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Kristy Edmunds will take UCLA Live in new, avant-garde directions

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Kristy Edmunds was recently named the executive and artistic director of UCLA Live. The performance series has been struggling financially with state budget cuts to the UC system. Edmunds says she hopes to turn that around by taking the series in a bold new direction. She comes to L.A. after working four years as the artistic director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival in Australia and many years in the Portland arts scene. Edmunds has built her reputation by working with avant-garde artists and companies, so she's sure to have a tough balancing act filling seats with an eye to innovation.


Kristy Edmunds, executive and artistic director of UCLA Live.

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