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

 

 

Saturday
Feb112017

ODC

Photo Credit: RJ Muna

ODC Dance was formed by Brenda Way in 1971 as a collective of artists at Oberlin College in Ohio where their name (Oberlin Dance Collective) orginated. Adventure, a certain irreverence, and the joy of moving were key ingredients to the core philosphy of their founding members.

In 1976, the sixteen dancers, painters, writers, photographers, and musicians of the collective bid farewell to Ohio, piled into a big yellow bus and came west to San Francisco to find a context for their artistic vision and social ideals. 

ODC Dance is a groundbreaking contemporary arts institution that has established longstanding roots in the San Francisco community.

Dead Reckoning (2015) - Full Performance from ODC Dance 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
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

madeleine peyroux & Rickie Lee Jones

 

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)

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