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.

Named in honor of several of the decade's icons (Bardot, Fountain, Lahaie), Aurélie Maggiori, Who HAD Previously Recorded under the name of Mayane Delem, and Sylvie Hoarau, formerly the lead vocalist in Parisian rock band Vendetta, FORMED Their duo in 2008 . After recording a cover version of of Michel Jonasz's "The Holidays at the Seaside" for Delem's form bandmate Benoit Petre's film Thelma Louise and Chantal, the pair signed to Wagram Records and released an EP, Fight You, qui featured a single take Supreme NTM there's' 90s hip-hop anthem "Ma Benz". Co-written with Franco-Lebanese singer / songwriter Camille Bazbaz and French troubadour Albin, Their debut album, And You, You Love Me ?, Was released in 2011. It peaked inside the Top 20 in France, and charted there Nearly for two years while the duo Toured Nationally and abroad, logging more than 200 Eventually concert dates. Brigitte's second album, In Mouth What Will You (Mouth of Plenty) Appeared in late 2014, released on the duo's own B. Records and featuring co-production by Brigitte and Marlon B (who assisted on the first album). ~ Jon O'Brien



General: $30, $35, $50
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.






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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