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Dear Friends:

We’re thrilled to present Chicago’s dynamic next-gen dance company Hubbard Street 2 this Wednesday, and to see what kind of tiny libraries you make in the rescheduled Microlibraries walking tour on Friday. RSVPs open this week for fantastic events including Arianna Huffington, a trip to the Broad Museum, and much more. Read on for details on these and other exciting events!

–The Visions and Voices Team

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Hubbard Street 2

 

 

Hubbard Street 2
Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
Admission is free and open to everyone. RSVP online now! Rush tickets will also be available at the door. Check-in begins at 6:45 p.m.

Enjoy a spirit-boosting evening of vibrant new dance with Hubbard Street 2. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the world’s top contemporary dance companies. Hubbard Street 2 prepares dancers ages 18 to 25 for careers in contemporary dance and identifies next-generation choreographers. As the Chicago Sun-Times reports, “It’s called the ‘second company,’ but there is absolutely nothing second-class about Hubbard Street 2.” The outstanding young company has thrilled audiences around the world with a repertory composed almost entirely of works created exclusively for them by emerging choreographers. Following the performance, Jodie Gates, vice dean of the USC Kaufman School of Dance, will moderate a discussion with Hubbard Street 2’s artistic director, Terence Marling, and the company dancers.
Organized by the USC Kaufman School of Dance.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Microlibraries Part I

 

 

Microlibraries in the Everywhere
Part I: Create a Tiny Library

Friday, March 25, 4 p.m.
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library Room 240
Admission is free and open to everyone. A limited number of advance tickets are available for USC students, staff, and faculty, so RSVP online now! Tickets will also be available at the door on a standby basis. Check-in begins at 3:15 p.m.

Join us on an innovative walking tour to help create future microlibraries on the USC campus. What are the moral and ethical dimensions of free access to knowledge? How can the design of a space shape the experience of interacting with information? Microlibraries in the Everywhere will explore these questions with an exhibition of ten unique microlibraries created collaboratively by USC professor Lee Olvera, students in the USC Master of Management in Library and Information Science Program, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study—and perhaps you. USC students will participate in shaping the future microlibraries by helping to craft their appearance, thematic focus, and contents. Professor Lee Olvera of the USC School of Architecture and Los Angeles–based curators or creators of microlibraries will guide the walking tour of future microlibrary sites.
Organized by the USC Libraries, USC School of Architecture, and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Rolling the R’s: Literary Revolutions in the Asian Pacific Diaspora

 

 

Rolling the R’s: Literary Revolutions in the Asian Pacific Diaspora
Monday, March 28, 7 p.m.
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library Room 240
Reception and book signing to follow.
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required. While advance reservations are full for USC alumni and the general public, a limited number of tickets are available for USC students, staff, and faculty.
Twenty years ago, a new generation of Asian Pacific American writers from island nations published their first novels—and changed American literature. Irreverent, experimental, and heavily influenced by pop culture, these books put the experiences of diverse working-class immigrant populations into print. An exciting event will bring together authors Jessica Hagedorn (Dogeaters), Lois-Ann Yamanaka (Blu’s Hanging), and R. Zamora Linmark (Rolling the R’s) for a conversation about writing books that exploded the static, prescribed ideas of 1990s multiculturalism and ultimately became staples of American literature courses. Playwright and USC professor Luis Alfaro will guide the discussion as it winds through the authors’ literary beginnings, their multifaceted careers, and the island heritages that shaped their identities.
Organized by Luis Alfaro (Dramatic Arts), Viet Nguyen (English and American Studies and Ethnicity), Karen Tongson (English and Gender Studies), and Sunyoung Lee (Kaya Press). Co-sponsored by the USC Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, Asian Pacific American Student Services, and the Center for Transpacific Studies.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

History of the Cello

 

 

History of the Cello: The Music of the Cello from Baroque through Modern
Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Alfred Newman Recital Hall
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required.
Ralph Kirshbaum, the chair of the USC Thornton School of Music Strings Department and one of the world’s top cellists, will moderate a riveting presentation featuring the best of the cello repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and modern eras. The evening will explore different styles, fingering and bowing choices, the aesthetic and technical range of the instrument, and the relationship between cello music and other art forms. Throughout the course of the evening, you can enjoy a recital of the works discussed—plus a surprise or two!
Organized by the USC Thornton School of Music.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Music and Medicine

 

 

Music and Medicine: Experiments and Explorations
The Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics Series
Thursday, March 31, 4 p.m.
Mayer Auditorium, Health Sciences Campus
Reception to follow.
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations requested.
How does music affect the human brain? Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute director Berislav Zlokovic, a leader in Alzheimer’s disease research and a classically trained tenor whom Thomson Reuters has listed among “the world’s most influential scientific minds,” will moderate a fascinating discussion with world-renowned neurologist Marcus Raichle; harpist and PhD candidate at the USC Davis School of Gerontology Alison Balbag; Christopher Snowdy, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry; Assal Habibi, research scientist at the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC; and singers from LA Opera who have participated in the Music and Memories program, in which young singers perform for individuals affected by dementia. Concert pianist Zora Mihailovich will also perform in this multidisciplinary event that will illuminate the ways music impacts the mind.
Organized by Pamela Schaff (Pediatrics and Family Medicine), Lyn Boyd-Judson (Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics), Alexander Capron (Law and Medicine), Lynn Kysh (USC Libraries), and Berislav Zlokovic (Physiology and Biophysics). Co-sponsored by the Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics, the USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics, and the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Madama Butterfly

