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Volume I, No. 6
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Hello friends of Cal State LA's College of Arts and Letters!
Welcome to our Arts & Letters newsletter, now closing Volume I with our summer double-issue!  Our e-newsletter is designed to keep you informed about the exciting developments in Arts and Letters, from student and faculty prizes to lectures and performances, alumni news, student, staff, and faculty profiles, and even job announcements. You'll find them all here, all for you, our greatest advocates and supporters. 

During this stressful and challenging time for public higher education, we hope that the outstanding accomplishments of our students, alums, faculty, and staff bring you cheer while demonstrating that despite our many fiscal challenges, fantastic opportunities still exist in the College of Arts and Letters at Cal State L.A.
I would like to thank our new Publicity, Events, and Outreach Coordinator, Noelle Leiblic, for serving as editor and lead author of our newsletter.  I look forward to our monthly e-conversation.

Best Regards,
Dean Terry L. Allison
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The American Communities Program (ACP) at Cal State Los Angeles presents another season of enriching encounters Los Angeles Skyline viewed from Mulholland Drivewith thinkers, scholars, artists, and a variety of creative minds on the forefront of the humanities.  The 2009-10 ACP theme is American Epistemologies:  Corporealities, Bodies of Knowledge, and Communities.  The upcoming year offers events to generate ideas and discussion about the creation and dissemination of different types of knowledge. 

ACP Director Dr. Maria Karafilis says of this year's theme, "Creating and sharing knowledge are the primary functions of a university and of the humanities.  The ACP, this year, will focus on investigating how the processes of knowledg
e have changeMaria Karafilis, portraitd over time, and how different ways of creating and communicating can affect what we know about our communities.  This seems especially pressing in the 21st century."  The current theme is intended to provide interdisciplinary opportunities for departments  and colleges to share and create knowledge together. 

This year, the American Communities Program will host guests including Leon Leyson (the youngest member of Schindler's list), Kimberle Crenshaw (Professor of Law at Columbia and UCLA, and founder of the African American Policy Forum), Daniel Hernandez (acclaimed blogger based in Los Angeles and Mexico City, and creator of the blog Intersections), and Madeleine Brand (broadcast journalist most recently with National Public Radio), and will showcase the work of CSULA faculty and students.    Last quarter, the ACP was oOskar Schindler's enamelware factoryne of the co-sponsors of the Walls of Passion: The Murals of Los Angeles exhibit that opened at the CSULA Fine Arts Gallery and was later invited to exhibit at the Gallery of the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles.  Also last quarter, the ACP sponsored the standing-room-only public lecture, The Cure for Color Blindness:  Why Anti-Racism Matters Now, delivered by Dr. George Lipsitz, a renowned Professor of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

All events sponsored by the ACP are designed to start conversation and provide personal enrichment.  As Dr. Karafilis notes, "The ACP works to deepen our understanding of the communities we all encounter and help shape through our lived experience, as well as the ideal communities we'd like to create. Through ACP events, our guests can learn, discuss, and share ways to make an impact on these communities."

The ACP works to fulfill the mission of CSULA and to promote awareness of the role of the humanities in understanding and improving our communities.  The ACP is unique also because it is responsive to the intellectual and cultural imperatives of its students.  Dr. Karafilis always welcomes faculty and students to share their ideas about issues of interest to them and works collaboratively with them to design ACP programming.

All ACP events are FREE and open to the community.  Listed here are just a few of the free events planned for Fall 2009:

Latino Book and Family Festival
October 10-11
Greenlee Plaza at CSULA
Join us for a two-day celebration of literacy, Latino authors, and family fun.  Events include panel discussions,  children's stage and storytime, and readings by dozens of acclaimed authors.  For more information and specific event locations, see or email Dr. Roberto Cantu at
Paper Fortunes:  American Literature's Investment in Liquidity
ACP Works-in-Progress Colloquium with Dr. Andrew Knighton
Wednesday, October 21, 3:30-4:30pm
Engineering and Technology Building, Wing A, Room 631
Join us as Dr. Knighton (Department of English) shares his current research on economic theory, literary studies, and aesthetics.
New Technologies, New Media, and Knowledge:  A Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, November 18, 6pm
Reception to Follow
Room TBA
Join us as award-winning journalists, bloggers, and scholars discuss how new media and technologies affect the ways that we generate and disseminate knowledge about ourselves as well as local and global communities.  Scheduled to appear:  Madeleine Brand (broadcast journalist, NPR); Dr. Kavita Philip (Department of Anthropology, UC Irvine, and specialist on New Technologies Theory and Women's Studies); acclaimed blogger Daniel Hernandez; and Professor Jon Beaupre, Professor of Communication Studies at CSULA and broadcast journalist for KPCC.

