‘Island Rhythms,’ a showcase of Taiko drumming and Polynesian dance, brought the unexpected and proved to be a show worth seeing. The show, held in the Crystal Cove Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 2, was organized by Jodaiko and Na Opio O Ka’aina. The two organizations have been preparing for the performance since fall quarter. This […]
Every year, a different ‘Dance Visions’ experience comes to UC Irvine featuring professional choreographers and amazing dances in a variety of styles. On Thursday, Feb. 8, people of all ages eagerly took their seats at the Barclay Theatre for the opening night of ‘Dance Visions’ at 8 p.m. This year’s show was quite a sight […]
‘Don’t underestimate country music’ seems to be the message the New U and its readers should remember for next year’s Grammy Predictions. With the Dixie Chicks winning five awards at the 49th annual Grammy Awards and Carrie Underwood being awarded Best New Artist, the New U and its readers did not predict any of the […]
Usually, ‘The Music Man’ is a musical as huge and brassy as a marching band itself, so it seemed peculiar at first that such an elaborate play could be put on in much smaller proportions. Yet somehow, Bill Rauch’s understated UC Irvine workshop production of ‘The Music Man’ worked perfectly. Real instruments adorned both sides […]
The 49th annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner. Before the winners are announced, though, the New University has its own predictions. Best Pop Vocal Album Best Pop Vocal Album is guaranteed to be a toss-up between Christina Aguilera’s ‘Back to Basics’ and Justin Timberlake’s ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds.’ Aguilera’s latest album is a two-disc set that […]
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Record of the Year This year’s Grammy Nominees for Record of the Year will have their work cut out for them. From the brokenhearted ballads of Mary J. Blige to the crazy funk of Gnarls Barkley, awards won’t come easy this year. The battle for the golden gramophone seems to be most vicious among the […]
Rain forced the ASUCI Unplugged concert, featuring local bands Venus Infers, Gilbert Blythe and A Week Away to the Phoenix Grille on Tuesday, Jan. 30.
In the mid-1990s, a group of musicians came together under a mantra of creative expression and a style that would become specific to these bands alone. Through their similarly-themed music, this group formed The Elephant Six Collective from which several beloved sons and daughters of indie rock were born. Starting as seedlings of this newly […]