 

 

The Metropolitan Opera in HD: Madama Butterfly
Saturday, April 2
12 p.m.: Pre-Opera Discussion
1 p.m.: HD Opera Broadcast
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required.
Following a pre-opera discussion hosted by Ken Cazan, chair of vocal arts and opera/resident stage director at the USC Thornton School of Music, the USC School of Cinematic Arts will host a delayed satellite broadcast of Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production of Madama Butterfly—a production that has wowed audiences since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. The broadcast will be presented in spectacular HD digital projection and 5.1 surround sound.
Organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts in conjunction with the USC Thornton School of Music and the Metropolitan Opera.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 

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Lisa Dwan Beckett Trilogy

 

 

Lisa Dwan: Beckett Trilogy
An Experience L.A. Event

Thursday, April 7
Depart USC at 6 p.m.; return at 10 p.m.
The Broad Stage, Santa Monica
Admission is free and open to USC students only. While advance reservations are full, we are currently accepting waitlist reservations.

After a critically acclaimed sell-out run performing Beckett at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Irish actor Lisa Dwan will perform a one-woman Samuel Beckett trilogy—Not I, Rockaby, and Footfalls—at the Broad Stage. Directed by Beckett’s friend and collaborator Walter Asmus, Dwan will revisit her celebrated performance of Not I, a rapidfire monologue in which a female mouth is the only thing illuminated in an otherwise pitch-dark space. Dwan was tutored in the role by Billie Whitelaw, who performed Not I at its 1973 UK premiere after being coached by Beckett himself. Dwan will also perform Rockaby, one of Beckett’s most famous last works, and Footfalls, in which a woman paces back and forth outside her dying mother’s room.
Open to USC students only. Students must use the provided transportation. For more info and to sign up for the waitlist, click here.

 

 
 

An Evening with Arianna Huffington

 

 

The Sleep Revolution
An Evening with Arianna Huffington
A Visions and Voices Signature Event

Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Trojan Grand Ballroom, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Reception and book signing to follow.
Attendees will receive a FREE copy of Huffington’s new book, The Sleep Revolution! Admission is free and open to current USC students, staff, and faculty only (two free tickets per valid ID). Reservations required.

Join us for an illuminating evening with Arianna Huffington, the co-founder, president, and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group and author of fifteen books. She will talk about her forthcoming book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time, which highlights the critical role that sleep plays in our lives. In 2005, Huffington launched The Huffington Post, one of the most widely read, linked-to, and cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Huffington has made Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list and Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list. Her book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Her new book, The Sleep Revolution, will be published in April.
RSVP online beginning Tuesday, March 22, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Edgar Arceneaux

 

 

Until, Until, Until by Edgar Arceneaux
Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts 108
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required.

Join acclaimed artist Edgar Arceneaux and special guests for the world-premiere screening of Arceneaux's Until, Until, Until... The film investigates Broadway legend Ben Vereen’s infamous 1981 performance that was televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration. Intended as an homage to vaudevillian Bert Williams—America’s first mainstream black entertainer—the final five minutes of the performance were censored for the television audience, causing Vereen’s biting commentary on the history of segregation and racist stereotypes in performance to be lost on viewers at home. Until, Until, Until... is based on the footage that never aired that night. The piece questions the truth of past narratives and creates an opportunity to reconsider our collective understanding of historic events.
Organized by Nao Bustamante and the USC Roski School of Art and Design.
RSVP online beginning Tuesday, March 22, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

The Broad Museum

 

 

The Broad Museum
An Experience L.A. Event

Friday, April 15
Depart USC at 1:30 p.m.; return at 5:30 p.m.
The Broad Museum, Los Angeles
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required.

The Broad is a new postwar and contemporary art museum built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The Broads’ private collection of postwar and contemporary art—one of the most prominent and important collections in the world—includes works by more than 200 artists, including Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger, and Roy Lichtenstein. The new museum is also home to The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, where works from the nearly 2,000-piece Broad collection are made available to museums around the globe. The museum was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000–square foot, $140 million building features two floors of gallery space.
Open to USC students only. Students must use the provided transportation. RSVP online beginning Wednesday, March 23, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Six Characters in Search of an Author

 

 

Six Characters in Search of an Author
An Experience L.A. Event

Saturday, April 16
Depart USC at 1 p.m.; return at 5:45 p.m.

 A Noise Within, Pasadena
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required.

