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.



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!

A throwback to the flower power era, '60s revivalists Brigitte are a French female duo-combining lounge-pop, retro-folk, and French cabaret to Produce an authentic hippie-chic sound.  Aurélie Saada and Sylvie Hoarau play pepper-red-lipped twins, double-(em)bodying a multilayered woman who wears her incongruities with pride. Today’s Brigitte is as much a project Barbarella with a boxer’s body as she is a sleek cat delighted to be held captive by a dazzling lover.

After introducing us to their unique, unclassifiable style (its influences gleaned from a hundred places) on 2011’s Et vous, tu m’aimes? (Mister, Do You Love Me?) – an album that sold more than 200,000 copies and described the repair of a wounded heart – Aurélie and Sylvie now set out to explore all those elements that drive an independent woman.

The duo’s banner of desire is held aloft, fluttering in the slipstream of their burning caramel chants.  They whisper their everyday doubts in vivid trills. Sometimes their voices grow more feline, all the better to tame a beloved idiot reigning on his perch. But always, tirelessly, the girls tell us that yes, plenty of loving relationships turn out well. 

À bouche que veux-tu was entirely written by Aurélie and Sylvie during their tour of more than 250 dates in France and abroad. It was made for their own label, B. Records, which they created for that very purpose. They brought in Marlon B to co-produce this second album with them, having already worked with him on Et vous, tu m’aimes?

 The lavish arrangements gleam with a profusion of brass and strings, paying tribute to the divas of the 70s.  Percussion flashes like disco strobes. Sighs are underlined by long lines of extravagant violins. Delicious Rhodes piano anoints a masterly bastard, while African orchestrations enhance submission to incandescent desire.  There are synths, too, because Brigitte is also an ordinary guy – except that she sometime cries alone at night, singing of her freedom over strawberry-flavored reggae.

 With its multiple influences and colorful words, the album may just reconcile a girl’s quest for intoxication with the achievements of a constructive woman. Brigitte speaks to her lover formally and gets hammered like a polka dancer at the bar. Brigitte sets aside thoughts of an irretrievably inconsolable love affair for the time it takes to sip her soda through a straw. Brigitte clings to the pinball machine, but melts like ice in the sun when a boy is sweet enough to lend her his jacket on a winter’s evening. Brigitte asks politely before offering her mouth of plenty to be kissed. In short, Brigitte’s love is infinite.


Get close and mingle with the stars at our VIP 

after concert meet & greet reception.

Enjoy a selection of wine and cheeses

Enjoy preferred seating with the 

best front-center seats in the house

(Also includes the pre-reception 

hosted by French Morning  with refreshments and snacks at 7pm) 

Limited tickets $50  

General admission concert only tickets $25 to $35  

 includes the pre-reception hosted by French  

Morning with refreshments and snacks at 7pm.

Cal State L.A. students: $15
Other students: $20


Tickets available via Ticketmaster or the Luckman Box Office




photo credit: Gadi Dagon

Elwira Piorun, Ido Tadmor: Engage / Rust


The two performances is a joint production of Elwira Piorun, Ido Tadmor and the British choreographer Rachel Erdos. Performances are images of two people forming a long-term relationship, who have been through a lot of storms, dilemmas, ups and downs. The ratio of the characters is based on a deep love and the special bond between them, but this does not mean that it is free from problems.



"We are born alone, we live alone and we die alone. Only through love and friendship can we create a temporary illusion that there we are alone. " (Orson Welles) 

Choreography: Ido Tadmor 

Dancers: Elwira Piorun, Ido Tadmor 

Music: Chopin, Verdi, Thomas Newman's "American Beauty" soundtrack, Leo Cow


Sometimes silence is the most powerful voice there is

And the music is only in our minds..

"Cruelest lies are told in silence." (Meir Shalev from the book "Esau") 

Joint Choreography: Rachel Erdos, Ido Tadmor 

Dancers: Elwira Piorun, Ido Tadmor 

Music: Frank and Nancy Sinatra's "Something Stupid"


trailer from Ido TADMOR on Vimeo.


Ticket sales will be ready soon!




The iconic Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández returns to the Luckman with a highly-anticipated repertory performance! Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952, having embarked at a very early age on a never-ending quest to rescue the dancing traditions of Mexico. Six decades later, the company is admired as the best of its kind in the world. Ballet Folklórico de México has created more than forty ballets incorporating local dance traditions from some 60 regions of Mexico, presented more than 5,000 performances, and won more than 200 awards for artistic achievement. 


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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