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Under Zhao’s direction East meets West

Under Zhao’s direction East meets West
Grace Xia Zhao, top-prize winner in the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, performed “One Passion, Two Stories: A Concert Featuring the Classic Piano Works of Western and Chinese Composers” on Sunday. Zhao played various works, including “Estampes” by Claude Debussy. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Rodriguez Staff Writer Grace Xia Zhao, director of piano studies and artist in... 

Young artists battle infidelity in Italian opera

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor Created by Plácido Domingo, L.A. Opera’s new Domingo-Thornton Young Artists program’s presentation of Mozart’s comedy “Cosi fan Tutte” showed that women are just as human as men are; even in a test of fidelity. “Cosi fan Tutti” sings the story of two young men who go undercover to test the fidelity of their ladies. With the classical accompaniment of... 

Music Review: Black Keys polish garage sound on ‘El Camino’

Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor It is time to pile into a dingy minivan and drive to the dusky groove of The Black Keys’ seductive new album, “El Camino.” The group from Akron, Ohio has done it again with their seventh album, and first one to follow 2010’s Grammy-winner, “Brothers.” After producing the hit song “Tighten Up,” Danger Mouse returns to smooth the rough edges of the ballsy duo. This... 

Theater Review: ‘Red Noses’ hits the funny bone

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer “Red Noses” is a humorous and moving play, combining death, joy, sorrow, humor, satire, love, singing, and dancing. It is full of moving moments, humorous dialogue, and thought provoking scenes. Set in 14th Century France, “Red Noses” is a touching and funny story about Marcel Flote, a Catholic monk, who is eager to help people during the Great Plague that is killing... 

Winer revisits ’70s conceptual, post-minimal art

Grace Casale Staff Writer “Helene Winer at Pomona,” the second installation of the year-long “It Happened in Pomona” exhibit focuses on Winer’s cutting edge curatorial programs that she presented as gallery director and curator at the Pomona College Museum of Art from the fall of 1970 through the spring of 1972. “The exhibition helps [students] recognize the amazing vision Winer had.... 

Happenings

Chamber Music Recital Piano instructor Grace Xia Zhao will direct a chamber collective from noon to 1 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. ‘Red Noses’ The Peter Barnes play “Red Noses” opened and will continue to be performed until Sunday. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Dailey Theater. Admission is $10 for the general audience, $8 for staff and $5... 

Poetry club recruits inspired writers

Poetry club recruits inspired writers
The new Poetry Club held its first meeting Nov. 15. Club members Myron Woods, Miguel Martinez, Andrea Guerra, Shannon Garcia, president Eric Espinoza and adviser John Bartlet discussed plans and ideas for club activities, including a poetry slam and promoting the club. / photo by Danielle Navarro Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor The beauty of the written word is being recognized with the establishment... 

Laughter, gravity plague ‘Red Noses’

Laughter, gravity plague ‘Red Noses’
“Red Noses” tells the story of monk Marcel Flote, played by Zachary Green, who decides that he must spread laughter throughout Europe in 14th century France during the Great Plague. He gathers a group of outcast performers called the “Red Noses.” Among the “Red Noses” are a mercenary soldier named Rochfort, played by Jeremy Law, who turns into an artist; a lustful nun, played by Arianna... 

Movie Review: ‘Breaking Dawn’ is lackluster

Lauren Creiman News Editor Diehard “Twilight” fans across the world rejoiced at the recent release of the latest movie installment, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part One.” Contrary to popular belief among Twihards, the movie does not sparkle nearly as bright as the Cullens’ skin. Although the movie does have some promising moments, the work overall is decent at best. The early part... 

Art Collective serves as creative outlet

Art Collective serves as creative outlet
Junior organizational management major Sean Kelly, senior movement and sports science major DeAntwann Johnson and senior speech communications major Connor Eckert share their creativity through painting their partners’ eyes in the Art Collective. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Grace Casale Staff Writer The Art Collective is a new group for students who are into the arts, but might have majors in... 
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