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Theater Review: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty

<i>Theater Review</i>: ‘Last 5 Years’ is small but mighty
Annie Curasi and James Ellis performed Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last 5 Years,” which opened Dec. 2 in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. A one-act musical originally produced in Chicago in 2001, is a unique story about the failed relationship of the two characters, Jamie and Cathy. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer Annie Curasi took an interesting approach to her senior project... 

Directing class showcases variety

Directing class showcases variety
Alvaro Renteria and Ariana Harris enact an emotionally intense scene from Richard III, Act I Scene II, directed by Zach McGreen, for the Introduction to Theatrical Directing class. The students will present their final directing projects at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer The theater department hosted student-directed... 

Dance recital packs house

Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer Spectators were awed as students of the Claremont Colleges performed an all student choreographed fall dance recital titled “In The Works; a Concert of Student Dance Works” on Saturday in the Pendleton Dance Center at Pomona College. The turnout was great, as the Pendleton Dance Center was filled with approximately 120 people, leaving only standing room for... 

Chorale to host show

Carly Hill Arts Editor The University of La Verne Chorale and Chamber singers will host a holiday concert, “A Musical Gift: A Christmas Collage,” for the community at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Choir director James Calhoun, assistant professor of music, will lead the groups in holiday songs and carols for the season. The concert will feature Adjunct Instructor of Music... 

Movie Review: Disney let’s its hair down with ‘Tangled’

Carly Hill Arts Editor When I became a teenager, I took my mind off of princess movies. Once I could finally see PG-13 movies, Cinderella and Snow White were child’s play for me, and when I could see R-rated movies, it was all downhill from there. But there is one movie that can make teenagers rush to the movies quicker than a brand new Harry Potter picture: “Tangled.” The new film from the Disney... 

Happenings

Silverlake in Pomona The doors will open at 6 p.m. Friday for the Silverlake in Pomona performance at the Glass House and Aladdin Jr. in downtown Pomona. Featured artists include White Arrows, Super­humanoids, Gliss, Vana­prasta, Hands, Modern Time Machines, Light FM, Stone Darling and Future Ghost. Tickets cost $10 online or $12 at the door. For more information, visit theglasshouse.us. Holiday... 

Student recital highlights new talent

Student recital highlights new talent
Maggie Moreno joined fellow students of adjunct professors Carol Stephenson and Moh-Wei Chen-Hribar for a student recital Nov. 18 in the University Chapel. Chen-Hribar accompanied the students on piano as they performed pieces they learned in one-on-one sessions with the professors. / photo by Christopher Guzman Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer The small University Chapel was filled with the sound of... 

Performers get lost in the rhythm

Performers get lost in the rhythm
Juan Carlos Blanco and Kati Hernandez perform the rumba yambú, a traditional Cuban couples dance, in Lyman Hall at Pomona College. Blanco, born in Havana, had been performing professionally for 15 years before coming to the United States and has also founded his own Afro-Cuban music company Omo Aché. Hernandez, also a native of Cuba, has been dancing since age 9 and graduated from the Escuela... 

Movie Review: ‘Deathly Hallows’ delivers

Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief On Nov. 19, the beginning of the end of many audience members’ childhood was released in film. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” the final chapter of author J.K. Rowling’s wizarding empire, brought in more than $330 million in its first weekend. The night before I attended I read half of the book, ending where I felt the movie should end... 

Musical ‘The Last Five Years’ explores relationship

Christina Collins Burton Staff Writer Handling a break-up can be a delicate process whether one is dating or in a serious relationship. In the play “The Last Five Years,” audiences will be treated to the private relationship between two people. The two characters come into their relationship innocently and face the hardships that any normal couple would face. As we follow a man’s excitement over... 
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