Kengkue Her | Banner Joseph (Joey) Ramos, sophomore Worship Arts major, plays around with some beats. Joey started making tracks when we was a junior in high school. He sends out samples to artists and if they like it they will use his track for a song.

Learning the basics of music production

Much of the music college students consume is produced partially or entirely with digitally produced sound. With a little practice and the right tools, they can make similar music themselves. There are simple tools and approaches students can take to jump right into producing their own tunes in no time. An understanding of music theory […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Joshua Tree, located near Palm Desert, Calif., is a hot spot for landscape photographers, but was closed for 34 days during the United States government shutdown.

Joshua Tree National Park reopens

Joshua Tree National Park officially reopened its doors Jan. 28 after the end of the five-week partial U.S. government shutdown. Although parts of the park were open during the shut-down, all workers except select rangers were sent home on furlough. Entrance into the park was free and Joshua Tree experienced a significant amount of visitation. […]

Kristen Vargas | Banner | Steven Dahlgren, assistant professor of music, shares his knowledge on conducting and music education with the high school choir program, Young Musicians.

Inland Empire sends students to train at CBU

The Inland Empire Musical Arts program has introduced the Young Musicians program at California Baptist University to promote musical development among high school students in the local community. Students from ninth to 12th grades participate in bands such as Honor Symphonic Band, Honor String Orchestra and Encore Honor Choir. Michelle Elliot, Inland Empire Musical Arts […]

City lights festival celebrates 25 years

This year marks the 25th anniversary of a Riverside tradition held at the historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa that brings the city’s community together through holiday spirit, sweet treats and plenty of illuminated decorations. Since 1992, the Festival of Lights has brought people of all ages together to celebrate the start of the holiday […]

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New Día de los Muertos exhibit opens in Ontario

Local museum showcases art from local artists, honors Mexican ways. In honor of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, Ontario’s Museum of History and Art is showcasing different artwork from Oct. 5 – Nov. 12 by local artists that exemplify the meaning behind one of Mexico’s oldest traditions. This exhibit was created to educate the community […]