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Dear Friends:

In just two weeks, we will kick off the year with our annual arts extravaganza, “SPARK!,” an exciting program open to USC students only. This year’s lineup is spectacular, so you won’t want to miss it! We also are thrilled to present two events with legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. We will begin accepting reservations for these events next week, so be sure to get online and RSVP. And check out the entire season on our website. We look forward to seeing you back on campus again soon!

—The Visions and Voices Team

  Special Announcement  
  Volunteer   Volunteer for Visions and Voices!
If you are a USC student who wants to get more involved with this groundbreaking initiative, join our volunteer team! Meet legendary artists, experience innovative events, and bring the campus community together through the arts. Volunteers will help at events, spread the word about programs, and get a behind-the-scenes look at our programming. Applications are currently being accepted. Priority for the fall 2016 semester will be given to applications received by Wednesday, August 31. To apply, click here.
  Upcoming Events
  SPARK!   SPARK! 11th Annual Visions and Voices Multimedia Kickoff
Thursday, August 18, from 5:15 to 8 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Space is limited! Visit our website for the event schedule and admission info.

Kick off the year with an incredible event featuring the electrifying DJ duo Urban Assault, acclaimed performance artist Kristina Wong, powerful spoken-word artists Javon Johnson and Terisa Siagatonu, the dynamic dance company Versa-Style, the beautiful melodies of Shannon Lay, and the internationally renowned musician and performer El Vez. There will also be presentations by Provost Michael Quick and USC cinematic arts professor Tara McPherson. Plus, attendees will receive free Visions and Voices T-shirts and bags! MORE INFO
  RSVP Reminders
Frederick Wiseman
  Frederick Wiseman   The World According to Frederick Wiseman
Friday, August 26, at 2 p.m.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts 108
Reception to follow.
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, August 9, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE

In a career spanning almost 30 years, legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman has created an exceptional body of work consisting of 40 films from Titicut Follies (1967) to In Jackson Heights (2015). In conversation with USC professors Michael Renov and Vanessa Schwartz, Wiseman will talk about how he documents and analyzes the present while knowing that his films will become sources for future historians. MORE INFO
  Frederick Wiseman - National Gallery   National Gallery: A Screening and Conversation with Frederick Wiseman
Friday, August 26, at 6 p.m.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts 108
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, August 9, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE

Following an introduction by USC professor Daniela Bleichmar, we will screen Frederick Wiseman’s three-hour tour de force National Gallery (2014), which looks behind the scenes and on the walls of the London museum that houses one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings. A Q&A with Wiseman moderated by USC professor Akira Lippit will follow. MORE INFO
  The Two Kids   Artists at Play: The Two Kids That Blow S**t Up
An Experience L.A. Event

Thursday, September 1, from 7:15 to 10:15 p.m.
The Lounge Theatre, Los Angeles
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, August 10, at 9 a.m. RSVP HERE

Take a trip to see The Two Kids That Blow S**t Up by playwright Carla Ching. The play follows Diana and Max, who meet when they are ten years old. Their parents have an affair, break up, get back together, marry, and divorce, and Diana and Max see each other through it all, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did. MORE INFO
  RSVP Reminders
Frederick Wiseman
  R.F. Georgy  
  • 9/9: USC Thornton Symphony, more info
  • 9/13: Guatemalan Hip Hop Artist Rebeca Lane, more info
  • 9/14: Author R.F. Georgy, more info
  • 9/15: A Workshop with Rebeca Lane, more info
  • 9/19: Two Men Talking, more info
  • 9/20: Kamasi Washington in Concert and Conversation, more info
  • 9/29 & 9/30: Focus Forsythe, more info
  • 10/6: An Evening with Suzan-Lori Parks, more info
  • 10/11: Movements, Or What Sound Does the Earth Make?, more info
  • 10/12: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, more info
  • 10/14: Islamic Art Now at LACMA, more info
  • 10/15: 500 Years of Utopia, more info
  • 10/16: Trip to the LA Philharmonic, more info
  • 10/20: DarkMatter: #ItGetsBitter, more info
  • 10/22: Celebrate Forsythe, more info

For more information on these and other events, please visit our website.

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