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“Spring Splash”: Cold weather, colder performances

This year’s Spring Splash had the misfortune of occurring during California’s uglier days. Sixty-degree weather cooled many a concertgoer hoping for a rager under the sun, with the wind doubling down on the less-than-fortunate...

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...

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 —...

UC Riverside hosts 40th annual Writer’s Week

Presented every February by UC Riverside’s Department of Creative Writing, Writer’s Week brings to campus a plethora of writers, authors, poets and novelists associated with the Riverside area or UC faculty. This year marked...

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...

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...

Winter SOULstice: Artists break the ice

An audience of approximately 400 people filled half of the Riverside Municipal Auditorium with mosh pits, shouts and sexual movements that vaguely resembled dancing, for the Associated Student Program Board’s (ASPB) Winter SOULstice. Featuring...

What was hot (and not) at Block Party 2017

Damn, ASPB, we’re not even a week into the school year and we already get treated to a concert featuring Playboi Carti and ASAP Ferg. I could have sworn that Grand Canyon GIF on...

Heather Marlowe burns through “The Haze”

Trigger Warning: This article contains content relating to sexual violence and sexual assault.   In a pitch-black theater and a single light illuminating her, Heather Marlowe stood and gazed at the audience, not to command attention,...

RADAR Sessions: Gypsies & Judges

The restaurant, lit by a smattering of candles and sconces lining the walls, was abuzz. People chattered at their tables, loud revelers ordered drinks along the bar and the clanking of dishes and indistinct...