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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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Senior Art Exhibition The art department will host an opening reception for the Senior Art Exhibition from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. from Dec. 9 until Dec. 13 at the Harris Gallery. Admission is free. Piano Marathon The Morgan Auditorium will host a piano marathon from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. West African Drumming The La Verne West African Drum Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec.... 

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Spring Choral Concert The ULV Choral Ensembles, conducted by James Calhoun, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $5 and are students free. West African Drum Concert The University of La Verne West African Drum Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $5 and students are free. Directing Projects The theater department’s... 

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‘Dissent’ The Carlson Gallery presents “Alumni Alle­gories: Dissent,” a collaborative project between photography and writing. Students from Sean Bernard’s Writing 307 class will write an accompaniment to photographs by 22 alumni of the photography department. The exhibit will run through to Dec. 7. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. ‘Site’ The Harris... 

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... 

Drummers feel the beat

Drummers feel the beat
La Verne students Lauren Medina, Alondra Hernandez, Heather Bland, and Christian Winnewisser play an impromptu concert in Sneaky Park on April 25. Steve Biondo’s West African Drumming class practiced outdoors in preparation for its upcoming concerts May 5 at the Church of the Brethren and May 16 in Morgan Auditorium. /photo by Scott Mirimanian  Read More →

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Chamber Music Recital Piano instructor Grace Xia Zhao will direct a chamber collective from noon to 1 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. ‘Red Noses’ The Peter Barnes play “Red Noses” opened and will continue to be performed until Sunday. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Dailey Theater. Admission is $10 for the general audience, $8 for staff and $5... 

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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‘The Screens’ The theater department will present the play “The Screens” by Jean Genet at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For reservations call the box office at 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Mu Phi Epsilon Concert There will be a Mu Phi Epsilon Concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Morgan Auditorium. The concert will feature vocal performances and instrumental... 

Students drum to African beat

Students drum to African beat
Steve Biondo, far left, leads his students, Brooke Ball, Paola Portillo, Christine Serrano, Christian Robles and Zac Florez through a West African drumming lesson. The unique sounds and rhythms can be heard outside of the Hanawalt House during the week as the new drumming class meets every Wednesday. Biondo teaches traditional drumming techniques to three different groups throughout the day. / photo... 
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