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International artists cover new ground

International artists cover new ground
Ruth Trotter, professor of art, is a Los Angeles based painter working in pictorial representation using references from architecture, landscape, media and psychology. Michael Frantz, professor of mathematics, asks about her acrylic abstract painting, “Curve.” The “Covering Ground” exhibition in Harris Art Gallery./photo by Denisse Leung Julian Burrell Staff Writer Brenna von den Benken Arts... 

Music Review: Have the Chili Peppers lost their sizzle?

Julian Burrell Staff Writer After a five year self-imposed exile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have made their return to music with their 10th studio album, “I’m With You.” While die-hard fans of the band are no doubt excited to see the funk rockers from Southern California make their return, the Chili Peppers latest unfortunately comes off as a scatterbrained mess of ideas that is not quite sure... 

FYF Festival rocks out L.A.

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor Over 20,000 wayfarer sunglass-wearing punk and indie rockers gathered for an entire day’s worth of live music for the annual FYF Festival Saturday at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles. “Today is the best day of summer,” was the headlining phrase that flashed on widescreens and posters that hung all across the park, advertised by Altamont... 

It’s LaVernapalooza, trick!

It’s LaVernapalooza, trick!
LMFAO and Yung Joc hit Pomona’s Fox Theater for the annual concert Stefan Kendal Gordy and Skyler Husten Gordy, a.k.a. Redfoo and SkyBlu from electrohop duo group LMFAO performed along with Yung Joc on May 12 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. During their performance at the second annual LaVernapalooza, LMFAO and friends sprayed bottles of champagne on the audience while everyone sang along to their... 

West African music celebrates a culture

West African music celebrates a culture
Steve Biondo, music department coordinator, leads the West African Drum Ensemble during a concert Thursday in Morgan Auditorium. The students of the West African Drumming class of fall 2010 performed 12 songs. The songs displayed various traditions from the different regions of West Africa. / photo by Warren Bessant Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s West African Drum... 

La Verne Library hosts classical guitar concert

Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The meeting room in the La Verne City Library was filled with the classical guitar music of two music doctoral students from the University of Southern California on Saturday afternoon. Dmitry Koudymov and Brian Barany entertained about 40 people that crowded into the meeting room to give a free concert that lasted an hour. “We have to perform for our degree,”... 

On-stage drama mimics real lives

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The students of the theater and community class have combined their individual passions for theater into a string of eight performances called “The Power of Hope” that push ignored issues into the limelight. “We aren’t trying to save the community, but we are trying to bring awareness to the causes and what people can do about it,” Elizabeth Reyes, senior... 

Music lives through ‘Love and Death’

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer More than 80 people gathered in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday to hear exquisite soprano Courtney Huffman and University of La Verne artist-in-residence and award-winning pianist Grace Xia Zhao. The University of La Verne’s Department of Music presented a soprano and piano performance called “Love and Death.” Zhao’s performance consisted of solos and collaborations... 

Mu Phi Epsilon wraps up the year in song

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Mu Phi Epsilon has achieved many great things this year. The fraternity has tripled in size, it was recently awarded “most improved group on campus,” and it was also named “best club” by the student’s choice awards. Last Friday in Morgan Auditorium, members of Mu Phi Epsilon stepped in front of the curtain and showcased their own diverse talents for the students... 

Prism Review launches new issue with reading

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The Prism Review magazine held a launch party for its 13th issue at 4 p.m. Thursday where staff members read excerpts from the new literary magazine and the winner for the creative writing undergraduate contest was announced. Prism Review is an on-campus literary magazine where students take a course that teaches the creativity and art of being an editor. About 28... 
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