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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October Playlist

A pink ribbon on top of a background of music notes. Illustration for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Lauren Gates

October 1, 2015

October kicks off breast cancer awareness month, bringing attention to the approximately 3 million people in the United States that are living with the disease according to the American Cancer Society. According to the American Cancer Society's facts and figures from 2013-2014, "A woman living in...

VPAC: Rediscovering Linda Ronstadt’s life

Linda Ronstadt: Simple Dreams, A Musical Memoir

Jake Tully

October 1, 2015

Although she may have stopped singing indefinitely, Linda Ronstadt is certainly far from giving up her role as an entertainer. As part of a new conversation series with the seminal Mexican-American songstress of the '70s and '80s, Ronstadt expounds at great lengths about her life and career on stage...

What Stephanie Sees: Imagine Dragons

Singer Dan Reynolds.


October 1, 2015

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past three years, you’ve heard the name Imagine Dragons once or twice in your life. The Grammy award-winning band hit the stage at the Hollywood Palladium Monday night as one of the stops on their international tour. Red Carpets were literally rolled out by ...

Bluegrass Is Heading to The Greek

Photo credit: The Bluegrass Situation

Jake Tully

September 25, 2015

Los Angeles has always fostered a healthy friendship with the traditional music of America’s roots. From the early days of the cowpoke radio darlings to musical stylings that embody psychedelia and punk there has been a strong reverence in Los Angeles for music that is thoroughly Americana. In...

LACMA Jazz night provides melting pot atmosphere

Crowds gathered eager to enjoy their picnics and soothing Jazz music at the LACMA. (Photo credit/ Julie Gauthier)

Julie Gauthier

September 25, 2015

"It's more than Jazz – it's melting pot music…" Greg Porée Group performed on Friday, Sept. 18 at the LACMA. The guitarist, composer, music director, and producer has made significant contributions to the music of dozens of show-business legends. His credits include music “director for Sonn...

“Diavolo” stuns in VPAC’s opening weekend

Performers fly across the stage at the VPAC's showing of DIAVOLO, showing off some team work stunts. ( Alejandro Aranda / The Sundial)

Eliset Zapien

September 21, 2015

The Valley Performing Arts Center welcomes their first event of the 2015-2016 season with architecture in motion, Diavolo. This year the VPAC's calendar if full of innovative programming and entertainment aimed too appeal to CSUN's 40,000 students plus the larger community of the Valley. Yet, Saturday...

More than judgment and “stuff”

Illustration credit: Kristine Delicana


September 21, 2015

The time has come again for CSUN's clustered billboards and t-shirts with over a thousand guys and gals representing their houses loud and proud in their new bid day gear. Yes, my friends, recruitment has come and gone and each house has been filled with its fair share of new members to represent...

Musician Monday: Antonio Hurtabo

Antonio Hurtabo playing his jazz guitar in front of Cypress Hall. Photo credit: Nick Barrile

Nick Barrile

September 21, 2015

Antonio Hurtabo a 27- year old Senior at CSUN majoring in Breadth Studies (a flexible program that fuses all kinds of musical interests) can be found filling Cypress Hall with one of his passions, Peruvian Jazz. After picking up his first guitar at the age of 13 in order to play with friends, Hurtabo...

Audience witnesses the unexpected at “Blood Wedding”

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Jake Tully

September 21, 2015

Getting back into a season of theater isn’t always easy, but it’s certainly much less of a hardship when something as provocative and engaging as Blood Wedding serves as the inaugural show for California State University Northridge’s fall theater program. Highly appropriate for the season, the...

Sundial Songs of the Week: Fall Series, Vol. 3

Julienne Shih/Illustrator

Vincent Nguyen

September 21, 2015

Drake and Future dropped a mix tape last night that's supposedly off-the-hook, but The Sundial is here to accompany that record with its fourth installment of the Fall Series. Not many big artists are featured this week, which means we couldn't get our hands on that mixtape, but there are some notable...

Throwback Thursday Playlist: The 1990’s

File photo/The Sundial

Jasmin Robinson

September 17, 2015

Don't believe the hype, the 1990's will never die. There's no doubt the era turned the music industry upside down. The music was different than what was heard before, yet oddly familiar to the ear. Considered to be the golden age of music, where raunchy, yet family friendly, rugged, yet heart warming...

What to expect at Diavolo: architecture in motion

Photo courtesy of Valley Performing Arts Center

Roza Asgharzadeh

September 16, 2015

Architecture and dance, two things you wouldn't imagine going hand in hand, unless you’re Jacque Heim. His visions of movement and lines are manifested in his dance company Diavolo: Architecture in Motion, and the Valley Performance Arts Center is to showcase their work this week. What architecture...

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