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Friday, May 14, 2021

Block Party undercards shine while headliner lacks flair

You would likely struggle to find a resounding reaction to this year’s Block Party lineup because, well, there wasn’t one. Sure, the lineup’s release elicited the collective excitement of “oh, hey, another weekend to...

“Off the Block” 2017

Riverside high school students yearning to test the waters of filmmaking were given the opportunity to do so this summer with the help of Off the Block. Off the Block is described as a...

Legendary “Sister Spit” artists will make you drool

The Sister Spit spoken word collective formed in 1994 as an all-girl open mic show. In a time when open mic shows across the nation were filled with misogyny and prejudice, a brave group...

Darude has been cooking up more than a sandstorm

While I am not sure if there is exactly a generational gap here, but for all early users of the internet, born in the latter half of the 1990s, there has been at least...

Spring Splash Preview

Trey Songz- Spring Splash’s much-anticipated 2016 headliner is none other than Trey Songz. Born Tremaine Neverson, the R-and-B singer caused quite the frenzy when he emerged on the music scene. Hit songs such as...

ASPB’s Arts Walk 2017 oozes with talent and passion

On the evening of Wednesday, April 19, the Bell Tower was surrounded by an array of art showcases ranging from canvas paintings to photography and even graffiti art in ASPB’s Arts Walk 2017 event....

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 students behind the curtain: ASPB Concerts Team

Every year at the beginning of fall quarter, a mass of students crowd into the UC Riverside quad to see the beguiling attractions available and musicians performing at Block Party. For students, Block Party...

A punk show on a balcony: Downtown Riverside ArtsWalk

High atop a balcony in downtown Riverside, live punk music was spilling onto the streets. You could see very little of the burgeoning ruckus except a sliver of red light peering out of a...

Preview: The Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production’s upcoming film festival

Every year, UCR’s Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production hosts a film festival showcasing the work of current undergraduates, graduate students, alumni and faculty. The festival is a two-hour event consisting of a...