Arts & Entertainment

Theatre works showcases plays about hope

The Citrus Theatre Works event showcased six student-produced and directed 10-minute plays on April 1 at the Little Theatre. Citrus theatre student Johanna Romo said the first five plays of the showcase was about the sense of hopelessness, anxieties and failures people go through. “We see so many people who go through so many things…

The Only Way Out Is In: Exclusive panel of women in art

International artists spoke at an art panel on March 8 in the Visual Arts lecture hall about their careers and process of creating art. These artists have their work on display in the art gallery “The Only Way Out is in” in the Visual Arts building until May 12. Much of the panel was focused…

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…

Preview: Pasadena Museum of California Art Free Friday

The Pasadena Museum of California Art will have its monthly free first Fridays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 7. Free first Friday offers free admission and regular programming to the public, Brianna Smyk, director of communicators and editor, said. The museum has three current exhibits. The Golden Twenties: portraits and figure paintings…

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…

New leadership breathes fresh life into film club

In the span of about two and a half years, Citrus student Matthew Ronquillo has brought new life into the Citrus College Film Club. As president of the club, Ronquillo has been advocating change and raising awareness for his club as well others on campus. Ronquillo was disappointed with the lack of organization and motivation…

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…

Love, Literature and Lesbians

Before professor Anna Villeneuve’s lesbian romance novels reached the shelves of the Hayden Memorial Library, not much from the genre was present at the library. Villeneuve is an English professor who published her first book, “Take only Pictures,” in 2014 under the pen name Laina, a combination of her and her wife’s first names. She…