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The Department of Drama Presents: BOEING-BOEING

LOVE & SEX IN THE ERA OF MAD MEN: WHO WOULD DON DRAPER FLY? THE DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA PRESENTS: BOEING-BOEING IRVINE, Calif. (March 16, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Marc Camoletti’s classic farce Boeing-Boeing. A madcap comedy listed in...

UCI's Electra Revives Greek Tragedy Through a Romanian Lens

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

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...

UCI, Chapman, and CSUF Launch Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE) in London

THREE ORANGE COUNTY UNIVERSITIES LAUNCH COLLABORATIVE ARTS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE (CADE) TAKING STUDENTS AND LIFELONG LEARNERS TO ARTS + CULTURE HUB – LONDON IRVINE, Calif., (March 9, 2015) – Faculty and staff from Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts, CSU Fullerton’s College of the...

The Art School’s Round of ‘Spirituals’

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...

FNAM & UC Irvine Launch Show Search for New Musicals

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

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.

Black urban music is the focus of UC Irvine conference

When Nicole Mitchell, professor of music at UC Irvine, looked around her on campus and in Orange County, she didn’t see much in the way of celebration of Black History Month. That’s part of what led her to create the upcoming Black Urban Music...

THE ELECTRA PROJECT: A conversation between Daniel Gary Busby and Mihai Maniutiu

IRVINE, Calif. (February 26, 2015) – In preparation for the Drama Department's presentation of THE ELECTRA PROJECT, UCI Drama Department Chair Daniel Gary Busby sat down with the Creator/Director and Distinguished Professor Mihai Maniutiu for some Q & A. Daniel Gary Busby: Where does THE...

Musicians Kei Akagi Trio bring jazz to LMU

Kei Akagi is a well-respected jazz pianist who has performed all over the world and toured with the legendary Miles Davis during the late 1980s and ‘90s. Akagi will be playing at LMU this Friday at the Murphy Recital Hall at 8 p.m. with the Kei Akagi...

The Tenacious Tokyo Jazz Trio

Jazz, the quintessential American art form, takes many shapes. Among the various styles are traditional and modern. UCI chancellor’s professor Kei Akagi performed the latter with his Tokyo Trio at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts on Friday night...

THE ELECTRA PROJECT Brings an International Cast Together for a Music and Cultural Experimentation

IRVINE, Calif. (February 19, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Drama Department presents THE ELECTRA PROJECT, March 7 – 15, 2015. The production, which is the fifth installment in the department’s LOVE, LUST & GREED season, is written and directed by Mihai Maniutiu...

Eugene Loring, Mr. American Ballet

The hard truth about death is that it inevitably brings obscurity, even to a legend. Artists are lucky—paintings, novels, poems, and music all secure some posthumous recognition. ¶ When the medium is dance, though, the equation is trickier. Even with...

Molly Lynch, Tong Wang, and Shaun Boyle - Radio Interview "Get the Funk Out"

On the first half of this Monday's show at 9:00am, Molly Lynch joined me to discuss Dance Visions 2015 and "Billy the Kid."

CTSA Launches Registration for 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts

  CTSA Launches Registration for 2015 Summer Academies in the Arts for High School and Middle School Students IRVINE, Calif., (February 6, 2015) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine launched registration for its 2015 Summer Academies in...

Jazz is practice plus innovation for UCI director

When Kei Akagi played piano in Miles Davis' band, the iconic trumpeter once gave him a simple and eloquent guideline: "I don't care what you do as long as you mean it." For Akagi, who now directs the jazz studies program at UC Irvine, that supple...

Transforming Room Sound with a Max Patch

John Crooks, graduate of the MA/PhD program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) at UCI, and is the Project Lead on transforming the recording room in John Powell’s Studio in Los Angeles.

UCI’s Dance Department Offers a Unique Look at Dance Visions 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (February 3, 2014) – Dance Visions 2015 prepares to illuminate audiences with a mixture of new choreography and the re-staging of an American classic. This exceptional performance is being presented by the UCI Dance Department as a part of their 50th anniversary celebration for the...