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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... 

Recital shows student musical talent

Sara Montgomery Staff Writer Students showcased their musical talents during an April 21 recital in Morgan Auditor­ium presented by music professors Carol Stephenson and Grace Xia Zhao. Piano students played pieces by Chopin and Bach, while vocal students’ selections ranged from Emily Bass’ rendition of “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” to Paige Bradley’s “Amazing Grace.” “I... 

Happenings

Gospel Choir Concert The University of La Verne gospel choir will have a concert at 7 p.m. on Friday in the University Chapel. Admission is free but seating is limited. Alumni Concert There will be a La Verne Alumni Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. ‘Eyes on the Ball’ “Eyes on the Ball,” an exhibit of University of La Verne alumnus Alex Gallardo’s photojournalism... 

Scholarship recognizes performers

Scholarship recognizes performers
Freshman Sierra Taylor of Covina and sophomore Jordan Randall of Upland relax in Dailey Theatre. They share the distinction of being selected as the 2011 Performance Scholarship Theater Art recipients. Both aspire to be successful actors in the film industry. / photo by David Bess Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor While waiting in line for the theater performance scholarship audition last... 

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... 

Happenings

‘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... 
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