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Dear Friends:

This week, we can’t wait to present Arianna Huffington, M. Lamar’s Funeral Doom Spiritual to bring down white supremacy, and Edgar Arceneaux’s Until, Until, Until. We’ll also be taking our last two Experience L.A. trips of the semester, to The Broad and A Noise Within’s production of the groundbreaking play Six Characters in Search of an Author. And don’t forget to RSVP for our upcoming microlibraries event; an evening with Chilean MC Ana Tijoux; and the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company. Read on for details on these and other exciting events!

–The Visions and Voices Team

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USC FACULTY AND STAFF: We have made a limited number of tickets available for USC staff and faculty to attend Six Characters in Search of an Author on Saturday, April 16, at A Noise Within in Pasadena. This exciting new production has been called “a love letter to the theater” by the New York Times. Please see below for details.

 

 

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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. While advance reservations are full, we are currently accepting waitlist reservations. Tickets will also be available at the door on a standby basis. Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m.

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.
For more info and to sign up for the waitlist, 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. While advance reservations are full, tickets will also be available at the door on a standby basis. Check-in begins at 6:15 p.m.

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.
For more info and to sign up for the waitlist, 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. While advance reservations are full, tickets will be available at the event check-in on a standby basis. Check-in begins at 12:45 p.m. at Gate 2.

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. For more info and to sign up for the waitlist, 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, staff, and faculty only. RSVP online now! Rush tickets will be available at the event check-in. Check-in begins at 12:15 p.m. at Gate 2.

Six Characters in Search of an Author is the most original and dynamic play ever written in any nation, or at any time, whether ancient or modern.”—George Bernard Shaw
“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, staff, and faculty only. Students must use the provided transportation. RSVP online now! 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. RSVP online now! Tickets will also be available at the door on a standby basis. Check-in begins at 6:45 p.m.

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.
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 18 to July 31. 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 now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 

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Ana Tijoux

 

 

An Evening with Ana Tijoux
Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Taper Hall of Humanities (THH), Room 301
Admission is free and open to everyone. 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.

“South America’s answer to Lauryn Hill”—New York Times
We are thrilled to announce a brand new event featuring music and conversation with Chilean MC Ana Tijoux. In the 1990s, Tijoux was beloved throughout Latin America as the MC of the hip hop group Makiza. She is now a globally popular solo artist, known for her hard-hitting political lyrics and signature flow. One of the most respected MCs in any language, Tijoux can be heard on the smash hit “Eres Para Mi” with Julieta Venegas and on her critically acclaimed solo albums 1977, La Bala, and Vengo. Tijoux moves between classic hip hop beats and pan-Latin folk sounds to powerfully address issues that matter around the world: poverty, motherhood, indigeneity, gender equity, and much more. In addition to a live acoustic performance, Tijoux will discuss her life, work, and politics with Macarena Gómez-Barris, professor of American studies and ethnicity at USC.
RSVP online now! 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 now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Piatigorsky International Cello Festival Gala Opening Concert

 

 

Piatigorsky International Cello Festival Gala Opening Concert
Sunday, May 15, 4:30 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
Tickets required. Visions and Voices will give away a limited number of free tickets to USC students, staff, and faculty (one free ticket per valid ID).

Join us for the gala opening concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Presented by the USC Thornton School of Music and the LA Philharmonic, the festival is a 10-day extravaganza named after the great cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. The festival’s spectacular opening concert will include improvisation by the immensely gifted Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima; cello duos with the outstanding German cellists Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Jens Peter Maintz; and a tango compendium featuring the Argentinian/Italian cellist Antonio Lysy, who will be joined on stage by tango dancers and a chamber ensemble. The festival will feature solo and chamber performances by visiting artists from around the world, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Emerson and Calder quartets.
Organized by the USC Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
RSVP for a free ticket beginning Tuesday, April 19, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP for the free tickets to the gala opening concert, click here. To buy tickets for the festival, click here.

 

 
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