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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...

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

MEDIA ADVISORY THE BEALL CENTER FOR ART + TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS PLAY: IN THREE ACTS A TRIPLE ARTIST EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY NINA WAISMAN, JOE MCKAY, AND DAVID ROKEBY EVENTS:  The Beall Center for Art + Technology at UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will host an exhibition opening...

Complete Casting Announced for Finding Neverland on Broadway; Teal Wicks to Play Mary Barrie

Casting is now complete for the Broadway production of Finding Neverland. Teal Wicks (Jekyll & Hyde, Wicked) and more will join a company that includes the previously announced Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, Laura Michelle Kelly and Carolee Carmello...

UCI Play Explores American Racism, Through a Glass Darkly

Black History Month doesn't officially begin until Feb. 1, but for Orange County theater, it came a bit early. In early January, South Coast Repertory mounted a production of Matthew Lopez' Obie-Award-winning play The Whipping Man, set in the turbulent...

Guest Artist Aiyun Huang Joins The Gassmann Electronic Music Series

IRVINE, Calif. (January 23, 2015) – The Gassmann Electronic Music Studio in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at UC Irvine presents Wired Percussion: A concert of music for percussion and computers by Aiyun Huang, Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall on the UCI...

Aiyun Huang Joins The Gassmann Electronic Music Series

The Gassmann Electronic Music Studio in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at UC Irvine presents Wired Percussion: A concert of music for percussion and computers by Aiyun Huang, Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall on the

Shabnam Kalbasi Wins Metropolitan Opera Audition in Las Vegas

UCI Alumna, Shabnam Kalbasi, is one of four winners of the Nevada District’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, who will compete in February at Denver University’s Gates Concert Hall for the chance to sing at the Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert. For more information: http...

Joe Lewis: Fashion Moda

Professor of Art, Joe Lewis is featured in an article written by Miss Rosen which explores the mission and lifecycle of Fashion Moda, an art space in heart of the South Bronx which operated from 1978-1993.

THE LIQUID PLAIN Explores Themes of Sexuality and Violence as Part of the Season of Love, Lust and Greed

IRVINE, Calif. (January 9, 2015) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Drama Department will present Naomi Wallace’s play THE LIQUID PLAIN from January 31 through February 8. The production is commissioned through the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions: the United...

Boston crafts school hosts talk about African Americans and craft on January 13

On Tuesday January 13, 2015, Boston's renowned North Bennet Street School presents "Making it in America: African Americans and Craft," a talk by Lowery Stokes Sims, chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and an expert on...

PASSION to Take the Stage at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, 1/23-25

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Drama Department will produce Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical PASSION with guest Director Kent Nicholson, January 23 - 25, 2015. The play is an essential part of the Department's second...

A Musical Theatre Revue for the Holidays!

A group of grads and undergrads performed a musical theatre revue for an audience of 300 at Leisure World, Laguna Hills on December 11, 2014. Pictured left to right:  Joey Abrego (BFA/Music Theatre ’16), Catherine Nickerson (BFA/Music Theatre ’15), Haylee Cotta (BFA/Music Theatre ’15), Zak...