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Friday screenings revisit past ages of music

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Every Friday at 1 p.m. the Morgan Auditorium is turned into a time capsule that, when opened, transports you back in time with music from every era. Music Movie Fridays, started on Oct. 14, gives audiences a chance to watch movies that take viewers back to a time when music altered cultures. “I wanted to bring people into the auditorium that might not have... 

West African music celebrates a culture

West African music celebrates a culture
Steve Biondo, music department coordinator, leads the West African Drum Ensemble during a concert Thursday in Morgan Auditorium. The students of the West African Drumming class of fall 2010 performed 12 songs. The songs displayed various traditions from the different regions of West Africa. / photo by Warren Bessant Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s West African Drum... 

Music lives through ‘Love and Death’

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer More than 80 people gathered in Morgan Auditorium on Saturday to hear exquisite soprano Courtney Huffman and University of La Verne artist-in-residence and award-winning pianist Grace Xia Zhao. The University of La Verne’s Department of Music presented a soprano and piano performance called “Love and Death.” Zhao’s performance consisted of solos and collaborations... 

Pieces combine piano and singing

Pieces combine piano and singing
Mary Van de Brake, soprano, performs the song “Clawence” during the music department student recital in Morgan Auditorium on May 12. Eleven students performed during the event, some sang and others played the piano. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

Happenings

‘The Power of Hope’ The Theater and Community class will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Dailey Theatre. The theater pieces address issues that the students found needed to be addressed on stage. Admission is free. Singing Workshop The singing workshop class will be performing student selected pieces at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The performance will be in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Musical... 

Happenings

‘The Screens’ The theater department will present the play “The Screens” by Jean Genet at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For reservations call the box office at 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Mu Phi Epsilon Concert There will be a Mu Phi Epsilon Concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. The concert will feature vocal performances and instrumental... 

Choir fills Chapel with heavenly voices

Choir fills Chapel with heavenly voices
The chapel was filled with the sounds of praise on Friday as James Calhoun, assistant professor of music, presented an evening of gospel music performed by the La Verne Gospel Choir, featuring guest soloist Vickilyn Reynolds. She is a singer and actress whose credits include the role of Chris Tucker’s mom in the film “Friday” and a co-starring role on the CBS sitcom, “Sugar & Spice.”... 

Alumni return for a night of music

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The University of La Verne welcomed back its alumni for the third annual alumni recital hosted by the Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. last Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert offered a mix of classical and musical theater pieces to entertain an audience of nearly 50 people. “The reason we are doing this recital is to celebrate the opening of the new auditorium,”... 

Happenings

‘The Screens’ The theater department will present the play “The Screens” by Jean Genet at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. There will also be performances at 7:30 p.m. May 12 to 14, and at 2 p.m. on May 15. For reservations call the box office at 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Prism Review There will be a Prism Review launch party at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Harris Art Gallery. There will be... 

Commentary: Musical recitals are a good start

<i>Commentary</i>: Musical recitals are a good start
Christina Collins Burton, Arts Editor With four weeks left of school, I am happy to see a generous amount of culture coming to the campus in the form of music. Since the opening of the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, the sound of singing has been echoing throughout Founders Hall. As good as it is that our music is finally able to be heard on campus, where are the rest of our arts? There is a healthy... 
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