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Take a break: ‘Hamilton’ is in LA!

Addressing all Hamilfans: “Hamilton'' has finally come to grace us in our corner of the country on Hollywood Boulevard with a newly-casted performance that has many critics raving. One of the few silver linings...

A night of poetry at the Culver Center

“Secrets can be taken apart / like little screws from behind a dead clock,” LA-based poet and artist, Angela Penaredondo, stood at the mic in the intimate Culver Center screening room and read from...

The Observatory’s Tropicalia fest celebrates SoCal’s thriving Latinx culture

If someone were to to tell you that The Observatory — the Santa Ana-based music venue which previously hosted such events as the hip-hop focused Day N Night and emo fest When We Were...

Vagina Monologues 2016: Confidence with an Edge

“Vulva. Clitoris. Vagina.” When these three words, more or less, were separately spoken as part of the show’s introduction, you could tell that the evening was going to feature a nonstop show of radical empowerment....

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is C-H-A-R-M-I-N-G to its core

You might remember your typical spelling bee competitions from elementary school. You would stand up in front of a microphone, be given a word and then you would have to spell it out and...

Spring Splash 2019 lives up to it’s legacy despite recent changes

Early in the afternoon, students across campus prepared for UCR’s annual Spring Splash event that hosts some of the best hip-hop and EDM of all the Riverside concerts. This year’s event focused on spreading...

RADAR Sessions: Illin Mic

This week’s RADAR Sessions moved away from the more traditional notion of  a university musician as someone with a guitar and a great voice. In exploring the talent at Riverside we have come to...

RADAR SESSIONS: We Are Blank Space

Starting a band can, at first, sound like the type of vacuous effort that anyone might do at some point in their life. In fact, the very idea of it already seems banal —...

UCR is composing offers a foray into contemporary classical music

When one thinks of classical music, one’s mind immediately gravitates toward names like Beethoven and Mozart — toward certain notions of genius that reside in Europe. In fact, the very term “classical music” conjures...

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...