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'Boeing' set for takeoff

Friday, April 24, 2015

Director's orders: Take a break from heavy drama and catch a comedy. "Laughter is good medicine," said Eli Simon, chancellor's professor of drama at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. "Let's have a fun time in the theater." He should know...

Will Ferrell Astounds UCI Students

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ron Burgundy, Buddy the Elf, Ricky Bobby, and even George W. Bush are just a few of the countless characters and personalities that actor and comedian Will Ferrell has generated to cement himself in entertainment history. On Thursday April 16, UCI’s...

The Dance Department does it Again with “Dance Escape”

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Applause! Applause! Smoke and praise filled the dimly lit Claire Trevor Theater for the dance department’s latest production, “Dance Escape.” Grads and undergrads come together to showcase their skill in both performance and choreography, and the...

Exhibition Celebrates Undergrad Art

Monday, April 6, 2015

In search of the present, one hovers in the chasm between two negations: the past and the future.” As visitors of the 11th Annual Guest Juried Undergraduate Exhibition Opening entered the University Art Gallery (UAG) on Saturday, April 4, these are...

50 Most Beautiful Conservatories and Schools of Music

Monday, March 30, 2015

Congratulations to the Music Department for being named #19 in the "50 Most Beautiful Conservatories and Schools of Music" list by College Degree Search

The Art School’s Round of ‘Spirituals’

Monday, March 9, 2015

On the evening of Saturday March 6, the Claire Trevor School of Arts hosted an event for the Vocal Arts department’s ongoing Art Song and Artistry Series, which is meant to showcase the talents of the department for the public to enjoy. The event...

UCI's Electra Revives Greek Tragedy Through a Romanian Lens

Monday, March 9, 2015

Electra is one of the oldest existing plays in Western literature. Some version of it is attributed to each of ancient Greeks' towering tragedians: Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus. Through the centuries, the mythological revenge tale has inspired...

Interview with Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conductor of the UCI Symphony

Monday, March 9, 2015

Had a great second half of today's show chatting with Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conductor of the UCI Symphony, and an Associate Professor in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Music Department! If you missed today's show, listen to our conversation on the...

FNAM & UC Irvine Launch ShowSearch for New Musicals

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Festival of New American Musicals and the University of California, Irvine a nnounce the launch of a nationwide search for new, short musicals created by writers between the ages of 14 - 23. The Festival produced a pilot of ShowSearch in 2013 in...

Airport gives hidden art treasures a higher profile

Thursday, March 5, 2015

UCI's Special Collections and Archives 1960s photographic books by Ed Ruscha, "Twentysix Gasoline Stations" and "Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles", are featured in the new university collaboration exhibition at John Wayne Airport.