Memorial to honor music student killed last year |

Memorial to honor music student killed last year

An eclectic music variety show dedicated to a Nevada Union student who was killed last year is taking place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Don Baggett Theatre on the Grass Valley campus. Music ranges from bagpipes to classical piano to rock ‘n’ roll – 15 musical acts in all.

The student the concert is honoring is Alex Torres, who had a recording contract with his band Ivory Tower when he was killed in a car accident two months after graduating. A $200 music award will be given to the musician who best reflects Torres’ “fervor and versatility,” says organizer Loren Brown, “and his parents will be in the audience, along with former band members. His best friend, Jesse Hunter, will perform with his band Strifer.”

The show is actually a regular feature at Nevada Union, and this is its 12th year. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, e-mail

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