The Sundial

LA Printmaking Society exhibit showcased at CSUN

Chandelor Armstrong

November 6, 2013

Nearly 500 participants submitted prints for the Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s 21st National Exhibition at CSUN.  Chosen from a pool of 1,423 submissions from the 500 participants, only 56 prints were selected for the exclusive collection.  Artists from around the United States and Canada have their...

Turtle Island Quartet and guest Nellie McKay to bring chamber music with a twist to the VPAC

Turtle Island Quartet and guest Nellie McKay to bring chamber music with a twist to the VPAC

Chandelor Armstrong

November 5, 2013

Turtle Island Quartet is not your typical string quartet.  From the very first listen, the multi-award winning group surprises listeners with material covering a wide musical landscape.  Nearly all musical genres influence the group and new material is performed at every live show. Talented singer-s...

A soulful evening at the VPAC with country music star, Josh Turner

Chandelor Armstrong

October 29, 2013

Multi-platinum country singer Josh Turner took center stage at the VPAC last Thursday performing chart-toppers including 'Your Man,' 'Would You Go With Me,' 'Why Don't We Just Dance' and 'Long Black Train.'  Turner has sold more than five million albums and is one of the youngest members of the Grand...

Garage band-themed Student Showcase sold-out

Chandelor Armstrong

October 28, 2013

This Wednesday a variety of talent from the CSUN community will perform during the sold-out annual Student Showcase at 7 p.m.  Last year 10 acts participated in the showcase,  and this year 11 acts will participate.  USU Events Supervisor Audrey Martinez explained that this year's event features music, d...

Interview with Disney Producer Don Hahn

Interview with Disney Producer Don Hahn

Chandelor Armstrong

October 9, 2013

Credited with producing some of the most successful animated films of all time, CSUN alumnus Don Hahn discusses working for Disney, advice for CSUN students interested in film production and his longtime friendship with Tim Burton. Hahn also updated the Daily Sundial on one of his current project...

Pianist Gabriela Martinez takes center stage at VPAC

Pianist Gabriela Martinez takes center stage at VPAC

Chandelor Armstrong

September 25, 2013

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is incredibly passionate about music education. Inspired by her mother, who teaches 300 students at two schools in Venezuela, Ms. Martinez teaches students ages 5 to 10. With her busy performance schedule, she uses technology to her advantage to teach her 23 students in New York City.  The i...

‘Muscle Shoals’ Doc Hits All the Right Chords

‘Muscle Shoals’ Doc Hits All the Right Chords

Chandelor Armstrong

September 25, 2013

In Northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River, with a population of less than 13,000, lies the town of Muscle Shoals. Little did residents know that this small town would forever shape popular music. Founded in the late 1950s by Rick Hall, Fame Studios birthed what would be known as the "Muscle Shoals Sound." The sound quickly spread around...

The Jackson clan is back in action at the L.A. Fair

The Jackson clan is back in action at the L.A. Fair

Chandelor Armstrong

September 19, 2013

With the desire to mix a variety of musical styles into one unique sound, the Jacksons rose to fame in the 1970s and became a global sensation.  Siblings Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, Tito and their late brother Michael formed the Jackson 5 and became the first group in music history to have their first four singles be #1 ...

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