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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... 

Poets bare souls in hip-hop praise

Poets bare souls in hip-hop praise
Performers come onto the stage to encourage Christopher Pulu, a junior speech communications major and Sasha Jones, a junior political science major, who each read their poetry in a competition called “Beats vs. Lyrics” Nov. 30, in Dailey Theatre. Spoken Wordplay hosted an open mic tribute to hip-hop that included groups from the University of La Verne and the Corner Poets from Cal State San Bernardino.... 

Guitar trio prefers to play with the ‘Blondes’

Erica Maurice Staff Writer Taking inspiration from the Marilyn Monroe movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” three gentlemen, The Cat, the Hag, and the Longstreet performed their show titled “Blondes Prefer Gentlemen” in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday. The gentlemen were Roberto Catalano, a music professor at the University of La Verne; Sean Hagstorm; and Sean Longstreet, a graduate of the University... 

Guitar practice

Guitar practice
A week before their class recital, Stuart Stoddard and junior music major Ernie Reyes practice a duet for instructor Michael Ryan in Morgan Auditorium on Tuesday. The class of 14 students will perform songs together next Tuesday in the Campus Center. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

Happenings

Theater Senior Projects Theater arts department students will present their senior projects Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. All performances start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For reservations call 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Piano Recital Music students taught by Grace Xia Zhao will perform their final recital at 1 p.m. Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Winter... 

A ‘Night in Rio’ to never forget

A 'Night in Rio’ to never forget
Michael Ryan, adjunct professor of music, brought together a group of peers who share a common interest in Brazilian music. Michael Ryan and Friends perform “Night in Rio” Nov. 17 in Morgan Auditorium. Michael Ryan, Adam Kaplan, Garret Wolfe, Ken Soderland, Ben Moss, and Hai Muradian play “Chega De Saudade” by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1958), a title roughly translated from Portuguese as “Enough... 

An abstract outlook on landscapes

Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer An upscale shopping promenade in the city of Rolling Hills Estates is where Ruth Trotter, professor of art at the University of La Verne, currently displays her artwork. The theme of her exhibit in the Zask Gallery is “Departures.” There are a total of nine pieces, all which were available for purchase. Four were priced for more than $3,000 while there other five were... 

Movie Review: ‘Life of Pi’ beats Hollywood cliché

Robert Penalber News Editor Fans of Yann Martel’s “The Life of Pi” will rejoice when watching director Ang Lee’s film adaptation, applauding the film for not being just another one of those novel-turned-Hollywood sell-outs. Even more, “The Life of Pi” accomplishes what few movies are able to achieve nowadays- presenting an astounding 3-D film that actually contains a detailed plot. Piscine... 
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