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Singer and songwriter Chris Hillman, formerly of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, reflects on his craft with literature professor Karl Martin and then joins guitarist Herb Pedersen for a live concert as part of the 2011 Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Two brilliant folk-tales from the early twentieth century: Stravinsky's portrait of a folk wedding in pagan Russia, featuring four pianists, chamber chorus, and Lux Boreal dancers choreographed by UCSD's Allyson Green; and Bartok's magical story of nine young hunters transformed into wild stags scored for orchestra and chorus. Plus two much more recent pieces: György Ligeti's daring work for 100 metronomes, each at a different tempo, and David Lang's rambunctious Grind to a Halt.

The UC Davis Symphony and Chorus perform Mozart's Mass in C Minor, also known as the "Great" Mass. Conducted by Christian Baldini.

The cast and artistic team guide viewers through a fast-paced backstage look at San Diego Opera's production of Donizetti's sparkling comedy, updated to the WWII era.

UC San Diego Professor of Literature and pianist Steven Cassedy presents a psychoacoustic account of dissonant music and a history from the tonal Chopin to the atonal works of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Copland in the fourth session of the "To Be Musical" series, sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego.

In the finale concert for UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2013, flutist Hoilly Hofmann leads an ensemble of talented students in a performance of standards and new works.

In the finale concert for UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2013, drummer Willie Jones III leads an ensemble of talented students in a performance of standards and new works.

This year's musical benefit features a campus homecoming with world renowned bass guitarist Nathan East, '78. Nathan East has played with rock music's greatest artists for the past 35 years - from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Madonna, Beyoncé and Daft Punk. At this special benefit concert he returns to his San Diego roots to play with UC San Diego Music faculty and alumni, while raising funds for UCSD's endowed Lytle Scholarship.

Marshall College and UC San Diego honored James Avery's life, career and legacy through an afternoon of theatre, live music, personal reflections and poetry readings. Key participants included Cecil Lytle, Arthur Wagner, Monique Gaffney, and members of the African-American theatre and entertainment communities.

JUST SEEN IT reviews Woody Allen's latest film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT and indie comedy HAPPY CHRISTMAS, interviews LANCE BASS about the new documentary KIDNAPPED FOR CHRIST, and weighs in on the new romcom SEX TAPE.
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