi Epsilon strums up Halloween fun

Mu Phi Epsilon strums up Halloween fun
Trick-or-treaters enjoyed candy given out at the Kids’ Concert by students on Halloween. Mu Phi Epsilon members Christian Garay, Albert Khalbourji and Donovan Allen hand treats out to Johnson and Lily Ye. Children enjoyed music by the University’s quartets in Sneaky Park. / photo by Megan Peralez Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The cool breezy fall evening air blew through Sneaky Park as quartets... 

Happenings

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ The Campus Activities Board is screening “Guardians of the Galaxy” at 10 p.m. Thursday in La Fetra Lecture Hall. ‘Spelling Bee’ Musical The theater department presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-15, 20-22 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 23. This production is directed and choreographed by ULV alumnus Zach Johnson and Instructor... 

Movie Review: ‘John Wick’ delivers action

Yaya Pineda Staff Writer “John Wick” is an action thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a former hit man whose name induces fear to all those involved in crime in New York City. The movie, released on Oct. 24, is directed by former stuntman Chad Stahelski. When the movie began, I thought I accidently stepped into a Nicholas Sparks romance movie, but that quickly changed within five minutes. Soon my... 

Concert Review: Music festival stirs up Halloween joy

Karla Rendon Editorial Director An enormous inflatable nipple and other beach balls bounced around the thousands of attendants at the Growlers’ Beach Goth Party III on Saturday at the Observatory in Santa Ana. The music festival consisted of carnival rides, food trucks and three different stages with over 40 bands joining together to perform for the annual event. The performing bands were diverse... 
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