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Choir spreads the Christmas spirit

Dan Sayles Sports Editor On a chilly Saturday evening at the Church of the Brethren in La Verne, the University of La Verne’s music department hosted a Christmas concert with choir and instruments in an Antonio Vivaldi performance. “It was a great, heartwarming performance,” said Jonathan Reed, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who attended the performance. The concert was held inside... 

West African Drum Ensemble brings full house

Traditional rhythms are explored in the drumming group’s performance. Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Crowds gathered in the Dailey Theatre to witness Steve Biondo’s musical masterpiece, the West African Drum Ensemble as they entertained students Wednesday. The music department brought together both drumming classes to make this event possible and explored the traditional rhythms of what was once... 

Happenings

Passion Pit The acclaimed Passion Pit will headline a show at the Fox Theater on Saturday, providing those east of Los Angeles another opportunity to see the band. Hailing from New York, the MTV-featured band will perform alongside Band of Skulls and Plague Vendor. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25.For more information, visit foxpomona.com. Anthony Green The Glass House will host Good Old... 

Music Review: Jules’ long awaited act is an indie hit

Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Strokes frontman, Julian Casablancas, has created a revolutionary album, straying from the norm of indie stardom created by the New York band, and stepping onto a synthpop, alternative platform. Yes, “Phrazes For The Young” differs greatly from the successes of The Strokes’ past albums, but Casablancas has done it yet again. It has been long awaited as other members... 

Movie Review: Wes Anderson does it yet again

Samantha Sincock Arts Editor/Editorial Director Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” has kept true to its title and is in fact quite the fantastic movie this fall, offering a stop-motion film of Roald Dahl’s tale of mischievous foxes, badgers and various other animals. George Clooney and Meryl Streep voice the Foxes, the sophisticated Nick and Nora Charles of the vulpine world, and successfully... 

Happenings

Drum Ensemble The La Verne West African Drum Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday on the main stage of Dailey Theatre. Through the semester, Steve Biondo, director, has taught students the values and traditions tied to the instruments used in his class. General admission is $5. Students get in free. For more information contact the music department at 909-593-3511, ext. 4921. Vocal Ensemble The... 

Walker House hosts abstract art in gallery

Walker House hosts abstract art in gallery
The San Dimas Festival of Arts featured artist Ken Sheffer’s solo art show, “Colorfields of Abstraction.” San Dimas City Councilmember, Denis Bertone, was one of 20 guests present on Friday night. The 2nd Story Gallery is located in the Walker House near the corner of Bonita Avenue and San Dimas Avenue in San Dimas. The Walker House showcases an eclectic collection of new art exhibits opening... 

Music Review: ‘Concepts’ debut hits post-punk gold

Samantha Sincock Arts Editor/Editorial Director Toronto-based band Little Girls hits post-punk gold with their first full-length album, “Concepts,” after three earlier EPs. The recording genius of one man, Josh McIntyre has created a realm of lo-fi-tinged pop that takes listeners back to the days of post-punk and goth. Beginning as a side project, the band has taken off to become more widespread... 

The Reed Gratz Band plays in the Campus Center

The Reed Gratz Band plays in the Campus Center
The Reed Gratz Band performed an intimate concert Friday night in the ballroom of the Campus Center. Gratz played the piano, accompanied by Andrew Ford on bass, Mike Bennett on the drums and Steve Biondo on percussion. Gratz is professor of music; Ford graduated from La Verne in 1982; Bennett graduated in 2004. Biondo is the music department coordinator and founder and director of the West African... 

Rap sensation Diz Gibran headlines ULV concert

Rap sensation Diz Gibran headlines ULV concert
Freshmen Brittany McDonald, Princess Russell and Alexa Palacios rush the stage with Los Angeles rapper Diz Gibran in Founders Auditorium on Nov. 12. Gibran recently released his new album, “Soon You’ll Understand,” produced by Crooks and Castles. Gibran’s songs have been played on BET and Power 106. / photo by Cindy Harder  Read More →
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