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Drums like thunder: Senryu Taiko presents “Four Noble Drums”

Senryu Taiko, an organization founded in 1998, was one of the earliest collegiate organizations dedicated to the tradition of kumi-daiko to ever form. In Japanese, the word taiko refers to a wide variety of...

Princess Ten Ten returns for another successful showcase

After two sold-out performances in 2017, “Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies: A New Musical” returned for three showcase performances on May 25 and May 26 in Watkins 1000. This revised version included...

Rolling Loud: The world’s biggest hip-hop festival takes on SoCal

By now, any argument that plants rock music at the forefront of cultural relevance over hip-hop rests at a platitude — it’s an observation neither fresh nor intriguing anymore because of how obvious it...

What was hot (and not) at Block Party 2017

Damn, ASPB, we’re not even a week into the school year and we already get treated to a concert featuring Playboi Carti and ASAP Ferg. I could have sworn that Grand Canyon GIF on...

Overcoming first-time hiccups SOULQUARIUS presents successful soul festival

Torrential downpours throughout Southern California this past weekend rendered movement anywhere in the Inland Empire and Orange County Area a herculean task. However, these conditions seemed to go practically unregistered by the thousands of...

Radar Sessions: Prince Rashid

When Prince Rashid walked into the room, I was unsure of what exactly to expect: Here was a Bengali rapper, whose music has been making rounds on social media lately, and has performed multiple...

“Mariachi Girl” Displays Strong Showing at the Culver Center

Gazing into the packed atrium of the Culver Center, professor in the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production Dr. Tiffany Ana Lopez remarked that she was about to “burst into tears” at the...

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is C-H-A-R-M-I-N-G to its core

You might remember your typical spelling bee competitions from elementary school. You would stand up in front of a microphone, be given a word and then you would have to spell it out and...

A night of poetry at the Culver Center

“Secrets can be taken apart / like little screws from behind a dead clock,” LA-based poet and artist, Angela Penaredondo, stood at the mic in the intimate Culver Center screening room and read from...

RADAR SESSIONS: We Are Blank Space

Starting a band can, at first, sound like the type of vacuous effort that anyone might do at some point in their life. In fact, the very idea of it already seems banal —...