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Live this month in OC: Man of La Mancha AND Laguna Art Museum

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts director Don Hill presents his version of “Man of La Mancha,” in this year’s dramatic arts theme Care/Cure/Corruption, at the Irvine Barclay Theater. Ticket sales are brisk and available at or the...

UC Irvine exhibit captures a significant, homegrown period in art history

Sunday, November 1, 2015

n November 1971, a young UC Irvine art graduate student, Chris Burden, had himself shot in the arm with a .22 rifle in the performance piece, "Shoot." The shot heard around the art world took place at F Space Gallery in Santa Ana. Though shocking by...

Shaken, Not Stirred

Monday, October 19, 2015

Be careful wandering around Irvine, Calif.—you could get ambushed by with some Bard-spewing prose by a fobbing lily-livered vassal! Or at least a University of California Irvine student. Jane Page, head of drama, has taken Shakespeare off the boards...

The Roots of Radical Art at University of California, Irvine

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Created in 1965, in politically conservative Orange County, the University of California, Irvine's art department rapidly became a daunting force in the advancement of radical performance and conceptual art. This department's early teaching model include

A half century smart: 50th anniversary celebrated at UC Irvine

Saturday, October 3, 2015

IRVINE – Six buried bodies prompted UC Irvine to be built where it is today. Five decades ago, there was another candidate for a University of California campus – on the slopes of Spyglass Hill in Corona del Mar, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. But the...

Datebook: Weimar-era art, photos after the bomb, a show about Irvine's radicals

Friday, October 2, 2015

A new show at UC Irvine explores the radical artists who came out of the university's art program in the early 1970s. Seen here: a young Chris Burden and Charles Christopher Hill in the early 1970s. (Paula Sweet / Claire Trevor School of the Arts)

You've only got 10 minutes: Can you put on a musical? They did, in contest performances at UC

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The winners of a national musical-writing competition for college and high school students were declared Aug. 29 after the six student finalists debuted their shows at UC Irvine. Judges at the Showsearch performance in the Claire Trevor Theatre...

Student-written musical gets the star treatment

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Festival of New American Musicals, in residence at UC Irvine, hosts a nationwide search each year for new short musicals created by high school and college students. Show Search 2015 included six musicals written by aspiring artists ages 16-23 and...

UCI program allows young dancers to shine

Friday, August 21, 2015

The kids stood patiently in four lines watching as their teacher, UC Irvine undergraduate student Irishia Hubbard, snaked across the floor demonstrating the dance move they were about to perform. “Right, back, right,” she yelled as they began to shake...

A children's dance class also focuses on body image and self-respect

Thursday, August 20, 2015

While others pursue dance to become professional performers, UC Irvine student Irishia Hubbard has another goal in mind: to become a teacher. She and Nicole Rivor, who graduated from UC Irvine in June, teamed up in late May to co-found Shining Stars, a...