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Pianos astonish families at ‘B’ak’tun’

Kellie Galentine LV Life Editor Two pianos sat side by side on the stage at Bridges Hall of Music during the highlight piece of the “Music for a New B’ak’tun” concert Sunday. “Bounce,” composed by Adam Schoenberg, proved to be the audience favorite of the six piano pieces performed by Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, a Los Angeles-based composer and Cal Poly Pomona associate professor of music... 

Book Review: Roboticist ponders the hypothetical

<i>Book Review</i>: Roboticist ponders the hypothetical
Michael Saakyan Book Editor During October 2006, roboticist Randall Munroe found out NASA would not be renewing his contract with the Langley Research Center. With new free time on his hands, Munroe began to work on his webcomic series, “xkcd.” Munroe uses stick figures in “xkcd” to bring humor to technology, science, mathematics and pop culture. The webcomic quickly became a fan favorite... 

Band festival stirs up swing dancing

Band festival stirs up swing dancing
Laura Evans and Kyle Denison, students from the University of Redlands, swing dance and entertain the audience as the Harmony Sisters and their Little Big Band perform at the sixth annual Covina Swing Band Festival. Ten swing bands performed at the Covina Park Bandshell for the festival on Saturday and Sunday. The event was organized by the festival committee and it is free to all. / photo by Mariela... 

Happenings

‘Uneasy Neighbors’ Carlson Gallery presents “Uneasy Neighbors: The Causes and Consequences of Undocumented Migration to the United States,” photographs by Don Bartletti, through Oct. 10. Admission is free. ‘Radius Abstractus’ “Radius Abstractus,” a solo exhibit by Augusto Sandroni runs through May 30 at the Tall Wall Space in the Arts and Communica­tions Building. Admission is... 

Bartletti turns lens to immigration struggles

Bartletti turns lens to immigration struggles
Before the start of the lecture, the featured photojournalist Don Bartletti, chatted with the author of one of the exhibition reflection essays, Dr. Adrian Vazquez, Assistant Professor of Public Administration. The lecture presented the reasons people leave their home countries in Latin America. Reasons include poverty, gang violence and the search for parents who left them behind to come to the United... 

To improv or not to improv

To improv or not to improv
Members of Shakespearean improv group A Horse perform Sept. 20 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Performers Amanda Barnes, Carolyn Marie Wright, Rollin Perry and John David Williams asked the crowd for titles of plays Shakespeare might write today and performed one tragedy and comedy in the form of Shakespearean dialogue. The event, hosted by Professor of English Jeffery Kahan, was the opener for the Shakespeare... 

Communications students take home media awards

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer University of La Verne students and recent graduates earned several honors from the Hometown Media Awards in August, and the San Bernardino Valley College Film Festival in May. The team that included alumna Marilyn Mejia, who majored in broadcast journalism; alumna Ebony Williams, a broadcast major; alumna Chantal Silva, a broadcast journalism major; and Tyler Harrison,... 

Music Review: Casablancas disappoints with ‘Tyranny’

Karla Rendon Editorial Director Eager fans of Julian Casablancas will be ecstatic to hear his latest side project’s new album, “Tyranny” is simply pleasant – if you’re into inaudible lyrics and an exaggerated use of distortion. Casablancas has strayed from his garage-rock roots he grounded with the Strokes in favor of an experimental, art-rock effort. Upbeat guitar riffs have been traded... 

Photos bring insight on immigrants

Photos bring insight on immigrants
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Don Bartletti chats with Gale Carlson Ortega and Linda Carlson Lane, descendents of Irene Carlson, for whom the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography is named. Bartletti’s photographs are from his work dealing with immigrants from Latin America crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while risking their lives. Ortega and Lane came to La Verne to hear Bartletti’s lecture... 

Happenings

‘Uneasy Neighbors’ Carlson Gallery presents “Uneasy Neighbors: The Causes and Consequences of Undocumented Migration to the United States,” photographs by Don Bartletti, through Oct. 10. Admission is free. ‘Radius Abstractus’ “Radius Abstractus,” a solo exhibit by Augusto Sandroni runs through May 30 at the Tall Wall Space in the Arts and Communica­tions Building. Admission is... 
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