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Review: Hands up for Harvey

As Mandy Harvey approached center stage to begin singing, the audience was quiet. Not because they weren’t excited, but because instead of clapping their hands they raised them in the air, fingers shaking, as the sign for applause in American Sign Language. Popular singer, songwriter and recent America’s Got Talent contestant Harvey, who also happens…

Review: “Cadence” receives moving response from audience

Tears were shed by audience members during a moving performance of “Cadence” at the Emerging American Voices showcase on Oct. 14. at The Little Theatre. Since the showcase was held in a small and intimate setting, the audience had the opportunity to give the actors feedback at the end of the show. For the first…

Review: A ‘spoonful’ of Disney

My oh my, what a wonderful night… sort of. Nostalgia, laughter and tears swept the Haugh Performing Arts Center Oct. 13 with Disney classics dating as far back as 1947. Though creativity in song performance was not present, overall it was a delightful concert. Citrus College’s Sierra Wind Symphony and Concert Choir opened the annual…

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Review: Concert takes audience back in time

American Rhapsody: Gershwin Songbook was entertaining, lacks colors and imagery. As one of the first performances of the Fall season, the Haugh Performing Arts Center should have filled, however, the majority of the crowd was senior citizens who could barely fill half of the theater. Michael Andrew, the headline singer and bandleader, walked on stage…

A breath of fresh fair

  Every year, Angelinos gather in Pomona for the one event that has a little bit of something for everyone: the Los Angeles County Fair. The Pomona Fairplex goes from empty parking lots and grounds to loud music, animal noises, crowds and bright lights at the beginning of September. No matter how old you are…

Review: After-hours at the racetrack

Only at the 626 Night Market can you find gourmet food vendors, live music, artists, activists and crafts. The 626 Night Market is held on four separate weekends during the summer at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. Over 80 food vendors were present. Chick n’ Skin, Sumo Dog and Cajun House were a few vendors…

Review: Solheim’s first fiction novel, “Ali’s Bees” debuts in paperback

“Ali’s Bees” is the debut work of fiction by Citrus College history professor Bruce Solheim. The story follows a year in the life of orphaned Iraqi refugee and elementary school student, Ali Salam. He has moved to Los Angeles with his beekeeping grandfather after his parents were killed in the Iraq War. Ali is a…

Review: First thing to do this summer? Rescue the Guardians

With spring semester coming to an end, some students will take summer classes. Others will take a break from school to free up time for the things they put off during the semester. No matter how students will spend their summer, the first thing they should do is head to Disney’s California Adventure and ride…