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Rolling Loud: The world’s biggest hip-hop festival takes on SoCal

By now, any argument that plants rock music at the forefront of cultural relevance over hip-hop rests at a platitude — it’s an observation neither fresh nor intriguing anymore because of how obvious it...

Bonfire: The G-Rated Rave you never asked for!

In theory, a free concert can do no wrong, or at least that is what one would think upon initially choosing to attend UCR’s annual Bonfire – a concert dedicated to commemorate UCR’s homecoming...

Diana Son’s “Stop Kiss” is an engaging, harrowing drama

“Stop Kiss” is a play written by Diana Son in 1998 — the year it also takes place in — and tells the story of two women, Callie and Sara, who slowly develop romantic...

Bex Kwan Delivers Riveting Performance

Friday evening, once again students were packed into the Barn to witness another performance this week. Lately, these Barn events have not been as common, and so to be at another high-profile event like...

UCR hosts NOW Ensemble

On Tuesday, May 2, the NOW Ensemble group demonstrated their musical talents in part of the Outpost Music Series at the UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. NOW Ensemble, as part...

Winter Soulstice 2020 delivers sultry vocals and smooth tunes

Lydia Tsou /HIGHLANDER After weeks of anticipation, students lined up in front of the SRC for ASPB's 10th annual Winter Soulstice, the premiere Rhythm and Blues (R&B) concert...

“Mariachi Girl” Displays Strong Showing at the Culver Center

Gazing into the packed atrium of the Culver Center, professor in the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production Dr. Tiffany Ana Lopez remarked that she was about to “burst into tears” at the...

Mitski LIVE at the Glass House (4/20/17)

We recently wrote about Mitski for Under the Radar, highlighting her as an incredibly potent songwriter and live performer who is currently seeing an great rise in popularity. On April 20, we had a...

MFA playwrights impress with stunning one-act productions

The UCR Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production continued a strong season last week, May 25-28, with a four-day, rotating repertoire of works created by current students in the master’s in fine arts...

Winter SOULstice 2017 preview

In between the constant controversy surrounding HEAT and landing in the middle of winter quarter, ASPB’s Winter SOULstice always flies a little under the radar. This is not to say that this annual event...