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Stories Told on the Tip of Toes

Stories Told on the Tip of Toes

Sylvia Valdez, Intern
February 20
Filed under Arts

From arabesque, to croisé, to tour en l’air, the Ballet Hispánico wowed audiences at the Luckman Theatre on last Thursday night. Having performed in 11 countries, across three continents, and a total audience number of three million, there is no doubt as to why this company has been around since t...

Afro-Punk: Odd Couple Wed Through Rejection

Afro-Punk: Odd Couple Wed Through Rejection

Sylvia Valdez, Intern
February 17
Filed under Arts

‘Afro-Punk’, a 66-minute documentary film directed by James Spooner, explores the roles of African Americans within what was then, an overwhelmingly white punk scene across the Unites States. This film explores race, identity, exile, loneliness, and black power. Punk, “the bratty, snot-nosed...

Once Upon a Reconfigured Sound Space

Once Upon a Reconfigured Sound Space

Sylvia Valdez, Intern
February 10
Filed under Arts

The Luckman Gallery is a 3,600-square foot space located at the top of the “Street of the Arts” at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Since its inaugural exhibition in 1994, it has emerged as one of the most respected galleries in Los Angeles. It is currently home to two “immersive sound” projects....

A whole new ‘riddim’

A whole new ‘riddim’

Ricky Rodas, Copy Editor
February 8
Filed under Arts, Showcase

On Friday, Feb. 3, students danced the night away in the U-SU Los Angeles room, completely entranced by the African and Caribbean music that flowed through their wireless headphones. Now, you might think, “why wear headphones at a dance party,” and the answer might just surprise you. Titled “So...

Movie review: Hidden Figures

Movie review: Hidden Figures

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter
February 3
Filed under Arts

Did you know that Black female mathematicians were instrumental in working for NASA and sending the first American to orbit space? Well, now you know. Hidden Figures, currently in theaters everywhere, sheds light onto the hidden history of significant figures in calculating space trajectories for NASA’...

When Hummingbirds Fly Out of the Closet

When Hummingbirds Fly Out of the Closet

Javonne Crumby, Contributor
February 3
Filed under Arts

It was an intimate audience in the University Student Union Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 26 for the viewing of award winning Director Marco Castro- Bojourquez’s documentary El Canto del Colibrí. The title of this film translates in English to The Song of the Hummingbird. It focuses on five Latino father...

“Roots” exhibit displays rich history of LA Asian American movements

“Roots” exhibit displays rich history of LA Asian American movements

Mimi Li, Staff Reporter
January 27
Filed under Arts

The term “Asian American” was coined around 1968 but little is known about the community involvement and radical activism that shaped that identity. The Chinese American Museum's newest exhibit, "Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s," aims to provide a visual portrayal of how Asian...

An Afternoon of Dazzling Music

An Afternoon of Dazzling Music

David Czinner, Contributor
January 26
Filed under Arts

The Olympia Youth Orchestra and CSULA Symphony orchestra combined their groups’ musical talents to present a well organized program consisting of music by Beethoven, Dvorak, Liszt and Lalo. The Olympia Philharmonic merges the skills of a variety of performers, from CSULA students, alums, and other stud...

NAMM Show Attendance Expected to Top 100000

Jim Munson, Contributor
January 26
Filed under Arts

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show opened at the Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday.  The four-day trade show is not open to the public and according to the Los Angeles Times, is expected to draw 102,000 NAMM members from over 120 different countries. 1,700 companies display their merchandise to...

Vin Diesel back for hit franchise xXx Return of Xander Cage

Vin Diesel back for hit franchise xXx Return of Xander Cage

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
January 26
Filed under Arts

Remember those xXx Xander Cage movies back in the 2000’s? Well, the franchise is back again for yet another thrilling action movie, xXx: Return of Xander Cage (RXC). This time, Xander Cage comes out of exile to combat alpha warrior Xiang in a race to retrieve a powerful weapon referred to as P...

A poem in the memory of Leonard Cohen

A poem in the memory of Leonard Cohen

Walter Zelman, Contributor
December 1
Filed under Arts

It’s coming from the rivers of despair From winds of the right that choke the air From the bitterness of walls, a cacophony of calls For pasts and futures never really there From the anger and deception from the rust-belt of dismay From the groping in the darkness to the agents gone a...

Wind Ensemble premieres dubstep influenced composition “Seeds of Glass”

Wind Ensemble premieres dubstep influenced composition “Seeds of Glass”

Marrian Zhou, Managing Editor
November 28
Filed under Arts

Symphonic Band and Cal State LA Wind Ensemble joined the stage together, with the Clarinet Quintet for The University Bands Concert that took place on Tuesday evening at the State Playhouse. The playhouse was filled with relatives and friends of the performers, constantly cheering, and sharing this e...

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