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Irvine Barclay Theatre Showcases Author of “Crazy Rich Asians”

"Crazy Rich Asians" author Kevin Kwan discussed aspects of his upbringing, his journey to literary fame and his views on Asian American representation in the media at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Feb. 6.

Kesha Reconnects With Her Love For Life in New Album “High Road”

“High Road” displays it all, from Kesha’s current party life to her relationship with lovers and potential haters.

UCI’s “The Penelopiad” Brings New Narrative to a Classic Greek Epic

Directed by Sara Rodriguez, “The Penelopiad'' takes the audience through the life of Odysseus’ wife Penelope as she examines themes of injustice, female identity and responsibility with regards to her own life.

Louis Tomlinson’s “Walls” Is Just Another “Wall” Keeping Him From Reaching His Full Potential

In his new album, “Walls,” Louis Tomlinson released music filled with fairytale romance and unoriginal beats, proving that most of his voice as an artist still derives from an outdated sound that was once popular in One Direction.

“Seasons” Docu-Series begins a new era for Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber collaborated with YouTube to release a documentary titled “Seasons” on Jan. 27. With only a portion of the episodes currently released, viewers wonder what the first several episodes will reveal about the Canadian singer-songwriter.

University Art Gallery Showcases “Dirty ELements” by Katherina Olschbaur

UCI’s University Art Gallery presented an exhibit and a lecture by Austrian artist Katherina Olschbaur and showcased art that she crafted three years ago in Austria before coming to the United States.

2020 Grammy Awards: Is The Rap Album Of The Year Truly The Best Rap Album Of The Year?

Between Oct. 1, 2018 and Aug. 31, 2019 — the dates a music product needed to be released by to be eligible for a Grammy nomination —, the public was granted amazing projects from many notable hip-hop artist. Here are the five nominated Grammy albums and whether they are worthy of the title of Best Rap Album of the Year.

Uprooting Myths of Black Womanhood with Brittany L. Proctor, Ph.D

On Jan. 16, visiting professor Brittany L. Proctor Ph.D. gave a talk titled “Sonic Gardens, Black Women's Subjectivity, and the Limits of Genre: Minnie Riperton's Come to My Garden,” in which she analyzed Riperton’s 1970 album “Come to My Garden.” The presentation focused on Riperton’s transition from the psychedelic genre to the popularized fusion sound of the 1970s to display the flourish of black woman creativity and subjectivity.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Review

It has been nearly 13 years since the original “High School Musical” movies took the world by storm and became one of...

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