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An Afro-Classical Evolution within the Revolution

Shelf Life 2: A Big Day for Small Press Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gin D. Wong Auditorium, Harris Hall 101 and Harris Hall Courtyard

Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. Bovard Auditorium

Shelf Life 2 will bring together independent publishers, writers, artists and designers for a unique, vital and historically charged event that will push the boundaries of popular culture. What is the role of independent publishers? What is the impact and potential benefit of digital media for today’s small publishers? Who will control what we read and see? Dynamic speakers including publishingdesign veteran Chip Kidd, artist and cartoonist Gary Panter and music critic Byron Coley will address these and other questions. Additionally, a series of hands-on DIY workshops will be led by writers and artists in zine publishing, e-publications, blogging and bookbinding. Throughout the day, independent publishers, artists and designers will showcase their wares at a festive bazaar.

Explore the unique contributions of African Americans to the literature of classical music, focusing on orchestral works by African American composers past and present. A discussion led by Ndugu Chancler, adjunct professor of jazz studies and popular music at USC, will feature Hansonia Caldwell, professor of music emeritus at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Robert Watt, who served as assistant principal horn for the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1970 through 2007. The event will also include performances of orchestral compositions by African American composers, including William Grant Still and Patrice Rushen, performed by the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles under the leadership of Maestro Charles Dickerson.

Organized by Ewa Wojciak and Haven Lin-Kirk (Fine Arts).

Photo: Elizabeth Chiang

Organized by Ndugu Chancler (Jazz Studies and Popular Music).

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Visions & Voices 2011-2012  

Visions and Voices is a USC-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. President C. L. Max Nikias establi...

Visions & Voices 2011-2012  

Visions and Voices is a USC-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. President C. L. Max Nikias establi...