photo credit: Dimitri Coste

The Alliance Française de Pasadena presentation

Platinum-selling French indie sister-duo Brigitte, known for their retro folk Parisian style, make their Luckman stage debut!

Brigitte’s hippie-chic sound combines influences from retro-folk, lounge-pop to French cabaret in this throwback ‘60s revivalist performance. In 2011, Brigitte released their first album Et vous, tu m’aimes? (Mister, Do You Love Me?)- selling over 200,000 copies and introduced us to their masterful blend of brass, strings and burning aloof chants. Aurélie Saada and Sylvie Hoarau explore elements of desire and drive with colorful words and whispering trills in this lavish Luckman debut.


Limited tickets $50 - Get close and mingle with the stars at our VIP after concert meet & greet reception. Enjoy a selection of wine (Gerard Bertrand) and cheeses. Enjoy preferred seating with the best front-center seats in the house including the pre-reception hosted by French Morning with refreshments and snacks at 7p.m.

General admission concert only tickets $35 - Includes the pre-reception hosted by French Morning with refreshments and snacks at 7p.m.


Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office.  

Cal State LA students: $15
Other students: $20
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)



Tom Bradley Documentary: Bridging the Divide

The Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Cal State LA, PBS Socal, CSU Dominguez Hills, and UCLA present “BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE” on Monday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m with a panel discussion to follow the film at 8:30 p.m. The film screening will be held at the Luckman Theater, a world-class visual and performing arts theater, located on the Cal State L.A. campus.

Registration is Required 


“BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: TOM BRADLEY AND THE POLITICS OF RACE,” tells the little known story of Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of a major American city without a black majority. His extraordinary multi-racial coalition redefined Los Angeles, transformed the national dialogue on race, and encouraged election of minority candidates nationwide, including our nation’s first black president. The film brings into sharp focus issues of police brutality in minority communities and the challenges of police reform. BRIDGING THE DIVIDE is the story of the pressures which face our cities, the paradox of race, and the complexities of coalitions in a changing America.”

The sponsors of this event include: Cal State LA, PBS SoCal, UCLA, and CSU Dominguez Hills.




Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "bracingly contemporary," Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet is an inspiring ensemble of dancers that breaks the traditional mold and reinvigorates this classic medium. The cutting-edge company returns to the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A. to perform the world premiere of Still Life set to an original score by acclaimed Czech composer Zbynek Mateju. The work also will be performed at the National Theater in Prague in October. Zbynek Mateju is one of the most prolific Czech composers of his generation, known mainly for his collaborative works in ballet, opera, musical theatre, and film. His extensive repertoire includes major works for orchestra and chamber music. Mr. Mateju is the recipient of numerous international honors for composition including the UNESCO Prize, the Donauballet International Composer's Competitio, and the Prix Radio Bohemia. He is celebrated for his wide-ranging musical oeuvre.

Mateju was awarded prestigious commissions from the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, the Bayreuth Festival, the National Theatre Prague, the Schloss Kirchstetten Festival, the State Opera Prague, the National Theatre Brno, and the Holland Dance Festival for Martin Muller's ballet The Secret Life for the Nederlands Dans Theater. Mr. Mateju held the position of Director of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. Raiford Rogers' Schubert's Silence, set to Franz Schubert's Piano Sonata No. 18 "Fantasie" in G major, will complete the program.

General: $25, $35, $40
Cal State L.A. students: $15
Other students: $20 & up

Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office




Video Screening/Music Performance
Approximate running time: 40 minutes
Saturday, May 23, 2015
6:30 PM
Admission to this screening is complimentary.
The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State L.A.
Luckman Intimate Theatre
Wayfinding is an experimental video/music project by Los Angeles-based visual artist, filmmaker, and musician Terry Chatkupt. For the Luckman Intimate Theatre, Chatkupt will present this new series of work inspired by the Southern California landscape. Accompanying the screening of videos will be a live guitar performance from selections of the artist’s solo music project, Terrain.  
Terry Chatkupt received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2004.  His videos, installations, and photography have been exhibited at LAXART (Los Angeles), Jerome Zodo Contemporary (Milan, Italy), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Harris Lieberman (New York), and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Screenings of Chatkupt's film/video work have been included in programs at numerous venues including MoMA (New York), Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci (Prato, Italy), Seattle Art Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach Video Lounge, and the PDX Film Fest (Portland, OR). 





Bharat Caravan brings together a unique take on the Indian classical tradition with contemporary musical elements. Ajay Jha’s vocal styling blends gracefully with classic Indian rhythm drumming cycles for a multi-dimensional and sensational sound.  Jha’s ensemble, Hind Tarana, produce arousing tracks that express a depth of passionate influences beautifully seamed together. The Bharat Caravan program brings classical and contemporary sounds of India to the Luckman stage.

General: $25, $35, $45
Cal State L.A. students: $15
Other students: $20

Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

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