Your ideas and curiosity are always welcome at the American Communities Program.  To learn more, visit the ACP website at

Los Angeles Photograph by Thomas Pintaric, used with permission under the GNU Free Documentation License.  Photo of Oskar Schindler's enamelware factory available in the public domain.


A Socially Significant Season of Theatre Arts & Dance

Marriage Is

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Cal State LA is pleased to announce the 2009-2010 schedule of theatre and dance shows as part of a thematic season, Marriage Is...

FALL 2009
Tea, By Velina Hasu Houston
Directed by Dr. Pamela Dunne
Five Japanese women married to American servicemen during the occupation of Japan reflect on their years as "war brides," during the ceremony of taking tea. Life in reminiscence is movingly told as the women seek to find balance within themselves, within the group, and within two cultures.
The Luckman Intimate Theatre
October 23, 24, at 7:30pm
October 24, 25 at 2:30pm
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Dr. James A. Hatfield,
Musical direction by Dr. David Connors
Eva Peron at age 15.
Three decades ago the Webber-Rice musical Evita won seven Tony awards. Depicting the rise and fall of Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, this musical continues to move audiences across cultural and gender divisions in society. With so few choices available to her in her own time, Evita still transcends reality, using her sexuality to acquire wealth, power, and the ever-fleeting love of the people.
The State Playhouse at CSULA
November, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30pm
November 15, 22 at 2:30pm
Moving Dance Images
Directed by Professor Hae-Kyung Lee
Our innovative dance student majors featuring their own choreography, vision, and concepts to create amazing dance pieces, that's MDI - moving dance Images.
King Hall Studio One Theatre
December 3, 4, 5 at 7:30pm
WINTER 2010 
Shakespeare and Shaw ... Marriage, amor apasionado, and more
Directed by Professor Theresa Larkin
A woman makes her support of her marriage, and not civil unions, known outside the Mormon temple at New York City's Lincoln Center.
An original variety performance showcasing the diverse talent of our Theatre Arts and Dance students as they interpret the literature of William Shakespeare and G. B. Shaw. Marriage, love, passion, envy, and a dash of socialism all conceptualized for our contemporary society.
The Luckman Intimate Theatre
January, 29, 30, at 7:30pm
January 30, 31 at 2:30pm
Winter Dance Concert
Directed by Professor Hae-Kyung Lee
From studio class to the stage, our dance students performing culturally divers
e dance styles, all energized by student expression, potential, and their love of dance.
King Hall Studio One Theatre at CSULA
February 25, 26, 27 at 7:30pm
Burn This, By Lanford Wilson
Directed by professor Stephen Rothman
Three marginalized and unusual characters interact as two of these lost souls begin a potentially dangerous romance. Shadows of death, sexuality, love and gender are parted, revealed, and humanized in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lanford Wilson's sympathetic portrayal of individuals caught in cotemporary malaise.
The Arena Theatre at CSULA
March 4, 5, 6 at 7:30pm
March 6, 7 at 2:30pm

Opera (TBA)
The State
April 8, 9,
10 at 7:30pm
April 10 at 2:30pm
M. Butterfly
A performer of the Bejing Opera
By David Henry Hwang
Directed by Dr. David Olsen
The fantasy and reality of the perfect women in cultural contrast centers this acclaimed play presenting issues of gender, war, diplomacy, feminism, romance and Western operatic stereotypes. Prized for Hwang's thought-provoking dialogue, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated and Tony Award-winning play remains both socially relevant and reflective of current events twelve years after the premiere.
The State
Playhouse at CSULA
April 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm
April 17, 18 at 2:30pm

The John Lions New Play Festival
Directed by Professor Jose Cruz Gonzalez
This season's new plays festival is a celebration of student playwriting at CSULA. The TAD department's JLNP festival inaugurated in 1997 has produced fifty-six new original plays by undergraduate and graduate students.
The State Playhouse at CSULA
April 29, 30, May 1, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30pm
May 2, 8, at 2:30pm
Theatre Arts & Dance performers in playful costumes
Couplings ... Reflections in Dance
Directed by Professor Hae-Kyung Lee and Guest Artists
Guest Artist choreographers and the Theatre Arts and Dance faculty lead the TAD dancers in new interpretive choreography derived from the season theme, "Marriage is ..."

