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

 

 

Saturday
Feb182017

Dobet Gnahore

Photo Credit: Nicholas Baret

Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahoré has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant performers in world music today. As a child, Gnahoré was trained in the music and dance traditions of the Bété people by her father, a well-known performer in West Africa.

Hailed by critics as Africa’s leading star on the rise, her extraordinary talents position her to set the course for the genre. On stage, her voice and charisma have immense audience appeal.

In 2010, she shared an award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance with India.Arie at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

Afrika - Dobet Gnahore (2016) from International Music Network on Vimeo.

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

 

Saturday
Mar182017

Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux

 

This show’s giving a whole new meaning to the term “girl power.” Madeleine Peyroux's warm and sultry voice is a perfect blend of melancholy and carefree. With hits such as Careless Love and Don't Wait Too Long, Peyroux has earned her spot among jazz & blues divas. Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones has ben called "an original," "a cult heroine" and "one of the best if not the best artist of her generation."

Together on stage under one bill, these two vocal powerhouses create an evening of stellar musical magic.

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

Saturday
Apr082017

Joe Lovano

From his Grammy-nominated symphonic work to his role as Gary Burton Chair of Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music, Joe Lovano fearlessly challenges and pushes his conceptual and thematic ventures in a quest for new modes of artistic expression and new ways to define the jazz idiom.

In 2014, he won Multi-reeds Player and Tenor Saxophonist of the Year awards from the Jazz Journalists Association and Tenor Saxophonist of the Year from Down Beat Magazine.

Joe Lovano has released 23 celebrated albums on the Blue Note label; with the last three focusing on his quintet, Us Five. The New York Times says, "Lovano is one of the greatest musicians in jazz history."

Joe Lovano Classic Quartet - On This Day - Live @ Blue Note Milano from International Music Network on Vimeo.

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

Saturday
Apr292017

Northwest Dance Project

Photo Credit: Christopher Peddecord Dancers / Andrea Parson (Princess Grace Award 2010) + Viktor Usov (Princess Grace Award 2014)

NW Dance Project is dedicated to the creation and performance of innovative, new contemporary dance works from established and emerging dance works from established and emerging dance makers created in an open and artistically stimulating environment.

Their dedication to providing dancers and dance makers the resources and creative room needed to realize new, inspired dance works led Dance International Magazine to proclaim that they are “changing the way dance is created” and that NW Dance Project has become “a laboratory, factory and repository for risk-taking new works from the next generation of choreographers from Europe and North America.”

NW Dance Project proudly returns with “some of the best dancers you will ever see” (Calgary Herald) to the Luckman Theatre for their second thrilling performance. An all original dance program, this mixed repertoire performance will featuring work from award-winning choreographers including NW Dance Project’s gifted Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper and Resident Choreographer, Ihsan Rustem and the rising star, Jirí Pokorný, formerly of Nederlands Dans Theater and Kidd Pivot.

Le Fil Rouge from Northwest Dance Project on Vimeo.

General: $30, $40, $50
Available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office

Cal State L.A. students: $20
Other students: $25
(in-person only at the Luckman Box Office)

 

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