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Scholarship recognizes performers

Scholarship recognizes performers
Freshman Sierra Taylor of Covina and sophomore Jordan Randall of Upland relax in Dailey Theatre. They share the distinction of being selected as the 2011 Performance Scholarship Theater Art recipients. Both aspire to be successful actors in the film industry. / photo by David Bess Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor While waiting in line for the theater performance scholarship audition last... 

Variety show brings broad talent to campus

Variety show brings broad talent to campus
Gabriela Garcia performed the art of the spoken word on April 1 during the La Verne Student Variety Show as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week. A spoken word artist, Garcia performed such poems as “The World’s Greatest Magician,” which chronicles the story of Medina’s parents as they work to support their family on a tight budget, and “Four Women,” which tells the story of... 

Morgan Auditorium concert closes week of dedications

Morgan Auditorium concert closes week of dedications
  Ann and Steve Morgan cut the ribbon officially dedicating the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium Saturday. The Morgans have been longtime supporters of the University of La Verne, even before Steve Morgan became president in 1985. The renovation of the auditorium was funded partially by donors who specifically asked that the auditorium be renamed for the Morgans. Dedication week for the auditorium... 

Faculty recital ties strings together with notes

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Bridges Hall of Music in Claremont hosted a faculty recital featuring two highly accomplished artists Saturday: composer and musician Andrew McIntosh, who performed with a violin and a viola, and professor Gayle Blankenburg who performed on the piano. Upon entering the elegant music hall, attendees were struck by the awesome sight of the Hill Memorial Organ, the intricate... 

Happenings

LaVernapalooza ASULV and the Campus Activities Board are presenting the second annual LaVernapalooza spring concert, featuring LMFAO, at 8 p.m. on May 12. Traditional full-time undergraduate students can pick up their free ticket in the Office of Student Life. General admission tickets cost $20. For more information call 909-593-3511, ext. 4485. Harris Gallery The exhibit “Inside-Out” is on display... 

Mexican culture expressed in music

Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The Mariachi Divas filled the Marian Miner Cook Anthenaeum at Claremont McKenna College last week with music that got the crowd moving on March 24. This performance marked the eighth time that the Mariachi Divas have performed at Claremont McKenna College. This year they performed their show “A Musical Celebration Honoring Cesar Chavez.” “It is good to... 

Movie Review: ‘Sucker Punch’ deals a weak blow

Michael Phillips Copy Editor On March 25, director Zack Snyder’s most recent project “Sucker Punch” arrived in theaters. Snyder is known for his remake of “Dawn of The Dead,” “300” and “Watchmen.” Stylistically “Sucker Punch” can be compared to “300” and “Watchmen,” for the use of slow motion, the grainy yet visually captivating worlds and a visual emphasis on individual... 

Happenings

Variety Show There will be a Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. It will feature comedian Jim Tavaré, musician Kurt Scobie and spoken word artist Gabriela Garcia. Pasadena Playhouse For the first time, the Pasadena Playhouse will be selling $99 student subscriptions for their 2011-2012 season. This season includes the premiere of a brand new musical starring Angela Bassett. For more... 

Music is a ‘Suddyn’ hit at La Verne

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer As it poured outside, the band Suddyn performed in Davenport Dining Hall Tuesday. Many students spent their lunch break listening to Suddyn’s latest offering called “Before the City.” The band has seen chart success in Europe and now has traveled to Los Angeles to reach out to fans in the states. “The music is phenomenal. Their sound of music will do well here... 

Musical history preserved at Claremont museum

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Approximately 1,400 Ameri­can, European and ethnic instruments dating from the 17th century to present day of most types are displayed in three thematic rooms at the Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instru­ments at the Claremont Colleges. The Fiske Museum is the only major museum of musical instruments in the Western United States. According to the mission statement... 
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