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Koontz’s music brings prestige

Koontz’s music brings prestige
Senior behavioral public relations major Mathieu Koontz enjoys making music in his free time. Koontz taught himself to play the piano at age 11 and has been producing his own music since he was 16. His musical influence comes from his family members who have many musical talents. Koontz hopes to get discovered and signed as an artist in the near future. / photo by Stephanie Ball Julian Mininsohn Sports... 

Immigration shapes artists’ work

Immigration shapes artists’ work
Professor of History Kenneth Marcus speaks on his recent research titled “Migration and Modernism in Los Angeles, 1900-1960,” Monday in the faculty lecture series. He focused on the effects of migration and how with it came a shift in classical music in Los Angeles. / photo by Amanda Nieto Autumn Simon Staff Writer Kenneth Marcus, professor of history, discussed “Migration and Modernism in... 

Perry’s video only for shock value

Pop stars have some of the biggest egos in the world. Some even think that they are equivalent to a God, as we found out last year with Kanye West’s album “Yeezus.” But the one thing that is worse than when fame inflates an artist’s ego to the size of a God, is when they think they can make a mockery of one. In this case, Katy Perry’s music video for “Dark Horse” does just that. More... 

Composer changes film meaning with music

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Ivan Capillas, composer of music for films and visual media, traveled from Spain to Hollywood and finally to the University of La Verne to talk about his work on Nov. 19 in the Campus Center. Capillas composed feature films, documentaries, animation short films, commercials, short films and a Spanish video game called “The Abbey.” He has been nominated for his original... 

Commentary: I don’t want your CD

<i>Commentary</i>: I don't want your CD
Brian Velez, LV Life Editor This summer I did something I had not done in a long time: I was a tour guide for my foreign relatives during their visit to Los Angeles. I drove them to the Ontario Mills mall, Hollywood and Highland, Venice beach and the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. While my relatives shopped, ate cheeseburgers and shopped some more, I noticed a group of musicians who still... 

Kenneth Marcus channels history through music

Kenneth Marcus channels history through music
Kenneth Marcus, professor of history, is part of the band Crown City Trio that performed at President Devorah Lieberman’s inauguration reception. Marcus livens his classes by playing music during class. He believes music helps students memorize assignments more easily. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor Artists are often seen penetrating other realms of society through use... 

Commentary: Music industry is hitting a sour note

<i>Commentary</i>: Music industry is hitting a sour note
Branden del Rio, News Editor Anybody who knows me personally knows that I take my music very seriously. I keep my collection of almost 2,600 songs on my iPod, which is constantly in my pocket or sitting right in front of me. I also take pride in knowing that of those 2,600 songs I have acquired about 95 percent of them by legal means. I have either bought them on iTunes, bought tangible CDs as soon... 

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... 

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... 
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