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Poet gives magnetic performance

Poet gives magnetic performance
Nicky Schildkraut, poet and La Verne writing instructor, reads her work in the Harris Gallery on Monday. The modern languages department and the creative writing program sponsored the event. Schildkraut read poems from her newly published book, “Magnetic Refrain,” about her childhood, and she read some of her newly written material about current events. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Sydney Daly-... 

Happenings

‘Mirandolina’ The theater department will present “Mirandolina: Mistress of the Inn” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Dailey Theatre. General admission is $5 and student admission is $3. ‘Spirit of Ireland’ Michael Ryan and Friends will present “Spirit Of Ireland: An Evening of Music, Song and Dance” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $15 and student... 

Dobrowner captures beauty of landscapes

Dobrowner captures beauty of landscapes
University of La Verne alumnus Gerry Pence and his friend Doug Bro talk with photographer Mitch Dobrowner during the reception for Dobrowner’s exhibition, “Vital Firmament,” in the Carlson Gallery. Pence, who graduated from ULV in 1949, is an avid photographer. He discussed the use of both digital and film prints shown in the gallery. The exhibit runs through April 5. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Karla... 

‘Happy Days’ takes audience back to the ’50s

Monica Dien Staff Writer Nostalgia and charm filled the room as “Happy Days,” the musical, made its debut at Tibbies Center Stage Theater in Fontana selling out every performance this season. “The show is just fun and light hearted whether you grew up watching the television show or saw it in reruns as a kid,” said musical director Todd Vigiletti “The musical brings the characters from the... 

Concert Review: ‘Cold War Kids’ rock indie in O.C.

Katie Madden Arts Editor Long Beach indie rock group Cold War Kids performed at The Observatory in Santa Ana last Thursday. The show began as the openers, LA.-based Superhumanoids took the stage. Their lush electronic and experimental sound, paired with the lead singer, Sarah Chernoff’s ethereal voice put the audience into a dreamy, blissful state. However, when the band asked the audience if they... 

Happenings

Poetry Reading The Department of Modern Languages and the Creative Writing Program present a poetry reading by Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut. The reading will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday in the Harris Gallery. ‘Mirandolina’ The theater department will present “Mirandolina: Mistress of the Inn” at 7:30 p.m. from March 7 to 9 in Dailey Theatre. General admission is $5, and student admission... 

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... 
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