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Poets explore realms of humor, love

Poets explore realms of humor, love
Shannon Garcia, a senior sociology and speech communications major, recites a poem about gender issues and marriage during the Open Mic event hosted by the Black Student Union and the Poetry Club on March 29 in the Jane Dibbell Carbaret. Garcia, a member of the Poetry Club, performed two slam poems. Other student poets shared verse that dealt with identity, family and death. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Christian... 

Paloma lectures on Spanish-Jewish experience

Paloma lectures on Spanish-Jewish experience
Vanessa Paloma, an internationally known performer, scholar and lecturer, spoke Thursday in the Campus Center about Sephardic Jewish music and culture during the “Golden Age,” an era that witnessed the expulsion of Jews from Spain. The Sephardic Jewish culture emerges from Spanish, Portuguese, North African and Middle Eastern descendants. / photo by Cameron Barr Robert Penalber Staff Writer Internationally... 

Art Collective has fun at the Fun Show

Art Collective has fun at the Fun Show
Jeremy Kaufman sings at the Fun Show on March 30 in the Arts and Communications Building, hosted by the ULV Art Collective. Bassist See Saw from the band Sugar Solstice, who played earlier in the night, accompanied Kaufman on the tambourine. The Fun Show showcased a variety of music, art and poetry. / photo by Cassandra Egan  Read More →

Cross-cultural music honors past

Cross-cultural music honors past
Vanessa Paloma performs a collection of Spanish-Jewish music March 29 in Morgan Auditorium that commemorated the exile of Jews from Spain in 1492. Paloma received a terminal degree for a master of music at Indiana University’s School of Music. / photo by Warren Bessant Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Tales of perseverance and celebration about the Sephardic Jewish culture were painted through music... 

Happenings

‘Rachel Corrie’ The Will Geer Theatri­cum Botanicum will perform “My Name is Rachel Corrie” at 8 p.m. April 14 in Morgan Auditorium. The play is the true story of idealistic, 23-year-old American student Rachel Corrie and her emerging sense of social and political justice. For more information, call 909-593-3511 ext. 4552. ‘The Agony of Colin Powell’ Dailey Theatre will host performances... 

Norwegian pianist visits Pomona

Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer All the way from Norway, for one night only, the talented pianist Annabel Guaita performed Saturday at the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College. With 120 people in attendance, the hall was filled with classical music fans, listening intently to the enchanting music of Norway. “The performance was interesting and impressing,” Moira Dietrich, a local resident, said.... 

Movie Review: ‘Hunger Games’ feeds fans

Danielle Navarro Staff Writer Excitement has been building for the release of “The Hunger Games” since plans for the film adaptation of the novel were announced in early 2009. The resulting film has not only established the beginning of Hollywood’s next big movie franchise, but also lived up to, and possibly even exceeded, all the hype surrounding it. “The Hunger Games” began in 2008 as the... 

Student composers, writers combine art forms

Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of Southern California students brought music and lyrics together by presenting their original compositions in a collaborative concert titled, “New and Newer: An Evening of World Premieres” on March 28 at the Boston Court in Pasadena. About 50 students and professors attended the concert. It was the second presentation for the “Writers and Composers” class... 

Practicing the craft

Practicing the craft
Myron Woods practices for his piano test on the top floor of the Campus Center on Monday. Woods, a junior criminology major, has been playing piano for about a year, and enlisted the help of freshman music major Khayree Jones to help him practice. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

Happenings

‘The Agony of Colin Powell’ Dailey Theatre will host performances of Ralph Soldana’s senior directing thesis “The Agony of Colin Powell” at 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20. Written by Professor of English William Cook, the play is a dramatic monologue in one act. It is a fictitious portrayal of a person in spiritual and emotional pain confronting his dark night of the soul. Tickets are $5 for general... 
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