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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...

RADAR Sessions: Lazy Camper

Lazy Camper subverted my expectations. When I heard Alex Le’s stage name, I figured I would be interviewing another singer-songwriter guy with a guitar and a pocket of love songs. What I instead found...

Drums like thunder: Senryu Taiko presents “Four Noble Drums”

Senryu Taiko, an organization founded in 1998, was one of the earliest collegiate organizations dedicated to the tradition of kumi-daiko to ever form. In Japanese, the word taiko refers to a wide variety of...

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...

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...

NOKA showcases Basque heritage at Culver Center of the Arts

Along the quiet streets of downtown Riverside, Basque music flows from the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. This event, aptly titled, “Basque’ing Through Song,” showcases NOKA, a dynamic trio composed of...

Spring Splash and I are not friends anymore

  I shouldn’t try (but can’t help myself from) finding any amusement in the pre-gaming consequences that rock the much livelier patrons at Spring Splash around me. Partially because there’s little reward in laughing at...

Urban Roots of Poetic Justice: A Spoken Word Event

The Urban Roots Spoken Word poetry event at The Barn continued the month of festivities celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month with an event hosted by the Asian Pacific Student Programs (APSP), which featured spoken...

Princess Ten Ten returns for another successful showcase

After two sold-out performances in 2017, “Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies: A New Musical” returned for three showcase performances on May 25 and May 26 in Watkins 1000. This revised version included...

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...