Visions&Voices Spring 2016


Beautiful Blooms

Theme Guides to selected programs from the Spring 2016 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: Holly Burt from Los Angeles, CA, USA – University of Southern California "Beautiful Blooms", CC BY 2.0

Fly (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
February 6, 2016
Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, with Tap Griot, tell the story of the World War II African American Army Air Corps fighters, the Tuskegee Airmen.
Additional topics in guide: Horton Foote and Cicily Tyson; Guide creator: Crystal Young
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True Crime: Detective Fiction and the Film Noir Myth of Los Angeles (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
February 18, 2016
Conversations with Walter Mosley, Andrew Marlow and Heidi Rummel.
Additional topics in guide: Agatha Christie, gumshoe detectives, sleuth hounds.
LA Opera: The Magic Flute (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
February 24, 2016
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most beloved work is conducted by James Conlon and directed by Barrie Kosky in collaboration with the British theatre group 1927.
Additional topics in guide: Musical scores and Trollflöjten; Guide creator: Melissa L. Miller.
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Microlibraries in the Everywhere (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
February 26, 2016: Create a Tiny Library
April 5, 2016: Exhibition Opening and Discussion
Walking tour with Lee Olivera (2/26) and discussion with Greg Lucas (4/5) related to the Microlibraries exhibit at Doheny Memorial Library.
Topics in guide: Scream chamber, acoustics, noise level, decibel (dB); Guide creators: Doris Sung, Anders Carlson, Zoe Pettway Unno, Ben Lea, Scott DiCesare, Kevin Shapiro, Adelfrid Ramirez.
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Dudamel and Music from the Americas (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
February 27, 2016
Gustavo Dudamel conducts an evening that includes John Williams’s Soundings, Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Concerto no. 1; and Appalachian Spring by Andrew Norman and Aaron Copland.
Additional topics in guide: Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar; Guide creator: Andrew Justice.
Lisa Dwan: Beckett Trilogy (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
April 7, 2016
 Directed by Walter Asmus, Dwan will perform one-woman Samuel Beckett trilogy including Not I, Rockaby and Footfalls
Additional topics in guide: Reviews (media coverage); Guide creator: Zofia Lesinska
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Luigi Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author" (Online Theme Guide: Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF)
April 16, 2016
Experience the crumbling of the fourth wall in this adaptation by Robert Brustein of Luigi Pirandello's play which won the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Additional topics in guide: Teatro Valle, theater of the absurd, Italian studies; Guide creator: Danielle Mihram
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