With 61 performances and eight special events, the calendar will feature one U.S. and two West Coast premieres.
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The position will be held by a distinguished faculty member in the department of art who is also a respected practitioner.
The internationally renowned scholar and composer of African music died on March 13 at his home in Legon, near Accra, the capital of his native Ghana.
“India’s Subterranean Stepwells: Photographs by Victoria Lautman” showcases the massive water storage systems and runs May 5 through Oct. 20.
“Lost Childhood” will have its world premiere staged production at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse.
Q&A with UCLA ethnomusicologist Katherine In-Young Lee about the evolution of this regional rural tradition.
Graduate students Kyle McCloskey and Cary Simowitz and alumnus Sean McCord were recognized as during the 2019 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is honoring A.J. Racy for his 40 years of teaching. International scholars, alumni, students and faculty will explore the topic of music and ecstasy during the conference.
“Guatemalan Masks: Selections from the Jim and Jeanne Pieper Collection” is an exhibition of 80 remarkable carved wooden faces depicting animals, folk personae, and historic figures.
A conversation with composer Wadada Leo Smith, the world premiere of the opera, “Lost Childhood,” and the annual Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz are among the highlights.
Artists who donated works include Mark Bradford, Judy Chicago, Barbara Kruger, Catherine Opie, Christina Quarles, Ed Ruscha and Ai Weiwei.
“Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria” features a collection assembled by David and Elizabeth Reisbord and will be on view March 17 through Aug. 18.
Featured among the 150-plus events: Maggie Nelson, Stan Douglas, Sarah Lucas and Kyle Abraham.
The prize is a $25,000 award that will be given annually to honor a cultural practitioner who has significantly contributed to the advancement, and care of artists in society.
The UCLA Film and Television Archive is crowdfunding an effort to preserve their work.
The report finds that the financial and critical success of social impact entertainment proves audiences’ hunger for stories that entertain, engage and inspire.
Matthew Puckett’s original story about a young Albert Einstein is the latest production from UCLA’s Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program.
“We feel confident our partners in Hollywood today see the value of diversity in ways that they did not before,” said Dean Darnell Hunt, co-lead author of the report.
The UCLA Film and Television Archive will present classic Hollywood, independent films and documentaries in the Billy Wilder Theater for the festival weekend.
Jazz trumpeter Daversa won three awards and jazz performance professor Wayne Shorter won best jazz instrumental album.
The free performance on Feb. 14 will begin at 5:30 p.m. and be held in Macgowan Hall. It will be followed panel discussion about gun violence
The funds provide full-tuition scholarships for students at the School of the Arts and Architecture and the Herb Alpert School of Music.
Alexandra Byrne, Ruth Carter, Sandy Powell and Mary Zophres will be joined at the annual Sketch to Screen event by fellow designers Erin Benach and Mary Vogt.
Strempel is an opera singer and professor of voice in the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She will start as inaugural dean of the music school effective July 8.
UCLA Arts’ “10 Questions” hybrid class/public lecture series had professors, students and the audience pondering what is space, freedom, and even a university.