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Dear Friends:

This week, we celebrate the legacy of Frank Sinatra, one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Don’t miss film screenings, panel discussions, and unique insights into his genre-crossing star power. And be sure to RSVP for the final events of the fall semester. Read on for details about these and other exciting events!

–The Visions and Voices Team

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Sinatra on Film: The Music of Acting on Screen

 

 

Sinatra on Film: The Music of Acting on Screen
Thursday, November 5, 7 p.m.
Forum Room, Ronald Tutor Campus Center 450
Admission is free and open to everyone. RSVP online now! Rush tickets will also be available at the event check-in. Check-in opens at 6:30 p.m.

It’s a rare performer who can entertain audiences across genres. Frank Sinatra was one of the best, brilliantly using skills he had honed as a singer to refine his performances as a screen actor. As part of a multi-event tribute to Frank Sinatra on the 100th anniversary of his birth, Sharon Carnicke of the USC School of Dramatic Arts will examine how Sinatra used what he had learned from singing about tempo, rhythm, and phrasing to craft emotionally loaded acting performances. Professor Sharon Carnicke is an internationally known expert on actor training and film acting. She will demonstrate the relationship between Sinatra’s singing and acting by drawing from a range of films, including Anchors Aweigh, From Here to Eternity, Suddenly, High Society, and The Manchurian Candidate.
Organized by the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

The Dramatic Sinatra: From Here to Eternity

 

 

The Dramatic Sinatra: From Here to Eternity
Friday, November 6, 7 p.m.
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
Admission is free and open to everyone. RSVP online now! Rush tickets will also be available at the event check-in.

Frank Sinatra burst onto the scene in the Big Band era, and sang to a nation struggling through the war years. In the 1950s, he remade himself as a powerful screen actor. As part of a multi-event tribute to Frank Sinatra, we will screen From Here to Eternity, which swept the 1953 Academy Awards—including an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Sinatra. From Here to Eternity tells of three soldiers—played by Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, and Montgomery Clift—stationed in Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was an immediate success with critics and audiences alike, with Frank Sinatra’s Oscar-winning performance widely extolled. The New York Post wrote of the singer-turned-screen star, “He proves he is an actor by playing the luckless Maggio with a kind of doomed gaiety that is both real and immensely touching.”
Organized by Alessandro Ago and Drew Casper for the USC School of Cinematic Arts with the support of Frank Sinatra Enterprises.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

The Dramatic Sinatra and Legacy Panel

 

 

The Dramatic Sinatra and Legacy Panel
Sunday, November 8, 10 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
Admission is free and open to everyone. RSVP online now! Rush tickets will also be available at the event check-in.

Join us for a full day of screenings and discussion celebrating the powerful film acting of Frank Sinatra, who appeared in 55 films over 44 years, winning an Oscar and much critical acclaim. As part of a multi-event tribute to Sinatra on the 100th anniversary of his birth, the USC School of Cinematic Arts will celebrate his dramatic film performances with screenings of Suddenly, The Man with the Golden Arm, Some Came Running, and The Manchurian Candidate. A keynote lecture by USC professor Drew Casper and a Q&A with Nancy Sinatra and Tina Sinatra will explore the legacy of this legendary entertainer.
Organized by Alessandro Ago and Drew Casper for the USC School of Cinematic Arts with the support of Frank Sinatra Enterprises.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

History of the Cello

 

 

History of the Cello: The Instrument and Its Evolution, 1600–2015
Thursday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Alfred Newman Recital Hall
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required.

Ralph Kirshbaum, chair of the USC Thornton School of Music Strings Department and one of the world’s top cellists, will moderate an illuminating presentation on the history of the cello as it has evolved over the past 400 years. The modern cello was preceded by the family of viols, the viola da gamba, and the Baroque cello. This progression will be vividly demonstrated by Early Music specialists Susan Feldman and Leif Woodward through discussion, film clips, and performances by recent DMA graduates from the USC Thornton School of Music. The physical and tonal qualities of the modern cello will be elucidated by distinguished luthier Eric Benning of Benning Violins.
Organized by the USC Thornton School of Music.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Frank Gehry

 

 

Frank Gehry
An Experience L.A. Event

Saturday, November 14
Depart USC at 10:30 a.m.; return at 2 p.m.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Admission is free and open to USC students only. While advance reservations are full, we are currently accepting waitlist reservations.

Encounter the many aspects of starchitect Frank Gehry in a fascinating retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Gehry has revolutionized architecture. His innovation and ability to push the boundaries of his medium garnered him architecture’s top honor, the Pritzker Prize, in 1989. His pioneering work in digital technologies set in motion the practices adopted by the construction industry today. From Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the works of the Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect are instantly recognizable and hugely influential—leading Vanity Fair to call him “the most important architect of our age.” Frank Gehry, a major exhibition at LACMA, presents a comprehensive examination of Gehry’s extraordinary body of work from the early 1960s to the present, featuring over 200 drawings, many of which have never before been seen publicly, and 65 models that reveal the evolution of Gehry’s thinking. Join us for a special trip to LACMA to reflect on one of the great minds of contemporary architecture.
Open to USC students only. Students must use the provided transportation. For more info and to sign up for the waitlist, click here.

 

 

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Korean Hip Hop: A Conversation and Concert

 

 

Korean Hip Hop: Garion, Dok2, The Quiett, and DJ Son
Tuesday, November 17, 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
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.

Meet five iconic South Korean hip hop artists—pioneering duo Garion (MC Meta and Naachal), rap superstars Dok2 and The Quiett, and award-winning battle DJ and turntablist DJ Son—in an exciting concert and conversation. How did hip hop travel across musical, linguistic, geographical, and sociocultural boundaries to root itself in Korea? Now that it’s there, how is hip hop understood and lived in Korea? We invite you to follow the global travels of music through the lives and works of five influential artists who have made history in Korean hip hop. Josh Kun and Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism will engage these artists in a fascinating conversation about the meaning of hip hop in Korean society. Then, the artists will take the stage for an exciting live concert.
Organized by Josh Kun (Communication) and Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song (Communication). Co-sponsored by the USC Korean Studies Institute.
RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Antigone By Jean Anouilh

 

 

Antigone
By Jean Anouilh
Adapted and Translated by Robertson Dean
An Experience L.A. Event

Thursday, November 19
Depart USC at 6 p.m.; return at 11:30 p.m.
A Noise Within, Pasadena
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required.

Join USC president C. L. Max Nikias for a performance of Jean Anouilh’s reimagining of Antigone. This adaptation of Sophocles’ classic tragedy about morality in the face of immoral power dares us to choose between our personal values and those of the world in which we live. The performance will be followed by a conversation with President Nikias and director Robertson Dean. Jean Anouilh was one of France’s most important writers in the decades following World War II, and Antigone is perhaps his best-known work. Produced under Nazi censorship and first performed in Paris in 1944, it has been widely interpreted as an allegory for the French resistance and the Nazi occupation. Anouilh’s Antigone 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. One of drama’s most compelling heroines, Antigone accepts her fate with fearless grace—and dares us all to rise to the greater good.
Open to USC students only. Students must use the provided transportation. RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Straight White Men

 

 

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company: Straight White Men
An Experience L.A. Event

Wednesday, December 2
Depart USC at 6:30 p.m.; return at 11 p.m.
Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required.

Center Theatre Group presents Young Jean Lee’s gripping play Straight White Men. When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese. Then they confront a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: when identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man? Writer, director, and filmmaker Young Jean Lee has been called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by the New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York.
Open to USC students only. Students must use the provided transportation. RSVP online beginning Tuesday, November 10, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
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