Visions&Voices Fall 2013

Newfound Gap Rd

Theme Guides to selected programs from the Fall 2013 Visions & Voices program were created in partnership with USC Libraries faculty and staff.
Look for recommended books and readings on the people, performances and topics covered by these events.
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Photo: Timothy Wildey, "Newfound Gap Rd near Clingman's Dome Rd - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (HDR)", CC BY-NC 2.0

Kristin Chenoweth at the Hollywood Bowl (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
August 24, 2013
Kristin Chenoweth performs at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Additional topics in guide: Soprano, Wicked, Jay Leno, Anthony Weiner; USC Libraries contributor: Stephanie Bonjack
Pasadena Museum Tour (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
September 28, 2013
Tour of the Norton Simon Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Pacific Asia Museum led by guides from Art Muse Los Angeles.
Additional topics in guide: PCMA, USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Gold line; Guide creators: John Bonham, Ruth Wallach
Artists at Play Presents Cowboy Versus Samurai (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
September 29, 2013
In this comic reimagining of Cyrano de Bergerac, Travis Park is a Korean high-school English teacher living in Breakneck, Wyoming. When Veronica Lee arrives, a Korean American, Travis must choose between the Asian and the American within himself as he pursues his love.
Additional topics in guide: Asian American Theater, yellowface, East-West Players; USC Libraries contributor: Ken Klein, Sun-Yoon Lee
Brian Brooks Moving Company (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
October 4, 2013
The New York-based Brian Brooks Moving Company combines spectacle and physical virtuosity in works including: Run Don’t Run, Descent, and I’m Going to Explode.
Additional topics in guide: Spatial contradictions, linear time, contemporary dance, choreography
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Dudamel and Bronfman (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
October 5, 2013
The 10th anniversary celebration of Walt Disney Concert Hall includes Yefim Bronfman and Gustavo Dudamel performing Schubert’s Fourth Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 .
Additional topics in guide: Frank Gehry, Esa-Pekka Salonen, El Sistema (The System), Dr. José Antonio Abreu, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA); USC Libraries contributor: Stephanie Bonjack
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
October 5, 2013
Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien and Piotr Beczała star in Deborah Warner’s production of Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Additional topics in guide: Ken Cazan, Piotr Beczala; USC Libraries contributor: Stephanie Bonjack
An Afternoon with Tony Kushner (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
October 6, 2013
Conversation with Tony Kushner.
Additional topics in guide: AIDS, Homebody/Kabul, American Drama
Gulp, Stiff, Spook, Bonk and Packing for Mars An Action-Packed Conversation with Mary Roach (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
October 17, 2013
Conversation with Mary Roach
Additional topics in guide: Rare books; Guide creator: Megan Rosenbloom, Theresa Woehrle
The Sunshine Boys (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
October 30, 2013
Neil Simon’s classic play focuses on Al Lewis and Willie Clark attempting to reunite for a television special and is directed by Thea Sharrock
Additional topics in guide: Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch, Tony Award; Guide creator: Anthony Anderson
Los Angeles Conservancy: Modern Skyline Walking Tour (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
November 2, 2013
Architecture, plazas, public art, public spaces and skyscrapers are part of the Los Angeles’s Central Business District.
Additional topics in guide: Victorian mansions, Bunker Hill; USC Libraries contributor: Nathan Masters
Galileo’s Daughter: An Evening with Dava Sobel (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF)
November 5, 2013
Galileo Galilee corresponded by letter to his daughters who were cloistered as nuns. Author Dava Sobel shares her story and perspective.