The Luckman Mainstage Theatre
May, 21, 22, at 7:30pm
May 22, 23 at 2:30pm
CSULA students  $8.00
Seniors and Non-CSULA students  $12.00
General Admission  $16.00
CSULA students  $10.00
Seniors and Non-CSULA students  $16.00
General Admission  $20.00

"I Didn't Ask her to 'Civil Union' Me" photo by David Shankbone, shared under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.2.  Bejing Opera Performer photo by Saad Akhtar shared under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license. Eva Peron photo available in the public domain. 

Still shopping for Fall classes at CSULA? 

Arts & Letters offers an array of enriching courses, including many that satisfy GE requirements, to fulfill the terms of your degree and to broaden your personal experience. 

For classes in Art, Communication Studies, English, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Theatre Arts & Dance, and TV & Film, CLICK HERE to view a PDF and find the Arts & Letters courses that are right for you.  The courses listed there are open for enrollment as of August 24, 2009. 

You could be one of our next Featured Articles.  If you are an A&L Faculty, Staff, Student, or Alumni, and you have exciting news or an interesting activity or achievement to share with us for upcoming issues of this newsletter, please contact Noelle Leiblic, Events, Publicity, and Outreach Coordinator:  (323) 343-5061 or

Flier for The Next Step retreat
September 4
The City of Los Angeles presents First Latino Heritage Month
Mayor Villaraigosa invites friends of CSULA Arts & Letters to attend the opening ceremony of the City of Los Angeles "First Latino Heritage Month." Mayor Villaraigosa will honor three prominent Latino community members who have been influential in the Los Angeles community, as well as many artists who have been chosen to be part of the 2009 "First Latino Heritage" calendar. FREE food, FREE parking, and FREE entertainment. 
CLICK HERE to view the invitation. 
Parking is free by reservation only, by calling (213) 922-9762 no later than September 2.

September 28

Applications Available for THE NEXT STEP Retreat
Cross Cultural Centers or
The Cross Cultural Centers are excited to offer a new social justice retreat, called The Next Step.  This retreat will provide students with a forum in which to further develop their knowledge and skills to become better agents of change in their communities.  The Next Step focuses on modes of identity, cultural backgrounds, development models and forms of oppression, in small group discussions and activities, over the course of a weekend--  January 15-17, 2010.  For more information visit or call (323) 343-5001.

September 30
Students Taking Action for Retention and Success
(STARS) Mentor Information Program

12:30pm, University Student Union
This 30-minute session will introduce you to the STARS Mentoring Program, a great way to learn about Cal State LA life and to connect with a student, staff, or faculty member. 

October 1
Fall Student Fest
11am-2pm, USU Plaza
Enjoy free music, games, prizes, and discoveries about what makes this University the perfect setting for your next adventure.  Learn about student-centered opportunities, the rich history of Cal State LA, and the people and places on campus that work to provide you with an excellent Golden Eagle experience. 

October 10-11
Latino Book and Family Festival
10am-6pm, Greenlee Plaza at CSULA
The LBFF features Chicano/Latina poets, novelists, and short story writers who will read from their work, interact with their audiences, sign books, and join families and friends in this celebration of literacy.  Invited writers include Helena María Viramontes, Montserrat Fontes, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Lucha Corpi and, among many others, Héctor Tobar, Graciela Limón, Eliud Martínez, and Marisela Norte. 
     In addition to sessions on Chicano/Latina literature, film, conversations with authors, and workshops on creative writing, the festival includes a play directed by Mexican actress Alejandra Flores. The play, Tongva, is based on local Gabrielino Indian myths, with a cast of 27 ten year-old Mexican/Latino actors from nearby East L.A. public schools.  Activities will also include Mariachi music, Folklórico dances, and lots of food, with Mexican/Latino bookstores and local vendors booths.
This cultural event has been co-organized by Chicana novelist Reyna Grande, Dr. Roberto Cantú (Chicano Studies and English), and Jim Sullivan, executive director of Latino Literacy Now, a national organization presided by Chicano actor Edward James Olmos.  This festival is free and open to the public.
     For more information, visit or email Dr. Roberto Cantu at

