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Film festival features flicks of 909

Karleigh Neff LV Life Editor The lights in the Benson Auditorium dimmed, and the audience silenced in anticipation. Sixteen short but brilliant films were about to play, representing the talented local filmmakers at this year’s 909 Film Festival last Friday night. Pitzer College in Claremont has been putting on the 909 Film Festival for four years now, designed to showcase local filmmakers and their... 

Fab 8 ‘comes together’ for Claremont Village

Liz Ortiz Staff Writer The Claremont Village Square was packed with cheering fans as the Fab 8, a Beatles tribute band, finished singing its rendition of “Hey Jude” last Friday night. The concert was a part of the Claremont “Friday Nights Live” concert series, which features three different bands in three different areas of the Claremont Village every Friday night. The Fab 8 headlined and did... 

San Dimas show gets wild with art

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Tucked behind the San Dimas Civic Center, the 17th Annual Wildlife Art Show carried on in full force over the weekend of Oct. 19-20, displaying to visitors and artists alike the beauty and brilliance of the natural world. Approximately 800 people attended the two-day event. Twenty-one different artists were all crammed together in the civic center hall with displays... 

Happenings

Choral Showcase The Chamber Singers, University Chorale, the Leo Singing Dudes and the A Team will perform a showcase at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $10 and students are free. ‘44 Days’ The Carlson Gallery is displaying photographer David Burnett’s exhibit, “44 Days – Iran and The Remaking of The World” through Dec. 13. Admission is free. There will... 

Musicians blossom in new orchestra

Musicians blossom in new orchestra
Adjunct music professor Danielle Cummins leads the La Verne Chamber Orchestra in a rehearsal Oct. 10. Cummins plays the violin next to junior music minor Eric Torres. The orchestra consists of University of La Verne students, high school students and members of the community. / photo by Uyen Bui Kristina Bugante Arts Editor A collectively unique-looking group of all ages, atypical to the musical ensembles... 

Movie Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ treads lightly

Mariela Patron News Editor Julian Fellowes has brought back William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” to the big screen, with Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet Capulet and Douglas Booth as Romeo Montague, and set it back to its original 16th century form– away from its last film adaptation, Baz Luhrmann’s contemporary “Romeo + Juliet.” Fellowes, known for his award-winning writing... 

Orchestra evokes emotion with old favorites

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Pomona College Orchestra performed Saturday night at the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music at the Pomona College. The orchestra began by playing the prelude to “Hänsel und Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck and was followed by “Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson” by Aaron Copland, the prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin” and the prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan... 

Students step to the beat of unity

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Latino Student Forum kicked off its first dance of the semester filled with modern Spanish songs, Spanish classic tunes and refreshments to cool off students dancing along to DJ Bobkatt. With time-honored songs such as “Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo and “Escandalo” by Sonora Dinamita, around 60 dance attendees showed their best moves as they moved along with the... 

Happenings

Choral Showcase The Chamber Singers, University Chorale, the Leo Singing Dudes and the A Team will perform a showcase at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $10 and students are free.  ‘44 Days’ The Carlson Gallery will display photographer David Burnett’s exhibit, “44 Days – Iran and The Remaking of The World.” The exhibit opens Oct. 21 and runs through Dec.... 

Mariachi sounds spice things up

Mariachi sounds spice things up
Suemy Gonzalez performs “Las Mil Amores” on violin and vocals with Trio Ellas Sunday in Morgan Auditor­ium as a part of the Sundays at the Morgan program. The group describes its style as a mixture of mariachi sounds and classic romantic music. Gonzalez is currently a senior at USC Thornton School of Music. / photo by Stephanie Ball Cody Luk Staff Writer Acoustic sounds of violin, guitar and guitarron... 
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