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James Gadson gets his funk on.
Legendary Motown drummer James Gadson joins International Japanese Koto Artist Yukiko Matsuyama, Greg Vail (sax), Diana Dentino (keys),Vince van Trigt (bass), and Steve Biondo (percussion) for an evening of Japanese flavored World pop with a touch of R&B and a dose of Funk at the University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 17 [...]
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If you didn’t already have enough reasons to come see the American Ballet Theater’s production of “Le Corsaire, which The New York Sun described as “downright giddy fun” and The New York Post said is “a showcase for ABT’s virtuosity in depth [and] a funny, charming ballet,” here’s another reason to attend a performance, July [...]
Mark Cuddy, Intervention Program Manager for David & Margaret Youth & Family Services in La Verne, recently completed a dream assignment.
Would you confess and entrust your darkest secrets, deepest troubles and greatest fears to a recovering alcoholic with an injured heart, who also flunked Greek and Latin? Over the years, hundreds, if not thousands, unfailingly have — anxious teenagers who don’t get along with their parents, bewildered and bankrupt parents who have lost their homes, blissful [...]
REPRINTED FROM APRIL 15, 2012 April 15th. Quite an important date in American history. Yes yes yes, I know, it’s tax day. But that’s not it. As I write this, on April 15th, 2012, it is 100 years to the day since the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. One hundred years ago exactly. Pretty cool, [...]
La Verne loses World War II hero William Douthett
The San Francisco Giants rule baseball. Feels weird to type it, feels weird to say it, even feels weird to think it.   But it’s true.   After winning last night’s clinching game which wrapped up a dominating 4-game sweep of the Tigers the G-men have now won two of the last three World Series titles, which passes [...]
For all you E-readers out there, Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject by Peter Bennett (published October 2012) is now available on the Amazon Kindle, the world’s best-selling E-reader. “Although I prefer real books and dog-eared pages,” Bennett said, “I understand that about half of all books are now read on electronic devices. In an instant, [...]
*Recently, LaVerne Online sat down with C. Bradford Eastland, author of a novel which has been labeled by turns brilliant, breathtaking, both old-fashioned and newfangled, and even (occasionally) oddly experimental.  It’s called WHERE GODS GAMBLE, a tale of American mythology, and was published in 2011 by iUniverse Inc.   Below is the transcript of that interview [...]
Damien students are going to get a big dose of reality — and perspective – when they enroll in teacher Stephen Patten’s advanced photography class this fall. His photographic specialty – he’s also taught history, religion and leadership on the catholic school campus in La Verne – is helping people find the magnificent in the mundane. “I [...]