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UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of The Arts Stages Revival of Eugene Loring’s Billy The Kid

IRVINE, Calif. (December 5, 2014) -- The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is thrilled to announce that as part of our 50th anniversary season the Department of Dance will stage a revival of founding faculty member Eugene Loring’s classic American...

UCI Irvine's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Elevates Production with Professional Chops; Runs 12/6-14

The Department of Drama, Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine will mount Tennessee Williams' classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opening December 6 and running through December 14. The play, which was the winner...

Theatre review: The Last Lifeboat at Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Is there more to the sinking of the Titanic than we’ve been told? Have we been misled by the usual account depicted in books, newspaper articles and movies covering the tragic event? The astonishing answers are yes and yes! Having just enjoyed...

Growing Up in O.C.: NCI’s Molly Lynch Explains the Fun of Family Sailing

Associate professor of dance, UC Irvine; best known as artistic director of the National Choreographers Initiative My dad [Frank Lynch, former president of Northrup Corp.] was the one who got into sailing first. He was a Sea Scout when he lived in...

Opera sets Pearl Harbor commemoration

On Sunday in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Riverside Lyric Opera together with the UCI Symphony Orchestra and nationally acclaimed soprano Natalie Mann will perform a concert of patriotic songs and other inspiring works...

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Elevates the Production with Professional Chops

CTSA Drama Gives Back to Orange County Community IRVINE, Calif. (Nov. 25, 2014) – The Department of Drama, Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine will mount Tennessee Williams’ classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opening December 6 and running through...

UCI Symphony brings German melodies to Soka

The UCI Symphony Orchestra presents its first concert of the school year Saturday at Soka Performing Arts Center. The student musicians, directed by Stephen Tucker, will perform pieces by German classical composers Felix Mendelssohn and Max Bruch. Bruch

‘The Last Lifeboat': The Other Side of Titanic

The story of the Titanic has been one of vast cultural significance ever since the first film based on the incident was released only 29 days following the actual sinking. Fast forward a century later and its inspiration has been translated in every art..

Trio Céleste impresses at Nixon Library

The Trio Céleste, which gave a short performance Sunday afternoon as part of the free concerts series at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, is a first-class ensemble. Formed two years ago, the group – pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Iryna...

Ry Bradley Wins 2014 LA Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year"

UCI Alum, Ry Bradley, is the recipient of the 2014 LA Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year".  For more information: http://rybradley.com/news-and-updates/ry-bradley-wins-country-artist-of-the-year/

Play at UC Irvine considers Ismay's role in the Titanic

On the night of April 14, 1912, an iceberg struck the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage. J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White Star Line, which operated the ship, found a seat on a lifeboat and made his way through the freezing night to...

UC Irvine Department of Drama Founder Robert Cohen Retires

When Robert Cohen wakes up in his Laguna Beach home, Samuel Beckett is in the kitchen, cooking breakfast. Jerzy Grotowski is on his couch, watching the morning news. Patrick Stewart walks in the front door, carrying the newspaper. Or maybe it just...

'Titanic' play probes life of ship owner

“The Last Lifeboat,” a new drama currently receiving its world premiere at UC Irvine, seeks to plumb new depths in the Titanic tragedy by chronicling the life of J. Bruce Ismay, owner of the White Star Line of ships, both before and after the famously...

Claire Trevor Celebrates 50 Years

Countless UC Irvine students, faculty, alumni and even Irvine community members found themselves walking through campus on Nov. 6 on a serendipitously warm autumn night, with the full moon shining joyfully and the faint sound of music tickling the air...

Improv Helps Ph.D.'s Explain Their Work—and Loosen Up

The question surprised Lyl Tomlinson. The graduate student in neuroscience was telling a room full of about 150 people about his research into how exercise improved memory in mice, when a query from a panel threw him a curveball: Could there be a link...

On Abstraction, Ed Moses and the Need to Explain

When abstract painting first came into being around a century ago, the traumatic struggle of overcoming 500 years of figuration set the prevailing defensive tone shared by its "inventors." Russian Cubo-Futurist painter Kazimir Malevich felt compelled...

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Winners Announced - Geffen's THE COUNTRY HOUSE, 110 IN THE SHADE & More!

The 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award winners were announced. Congratulations to our Drama alum Amanda McRaven for her best Director of a Play and to Meghan Brown for best Original Play both for "The Pliant Girls" at the Fugitive Kind Theater.

SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA

Orange County’s contemporary arts legacy begins in the 1960s when the University of California at Irvine’s art department attracted rebellious artists who taught there, staff who ran the place, and eager students who created wildly conceptual pieces...