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Chris Burden dies at 69: artist's light sculpture at LACMA is symbol of L.A.

Los Angeles Times Story by Christopher Knight When he had himself shot in the arm for a performance piece at a Santa Ana gallery, Chris Burden became fleetingly famous. But years later, when he created such outsized, imagination-charged works as “Urban Light,” the ranks of vintage lampposts...

A Star Studded ‘Coup’

A member of the Improv Revolution troupe runs out from a long line of other improv actors onto the center of the stage, a smile breaking across their face. “Sex with me is like boba …sold for $2 on the side of Ring Road!” they yell and the audience...

When art taps you on the shoulder

Marianne Manalang was in the middle of enjoying a pizza at UC Irvine's outdoor food court last week when a woman descended on her with an urgent message. "Think not I love him, though I ask for him," the stranger implored, taking a seat next to hers...

Molly Lynch's National Choreographers Initiative to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will...

UCI Drama Presents Sweet Smell of Success

UCI'S PRODUCTION BRINGS TO LIFE THE BIRTH OF THE ORIGINAL TABLOID TALE THE PUBLIC'S OBSESSION WITH CELEBRITY GOSSIP AND SCANDAL   “I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.”  - Walter Winchell IRVINE, Calif. (May 6, 2015) –...

Dance Students Color the School with ‘Graffiti’

Last week, an annual performance was presented by a selected number of talented undergraduate dancers and choreographers, taking place at the Claire Trevor Theater. The title, “Physical Graffiti,” was taken from Led Zeppelin’s 1975 album of the same...

Revolutionary Comedy Award honoring Keegan-Michael Key

MEDIA ADVISORY IMPROV REVOLUTION PRESENTS COUP DE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015 HONORING KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY EVENT: The Coup de Comedy Festival 2015 Revolutionary Comedy Award honoring Keegan-Michael Key Improv Revolution honors the revolutionary talents of comedy that have inspired them. Last year...

Flutist Nicole Mitchell looks into the future with 'Mandorla Awakening'

Everyone in jazz knows that former Chicagoan Nicole Mitchell stands among the most creative, innovative and technically accomplished flutists working today...

Beth Malone Nominated for Best Actress Tony Award in “Fun Home”

UCI Alumna Beth Malone, who earned an M.F.A. in acting (2000), has been nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical” for her role in “Fun Home.” It is a coming-of-age musical that examines the main characters life as a lesbian growing up in a dysfunctional family....

Nzuji De Magalhaes Artwork Installed in New Metro Station

Nzuji De Magalhaes, who earned her BA at UCI in Studio Art (2000), has just had her artwork installed in the new Expo/Bundy station of the Metro Expo extension. Story and photos available here: http://thesource.metro.net/2015/04/01/art-for-the-expo-line-installation-at-expobundy-station/...

Building Community Through Theatre

New University News, story by Sarah S. Menendez, Apr 26, 2015 Last year, the service workers across the UC system went on strike. Ring Road and the flagpoles were flooded with a sea of green union shirts, picket signs and empowering chants. Students passing by the flagpoles stopped to witness...

Triple Artist Exhibition Extended at the Beall Center for Art + Technology

IRVINE, Calif. (April 27, 2015) -- The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts current exhibition “Play: In Three Acts” will be extended through Saturday, May 23, 2015.  The exhibition highlights three interactive works by three...

'Boeing' set for takeoff

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...

The Dance Department does it Again with “Dance Escape”

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...

Will Ferrell Astounds UCI Students

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...

Improv Revolution Presents Coup de Comedy Festival 2015 Honoring Keegan-Michael Key

IMPROV REVOLUTION PRESENTS COUP DE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015 HONORING KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY FOUR DAY FESTIVAL IS COMPLETELY FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IRVINE, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – UCI's Improv Revolution (iRev) will present The Coup de Comedy Festival 2015.  iRev is an improvisational...

UCI Digital Filmmaking Debuts at the Newport Beach Film Festival

UCI DIGITAL FILMMAKING DEBUTS AT THE NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL FOURTEEN FILMS BY STUDENT FILMMAKERS TO LIGHT UP THE BIG SCREEN      IRVINE, Calif. (April 14, 2015) – UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School or the Arts (CTSA) is pleased to announce the Digital Filmmaking...