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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... 

Alex Gallardo’s photography captures beauty of sport

Award winning photojournalist and sports photographer Alex Gallardo has his mother, Julia Gallardo, sister Cynthia Bernieer, brother, Raymond Gallardo, daughter, Rachel Gallardo, and son-in-law, Matt Bojoqurez, in the Irene Carlson Gallery last week. Gallardo’s solo exhibition “Eyes on the Ball” was a showcase of his sports photography throughout his 30-year career. Gallardo earned two group... 

Happenings

Barbara Morrison Enjoy an evening of jazz and blues with vocalist Barbara Morrison at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free but seating is limited. ‘Eyes on the Ball’ “Eyes on the Ball,” an exhibit of University of La Verne alumnus Alex Gallardo’s photojournalism work will be on display in the Irene Carlson Gallery until May 20. Harris Gallery The exhibit “Inside-Out,”... 

Sculptor Keith Lord crafts his creative growth

Sculptor Keith Lord crafts his creative growth
This yet-to-be-named wood sculpture represents only one facet of the artistic media used by Keith Lord, professor of art. Lord’s mixed media pieces include the use of unusual household items, such as hollowed books used as containers to house miniature sculptures. Recently he has taken a turn toward the use of wood in his work. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor Keith... 

Tall Wall art is here to stay

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer The Tall Wall Space in the Arts and Communications Building currently features an exhibition titled “Plane Suite,” by Almond Zigmund, which is in the process of being added to the University of La Verne’s permanent collection. Since the building was transformed in 2001 from an auto parts distribution site to the ACB, the wall that spans the height of the building has... 

Concert Review: Rise Against continues to rise

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor There is a point during every band’s career where its increasing popularity can quickly become a noose, waiting to tighten at the first sign of a mistake. Chicago-based punk rock band Rise Against surely faced such pressure on April 7 at the Long Beach Arena, but managed to pull off an authentic punk rock performance that proved some things do get better with age. Rise... 

Poets’ work fights the mainstream

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer In honor of the Ceasar Chavez and “Gaypril” celebrations the Scripps College Queer Straight Alliance had the group Climbing PoeTree perform on April 8 in the Score Living Room. With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Climbing PoeTree shared their revolutionary spoken word pieces, as well as excerpts from their multimedia show “Hurricane Season: the Hidden Messages... 
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