USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Out Abroad: LGBT, Public Diplomacy, and the Global Discourse

This symposium will explore the range – and complexity – of the LGBT issue in the discourse and practice of diplomacy. Speakers will offer diplomatic and scholarly perspectives as well as personal experiences. More

The Great Hall – Valley Performing Arts Center

Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

You can kick back and enjoy an evening of cool-cat musicality peppered with the swinging sounds of horns, piano, bass and drums by one of the most prominent and virtuosic representatives of today’s jazz culture: NOJO. More

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Ira Glass, producer and host of NPR’s This American Life, makes a jubilant return to Long Beach for his inventive "Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host," a show that combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, "have no business being together - dance and radio. More

The Great Hall – Valley Performing Arts Center

Brad Mehldau Trio & The Bad Plus

Double trios delight when jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, join the audacious Bad Plus for an evening of innovative jazz and indie rock improvisational music. More

Rick Spaulding

Soka Performing Arts Center

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Cantus and Theater Latté Da present "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a capella voices, "All Is Calm" recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in no man's land on Christmas, 1914. More

Royce Hall

Louise Lecavalier Fou Glorieux: So Blue

Louise Lecavalier and her partner, Frédéric Tavernini, risk all in this intense, rough, obsessive, and mysterious work set to Mercan Dede’s rhythmical, visceral music. More

Royce Hall

Sussan Deyhim: The House is Black

Sussan Deyhim, Los Angeles performance artist/vocalist and composer presents her latest work, inspired by the life and poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad, one of Iran's most influential feminist poets and filmmakers of the 20th Century. More

Royce Hall

Frank Warren: PostSecret Live

PostSecret Live is a multimedia presentation by Frank Warren, founder of the wildly popular blog The PostSecret Project, a collection of highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world, displaying soulful secrets humans might otherwise never voice. More

The Great Hall – Valley Performing Arts Center

Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz: "Shuffle.Play.Listen"

Master musicians Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz explore the lyrical and virtuosic properties of their instruments in a fresh mix of classical and pop genres from Bach to Radiohead to Stravinsky, performed respectively on piano and cello. More