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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... 

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... 

Guitar concert hits right chords

Tennille Wright Staff Writer “A free show worth every penny,” joked musicians Roberto Catalano and Carlos Calvo during their acoustic guitar concert last week in the Campus Center Ballroom. The audience was abuzz with anticipation as the two performers came out with their guitars. Their enjoyment grew as the musicians played. The small but interactive crowd moved closer to the stage, creating a... 

Claremont faculty bring classics to life

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Sweet sounds bounced off towering, white walls as Concordia Clarimontis, the faculty period-instrument ensemble of Claremont Graduate University, began its opening piece Tuesday afternoon in Kresge Chapel. The ensemble’s first piece, a sonata by Dietrich Buxtehude, was a great sample of what these musicians could do together. Synthesizing the distinct sounds of each of their... 

Chris Williams gives audience all that jazz

Chris Williams gives audience all that jazz
Jazz vocalist Chris Williams and a band of six other musicians entertained the crowd Monday night in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Williams started off the night with an improvised blues number followed by a number of jazz classics, including “Come Fly With Me” and “Comes Love.” The band also featured Reed Gratz, professor of music, on keyboards./ photo by Jakeh Landrum Jason Cox Staff Writer Award-winning... 

Soprano crosses language barriers

Carly Hill Arts Editor Faculty from Claremont Graduate University provided a multicultural performance for listeners Tuesday at Mudd Theater in the Claremont School of Theology. The performance was given by adjunct professor Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano vocals, and accompanied by Kyungmi Kim on piano. Dressed in black and white, Kleinecke-Boyer put on a very emotional performance in four different... 

Musicians honor Gandhi

Musicians honor Gandhi
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum serves as a concert hall for Devashish Dey, on vocals, and Nandini Majumdar, on tampura, a guitar-like string instrument. Students at Claremont McKenna College held a reception and heard traditional Indian music in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. This visit marks the first visit to the United States for the group which consist of Dey, Majumdar, and Hemant Ekbote... 

Alumni return for evening of music

Alumni return for evening of music
Melissa Stahly, soprano, sings “Donde Lieta,” with Eunyong Sohng playing piano, in the University Chapel for the Music Department Alumni Recital. Stahly, who completed her bachelor’s degree in music at La Verne, has performed in many choirs and has also performed in the opera “The Medium.” Sohng graduated from La Verne as a major with an emphasis in piano and works as a music tutor for... 

Commentary: Rockin’ out is better by myself

<i>Commentary</i>: Rockin’ out is better by myself
Carly Hill, Arts Editor I hate being alone. No, really. Ask my friends, or look at their phones, which probably have 20 unanswered text messages at this very second. Now at 21 years old, I got lonely. However, there is one surprising thing I actually enjoy doing alone. I get the biggest rush from going to concerts by myself. After getting a freelance gig at a music magazine, requiring me to venture... 

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus jump starts ULV campus

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus jump starts ULV campus
Bands bring down the house in largest concert in school history The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Duke Kitchens on guitar, Jon Wilkes on drums, Joey Westwood on bass, Ronnie Winter, lead singer and Matt Carter on guitar – headline LaVernapalooza in the Athletics Pavilion on May 14. The event was hosted by members of CAB, ASULV and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Kristen... 
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