August 2006


Bluesman Bill Magee, Harpist Lori Andrews to Be Featured at Hot Blues/ Cool Jazz

WALNUT, Calif.—Blues guitarist Bill Magee and jazz harpist Lori Andrew will be featured at the Mt. San Antonio College Foundation’s Hot Blues/Cool Jazz 9 concert fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 30, 5 to 10 p.m, in The Meadows at Mt. SAC.

Having performed with legends such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix, Magee brings to Mt. SAC his special blend of electric blues honed over 40 years in the music industry. Originally from the back woods of Mississippi, Magee joined Hendrix’s Jimmy James and Flames in 1963. He later went on the road with the James Brown Revue for several years before forming the Kansas City Playboys, playing the Chittlin’ Circuit and the New York scene for many years. His performance credits include Madison Square Garden, The Filmore East and Yankee Stadium.

The Lori Andrews Quartet has performed at the Long Beach Jazz Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival, and the Newport Jazz Festival. Andrews, who performs on an electric harp, is one of only five jazz harpists in the country. She has been featured on jazz radio KLON’s “Women in Jazz” series, and her unique sound has soared to the Top 10 on the jazz charts.

Sponsors for this event include Cacique USA, San Gabriel Valley News Group, Southern California Gas Company, Southern California Edison, Puente Hills Toyota-Scion, and the Industry Manufacturers Council.

All proceeds benefit the Mt. SAC Foundation's student scholarship programs and activities. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1967, as an additional support for the College.

Tickets are $35 for the concert only and $110 for the concert and dinner catered by Walter’s of Claremont. To order tickets, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050.

Mt. SAC to Hold Auditions for “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” Aug. 28

WALNUT, Calif.—The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Program will hold auditions for its production of “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” on Monday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., in the Studio Theater.

Brian Clark’s award-winning play examines the medical and moral implications of euthanasia. Originally produced for television, Clark’s play focuses on the quality of life issues faced by a sculptor who is left a quadriplegic after a grizzly car accident. The play went on to win the Society of West End Theatre’s Best Play Award and won a Tony Award for Mary Tyler Moore in the Broadway version.

Rehearsals for this Mt. SAC production will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m., with performances set for Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21. Characters ranging in age from 18 to 55 are needed. This production will be directed by Alan Brooks.

Copies of the play are available in the Mt. SAC Library, building 6 (Learning Technology Center).

Mt. SAC Student Receives Coca-Cola Scholarship

WALNUT, Calif.—Mt. San Antonio College student Claudia Lennear has been named as one of the 400 community college students nationwide to receive a Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship.

As a scholarship recipient, Lennear will receive $1,000. The scholarship recognizes student commitment to academics and community service, and is designed to provide support and encouragement to an under-served population of college students.

A resident of Pomona, Lennear graduated from Mt. SAC in 2006 with an associate’s degree in humanities and liberal studies and carries a 3.5 GPA. At Mt. SAC, she serves as the volunteer coordinator for the AmeriCorps program, a national community service organization that funds Mt. SAC’s teacher tutoring program. She has also volunteered through Mt. SAC’s chapter of Alpha Gamma Sigma (the State honor society) for service projects with the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and the Los Angeles Food Bank.