PROFESSIONAL ARTS ON THE CAMPUS OF
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

Saturday
Sep222012

LILA DOWNS

Known for her striking voice and magnetic performances, Mexican singer and composer Lila Downs has created one of the most singular explorations of Mexican roots music on both sides of the border and in the process has become one of the most internationally renowned world music artists. By studying Mexican folk rhythms, native dialects and blending them with blues and rock, Downs has composed a unique body of work. A Latin Grammy Award-winner, Lila Downs’ vision is anthropological in nature and as varied as the ancient and earthy cultures that continue to nurture and inspire her. The Los Angeles Times praises Downs as “one of the most interesting and compelling artists from Mexico.”

SPECIAL GUEST: Las Cafeteras

El Sereno based Las Cafeteras utilize the teachings of Son Jarocho as a tool to build autonomy, community, and solidarity while sharing the magic of folk music from Southern Veracruz. 

Performing live on the Levitt @ Luckman Stage: Salt Petal

Auntie's Fry Bread will be serving up delicious Native American Fusion starting at 7PM! 

Event Partners: Dream Water, Guayaki, Jarritos

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW

$25-55

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

Saturday
Jul142012

RAIFORD ROGERS MODERN BALLET

The Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet will present the world premiere of Preludes In a Landscape set to the piano works of JS Bach and John Cage. The company will complete the program with Four Pieces for Piano set to the music of Takács, Bach, Haydn, and Liszt.  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.

Media Partner: Los Angeles Times

$25 - $40 

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

Saturday
Jun092012

COCOROSIE | FEATURING TEZ 

NEW DATE: June 9, 2012 | 8PM

CocoRosie was formed in Paris, France by American sisters Bianca Casady (Coco) and Sierra Casady (Rosie). Definition eludes these artists as CocoRosie blends and manipulates what critics have described as indie, hip-hop, pop, blues, opera, and electronic music. They find duality between their unique vocal stylings, expanding those differences and playing music that expresses the inner and outer world of the characters in their songs. CocoRosie continues to develop an avant-garde and evolving musical journey.

Auntie's Fry Bread food truck will be serving up delicious Native American Fusion starting at 7pm!

Special Guests: Free Moral Agents and Sissy Nobby.

Media Partner: 89.3 KPCC | Event Partners: Amoeba Music, Filter Magazine

$25 - $35

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

 

Saturday
May192012

LJO: TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER

Miles Davis summarized the history of jazz with two names: “Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker.” Charlie Parker is widely praised as one of the most important and influential saxophonists with an uncompromising artistic direction. Parker gained wide recognition for his brilliant solos and innovative improvisations that propelled him to iconic status for the Beat Generation. The Luckman Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to this iconic jazz master.

Media Partner: 88.1 KJAZZ

$25 - $35

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

Saturday
May122012

NIKKA COSTA

Influenced by classic Motown artists, Nikka Costa has been at the forefront of the jazz, funk, and soul revivals. With roots in Japan, Australia, and Los Angeles Nikka Costa combines jazz and blues melodies with her ferocious rock & roll vocal style. With a career spanning 30 years, Nikka Costa has furthered her synthesis of funk, soul, and contemporary R&B. Costa will grace the Luckman stage and perform songs from her current release PRO*WHOA! along with hits including "Like a Feather" and "Push & Pull."

Media Partner: 88.1 KJAZZ 

$25 - $35

PURCHASE: by calling the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600 or via Ticketmaster.

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