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My time inside Childish Gambino’s “PHAROS” event

Childish Gambino's “PHAROS” event  was not your usual concert. The “tour” only lasted a weekend and was only in one venue: Joshua Tree. While some may consider Joshua Tree the middle of nowhere, this...

A night of men’s fashion

Men’s fashion is currently having a moment. According to statistics, men’s fashion has become the most prevalent market to open up in the last 15 years. While there was a time where it was...

MFA playwrights impress with stunning one-act productions

The UCR Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production continued a strong season last week, May 25-28, with a four-day, rotating repertoire of works created by current students in the master’s in fine arts...

UCR is composing offers a foray into contemporary classical music

When one thinks of classical music, one’s mind immediately gravitates toward names like Beethoven and Mozart — toward certain notions of genius that reside in Europe. In fact, the very term “classical music” conjures...

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...

Urban Roots of Poetic Justice: A Spoken Word Event

The Urban Roots Spoken Word poetry event at The Barn continued the month of festivities celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month with an event hosted by the Asian Pacific Student Programs (APSP), which featured spoken...

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...

Spring Splash 2016

Hoodboi performs club rituals As a member and co-founder of the LA-based music collective Athletixx, which also features producers Falcons, Kittens and Promnite, DJ Hoodboi brought the West Coast club scene's signature aggressiveness to UCR....

“Wilderness of Mirrors” is a riveting production

The UCR Department of Theater, Film and Digital Production continued their season this past weekend with the cloak-and-dagger thriller “Wilderness of Mirrors.” The play was a two-hour event in which a young journalist named...

Fuse DJ competition was lit

  I had never judged a music contest before attending the FUSE DJ Competition. In fact, prior to the event, I had no knowledge of the nuances of DJing. Nevertheless I was thrust into the...