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Grace Xia Zhao’s faculty recital captivates viewers

Grace Xia Zhao's faculty recital captivates viewers
Artist in Residence Grace Xia Zhao was greeted with a packed house on Friday for her piano recital in the Steinway Studio. The recital included a selection of works by composer Franz Liszt, such as Piano Sonata in B Minor and Mephisto Waltz. Zhao received her doctorate in music at the University of Southern California; she is an award-winning, international solo and chamber music artist. / photo by... 

Theater Review: Actors spill emotion, blood in ‘Sport of My Mad Mother’

Carly Hill Arts Editor For the latest production from the theater department, Pomona street gangs invaded the ULV campus, running wild within Dailey Theatre. The play, “The Sport of My Mad Mother,” is comparable to the 1980s film “Sixteen Candles,” if you add blood, guns and death with a gothic twist. Before the show even begins, viewers can already tell they are in for a surprise. Seats... 

Writers Harvest sows seeds of knowledge

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s Prism Review literary magazine worked with the Inland Valley Hope Partners to collect food donations for the approaching holiday season. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, in the Campus Center Ballroom, a crowd of roughly 30 came to support the efforts of the Inland Valley Hope Partners and see the main event: Writers Harvest, in which seven award-winning... 

Happenings

‘Mad Mother’ “The Sport of My Mad Mother” continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a closing matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday in Dailey Theatre. The show features fighting, smoking and cursing, and is for mature audiences only. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors, faculty and staff, and $5 for students. For reservations, call 909-593-3511, ext. 4551, or for more information,... 

Magic Door used bookstore is owner’s fourth

Magic Door used bookstore is owner’s fourth
Dwain Kaiser, owner of the Magic Door IV Quality Used Bookstore in Pomona, celebrated the fifth anniversary of his store’s opening in June with a 30-day discount sale. The Magic Door is located on West Second Street in the Pomona Arts Colony and has become a popular stopping place for people shopping, visiting the art galleries, or attending a show at music venue the Glass House. / photo by Christopher... 

‘Mad Mother’ engages viewers

‘Mad Mother’ engages viewers
Gang leader Greta, played by Stephanie Aguilar, intimidates her fellow gang members Cone and Fak, played by Danny Bride and Raymond Del Rio. “The Sport of My Mad Mother “ takes place in an abandoned and crumbling theater in a run down and crime-ridden neighborhood. The play has an unconventional set, where audience members sit onstage below draped nets. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Carly Hill Arts... 

300 ‘Deathly Hallows’ tickets offered

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Beginning Monday the Campus Activities Board and Associated Students of the University of La Verne will be giving out free tickets to the midnight showing of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” that comes out on Nov. 19. The two organizations split the cost of renting out an auditorium at AMC Covina. “Deathly Hallows” is the first of two movies... 

Seminar teaches acting techniques

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Screaming, weeping and laughter could be heard echoing from the Jane Dibbell Cabaret as students attempted to submerge themselves in the meaning of sad and silly. Speaker Kate Noonan brought her teachings she received from the distinguished actress Stella Adler and spoke to students on Nov. 4. “Stella knew everything about everything, she was very scholarly and... 

Happenings

Faculty Recital Artist-in-Residence Grace Xia Zhao will play the piano for a faculty recital at noon Friday in the Steinway Studio, located in Founders Hall Room 105. Admission is free. Directing Projects The theater arts department’s student directing projects will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 to 11 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Admission is free. The Stars The doors will open at 7 p.m. for a... 

Heartstop keeps beating

Heartstop keeps beating
Heartstop, featuring Jake Hawkes on keyboard and Tristan Montgomery on bass, rocked out for students Wednesday in Sneaky Park as part of a week of Las Vegas-themed homecoming events at the University of La Verne. Heartstop, a Los Angeles-area band has performed at the University before, most recently in May with the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in the Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Christopher Guzman Christopher... 
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