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Concert celebrates the spring season

Concert celebrates the spring season
Charles Kamm conducts the Chamber Choir of the Claremont Colleges last Friday in the Balch Auditorium. Kamm has served as the Claremont Concert Choir conductor for the Joint Music Program since 2005. A tenor and countertenor, Kamm has performed throughout the United States and recorded with professional choirs such as the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir. / photo by Candice Salazar Brenna Von Den Benken Staff... 

From lyrical to jazz dance

 From lyrical to jazz dance
Scripps College students Lisa Kau, Elena Hernandez, L.M. Ellzey and Lee Ann Allen dance to the song “Bless the Lord.” Dance teams from the Claremont colleges presented self-choreographed pieces at the Pendleton Dance Center at Pomona College on Friday. The event featured a range of dance genres ranging from ballroom to hip-hop. / photo by David Bess  Read More →

Movie Review: ‘Fast Five’ revamps vehicular mayhem

Michael Phillips Copy Editor Waiting for the movie theater lights to dim I could not figure out if “Fast Five” was merely a cash cow marketing scheme to squeeze more life out of a franchise or if it was an actual attempt to revitalize and continue a story for the sake of the bigger picture. The change of the movie’s title from something without the word furious in it to “Fast Five” made me... 

Happenings

‘The Screens’ The theater department will present the play “The Screens” by Jean Genet at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For reservations call the box office at 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Mu Phi Epsilon Concert There will be a Mu Phi Epsilon Concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. The concert will feature vocal performances and instrumental... 

Choir fills Chapel with heavenly voices

Choir fills Chapel with heavenly voices
The chapel was filled with the sounds of praise on Friday as James Calhoun, assistant professor of music, presented an evening of gospel music performed by the La Verne Gospel Choir, featuring guest soloist Vickilyn Reynolds. She is a singer and actress whose credits include the role of Chris Tucker’s mom in the film “Friday” and a co-starring role on the CBS sitcom, “Sugar & Spice.”... 

L.A. Times Festival of Books promotes active readers

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer The Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California celebrated the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, one of the Southland’s most cherished and engaging weekend celebrations, with its 16 anniversary on April 30 and May 1 at USC’s University Park Campus. Angelenos of all ages interested in famous authors, celebrity appearances, speaker panels, superstar... 

Orchestra, choir celebrate the spring season

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The Claremont Concert Orchestra and Claremont Concert Choir came together at Garrison Theater, located on the Scripps College campus, to give a two part performance titled “Spring” and “Coronation.” The performance began with Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38, “Spring” by Robert Schumann which marks the joyous season of spring, and was followed by... 

Alumni return for a night of music

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The University of La Verne welcomed back its alumni for the third annual alumni recital hosted by the Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. last Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert offered a mix of classical and musical theater pieces to entertain an audience of nearly 50 people. “The reason we are doing this recital is to celebrate the opening of the new auditorium,”... 

Happenings

‘The Screens’ The theater department will present the play “The Screens” by Jean Genet at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. There will also be performances at 7:30 p.m. May 12 to 14, and at 2 p.m. on May 15. For reservations call the box office at 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Prism Review There will be a Prism Review launch party at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Harris Art Gallery. There will be... 

Jazz singer Barbara Morrison bares her soul

Jazz singer Barbara Morrison bares her soul
Morgan Auditorium was filled with the sound of cool jazz and soulful blues as Barbara Morrison performed on Tuesday. She has performed with such jazz and blues greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra. Her musical performance was punctuated by humorous stories and audience participation. / photo by David Bess Genesis Miranda Staff Writer During her Tuesday... 
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