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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... 

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‘Gypsy Passion’ The Department of Music is sponsoring, “Gypsy Passion, Michael Ryan and Friends” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Morgan Auditorium. The music is inspired by the passionate flair of the Spanish guitar, all played by Ryan, professor of music. “Gypsy Passion” will also feature flamenco dancers, Claudia de la Cruz and Kathy Soderlund. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is free.... 

Multi-talented professor Carol Stephenson can teach and do

Multi-talented professor Carol Stephenson can teach and do
Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson not only teaches at the University of La Verne, but also performs at the Whittier Community Theatre, among other venues. Originally from Nebraska, Stephenson has taught at the University for nine years. /photo by Candice Salazar Erica Lares Staff Writer “Quilters” is a musical performance about poor pioneer women from Texas to Nebraska and how they come... 

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... 

Guitar class refines students’ inner musicians

Genesis Miranda Staff Writer The University of La Verne offers a variety of music classes for students who have a general interest in music or want to learn how to play a specific instrument. Among the classes offered in the music department are guitar classes. These classes are offered in the form of workshops which enable students to slowly grasp the various components of music and guitar. Guitar... 

Chorale to host show

Carly Hill Arts Editor The University of La Verne Chorale and Chamber singers will host a holiday concert, “A Musical Gift: A Christmas Collage,” for the community at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the La Verne Church of the Brethren. Choir director James Calhoun, assistant professor of music, will lead the groups in holiday songs and carols for the season. The concert will feature Adjunct Instructor of Music... 

Student recital highlights new talent

Student recital highlights new talent
Maggie Moreno joined fellow students of adjunct professors Carol Stephenson and Moh-Wei Chen-Hribar for a student recital Nov. 18 in the University Chapel. Chen-Hribar accompanied the students on piano as they performed pieces they learned in one-on-one sessions with the professors. / photo by Christopher Guzman Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer The small University Chapel was filled with the sound of... 

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‘The Last Five Years’ “The Last Five Years,” a play directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Carol Stephenson, will show at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Tickets cost $5, or $3 for students. Student Recital Support fellow classmates during a Student Recital from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. The event will take place inside the University Chapel. Admission is free. Las... 

Grace Xia Zhao’s faculty recital captivates viewers

Grace Xia Zhao's faculty recital captivates viewers
Artist in Residence Grace Xia Zhao was greeted with a packed house on Friday for her piano recital in the Steinway Studio. The recital included a selection of works by composer Franz Liszt, such as Piano Sonata in B Minor and Mephisto Waltz. Zhao received her doctorate in music at the University of Southern California; she is an award-winning, international solo and chamber music artist. / photo by... 

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... 
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