October 10-November 5
Art Exhibit: Concrete Drawing: Extending the Line
CSULA Fine Arts Gallery
This exhibit explores the idea of "line" expanding beyond the page, examining structural aspects of making, and the way that elements of line can emerge from the flat surface.  The works of 15 artists from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara present a hybrid of drawing, video, painting, sculpture, and innovation. 

November 21
Larry Harlow Salsa Suite Concert
8pm at the Luckman Performing Arts Center
One of the legendary Fania All Stars, Larry Harlow will be joined by special guests Guillermo "Memo" Acevedo, Adonis Puentes, and Joaquin Artega in an exclusive full performance of The Salsa Suite.  Harlow's work as a Governor of the New York chapter of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences led to the establishment of the first Latin Grammy Awards.  He now leads the Latin Legends band and will conduct the CSULA Afro-Latin Ensemble at this very special engagement as part of the Latino Heritage Series.  Tickets are $25 General Admission,  $15 Students & Seniors, available at the Luckman Box Office beginning September 1.  For ticket information, call the Luckman Box Office at (323) 343-6600. 

Multiple Dates
The Latino Heritage Event Series

Larry Harlow: The Salsa Suite / The High School & College Mariachi Competition/ Reel Rasquache Film Festival
The Latino Heritage Series of events highlights artists and creative achievements within and inspired by the Latino community.  The Series begins with Larry Harlow's Salsa Suite concert on November 21 at the Luckman Performing Arts Center.  In February 2010, the High School and College Mariachi Competition brings mariachi bands from high schools and colleges throughout California in celebration of this central element of Latino culture and tradition.  The Reel Rasquache Film Festival, now looking forward to its seventh year, in May 2010 will present a three-day festival of film screenings, webisodes, workshops, multimedia performances, live music, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and media artists.  Stay tuned for more information in upcoming issues of the Arts & Letters newsletter.
For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Laura Carlson-Weiner at CSULA Advancement Services: 

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Art MA alumna Isabel Rojas-Williams received a request from the Library of the Siqueiros Foundation of Mexico City to add her thesis to their permanent collection.  Rojas-Williams' thesis work, which contributed significantly to the touring art exhibition Walls of Passion: The Murals of Los Angeles, featured research on the renowned Mexican muralist José David Alfaro Siqueiros. 

Communication Studies student Chase Abrams, age 17, graduated this year with his Bachelor of Arts in Television, Film, & Media Studies, simultaneously graduating with his diploma from Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth.  Read more about Chase Abrams in the LA Times article of June 15, 2009. 

English MA alumnus Michael Ferrari, has published his MA thesis as a novel:  Born to Fly, from Delacorte Yearling Press, released July 14, 2009.  Born to Fly is a historical fiction adventure for young readers (8-12).  Learn more at

In June, the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics at Cal State LA welcomed British Council Poet in Residence John Siddique, who presented poetry from his book Recital: an almanac and collaborated with students of Walter Santucci in the Department of Art to create animations to accompany his "moon series" of poems.  Also collaborating with Siddique, Dr. Roberto Cantú (Chicano Studies and English) translated from Spanish to English the poetry of Mexican writers Coral Bracho, Rocío González, Araceli Mancilla, and Natalia Toledo. Dr. Cantú's English translations will be published in the British journal Poetry Review.  This collaborative multicultural exchange was featured in the July 18 issue of La Opinion

Bueno Pa Gozar, the new CD release from Department of Music Professor Paul Jose De Castro and Orquesta Dengue, has begun receiving airplay on KXLU 88.9. Offering a Latin Jazz, Timba, and Salsa Blend, Bueno Pa Gozar is available now at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and all major digital distributors.   To hear a sample, visit 

Professor of English Lauri Ramey has co-edited a new book, Black British Writing, with R. Victoria Arana, published by Palgrave Macmillan.  Black British Writing is a collection of essays providing an imaginative international perspective on ways to incorporate black British writing and culture in the study of English literature.  Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders. 

