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‘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... 

Ensemble performs traditional music

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Assistant Professor of Music Tony Perman led the Pomona College Mbira Ensemble in presented classical mbira music of the Shona in Zimbabwe Wednesday in Lyman Hall in Claremont. The mbira is a hand-held instrument unique to Zimbabwe with 22 to 28 metal keys played with the thumbs and right index finger. It is sometimes known as the “thumb piano,” although most... 

Auditorium lets L.A. Opera voices ring

Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The L.A. Opera Domingo-Thornton Young Artists filled the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium with voices that continued to ring through the room long after the singers finished their final notes on April 16. The performance consisted of nine arrangements from a variety of famous operas including Faust, Peter Grimes and Der Rosenkavalier. “I had a really great... 

Recital shows student musical talent

Sara Montgomery Staff Writer Students showcased their musical talents during an April 21 recital in Morgan Auditor­ium presented by music professors Carol Stephenson and Grace Xia Zhao. Piano students played pieces by Chopin and Bach, while vocal students’ selections ranged from Emily Bass’ rendition of “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” to Paige Bradley’s “Amazing Grace.” “I... 

Happenings

Gospel Choir Concert The University of La Verne gospel choir will have a concert at 7 p.m. on Friday in the University Chapel. Admission is free but seating is limited. Alumni Concert There will be a La Verne Alumni Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. ‘Eyes on the Ball’ “Eyes on the Ball,” an exhibit of University of La Verne alumnus Alex Gallardo’s photojournalism... 

Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition

Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition
During the challenge round of the La Verne Idol finals, contest winner Mason Sustayta sang “Faith” by George Michael. He won a $100 gift card, a trophy and his name inscribed on a plaque that will be kept in the music library in Founders Hall. Audience members selected the winner by texting the number of their favorite performance to an online electronic polling system. The coordinators of La... 

Movie Review: ‘Scream 4’ takes a stab at a reboot

Michael Phillips Copy Editor A decade later the fourth installment of “Scream” proves that Wes Craven is still truly a master of the horror genre with the continuation of the Scream franchise. The film opens up in a different fashion than the previous films showing an adjustment to the current times. By poking fun at the skew of recent horror movies and the film industries obsession with lackluster... 

Alan Tollefson brings theater productions to life

Alan Tollefson brings theater productions to life
Alan Tollefson, technical director of the theatre arts department, was born into a theatre family and has been around the design environment his entire life, including touring in a family puppet show. His love of teaching is what brought him to the University of La Verne. Currently Tollefson is transforming the Dailey Theatre main stage into wartime Algeria in preparation for the upcoming performance... 

Different art styles speak as one in Harris Gallery’s ‘Inside-Out’ exhibit

Sara Montgomery Staff Writer The Harris Gallery’s current exhibit “Inside-Out” is a group collection containing vivid colored pieces that not only adorn the walls of the gallery, but hang from the ceiling to create a whole new experience. “Inside-Out” displays the works of artists Max King Cap, Chet Glaze, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia and Misato Suzuki. Their styles are very different yet come... 
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