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Music Review: Florence + The Machine ascend to new heights

Branden del Rio Editor in Chief Describing Florence + The Machine’s “Ceremonials” as a mixture of strangeness and charm would be far too easy. The album takes what made the band’s 2009 debut, “Lungs” a success, Welch’s billowy voice laid over disenchanted gospel music, and refines it to the point of near-perfection. “Ceremonials” is bigger, brighter and filled with more melodrama. Welch... 

Friday screenings revisit past ages of music

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Every Friday at 1 p.m. the Morgan Auditorium is turned into a time capsule that, when opened, transports you back in time with music from every era. Music Movie Fridays, started on Oct. 14, gives audiences a chance to watch movies that take viewers back to a time when music altered cultures. “I wanted to bring people into the auditorium that might not have... 

Happenings

Yoko Ono Exhibit “Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Year of Peace” exhibition will open Monday in the Harris Art Gallery. The exhibition focuses on the ideals of peace and love, and follows the work of Yoko Ono and John Lennon as solo artists, as a couple in the 1960s. It also includes a selection of Ono’s recent avant-garde art. For more information contact Dion Johnson at djohnson@laverne.edu... 

Dancers enter the dark side

Veronica Rodriguez Staff Writer The Inland Pacific Ballet hosted the Halloween spectacular “Vampires, Ghosts and Black Swans” Ballet Saturday and Sunday at the Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. The production included “Dracula,” “The Other Side” and “Swan Lake.” The dancers appeared in their white dresses and white painted faces with dark makeup around their eyes. As they came toward... 

Artists practice otherworldly rituals

Tennille Wright Staff Writer When you walk into Nichols Gallery, your eyes are immediately drawn to a black and white virtual image projected carefully high on the wall with a waterfall streaming down from the eyes of the man in the photo. The striking image on display is part of the current exhibition, “Synthetic Ritual,” at the Nichols Gallery in the Broad Center at Pitzer College. “The Synthetic... 

Happenings

909 Film Festival The 909 Film Festival will feature short films made by young filmmakers who live in or make films set in the 909 area code. The event will take place 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in Room 212 of the Arts and Communications Building. For more information call 909-593-3511, ext. 4277. Julie Hebert The Theatre Seminar will host writer and director of television, film and theater, Julie Hebert... 

Chemist experiments with stained glass

Chemist experiments with stained glass
Mark Nelson, professor of chemistry, points out the details in the stained glass art he has displayed in his office, a piece that took more than 100 hours to create. Nelson started stained glass artwork in 2009, and his pieces have already won two best in show awards at the Los Angeles County Fair. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor After working with students and chemicals in the... 

Commentary: Empty plots butcher modern horror

<i>Commentary</i>: Empty plots butcher modern horror
Christina Collins Burton, Managing Editor It is Halloween, a time I usually like to celebrate by going to see the latest installment of a horror movie franchise that studios love to beat to death. This year it will be “Paranormal Activity 3,” which I have very little hope for. Last year it was the final “Saw” film, which only confused me and made me very angry with the Jigsaw legacy. I am beginning... 

College honors former sculptor, photographer

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The tradition of Raku in pottery making was kept mainly in Japan’s borders until Paul Soldner developed a low-temperature salt firing form of Raku and brought it to America. Wall pieces, monoprints and Raku are the highlight of the works done by Paul Soldner, who died in January. The work is currently on display at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College. The... 

Happenings

‘American Dream’ The deadline to see Katherine Frey’s “Ameri­can Dream” photography exhibit has been extended through Homecoming weekend in the Carlson Gallery in Miller Hall. 909 Film Festival The 909 Film Festival will feature short films made by young filmmakers who live in or make films set in the 909 area code. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 28 in Room 212 of... 
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