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‘Venus and Adonis’ Dailey Theatre will present “Venus and Adonis,” a one-woman adaptation of Shakespeare’s love poem performed by Misha Bouvion, at 8 p.m. today. Admission is free. ‘Natural History’ Traer Scott’s photography exhibition, “Natural History,” at the Carlson Gallery will run through April 4. Admission is free. ‘Hacer: Shape Form Space’ Artist Gerardo Hacer’s exhibit,... 

Guitar trio plays jazz extravaganza

Guitar trio plays jazz extravaganza
The jazz trio, The Cat, the Hag, and the Longstreet, performed Nov. 30 in Morgan Auditorium. The band includes Sean Hagstrom, Roberto Catalano and Sean Longstreet. This is their second year playing at the University. The first piece was “The Maze,” from jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock’s first solo album, “Taking Off.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Liz Ortiz Staff Writer After several... 

Artists present solo performances

Artists present solo performances
Sophomore music major Brianna Nemback, a soprano, rehearses with accompanist Carol Stephenson, music department associate, before the student recital in Morgan Auditorium Nov. 22. Nemback performed “Vissi d’arte” from Puccini’s “Tosca.” / photo by Jasmin Miranda Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor Three pianists and five vocalists came together to showcase the hard work and effort that they... 

Students display directing chops

Students display directing chops
Kyle Boardman and Emily Jardel run through a scene from George Furth’s play “Company.” The theater department presents “An Evening of Directing Projects,” facilitated by Sean Dillon, which allows students to direct plays. The showcase opened Wednesday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. / photo by Jessica Harsen Cody Luk Staff Writer First-time student directors put directorial principles into play... 

Burnett lecture explores Islamic revolution

Karla Rendon Assistant Editor The Campus Center Ballroom A surpassed maximum capacity by nearly 45 heads when photographer David Burnett visited the University of La Verne to present a lecture for his exhibit, “44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the Word,” on Nov. 21. Although the title of the gallery may have convinced the audience that his exhibit was strictly focused on Iran, half of Burnett’s... 

Powell’s ‘Agony’ unleashed

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Professor of English William Cook’s latest work, “The Agony of Colin Powell,” will premiere in three performances staged at the University of La Verne this weekend. The one-act play presents Colin Powell as a fictional character representing “Everyman” dealing with the conflict between duty and self. Oregon Shakespeare Festival veteran actor Tyrone Wilson brings... 

Happenings

Senior Art Exhibition The art department will host an opening reception for the Senior Art Exhibition from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. from Dec. 9 until Dec. 13 at the Harris Gallery. Admission is free. Piano Marathon The Morgan Auditorium will host a piano marathon from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. West African Drumming The La Verne West African Drum Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec.... 

Lagumbay gets caught up in the music

Lagumbay gets caught up in the music
Senior music major Emmanuel Lagumbay spends much of his free time composing music and trying out new compositions in the music library in Founders Hall. Last Thursday, Lagumbay was composing a new piece in the digital audio workshop, Cubase, using the MIDI keyboard to input notes into the program. / photo by Sarah Golden Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor Senior music major and video game enthusiast Emmanuel... 

‘Bette and Boo’ makes dysfunction fun

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Dead babies and dysfunctional families color the comedy “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.” The University of La Verne Department of Theatre Arts cast performed the black comedy with intelligence and vulnerability as they dealt with issues regarding alcoholism, postpartum depression and verbal domestic violence. “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” exaggerates difficult... 

Curtain rises on student directors

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer For the theatrical novice, directing a production is a daunting task that forces one to always have the answer and overcome steep hurdles. In his Introduction to Theatrical Directing class, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Sean Dillon equips his students with the tools necessary to brave these hurdles. “What we try and do is sort of build a toolkit of directorial principles,”... 
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