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Topic: Arts & Culture

Jacqueline Lyons

Spotlight: Love of language

It hurts to be haunted when no one can notice.from the poem “Lost, I Linger” by Cal Lutheran senior Jazzy Colbert, featured in the 2023 edition of Morning Glory All artists, no matter the medium, want people to notice...

Cal Lutheran Presents Radium Girls Nov. 9-19

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Marie Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage — until the girls who painted the watch began to fall ill with a mysterious disease.

Q&A: The future of music

Michael Hart aims to prepare students to adapt their skills for future careers.

Setting the Stage

Cal Lutheran’s Theatre Arts and Dance program gives students a personal, well-rounded experience.

Play explores all sides of Roe v. Wade

Cal Lutheran’s Theatre Arts and Dance Department will present a staged version of “Roe” (the updated version), directed by Red Patterson and Bianca Akbiyik, at 8 p.m. Oct. 19-21 in the Preus-Brandt Forum on the Thousand...

Caroline Kinsolving plays Lady Macbeth, and Matt Orduña is Macbeth. Photo: Brian Stethem

Director presents ‘Macbeth’ in new light

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — July 6, 2022) The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival is closing its 2022 season with one of the most performed tragedies in theater history, but under the guiding hand of a veteran director seeing...

Benjamin White portrays Orlando and Chloe Baldwin is Rosalind in "As You Like It." Photo: Brian Stethem

Festival marks 25th anniversary of debut

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — June 16, 2022) Twenty-five years after the first Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival was held, and following a two-year pandemic-caused hiatus, the event kicks off its joyous return to California...

Festivalgoers can wander through an authentic Viking village and a Sami siidastallan, or community gathering. Photo: Tracie Karasik

Scandinavian Festival back after 3 years

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — May 23, 2022) The largest Nordic festival in Southern California will return to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on June 4 and 5 after a two-year absence caused by the...

Puck, played by Katie Dingle, shares the potion "Love-entitledness" with Helen, played by Abby Cardenas. Photo: Taryn Gaulke

Musical pairs Shakespeare and ’90s rock

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — April 8, 2022) Shakespeare meets Green Day in an original musical parody of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” that will be performed April 28 through May 1 at California Lutheran University. “A...

The highlight of the recital will be the premiere of a piece commissioned by cellist Yoshika Masuda and written especially for him and pianist HyeJin Kim by Indian American composer Reena Esmail.

Female composers focus of concert, debut CD

The highlight of the recital will be the premiere of a piece commissioned by cellist Yoshika Masuda and written especially for him and pianist HyeJin Kim by Indian American composer Reena Esmail. (THOUSAND OAKS, Calif...

The exhibit includes bright screen-printed posters created for acts including '90s alt-rockers Ween.

Cal Lutheran exhibits popular rock posters

The exhibit includes bright screen-printed posters created for acts including ’90s alt-rockers Ween. (THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — March 7, 2022) California Lutheran University is hosting an exhibit of eye-catching...

The exhibit includes "A Tumorous Hunger" by Walpa D'Mark.

Born in isolation, exhibit explores community

The exhibit includes “A Tumorous Hunger” by Walpa D’Mark. (THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — March 4, 2022) An online art exhibit and virtual conversation series organized when the COVID-19 pandemic kept people...