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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... 

‘Chalk Boy’ casts dark light on teen issues

‘Chalk Boy’ casts dark light on teen issues
Penny (senior theater major Chase Montano) and Breanna (senior theater major Shelby Liburd) try to deal with the chaotic aftermath of a classmate’s disappearance in the Oct. 9 performance of “The Chalk Boy” in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. Written by playwright Joshua Conkel, the story centers around the mystery of a missing teenager, Jeff Chalk, and features witchcraft, kidnapping and drug... 

Concert Review: Albert Hammond Jr. comes alive

Karla Rendon News Editor Albert Hammond Jr. played a sold out show at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles Wednesday, with the venue reaching maximum capacity at 600. The line to enter began around 5 p.m. with eager fans patiently waiting outside the hip venue and many fans proudly displaying their best Strokes-related merchandise; an ode to Hammond since he also serves as rhythm guitarist for the... 

Happenings

Guest Speaker Actress, singer and puppeteer Lexy Fridell will speak from 4-5:40 p.m. Thursday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. Fridell was in the Broadway production of “The Pee-wee Herman Show” and in the off-Broadway production of “Avenue Q.” Fridell was invited to campus by theater department artist-in-residence Alma Martinez. LeoFM Contest LeoFM is giving away tickets to Halloween Horror... 

Little photographs big issue in L.A.

Little photographs big issue in L.A.
Photographer Jennifer Little snaps picture of students visiting her exhibit, “100 Years of Dust: Owens Lake and the Los Angeles Aqueduct,” Oct. 1 in the Carlson Gallery. Little stands in front of her photograph, “Intersection of the Los Angeles & California Aqueducts, Neenach, CA,” depicting the separation of the two different water sources, the former serving only the Los Angeles area... 

Renowned vocalist jams with ULV quartet

Renowned vocalist jams with ULV quartet
Award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins, accompanied by pianist Gayle Serdan and the University of La Verne faculty jazz quartet performed well-known jazz and R&B songs, along with Kosins’ original compositions during Sundays at the Morgan. Kosins and the band explored a variety of genres from the up-tempo bossa nova to the mellow songs of Curtis Mayfield. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Camila Rios Staff... 

Theater Review: ‘Chinglish’ portrays cultural differences

Cody Luk Online Editor When doing business in a foreign country, a businessman should always make sure nothing gets lost in translation, except that is certainly not the case in “Chinglish,” a play by David Henry Hwang and directed by Jeff Liu, currently running in the East West Players in Downtown Los Angeles. “Chinglish,” which is a combined word of “Chinese” and “English,” first... 
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