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La Verne’s Finest offers diversity

La Verne's Finest offers diversity
Sophomore music major and soprano Brianna Nemback performs “Vissi D’arte” by Tosca in Morgan Auditorium Sunday for the La Verne’s Finest concert with pianist and adjunct professor of piano Jennifer Cruz. It was the last Sundays at the Morgan performance for the semester. The show ranged in variety from contemporary classical, jazz, barbershop quartet and classical. / photo by Austen Beck Hayley... 

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Barbershop Showcase The ULV Acapella Barbershop Club will perform its showcase concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $10 and students are free. Chamber Orchestra The La Verne Chamber Orchestra concert, directed by Danielle Cummins, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Senior Video Screening Three narrative films, short documentaries and... 

Cool cats’ gig entertains audience

Cool cats’ gig entertains audience
Ted Edeson and Steve Biondo play bass and drums for the jazz group OrganiZm in Morgan Auditorium. Gayle Serdan (not pictured) completed the trio on Hammond B3 Organ. Edeson, Biondo and Serdan all graduated from the University. / photo by Julian Burrell Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer The sound of bass, drums, and organ reverberated throughout Morgan Auditorium, getting the audience to clap their hands in... 

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‘OrganiZm’ The “OrganiZm” concert, featuring Gayle Serdan on Hammond B3 Organ, Ted Edeson on bass and Steve Biondo on drums, is at 8 p.m. Friday in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $5 and students are free. ‘Mediterranean Crossroads’ The “Mediterranean Crossroads” concert with Roberto Catalano, Mehdi Bagheri and Peter Hanna is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. General... 

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‘Stage Fright’ Spoken Wordplay is hosting “Stage Fright” at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Sneaky Park. Movie Night CAB will host a movie night with “Monsters University” at 10 p.m. Tuesday in La Fetra. Open Mic Night Spoken Wordplay will host an open mic night featuring Simply Kat at 10 p.m. Thursday. The location is to be determined. ‘OrganiZm’ Morgan Auditorium will host “OrganiZm,” featuring... 

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Directing Projects The Directing Studio class will present comic plays by Croatian playwright Miro Gavran at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. The plays featured will differ each night. Admission is free. Sundays at the Morgan Sundays at the Morgan will feature the L.A. Opera and Placido Domingo Young Opera Singers in a concert at 6 p.m. April 13 in Morgan Auditorium. There... 

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... 

African, Japanese drummers pound out emotion

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer Wednesday’s performance of the West African Drum Ensemble was a celebration of rhythm, culture and African dance. The performance, riveting with energy and culture, captured the audience that filled Morgan Auditorium. The night began with TaikoMix, a Japanese drumming group. “It was wonderful,” Kat Young, an audience member from Claremont, said. “I was inspired. Their... 

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... 
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