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Dear Friends:

Tuesday, we are thrilled to present South Korean hip hop icons Garion (MC Meta and Naachal), Dok2 and The Quiett, and DJ Son. Later in the week, join us for the timeless tragedy Antigone at A Noise Within. And don’t forget to RSVP for Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men. Read on for details about these exciting events!

–The Visions and Voices Team

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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. While advance reservations are full, tickets will be available at the event check-in on a standby basis. Check-in opens at 6:15 p.m.

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.
For more info, 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. While advance reservations are full, tickets will be available at the event check-in on a standby basis. Check-in opens at 5:15 p.m. at Gate 2.

Greek mythology for the selfie era.”—Los Angeles Times
A Noise Within’s brilliant new production of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone is a Los Angeles Times “Critic’s Choice” for its “impeccable” staging and reaffirmation of the story’s “timeless relevance.” How do we choose between personal comfort and social responsibility? This moral balancing act is at the heart of Sophocles’ classic tragedy. Under Nazi oppression, French writer Jean Anouilh reimagined Antigone for a new era. And now, Pasadena-based theatre company A Noise Within brings Anouilh’s Antigone to the stage with a contemporary twist. Join USC president C. L. Max Nikias for a 21st-century take on Anouilh’s Antigone and confront your own beliefs about how to balance personal values with the values of the world in which we live. The performance will be followed by a conversation with President Nikias and director Robertson Dean. 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. For more info, click here.

 

 

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

 

 
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