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Orchestra reaches to new heights

Orchestra reaches to new heights
The La Verne Chamber Orchestra, formed last semester, has added a piano, flute and trumpet to the ensemble. Conductor Emmanuel Lagumbay directs a rehearsal in Morgan Auditorium. Directly in front of him is adjunct professor Danielle Cummins, violinist, founder and musical director of the ensemble. To the right are Alicia Rodriguez and Catherine Bacus on the cellos. Their next performance will be May... 

Dinner served with side of poems

Dinner served with side of poems
Senior liberal arts major Mathieu Koontz recited a poem at the spoken word plays open mike night on April 17. The club holds an open mic night one Thursday a month at Pappa’s Artisanal, where anyone is welcome to sing, recite poetry, and in some cases even tell jokes. / photo by Stephanie Ball Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer Pappa’s Artisanal served something more than a fine menu as it opened its... 

Commentary: Coachella confuses appropriation for style

<i>Commentary:</i> Coachella confuses appropriation for style
Karla Rendon, Arts Editor The past two weekends gave music enthusiasts the chance to see their favorite musicians in Indio during the annual music festival, Coachella. While crowd favorites such as Arcade Fire, Outkast and Queens of the Stone Age were in attendance, so were people wrongfully sporting cultural symbols of importance such as bindis and Native American headdresses for the sake of fashion. Among... 

Music Review: Azalea’s ego exceeds album quality

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief Aside from Nicki Minaj, the current canon of female rappers who have permeated mainstream music is scant. Do some digging and you will unearth gems like Angel Haze and Azealia Banks, two MC’s who have carved out a groove in the hip hop community despite radio and TV passing over them. Until recently, Aussie export Iggy Azalea fit this category, but her debut LP, “The New... 

Cool cats’ gig entertains audience

Cool cats’ gig entertains audience
Ted Edeson and Steve Biondo play bass and drums for the jazz group OrganiZm in Morgan Auditorium. Gayle Serdan (not pictured) completed the trio on Hammond B3 Organ. Edeson, Biondo and Serdan all graduated from the University. / photo by Julian Burrell Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer The sound of bass, drums, and organ reverberated throughout Morgan Auditorium, getting the audience to clap their hands in... 

Trio takes audience to ‘Crossroads’

Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor A trio of musicians took the audience to the Mediterranean and the Near East at “Mediterranean Crossroads” on April 19 in Morgan Auditorium. Roberto Catalano, senior adjunct music professor and mandocello player; Mehdi Bagheri, a kamancheh and sitar player; and Peter Hanna, an oud player, performed as a trio for the first time with traditional music selections, original... 

Happenings

‘Measure for Measure’ William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” directed by Sean Dillon, will run at 7:30 p.m. April 24 to 26 and May 1 to 3 and 2 p.m. May 4 at Dailey Theatre. General admission is $12; faculty, staff and seniors is $8; student is $5. ‘Paolo: The Awakening’ The Music Production Club is presenting “Paolo: The Awakening” at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Morgan... 

Shakespeare play offers ‘Measure’ of humor

Shakespeare play offers 'Measure' of humor
Sophomore theater major Jordan Klomp and senior theater major Daniel Ramirez play the roles of Escalus and Lord Angelo in the upcoming production of “Measure For Measure.” The comedy addresses hypocrisy, justice, truth and mercy centered around the lives of several citizens in Vienna. The show premieres 7:30 p.m. April 24 in Dailey Theater and will run through May 4. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Alejandra... 

International singers shine

International singers shine
Kihun Yoon, the only baritone from the group of five singing in Sunday’s performance, presents the opening song. Pianist and head coach Nino Sanikidze summarized the numbers to give the audience context and background, as the opera songs were not in English. This performance of Sundays at the Morgan featured four other artists of the LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artists, all of which... 

‘Broken Land’ travels back in time

Karla Rendon Arts Editor Eleven large, scenic photographs can now be seen in the Carlson gallery, as photographer Eliot Dudik’s exhibit, “Broken Land” premiered Monday. Lush forest life, quaint snow scenery and trails lined with autumn-leaved trees seem to be the focus of this gallery, but Dudik’s perspective on the American Civil War was what inspired the earthly exhibit. “My goals... 
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