The smell of delicious beans and and barbecue chicken wafted in the air, with the sounds of funk and soul music and dancing Saturday during the “Welcome Black” event Saturday afternoon in Fasnacht Court.
Musicians of all ages filled the Morgan Auditorium stage for a jam session on Wednesday night to honor Steve Biondo, operations manager of the music department and longtime instructor for West African drumming, who died April 13 in his La Verne home at the age of 58.
At first glance, the picture on his office wall seems like any other ordinary photograph of a group of people. Take another careful glance and you begin to notice something a bit peculiar. Take an even closer look and you see what it really is: a picture of homosexuals and transvestites dressed in full drag celebrating Fasching, Munich, Germany’s version of Mardi Gras.
The hyperpop duo 100 gecs brought a new, intoxicating stage presence to the Glass House in Pomona at their April 14 show. 100 gecs’ performance was a stimulating mix of genres like electronica, pop and synthcore that I have never seen before at this venue.
Eric Bishop, a University of La Verne alumnus, who also held several positions at La Verne – including associate dean of academic advising, journalism professor and Campus Times adviser – was recently appointed president of Ohlone Community College in Fremont, California. He starts July 6.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.