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Even before Theater Arts professor Michael Chemers arrived on campus this summer there was huge buzz about his new course entitled Monsters. Given the colorful subject, as well as the title of his most recent book—Staging... [more]

Expressive, energized, and utterly loquacious, B. Ruby Rich is thrilled to find herself the recent cover girl of the SF Chronicle's weekend Calendar section. "I'm pretty bad about honors," she confesses. "I either think, 'what me? really?' or 'it's no big deal.'" Rich... [more]

Laced with behind-the-scenes details that render her subjects fully alive on the pages, Music and Politics in San Francisco is the latest book from musicologist Leta Miller. An in-depth historical analysis of the "Paris of the West"... [more]

After 12 years of research on avant-garde dramatist Antonin Artaud, theater historian Kimberly Jannarone admits that she is enjoying new research projects.  "I feel that I could do a lot more, but frankly I would like to take a break from Artaud. He's an intense presence," she... [more]

Aiming her spring-loaded energy squarely at the international opera world, conductor Nicole Paiement has surfed a few career changes since arriving at UCSC in the early '90s.

 

Currently director of the Music Department's Ensembles and Artistic... [more]

Rare is the researcher who can boast of deep backgrounds in both Byzantine and Western art history. Maria Evangelatou is that individual, and more. A native of Greece, Evangelatou has been able to decode linguistic as well as iconographic nuances in her special areas of interest... [more]

Released last year, The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin, marks the climax of a decade of detective work on the part of author/music professor Anatole Leikin.  A specialist... [more]

A rare and innovative merging of the very old with the very new sums up the work of artist Jimin Lee, who creates digital prints on papers made by 500-year-old techniques and who, during her recent six month sabbatical, spent residencies in Japan, Korea and Montreal, studying in... [more]

Chair of the Digital Arts & New Media MFA program, film professor Warren Sack is a pioneer in social computing research. Recently appointed an associate director of CITRIS's "Data and Democracy Initiative," Sack spends most of his creative energies at the intersection of... [more]

Haunted by an enduring interest in jazz icon Carla Bley, music historian Amy Beal took an editor's request for a manuscript as the perfect excuse to track down oral histories, study the music, interview Bley herself and finally write her latest book "from the 10th floor of the NYU Library—... [more]

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