“A mesmerizing mash-up. Suspenseful...and sexy.”—SFGate.com
We all want our stories to be heard—and nobody more than the six characters in Luigi Pirandello’s groundbreaking play Six Characters in Search of an Author. When do characters become more real than the actors who play them? Where does the line between fact and fiction really lie? The fourth wall comes tumbling down in this pyrotechnic display of theatrical sleight of hand by Pirandello, the 1934 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for his “bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage.” Allusive, meta, and delightfully absurd, Six Characters in Search of an Author, adapted by Robert Brustein, will be performed by A Noise Within, a Pasadena-based theatre company that promotes classical theatre as an essential means for our community to confront the universal human experience.
Open to USC students only. Students must use the provided transportation. RSVP online beginning Thursday, March 24, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

M Lamar

 

 

Funeral Doom Spiritual: For Male Soprano, Piano, and Electronics
A Performance by M. Lamar

Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
Tommy’s Place, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required.

From the ashes and ruins of long dead earth and the infinite blacknesses of what will be the year 2116 emerges M. Lamar’s Funeral Doom Spiritual: For Male Soprano, Piano, and Electronics. Drawing on themes of apocalypse, end times, and rapture found in Negro Spirituals, this new performance by Lamar explores radical historical expressions and futuristic longings for DESTRUCTION of the white supremacist world order. Following the performance, Lamar will engage in a discussion with Tucker Culbertson, assistant professor of law and LGBT studies at Syracuse University College of Law. The performance is presented in conjunction with M. Lamar: Funeral Doom Spiritual, an exhibition of Lamar’s work at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, opening April 15.
Organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries.
RSVP online beginning Thursday, March 24, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Microlibraries in the Everywhere - Part II: Exhibit Opening and Discussion

 

 

Microlibraries in the Everywhere
Part II: Exhibit Opening and Discussion

Monday, April 18, 4 p.m.
Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library Room 240
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required.

Join us for the opening of the Microlibraries in the Everywhere exhibit in Doheny Memorial Library. We’ll explore the moral and ethical dimensions of free access to knowledge with California State Librarian Greg Lucas, USC professor of architecture Lee Olvera, and the creators of ten new microlibraries that contain unique collections of books and other materials, functioning as pieces of public art, vessels of information, and sites of curated knowledge that interact with historic and present communities of inquiry across campus. The exhibition will be on view from April 5 to April 15. By April 22, ten exciting collaboratively created microlibraries will be installed in locations all over campus.
Organized by the USC Libraries, USC School of Architecture, and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study.
RSVP online beginning Tuesday, March 29, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Martha Graham Dance Company

 

 

Martha Graham Dance Company
A Visions and Voices Signature Event

Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
ADMISSION:
FREE for USC Students, Staff, and Faculty with Valid ID (one free ticket per ID)
$25, USC Alumni
$30, General Public

We will close the tenth season of Visions and Voices with a performance by the extraordinary Martha Graham Dance Company. Informed by the expansive vision of pioneering choreographer Martha Graham, the company brings to life a timeless style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences. Graham and the company that bears her name have forever altered the scope of dance by rooting works in contemporary social, political, psychological, and sexual contexts. Graham’s groundbreaking techniques and unmistakable style have earned the company acclaim from audiences around the world. Don’t miss this exceptional performance showcasing masterpieces by Graham and her contemporaries alongside newly commissioned works inspired by Graham’s legacy. The evening will also include a classic Graham work performed by the inaugural class of the USC Kaufman School of Dance.
RSVP or buy tickets online beginning Wednesday, March 30, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 

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LGBT Film Festival

 

 

9th Annual Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival
Saturday, April 2, 1 to 6 p.m.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts 108
Tickets required. A limited number of free tickets are available for USC students. Early-bird registration ends March 16.
The Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival celebrates the work of USC’s emerging LGBT and ally filmmakers. Started eight years ago as a small scholarship fundraiser by the running group LA Frontrunners, the festival has blossomed into a dynamic USC Lambda signature event. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Don Thompson Scholarship in Cinematic Arts, which is given to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the USC School of Cinematic Arts who demonstrates a commitment to advancing LGBT issues through creative work, scholarship, and/or community engagement. Join us for film screenings, awards, and a reception.
Presented by USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

 

 

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10
USC University Park Campus
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required for some panels.

Enjoy two days of music, comedy, film, art, food, and, of course, books, as USC hosts the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The largest festival of its kind in the country, the festival will feature hundreds of exhibitors, dynamic conversations, fantastic performances, gourmet food trucks, and activities for all ages. Among the hundreds of speakers are beloved authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Carrie Brownstein, Cassandra Clare, Michael Connelly, and Arianna Huffington. As host of the festival, USC will present live entertainment and panels by USC faculty and students in two venues. The USC Stage in Hahn Plaza, at the center of campus, will feature performances by the Trojan Marching Band; USC Thornton musicians including ALAJE, SAKURA Cello Quintet, and the USC Saved by Grace Gospel Choir; Oliver Mayer’s Big Dog on Campus for kids; and much more. Conversations featuring USC authors in Wallis Annenberg Hall will explore such topics as the medical science of longevity, homelessness in L.A., the presidential primaries, art as activism, and more, including a conversation with National Book Award–winning poet Robin Coste Lewis.
For more info on the USC programming, click here.
For more info on the entire festival schedule, click here.

 

 
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