English MA student Melanie Masterton received third place at the Graduate Conference on Southern Literature in Mississippi, for her presentation of her thesis examining the symbolic order of Southern culture in the novels of William Faulkner. 

Golden Eagle Mariachi group was featured in the Spring 2009 edition of Cal State LA University Reports (vol. 39, no. 3).  Cindy Reifler-Flores, a member of the 2009 Grammy-winning "Mariachi Divas," directs the ensemble.  She is also a graduate student in CSULA's Latin American Studies Program.  To view the online edition of University Reports, visit

Communication Studies Faculty member Beryl Bellman was featured as a Keynote Speaker at the 2009 Summit of the Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession, on June 20, in Las Colinas, Texas. 

English Alumnus Tyler Reeb is completing his Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University.

Professor of Creative Writing & English and Director of the Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Lauri Ramey was a Visiting Fellow in the Drama Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, June 29-July 8. 

Professors of Philosophy Ann Garry and Talia Mae Bettcher were guest editors of a special issue of Hypatia:  A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, entitled Transgender Studies and Feminism:  Theory, Politics, and Gendered Realities.   Professor of Philosophy Jenny Faust published "The Ethics of Scientific Research Utilizing Race as a Variable," In Social Philosophy Today, Volume 24. 

Philosophy student Raj Shah was one of only 5 students who won the campus wide Golden Eagle Excellence Award.

Philosophy Department Chair Mark Balaguer's book Free Will as an Open Scientific Problem, will be released by MIT Press at the end of 2009. 

Dean of Arts & Letters Terry L. Allison travelled to Korea this summer as a Fulbright Scholar in the Fulbright US-Korea International Education Administrators Program.  You can read about his experiences in his blog, The Dancing Dean

Historical photo provided courtesy of CSULA Public Affairs.

The Somatic Movement Arts Festival, October 6-11, 2009, is an opportunity to develop ideas and collaborate with other artists to bring kinesthetically-sourced movement to the performance arena.  Facilitated by Teri Carter, Founder of SOMA Fest and Intention Dance Theatre; Jones Welsh, Founder of Making Faces Productions and Leonix Movement Theatre Ensemble; Caryn Heilman, Founder of Liquid Body Dance, and former dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. 
A scholarship is available to join the SOMA Fest Performance Lab.  For application guidelines, visit, or contact Teri Carter at, or call (310) 488-9879. 

Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon) is a kids' television show looking for Animation Interns.  Nickelodeon needs enthusiastic candidates who are interested in character animation, storyboarding, motion graphics, and special FX (compositing, FX, etc.).  This opportunity offers valuable experience and on-the-job training, ideal for those who want to get into animation for television.  Experience is preferred with one or more Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, AfterEffects, or InDesign.  Some Animation experience is preferred but not required.  Please send a resume and any work samples or a portfolio via email to Kevin Lee at  Online or electronic files are preferred.  For more information, email Kevin, or call Downey Studios at (562) 922-8071, x6608.

With California State University students facing a fee increase of $978 (or 30%), the California Student Aid Commission has announced that Cal Grant Fee Awards will be increased to cover the additional fees.  Approximately 16 percent of the more than 400,000 students enrolled among the 23 CSU Campuses are Cal Grant recipients.  For more information about financial aid, please visit these links:
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The College of Arts and Letters has four openings for Publicity Assistants.  Salary $8.65-$13.00 hourly; up to 20 hours per week; M-F and possible Saturdays; flexible scheduling.  Publicity Assistants will maintain and develop the College Facebook page, attend and photograph or record video of Arts & Letters events, and design graphic and photo elements for the College's monthly e-newsletter and website. For more information, click on the graphic link at right, or visit Eagle-i Jobs and search for Job ID 10144.  To apply, submit via email a resume and cover letter and three samples of your best photography or graphic design (class assignments OK), to Noelle Leiblic, Events, Publicity, & Outreach Coordinator, at  Applications without a cover letter and graphic/photo samples will not be considered.  This is a work-study position, but any student who filed a FAFSA may be eligible, even if work study was not initially awarded.

