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‘Gypsy Passion’ The Department of Music is sponsoring, “Gypsy Passion, Michael Ryan and Friends” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Morgan Auditorium. The music is inspired by the passionate flair of the Spanish guitar, all played by Ryan, professor of music. “Gypsy Passion” will also feature flamenco dancers, Claudia de la Cruz and Kathy Soderlund. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is free.... 

Multi-talented professor Carol Stephenson can teach and do

Multi-talented professor Carol Stephenson can teach and do
Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson not only teaches at the University of La Verne, but also performs at the Whittier Community Theatre, among other venues. Originally from Nebraska, Stephenson has taught at the University for nine years. /photo by Candice Salazar Erica Lares Staff Writer “Quilters” is a musical performance about poor pioneer women from Texas to Nebraska and how they come... 

Paintings use abstract color to show daily life

Jesse Evans Staff Writer The West Gallery in the Campus Center opened its new gallery series, “A Man in the Garden,” with a reception Tuesday. The series is by Iranian artist Zohreh Moysaybei and Dion Johnson, gallery curator, picked three of the 10 paintings from the series. “The colors are unique and capture the different emotions, people and times of day.” Johnson said. Photo reproductions... 

Films worthy of Oscar gold

Branden del Rio News Editor This year there are 10 films up for the Best Picture Award including “Toy Story 3,” “127 Hours,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Inception,” “True Grit,” “The King’s Speech,” “Black Swan,” “The Social Network,” “ The Fighter “ and “Winter’s Bone.” Each film is deserving of an award in its own respect, but there are a few standouts. “Inception”... 

‘Extend’ shows everything there is ‘About Paint’

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer The art of Dion Johnson, director of university galleries, is currently being featured in Carl Berg’s collection, “About Paint,” at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. During the summer of 2010, Johnson was busy working on his piece Extend, which when finished was displayed in his studio in Los Angeles. It was here where Berg saw this particular piece... 

Documentary follows Banksy and graffiti artists

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Legendary graffiti artist Banksy has captured a secretive and humorous inside look about the underground world of street art and its artists. Banksy’s film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” allows the viewer to gain different perspectives on the creative works of the street artists. The film follows an eccentric filmmaker in Los Angeles named Thierry Guetta. Guetta... 

‘Insights’ gives a peek into China

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer A full house of more than 50 spectators, challenging the maximum occupancy of 46, attended the lecture on “China: Insights,” curated by writer Allan D. Coleman at the Pomona Museum of Art in Claremont last week. Coleman touched on the delicate expressions of seven contemporary Chinese photographers: Chen Yuan Zhong, Hua’Er, Jia Yu Chuan, Li Nan, Yang Yankang,... 

Open mic lets students express emotion

Open mic lets students express emotion
Antonio Cortez Appling, also known as Paz 1, recited a poem he wrote at Open Mic Night in Dailey Theater Wednesday. The poem about racism elicited cheers from the audience. Appling works as an English teacher at the Soledad Enrichment Action Education Center, an alternative high school in South Gate. / photo by Candice Salazar Alexa Palacios Staff Writer Snaps, daps and roaring cheers filled Dailey... 

Happenings

Albert Mc Neil Jubille Singers The Albert Mc Neil Jubilee Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The performance will also feature Director of Choral Activities James Calhoun. Admission is free with limited seating available. For more information, visit sites.laverne.edu/music. Carlson Gallery “Remnants” by Beau Comeaux is currently on display in the Carlson gallery until... 

Gratz Band hits all the right notes with inspirational jazz

Gratz Band hits all the right notes with inspirational jazz
Professor Reed Gratz and his band – which includes Mike Bennett on drums, Michael O’Neill on guitar and Andrew Ford on bass – performed in Morgan Auditorium on Valentine’s Day. This was the first concert in the renovated hall formerly known as Founders Auditorium. / photos by Candice Salazar Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The Reed Gratz Band filled Morgan Auditorium will the cool... 
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