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CalArtians Nominated for 73rd Emmy Awards

The nominees for the 73rd Emmy Awards were unveiled this morning, via livestream on the Emmys’ website. The announcement was made by actor and CalArts Theater faculty Ron Cephas Jones and his daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones. As in previous years, CalArtians are well-represented in numerous...

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Rosanna Gamson’s Sugar Houses Deconstructs Famous Folk Tale

The return of live audiences to the REDCAT stage kicks off on Thursday, July 8, with the premiere of Rosanna Gamson/World Wide’s latest theatrical dance piece, Sugar Houses. Originally slated to debut in March 2020, Sugar Houses had...

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CalArtian-Created Shows Earn 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominations

On Monday, June 28, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the Children’s & Animation and Lifestyle categories for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, with several series created by CalArts alums among the nominees. These nominees will be...

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Ten Skies: New Book Examines James Benning Film

London-based film studies scholar and critic Erika Balsom explores “one of the great works of the American avant-garde” in Ten Skies (Fireflies Press). The book is named for School of Film/Video faculty James Benning’s 2004 film of the same name, succinctly described as...

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Douglas Kearney Named Recipient of Campbell Opera Librettist Prize

Poet, librettist, and former CalArts faculty Douglas Kearney (Critical Studies MFA 04) was recently named the recipient of OPERA America’s inaugural Campbell Opera Librettist Prize. The prize, conceived and funded by librettist and lyricist Mark Campbell, is billed as the first to...

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We the People: CalArtians Direct New Netflix Series

Netflix delivers a crash course in American civics with its upcoming short-form animated childrens’ series We the People, created by Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins) and executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama and Kenya Barris (Black-ish). The short form series features CalArtians Jorge...

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The New York Times Spotlights James Brandon Lewis’ Latest Album Jesup Wagon

Saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis’ (Music MFA 10) and the Red Lily Quintet’s latest album Jesup Wagon (TAO Forms) has been featured by The New York Times, describing this latest collection as “some of the loveliest compositions of his career, built around overlapping...

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