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Arts Grads: Dance

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The following students plan to continue their studies in dance after graduation. The list includes the student’s name, the school from which the student will graduate, the school or conservatory he or she plans to attend and the intended areas of study...

Theater setting gives the Bard that extra something

Thursday, June 16, 2016

New Swan Shakespeare Festival's fifth season is featured in the Daily Pilot. (Photo by Paul R. Kennedy)

The Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools Ranked

Monday, June 6, 2016

Aspiring thesps can follow in the footsteps of some of the industry's biggest stars, who got their start at these top programs.

THR Ranks the 25 Best Drama Schools for an MFA

Monday, June 6, 2016

There are enough schools offering master's degrees in the performing arts to fill every page of this magazine — about 17,000 students get an MFA degree a year. Of course, a lot of those diplomas aren't worth the parchment they're printed on, much less...

Artist of the Week: Daniel Lopez

Friday, May 13, 2016

For the past four years, Santa Ana High School students have been learning alongside musicians from UC Irvine in a series of master classes and coaching sessions that lead to year-end concerts in which the high school and college students play side by...

Mother's Day: How 4 inspirational moms are changing their worlds

Sunday, May 8, 2016

DANCE, DANCE REVOLUTION What if your little girl wanted something desperately but it seemed impossible because she has cerebral palsy? That was the problem facing Debbie Fragner, 53, of Rancho Santa Margarita. Two years ago, Fragner’s daughter...

Return of the Opera: Dido and Aeneas

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

After a five-year hiatus, opera finally made an appearance at UCI last weekend. Winifred Smith Hall, home to all kinds of theatrical and musical productions, opened its doors Friday and Saturday night for a performance of Henry Purcell’s “Dido and...

Art, Time, Memory and Passion: Musings from UCI’s Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Usually, whenever I come to UCI on a Saturday it’s awfully quiet and disconcerting. This wasn’t the case at the bustling 2016 MFA Exhibition, where masses of people herded around various artful displays. First up was the University Art Gallery for Mona...

One Story, Two Rooms: The Telematic Project

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Responsibility. Heroes. Morals versus rules. Bureaucracy. Confusion. Desperation. Siblings. Chaos. Fuck the man! Distance versus closeness. Passive aggressiveness. Safety. Fire. Decisions. Privilege. This potpourri comprises the smattering of audience...

Breaking “Brahms”: Jerzy Kosmala, Viola Virtuoso

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

UCI is home to one of the world’s premier violists: Dr. Jerzy Kosmala. When he’s not lecturing at Irvine, he’s serving as an adjudicator for one of any number of illustrious competitions and councils, ranging from the Lionel Tertis International Viola...