Show spotlights over 25 acts from various disciplines
THE SANTA CLARA
February 20, 2014
One of Santa Clara’s most popular quarterly traditions gives students a chance to get away from academic stress, appreciate the talent of their peers and enjoy an evening of entertaining acts.
This event is none other than Love Jones.
Love Jones is an event held by Igwebuike, one of Santa Clara’s clubs that operates through the Multicultural Center. This quarter, it was last Thursday in the Locatelli Student Activity Center.
Love Jones is a campus tradition that lets students showcase their talent while being appreciated by their classmates. From spoken word to breakdancing, everything goes.
This quarter, Igwebuike coordinators had their work cut out for them as many groups and solo acts expressed a desire to perform. Over 20 acts were cut during the auditions, and many more still tried to get performance spots even after auditions.
The night of, the excitement level was high as Locatelli filled and student performers arrived for their call time.
Some performances included a mini-improv show by Inoperable Humor and an upbeat, fast-paced dance by Hipnotik. The collection of a cappella groups on campus also performed. Supertonic! pleased the crowd and earned a booming applause with a rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.”
Solo and small group acts also displayed their talents, including a singing performance by sophomore Sarah Habbas accompanied by guitar and some beatboxing, a refreshing addition to the performances.
Sophomore Allee Gette also took the stage for a duet with sophomore Matt Escobar. Though she spoke of her stage fright before, her performance showcased a confident singing voice.
Love Jones isn’t just an opportunity for singers and actors to be on display. It’s also an opportunity for students to express themselves through spoken word.
Students created original poems for the occasion and impressed audience members with performances that made clear the power of the written word.
Once again, Igwebuike and the Multicultural Center put on an event that spotlighted student talent and brought an entertaining show for those in the audience.
Even though Love Jones is over for now, next quarter’s performances will bring all new talent and exciting performances for Santa Clara to enjoy.
Contact Samantha Nitz at firstname.lastname@example.org .