On the sleek and spacious stage of the Westerbeck Recital Hall, an actor playing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes a number of flirty advances towards a young woman who is not his wife. Soon the actor playing the young woman begins to talk about the speech that she would make if she were in the shoes of Dr. King as he listens intently, encouraging her to share it with him.
Grammy nominated CalArts music professor Larry Koonse started and ended his two-day visit at PCC with a full house jazz concert at the Westerbeck Recital Hall, but what happened in between, the intimate interaction between the notorious musician and PCC jazz students, is what left its mark on campus.
In the weeks leading up to the production, darkness enveloped anyone who entered the Sexson Auditorium. It is quiet, one’s own footsteps could be heard reverberating throughout the room. Even so, the stage is lit; the only signs of life come from the men knocking away at an incomplete set, and a few actors rehearsing diligently while the director oversees.
Last Saturday, two PCC students walked into a concert hall full of people and sat down in front of a nine-foot-long piano to perform their first solo piano concerts.
One of the most important components of the great history of music is classical music. It can be a pleasure to take a break from the everyday life routine in this form of art.
Ever wonder what it would be like if Katie Perry, Abraham Lincoln and President Obama played together in a brass ensemble? Well, the Brass Bash at the Westerbeck Recital Hall last week Thursday was the place to be for music lovers looking for something a little bit different.
Barefoot dancers swiftly moved across the Sexson Auditorium stage last week, demonstrating the diverse capabilities of Pasadena City College’s School of Visual Media and Performing Arts Dance Department.
It’s Halloween night and the screams can be heard some distance away. But at Victory Park on Saturday they were screams of joy, not terror filled screeches.