Music

Review: Aerials at the Haugh

The word Quixotic means incredibly idealistic. Like its name, Quixotic: Gravity of Center showcased a romantic sensation of acrobatics, ballet and aerial performance on April 1 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center. Every acrobat, dancer, balancer and contortionist gave an emotional and tension-filled production fusing light and technology into a dazzling vision. A violin’s passionate…

Review: Crowd gets up-close look at Fortune Boy

Citrus College student Shane Malins’ band Fortune Boy performed on April 1 at American Legion in Pomona. The venue was small and the acoustics were not as good as it could have been, though it was as expected for an upcoming band. Fortune Boy did not perform on a stage, giving the crowd an up-close…

A fortune cookie comes true

A full-time student, and part-time worker, Shane Malins finds the time to write the music for the indie rock band Fortune Boy. Malins, 21, is a music business major at Citrus College. While he is not studying, Malins is writing and performing concerts as the frontman of Fortune Boy. The band consists of Nicholas Pedroza,…

Review: Big band jazz duel slams center stage

The duel between Azusa Pacific University and Citrus College wasn’t for musical supremacy, rather, the night was a showcase of the talented student jazz musicians this community has to offer. The 13th rendition of the Battle of The Big Bands between the APU Jazz Ensemble and Citrus’ Blue Note Orchestra took place on March 17…

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Hip hop artist on the rise to spread hope

While not only being a student at Citrus, but also working two jobs, helping his community and keeping up his relationships, Mario Gonzalez still finds the time to be an aspiring musician in Los Angeles. Driven by dedication and a good heart, Gonzalez pursues his passion for music as a hip hop artist. Through his…

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Constructing Christmas: “Christmas Is…” all year long

‘Tis the season for the Citrus Visual and Performing Arts Department’s annual holiday spectacle “Christmas Is….” Every year, the production is re-imagined with a new script written by Citrus consulting writer John Carroll. Director Doug Austin, who has been in charge of the production since 1989, called “Christmas Is…” a year-round process. Austin, along with…

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Broadway singers to perform cabaret-style sing-along

The Citrus Visual and Performing Arts Department will take the stage for its spring production with a Broadway sing-along at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Haugh Performing Arts Center. With a cabaret-style setting to the show complete with refreshments, the sing-along will bring the performers and audience together. “It’s a combination…