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Student recital adds personal flair to classics

Student recital adds personal flair to classics
Caelin Eager, senior music major, plays Frederic Chopin’s Nocturne in F minor Oct. 23 in Morgan Auditorium for the Fridays at Noon concert series. The recital also featured student vocalists. The next installment is on Nov. 20. / photo by Kristina Bugante Autumn Simon Staff Writer Student vocalists and pianists performed a variety of art pieces from songs to arias Friday at the music department’s... 

Improv night gets a spooky Halloween twist

Autumn Simon Staff Writer The theater department’s Cabaret LIVE! created “A Night of Horror” at the Improv Insanity event Wednesday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. About 30 students stopped by the Cabaret for a Halloween themed improv class instructed by Carolyn Marie Wright, an experienced actress and manager of education and community engagement at the Geffen Playhouse. “I worked with... 

Concert Review: Benefit concert loses sight of fundraising objective

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer Amp Radio filled the Hollywood Bowl with 18,000 people for its third annual We Can Survive concert Saturday. However, the focus of the night was not on raising funds to cure breast cancer, but on who the special guest performer would be. The show donated $2 from each ticket to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national education and support organization for women and families... 

Concert Review: Beach Goth expands its diversity

Karla Rendon News Editor Orange County-based psych band The Growlers hosted their fourth annual Beach Goth Party Saturday and Sunday, drawing thousands of fans with more than 50 performers and three stages at The Observatory in Santa Ana. The Observatory’s parking lot was transformed into a Halloween wonderland with a gigantic paper mache skeleton hand, pill-shaped and marijuana leaf-shaped piñatas... 

Happenings

‘Violins of Hope’ The 2015 Kristallnacht Lecture will feature the author of “Violins of Hope,” James A. Grymes, at 4 p.m. Nov. 8. The book looks at the Holocaust through stories of different violins played by Jewish musicians. Sundays at the Morgan Violinist Vijay Gupta and pianist and artist-in-residence Grace Xia Zhao will perform “Chamber Meets Beethoven: Beauti­fully Blended” at 6... 

Comic shop displays ‘Star Wars’ art

Arielle Torrez Staff Writer “Star Wars” fanatics gathered to celebrate the “Dark Side of the Force,” a “Star Wars” themed art show. Saturday at A Shop Called Quest in the Claremont Village. The event took place in preparation for the anticipated film “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” in theaters Dec. 18. Customers were greeted by DJ company mindfunk, which played music... 

Ford talks life on the road

Celene Vargas Arts Editor Andrew Ford, electric bass instructor and music business professor, is set to release an EP called “Soul on the Latin Side” around February, after years of playing for other artists while also producing and composing. The EP will have about five songs that mix soul music with Latin styles and feature guest musicians and vocalists. “I was never interested in doing this... 

Happenings

Fridays at Noon The music department’s Fridays at Noon concert series will feature a student recital on Friday at Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Guest Speakers Actress Vannessa Vasquez, from the Hulu original series “East Los High,” is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. A talk by Broadway actress Lexy Fridell has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Nov.... 

Theater department hosts a night of insanity

Hayley Hulin LV Life Editor Students from the theater department held their second Cabaret LIVE! event Wednesday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. About 20 students gathered for a night of “Improv Insanity” taught by Carolyn Marie Wright, manager of education and community engagement at 20 Geffen Playhouse. Wright taught short form improv for the night, which has a concrete beginning and end... 

909 Festival features ULV filmmakers

Emily Lau Editorial Director University of La Verne student filmmakers showcased their four self-produced short films to other community filmmakers at the sixth annual 909 Film Festival Friday in Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College. Students created the films in their Advanced Video Pro­duction classes taught by Professor of Communications Don Pollock and Visiting Assistant Professor of Com­munications... 
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