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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... 

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... 
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