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Best of 2014: Audio Escape

Digital Arts undergrads created Pintour, this Kickstarter-funded project, in which large Google Maps-style pins are placed throughout the arts school. Scanning the pins’ QR codes links you to various audio tours, each with its own narrative and set of cha

Erasing Pereira

William Pereira’s meticulous master plan for UC Irvine has not just been ignored—but undone. Our critic, architect Alan Hess, calls for a return to Pereira’s futuristic vision and philosophy.

Teaching Americans to dance like Israelis

Being an Israeli in the United States can have its challenges. Social customs are slightly different, you miss your friends and family — and the coffee’s not the same. “I want really good espresso bars, and I find it very hard to find one. I’m a...

No, Laughing Matters.

The Coup de Comedy, now in its second year, is the brainchild of Improv Revolution, a 12-person college improv team co-captained by Andra and fellow drama major Vinny Tangherlini. Joel Veenstra founded iRev as a graduate student in 2010 before...

Coup de Comedy Festival 2014

FREEZE. The music stops. The wild movement on stage comes to a sudden halt. Third-year drama major Vinny Tangherlini quickly enters and taps three performers in bizarre contortions — the weirder the better — on the shoulder and exits with the...

‘Physical Graffiti” Showcases Talent

Undergraduate choreographers and dancers at UC Irvine showcased their creativity, dedication and sheer talent last week during the Department of Dance’s annual performance of “Physical Graffiti” in the Claire Trevor Theater....

Bealls Honored at UCI

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts paid tribute to Newport's philanthropic Joan and Donald Beall at a March 10 ceremony that was the third annual presentation of the Claire Trevor Commemorative Star.

New University - As You Like It

A gypsy in a colorful headdress giggles from a balcony above the stage as she enchants the characters below with several careful taps of her wand. In the multi-layered narrative that follows, the characters venture into a thick forest, learn to forgive an

Santa Ana High and UCI together in harmony

UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra members unpack their instruments behind the stage of the Bill Medley Auditorium at Santa Ana High School. Santa Ana High orchestra students then help guide their colleagues through the maze of corridors leading to the stage.

'Bach's Lunch' offers classical flavor at UC Irvine

Classical music lovers at UC Irvine were given a lunchtime treat April 9 as a host of cellists performed the works of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach for the “Bach’s Lunch” concert in the Arts Amphitheater. This was the second annual Bach’s...

Beall Couple Receives Commemorative Star

More than 200 attendees gathered at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts on March 10th to honor local philanthropic couple Joan and Don Beall for their longtime support of the Orange County arts community...

New Swan Shakespeare Festival Accepting Applications for Summer Apprenticeships

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts Drama Department at UC Irvine is now accepting applications from high school and college students to be an intern during the summer season of the New Swan Shakespeare Festival. The New Swan Apprentice program...

Snapshot: The Witty Professor

Valley girl Sandra Tsing Loh of public radio’s “The Loh Down on Science” brings her sharp humor to UC Irvine this quarter—and opens a new chapter in her famously complicated left-brain, right-brain life.

Living with a 324-year-old, $5 million Stradivarius

Iryna Krechkovsky looks like a typical grad student waiting in line at the Peet’s coffeehouse near UC Irvine. She has a purse over her shoulder and a glossy black hard-sided instrument backpack. Inside is a 324-year-old Stradivarius violin worth $5...

Dancing outside the body

Saturday will be marked by three free panel discussions — before the 7 p.m. show — with one following on Sunday. Conversations will center on the use of ancient gestures, performative explorations of Indian dance theater and the future of the craft...