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Inflation versus the Holidays

Americans are determined to keep the holiday spirit alive, despite rising costs, USC experts say. They’re predicting that total holiday spending on gifts, food and other seasonal items will rise — partly due to inflation.


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USC Thornton School of Music

Popular Music: First-year Showcase

Students from the USC Thornton Popular Music Program demonstrate their talents in performance, songwriting, arranging and production in this series of showcase concert events. Admission is free and open to the public.

Nov. 30, 8 p.m.

USC Roski School of Art and Design

Undergraduate Open Studios

Wander through the studios, classrooms, labs, gallery and more to see the creative output by USC Roski School artists and designers, that include painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photo, design, printmaking, inflatables, performance art comics, visual narrative society, access and allies, and a sustainability materials table. Light snacks will be served.

Dec. 2, 3-6 p.m.

USC Visions and Voices

The Upcycled Self: An Evening with Black Thought from The Roots

Tariq Trotter — better known as Black Thought — is the platinum-selling, Grammy-winning co-founder of The Roots, and one of the most exhilaratingly skillful and profound rappers the culture has produced. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and Trotter’s new book, The Upcycled Self: A Memoir on the Art of Becoming Who We Are, Trotter will discuss his life and work in an intimate conversation with Jason King, dean of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

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