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CalArts Alumna’s Short Film Shortlisted for BAFTA Student Film Awards

Last month, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced a shortlist of films in the running for the 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards. The 45 films listed were chosen from more than 400 submissions by students at film schools in 15 different countries. Animator and CalArts alumna Xiya Lan’s (Film/Video BFA 17) […]

2017-06-20T09:13:34+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Announcements, Around Town|

CalArtians VR Film Shown at Cannes Film Festival

Filmmakers are turning to VR to create new cinematic experiences, changing the ways audiences relate to onscreen action. As a tool, VR not only allows for full immersion, it also opens the door to interactive films that give viewers control over the video’s timing as well as where to move and look in a 360-degree […]

2017-06-12T12:26:39+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Around Town|

The ARTree Speaker Series: Writer and Filmmaker Carroll

The ARTree Speaker Series presents published fiction writer and poet, an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and now director, Carroll Brown. He works a full-time job in a field outside of the creative arts, as well as being a husband and father. How do you balance the effort to be a creative artist with the requirements of making […]

2017-06-05T09:09:48+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Around Town|

June 16: Opening Night of Jazz and Blues at Valencia Town Center

No more wondering what to do on Friday nights because Friday, June 16th will be opening night as the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia. This will be the 18th year that the Valencia Jazz & Blues will feature regional, national and international entertainers in a […]

2017-06-05T09:04:34+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Announcements, Around Town|

June Public Art Highlight: Willie Johnston

Each month, the City of Santa Clarita highlights a different piece of art in its public art collection. Following the Memorial Day holiday, the month of June highlights Mark Henn’s Willie Johnston, a bronze statue of a Civil War drummer standing proudly in the center of Veterans Historical Plaza, located at 24275 Walnut Street.

Willie Johnston […]

2017-05-31T11:08:36+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Announcements, Around Town|

Herb Alpert Foundation, CalArts Host 23rd Annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

On Friday, May 19, the Herb Alpert Foundation and CalArts awarded the 23rd Annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (HAAIA) to five exceptional mid-career artists. The awards recognize past performance and future promise, and each artist receives an unrestricted prize of $75,000.

Herb Alpert Foundation, CalArts Host 23rd Annual Herb Alpert Award in the […]

2017-05-30T08:29:58+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Announcements, Around Town|

Santa Clarita Philharmonic | Spring Concert | May 21, 2017

The Santa Clarita Philharmonic presented the final concert of their 2016-2017 season on May 21, 2017. Video included.

The orchestra performed: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” – Beethoven

Symphony No. 1 – Mozart

Overture to Nabucco – Verdi

Concertino for Flute featuring Student Concerto Competition winner, Celine Chen – Chaminade

Santa Clarita Philharmonic | Spring Concert | May 21, 2017

2017-05-25T09:30:34+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Around Town|

COC Graduating Music Student Receives $21,000 Scholarship

College of the Canyons music student Justin Horwitz is one step close to his goal of becoming a music director thanks to a $21,000 transfer scholarship to Rider University in New Jersey.

Unaware that the university offered talent scholarships, the 22-year-old was surprised by the scholarship offer, which was based on his performance during a recent […]

2017-05-24T12:43:53+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Around Town|

CTG Presents Guys and Dolls, May 27-June 24

“Guys and Dolls” brings to life the Broadway of the 1940’s, inhabited by gamblers, nightclub performers and members of the Salvation Army, in search of sinners to cure! Don’t miss this hilarious classic musical!

Free wine and champagne reception at 7 pm opening night only with a reserved/purchased seat. Must be 21 or older to drink.

May […]

2017-05-24T09:33:06+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Announcements, Around Town|