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LAMA Musicians Perform During Pasadena’s Shop Indie Day

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LAMA student and alumni bands will be providing entertainment during Shop Indie Day this Saturday, November 30 in Pasadena. More than 25 Playhouse District businesses are involved; this is a great day to hang in the community, listen to music and receive special discounts at all the stores. Those who visit six businesses are entered to win an iPad Air.

LAMA performances include Mary Ashley at 11am, Fernanda Alba at 1pm and BLOOM at Vroman’s  at 3pm. Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Grad Santiago Roberts and Band Perform Amidst Huge Protests

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LAMA drum grad and Costa Rican Santiago Roberts (yes, the happy man holding drumsticks in the photo above) and his band Billy the Kid just played the Nacional Institute in Chile, a school taken over by students protesting the state of education in Chile (where 25% of the education is financed by the government). Santiago and his group are the first international band in Chile’s history to play in a school taken over by protesting students.

Looks like it was quite a scene Santiago, but please be safe out there!

-LAMA Staff

Join LAMA at Make Music Pasadena, June 1st!

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What are you up to Saturday, June 1st? If your answer was “don’t know yet” then you better make plans to be on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena. The event is Make Music Pasadena 2013. The reason we are so passionate about it? LAMA will be heavily represented there with current students and alumni bands performing. There are two stages where these performances will be taking place the “Old Pasadena Indie Rock Stage” and “Vroman’s Jazz Stage”.  We have posted the schedule and stage info below. Hope to see you there! Make sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page here.

Old Pasadena Indie Rock Stage (Map: http://goo.gl/maps/dkU9H)
83 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm Killola

Vroman’s Jazz Stage presented by LAMA
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
1pm-8pm (Current students and alumni bands)

1:00pm Maracas

2:00pm Kira Hooks

3:00pm Felicia Andolong

4:00pm Afrotango

5:00pm The Grey Beret

6:00pm The Lorenzo Grassi Trio

7:00pm Gabriela Teran

MMP2013

-LAMA staff

LAMA Grad Wins Indie Music Award

Meli with her award backstage at House of Blues

Meli with her award backstage at House of Blues

LAMA Grad and Costa Rican native Meli Malavasi (https://www.facebook.com/melimalavasimusic) won an Indie Music Channel Award for “Best Female Dance Artist ” at the Indie Music Channel Awards at House of Blues.

We’re so proud of you Meli — congrats!

-LAMA Staff

A Special Visit at LAMA Experience

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Santiago just sent us this photo from the LAMA Experience trip, where he ran into Peter Friestedt (a LAMA Grad) and Joseph Williams from TOTO (they were in town for a show). We had a moment to hang, and it was a great time!

-LAMA Staff

Ran Into an Old Friend

Mark Schulman played a clinic before our LAMA Expereince event

Mark Schulman played a clinic before our LAMA Expereince event

Mark Schulman (center), drummer for Pink, playing a clinic before our LAMA Experience event. He taught Rock drums at LAMA for many years! Congrats on all the success Mark!

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Grad Sings Anthem at Dodgers Game

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Proud LAMA Grad, Jonathan Hernandez, was invited to sing the national anthem at Dodgers stadium last night by the Save a Warrior organization. He absolutely nailed it! His beautiful, strong voice and smooth, patient performance deserved the very nice ovation he received from the crowd in attendance (32K).  When he was done singing, Mary Hart (former host of Entertainment Tonight) offered him some major kudos!

Some of the LAMA staff joined Jonathan for his trip to the stadium. We received a visit from celebrities Chris Tucker and David Arquette, congratulating Jonathan on his performance. Baseball fans kept walking up to Jonathan during the game, asking for photos, congratulating him and complimenting him on his voice.

Jonathan, Iris, Wilber, Tom and Dan (who took that photo) were also shown on the Jumbotron for the whole stadium to see. What a blast! Check out some of the photos below, as well as a video during the performance:

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Singing the Anthem!

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and the rockets’ red glare!

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David Arquette congratulates Jonathan

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On the Jumbotron!

A little prep work with Nancy, organist for the Dodgers.

A little prep work with Nancy, organist for the Dodgers.

Jonathan enjoying a laugh with Chris Tucker

Jonathan enjoying a laugh with Chris Tucker

-LAMA Staff

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