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Chris Williams and company jazz up the Morgan

Chris Williams and company jazz up the Morgan
Paying tribute to Ray Charles, jazz vocalist Chris Williams and friends perform “Hallelujah, I Love Her So” to close the first Sundays at the Morgan event Sept. 7. Williams, who grew up in the Pentecostal faith, had a childhood similar to that of Ray Charles. Williams said he connected with Charles, who “…was kind of a rebel for writing this song because he was not allowed to say Hallelujah... 

‘League of Legends’ inspires student’s music

'League of Legends' inspires student's music
The Lordsburg Brothers, formally known as the Leo Singing Dudes, performed a Retro Game Medley on Oct. 25 during the Fall Choral Showcase. The song was a medley by various composers and arranged by Student Director Emmanuel Lagumbay. Lagumbay put this concert together as part of his senior project and paid respect to the video game composers who have shaped his musical ear and compositional techniques.... 

Old experiences influence Gratz’s groove

Old experiences influence Gratz's groove
Saxophonist Steve Alaniz and alum drummer Mike Bennett perform the piece “Potawatomi Trail” with the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. This concert was the first of a series called “Sundays at the Morgan.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The “Sundays at the Morgan” concert series kicked off with the jazzy sounds of the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Heads... 

Cultures collide to make a joyful sound

Cultures collide to make a joyful sound
Paul Buch, cantor at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, sings with the University of La Verne Chamber Singers during the Jewish and African-American Gospel Fusion Concert Monday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert, which included works from George and Ira Gershwin, revealed the influences of both the Jewish and African-American religious communities throughout the past century. / photo by Mitchell Alemann Kristina... 

Original pieces highlight weeklong Pianofest

Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The University of La Verne hosted its first Pianofest concert series for a week in Morgan Auditorium where a number of pianists performed on different days. The first concert began on March 11 with Reed Gratz and Gayle Serdan of ULV performing together on two different pianos. Gratz’s piano had its hood up and Serdan’s hood was down because he said it created a better sound... 

Gratz gets kick out of Cole Porter

Gratz gets kick out of Cole Porter
Reed Gratz, professor of music, played selections from Cole Porter songs on an electric keyboard in the President’s Dining Room for his entry in the Faculty Lecture Series on Monday. Gratz explained his inspiration and respect for Porter’s work. / photo by Zachary Horton Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer Reed Gratz, professor of music, informed a room full of students and faculty about the life and... 

Sunday grooves with Latin beats

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Faculty members and students grooved along with the Latin jazz rhythms from Reed Gratz on piano on Sunday night in Morgan Auditorium. Accompanying him on stage was fellow music faculty member Steve Alaniz on saxophone and University of La Verne students David Vorobyov playing bass and Phillip Greenwood on drums. The musicians started the performance with the song titled,... 

Happenings

Photo Exhibit Photographs from “East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A” and “Juvenile” by Joseph Rodriguez will be on display in the Carlson Gallery. The exhibit runs through Oct. 12. ‘Visible’ “Visible” is a group exhibition in the Harris Gallery featuring Los Angeles artist Joel Biel, Patrick Lee, Mark Dean Veca and Eric Yahnker. The exhibition features pop culture figures and absurdities... 

First concert series leaves guests jazzed

First concert series leaves guests jazzed
Steve Alaniz, instructor of woodwinds, performs “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans” with Reed Gratz’s band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. The performance was the first of the Sunday Music Concert Series for fall 2012. / photo by Katherine Careaga Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer Reed Gratz, professor of music, led a group of jazz musicians for the opening of the Music Concert Series on... 

Happenings

Photo Exhibit Photographs from “East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A.” and “Juvenile” by Joseph Rodriguez will be on display at the Carlson Gallery in Miller Hall. The exhibit runs from Aug. 27 to Oct. 12. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. 909 Film Festival The 909 Film Festival celebrates the work of filmmakers who live and/or produce films in the 909 area code. Six... 
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