The College of Arts and Letters has four openings for Assistant Copywriters.  Salary $8.65-$13.00 hourly; up to 20 hours per week; M-F and possible Saturdays; flexible scheduling.  Assistant Copywriters will maintain and update the College's Facebook page with updates to status, information, wall, links, notes, and friends; will create material for the College's monthly e-newsletter, to include feature articles, interviews, event reviews, and calendar updates; will attend Arts & Letters events whenever possible (will count toward work hours) and write related web or newsletter copy.  For more information, click on the graphic link at right, or visit Eagle-i Jobs and search for Job ID 10143.  To apply, submit via email a resume and cover letter and a sample of your best writing of at least 250 words (class assignments OK), to Noelle Leiblic, Events, Publicity, & Outreach Coordinator, at  Applications without a cover letter and graphic/photo samples will not be considered.  This is a work-study position, but any student who filed a FAFSA may be eligible, even if work study was not initially awarded. 

Award winning theatre company Son of Semele is accepting submissions for  new members.  No dues!  Theatre artists of all types are sought to contribute to the continuing production of dynamic theatre, influenced by SITI, Ontological, Wooster, and Complicite.  Candidates for membership must have knowledge of Viewpoints.  Suzuki and clown training are a plus.  For more information, visit or contact the Membership Director at  To apply, email a statement of intent, a list of your skills and abilities, a headshot and resume, and a philosophical statement about your artistic beliefs, to 

KP Educational Theatre is seeking actors over 18 to play 8-25 year olds.  Any ethnicity or type, but must be able to move well and carry a tune.  Good comic timing and fluency in Spanish are a plus.  Must have some theatre training and experience.  KP Health is seeking people who care strongly about issues facing the youth of Southern California.  Performers are expected to participate fully in all aspects of production, including props, sound, set, and strike, and receive training as peer health educators.  If you are interested in auditioning or becoming a member of the company, send a headshot and resume to Joseph Alanes, Educational Theatre Programs, 323 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91188, or email  This is a paid position.

The Pasadena Pops Orchestra is seeking volunteers to assist with concerts this summer to be held at Descanso Gardens in La Canada. Two groups of volunteers are needed:
1. The first group will be composed of students who will help set tables and carry patrons' picnic baskets from the front entrance to the appropriate table. (These are dinner concerts.) These volunteers will need to be at the Gardens no later than 3:30p on the day of the concert, and will be needed until around 8:00p. They will be served dinner and may stay for the concert if they wish. Each may sign up for one or more concerts.   2. The second group will be composed of adults who will serve as ushers, showing patrons to their tables. These folks will need to be at the Gardens no later than 4:30p on the day of the concert, and will be needed until around 8:00p, although a couple will be needed to stay until the end of the concert. They also will be served dinner and may stay for the concert if they wish. In addition, members of this group may bring one guest each to the concert at no charge. As with the first group, each may sign up for one or more concerts.
The remaining concerts will be held on the following Friday and Saturday evenings: August 14 & 15, Sept. 11 & 12, all held at Descanso Gardens in La Canada. The gates open for patrons at 5:30p and the concerts begin at 7:30p.  These are charming concerts in a delightful setting. If you are interested in participating, please contact or call 626-793-7172 ext. 26.

The Inland Empire's New Latino Theatre Company will be conducting talent membership drives, seeking experienced actors who can sing, dance, and play musical instruments.  Also seeking stage support personnel, musicians, choreographers, and playwrights.  This is a Latino theatre company, and our productions require proficiency in conversational Spanish.  Preference will be given to those who can communicate verbally in English and Spanish. If you are interested, please send your resume to  For more information, visit


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CSULA Students can earn university credit while studying abroad.  Study Abroad offers amazing opportunities for travel, leadership, and a rich global education, and options are much more affordable than many students realize.  For more information, visit the Office of International Programs and Services at CSULA, or click HERE to download the NSE application. CONTACT:  Amy Y. Wang, J.D., Director, International Programs and Services, California State University, Los Angeles, Administration Building 127, Telephone: 323-343-3170

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