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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...

My time inside Childish Gambino’s “PHAROS” event

Childish Gambino's “PHAROS” event  was not your usual concert. The “tour” only lasted a weekend and was only in one venue: Joshua Tree. While some may consider Joshua Tree the middle of nowhere, this...

Spring Splash 2016

Some of the greats will be gracing us once again in the form of holograms for UC Riverside’s 2016 Spring Splash concert. After the loss of one of UCR’s biggest music events, Heat, ASPB...

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...

Overcoming first-time hiccups SOULQUARIUS presents successful soul festival

Torrential downpours throughout Southern California this past weekend rendered movement anywhere in the Inland Empire and Orange County Area a herculean task. However, these conditions seemed to go practically unregistered by the thousands of...

“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...

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...

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,...

Kevin Sliwoski and Dhiren Panikker lighten up a dreary morning with jazz-driven Nooner performance

Riverside’s capricious weather made for a dreary morning on Wednesday, May 10, but was nevertheless lightened up by a jazz performance at Arts 157 featuring trombonist Kevin Sliwoski and pianist Dhiren Panikker, a Ph.D...

KUCR honored by campus at its 50th Anniversary Gala

On Thursday, Oct. 6, four days after KUCR’s official 50th anniversary, the college radio station that has been a staple of UCR held its first-ever gala in celebration of its 50 years on the...