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Music is a ‘Suddyn’ hit at La Verne

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer As it poured outside, the band Suddyn performed in Davenport Dining Hall Tuesday. Many students spent their lunch break listening to Suddyn’s latest offering called “Before the City.” The band has seen chart success in Europe and now has traveled to Los Angeles to reach out to fans in the states. “The music is phenomenal. Their sound of music will do well here... 

Michael Ryan concert showcases Spanish music, dance

Michael Ryan concert showcases Spanish music, dance
Claudia de la Cruz performed with Michael Ryan and Friends on Saturday in the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium at the University of La Verne. Cruz, a flamenco dancer, founded her own dance company, Tierra Flamenca, in Santa Ana and has come to be known as the “Gypsy Poet of Electric Dance.” / photo by Warren Bessant Genesis Miranda Staff Writer Michael Ryan and Friends enchanted the audience in... 

A quartet’s twist on Chinese music

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor With the help of bolts, screws, felt and a regular drinking glass, the “East Meets West” performance at the Little Bridges Hall in Claremont entertained with traditional Chinese music and a twist of historical poetry. The performance was two parts, the first was a performance played by the Eclipse Quartet and Professor of Music Genevieve Lee on the piano. The... 

Happenings

Lavernapalooza The second Lavernapa­looza will be held May 12 at the Fox Theater in Pomona, headlined by LMFAO. Free tickets for traditional undergraduate students will be available in the Office of Student Life beginning April 4. ASULV and CAB are sponsoring the event. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life at 909-593-3511, ext. 4485. Hip Hop Show Tune in to 107.9 LeoFM at... 

Gratz Band hits all the right notes with inspirational jazz

Gratz Band hits all the right notes with inspirational jazz
Professor Reed Gratz and his band – which includes Mike Bennett on drums, Michael O’Neill on guitar and Andrew Ford on bass – performed in Morgan Auditorium on Valentine’s Day. This was the first concert in the renovated hall formerly known as Founders Auditorium. / photos by Candice Salazar Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The Reed Gratz Band filled Morgan Auditorium will the cool... 

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... 
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