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Vasquez gets edgy with fashion photos

Vasquez gets edgy with fashion photos
Andrew Vasquez pauses during a shoot to review images with models Sydney Lee, Monique Zirkelbach and stylist and model Hayley Glass on Feb. 10. Vasquez graduated in spring 2012 with a major in photography. The photo shoot took place at an abandoned gas station in downtown Covina. / photo by Chelsea Knight Monica Dien Staff Writer Sexy and edgy is the mantra that fashion photographer and University... 

Grove Theater resurrects a music icon in “Bonita and Billie”

Monica Dien Staff Writer Billie Holiday was brought back to life in honor of Black History Month at Upland’s Grove Theater Feb. 15 as actress Bonita Brisker retold the life story of one of jazz’s greatest legends in her play coined, “Bonita and Billie.” Brisker, winner of two NAACP theater awards, embodied Holiday in mind, body and spirit in her one-woman show. Accompanied solely by her piano... 

Teenagers get ‘Smashed’ in young adult novel

Mariela Patron News Editor Lisa Luedeke, author of the young adult novel, “Smashed,” signed books and discussed the process she went through to write her book at the Campus Center Ballroom on Wednesday. Luedeke obtained inspiration for settings and themes for her book from real life places and experiences. “If you write honestly about universal human experiences you will connect with your readers,”... 

Lessons through the language of love

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer The modern languages department premiered the movie-musical comedy “El otro lado de la cama” Feb. 14 in the President’s Dining Room. The screening was a part of the movie series titled “Amor,” in which the modern languages department’s Foreign Language Enhancement Activities, or FLEA, screened a series of foreign films with “love” as the main theme. “We... 

Happenings

Colorforms The West Gallery in the Campus Center hosts “Colorforms,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Megan Madzoeff. The exhibit will run through April 19. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Admission is free. Harris Gallery Harris Gallery presents “The Way of Things: A Solo Exhibition by Melanie Nakaue,” a multimedia installation integrating stop-motion... 

Melanie Nakaue exhibit shows the ‘Way’

Melanie Nakaue exhibit shows the 'Way'
Danielle Vukovich, junior psychology and political science major, and Michelle Gonzalez, junior criminology major, attend the opening for Melanie Nakaue’s exhibition, “The Way of Things,” in the Harris Art Gallery on Feb. 7 with Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Al Clark. The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 14. /photo by Katherine Careaga. Kristina... 

Original production is sinfully fun

Original production is sinfully fun
Envy, played by Alvaro Renteria, is among the sins characterized by coveting and insatiable desire. “The Virtuous Sinner Sideshow” was conceptualized, written, cast, directed, choreographed, composed and performed by students in the Theater 315 January interterm class. The story is about the seven deadly sins and the seven heavenly virtues portrayed through several anecdotes. / photo by Kelley... 

Country gets its turn in the Lavernapalooza spotlight

Karla Rendon Staff Writer LaVernapalooza is an annual concert event that offers students the chance to see their favorite artists perform. Past concerts have each been different by having groups of diverse musical genres. Previous acts included Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, LMFAO and J. Cole. But on Jan. 16, the ASULV Facebook page surprised students by announcing that the 4th annual LaVernapalooza will... 

Happenings

Theater Auditions The Theater Department will hold auditions for Shakespeare’s “The Mer­chant of Venice,” 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in Dailey Theatre. There will also be auditions for Voices and 11 Directing Class Projects. Auditions are open to everyone. Book Signing and Lecture “Smashed” author Lisa Luedeke will hold a presentation about her debut teen novel at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Campus... 

Musicians display classical talents

Musicians display classical talents
Grace Xia Zhao, piano, and Karmen Suter, flute, play “Airs de Ballet d’ Ascanio,” composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, for the “Songs of Remembrance” concert Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Performers played a collection of classical music pieces to fit the theme. / photo by Jessica Harsen Mariela Patron Staff Writer Classical sonatas and German music captivated an audience Sunday in Morgan Auditorium... 
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