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Gospel choir rejoices in the spirit

Gospel choir rejoices in the spirit
Junior soprano Teresa Beardsley, sophomore soprano Rochelle Rose and sophomore tenor Paolo Kespradit are all part of La Verne’s Gospel Choir, which held an informal performance in the Chapel Tuesday. James Calhoun, assistant professor of music, offered the concert to promote the choir and bring gospel music to the University community. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer A... 

Mothers celebrated in song

Mothers celebrated in song
Joy Song Thompson played the cello at “No Ordinary Women,” a Mother’s Day Celebration Concert in Morgan Auditorium Sunday. Thompson began playing at 12-years-old and studied at the Juilliard School. She was accompanied by artist-in-residence, Grace Xia Zhao on piano and violinist Alex Russell. The concert also featured soprano Courtney Huffman. / photo by Cassandra Egan  Read More →

African, Japanese drummers pound out emotion

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer Wednesday’s performance of the West African Drum Ensemble was a celebration of rhythm, culture and African dance. The performance, riveting with energy and culture, captured the audience that filled Morgan Auditorium. The night began with TaikoMix, a Japanese drumming group. “It was wonderful,” Kat Young, an audience member from Claremont, said. “I was inspired. Their... 

Plays tell stories of losers, lovers

Valerie Dominguez Staff Writer Wednesday night marked the beginning of the four-night student-directed one-acts event in Dailey Theatre. The one-acts are part of the finals of the directing class to give the students hands-on experience in directing. Travis Snyder-Eaton directed “Finer Noble Gases,” the first show of the night in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. The production tells the story of a group... 

Festival voices sing strong

Festival voices sing strong
Julia Yeung performs during the Interfaith Festival of Sacred Music at Hillcrest Homes on Saturday with her fellow University of La Verne Chorale and Chamber Singers. The event, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Society of La Verne, featured performances by the Kishin Daiko Drummers, Harpist Mary Dopkin, and Native American Hoop Dancers, among others. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →


Student film festival The communications department will host its annual student film festival with two screenings on Friday. The first screening, beginning at 3 p.m., will feature videos produced by communications students during the spring semester. The senior film screening will follow at 6 p.m. Both screenings will be in the Arts and Communi­ca­tions Building, room 212. ‘Material Substance’ The... 

Cast kills in ‘House of Atreus’

Cast kills in 'House of Atreus'
Clytemnestra, played by junior theater arts major Stephanie Aguilar, boasts of the murders of her husband Agamemnon and Cassandra, played by Cody Goss and Lauren Ervin, during the dress rehearsal for “The House of Atreus.” Directed by Georgij Paro, the play is modified from the script originally written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus, who is known as the “Father of Tragedy.” / photo by Christian... 

Theater Review: ‘School House’ is a rockin’ good time

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The Theater Experience of Southern California brought back childhood memories of “School House Rock” during the hit performance at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on Saturday. Close to a hundred kids performed the Saturday morning musical with exceptional actors and energetic youngsters. “It was charming,” Leatrice Latts, a grandmother of one of the actors,... 

Lavernapalooza raps up semester

Brian Velez Staff Writer University of La Verne students gathered at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Theatre in Pomona to celebrate the third annual Lavernapolooza concert with opener Kendrick Lamar and headliner J.Cole. Rapper Kendrick Lamar warmed up the crowd with underground hits such as “She Needs Me” and “Blow My High.” Kendrick Lamar is a new hip-hop artist from Compton, who has gained fame... 

Students sing classics two by two

Students sing classics two by two
Senior art history major Margo Cash sings “Lasciatemi morire!” from “Ariana” by Claudio Monteverdi during the student recital, May 4 in Morgan Auditorium. Pianist Kevin Wiley from the music staff at Mt. SAC accompanied Cash’s performance. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer University of La Verne music students showcased their vocal talents to friends and family in a recital... 
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