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Tattoo Tuesdays: Vivian Garcia

Photo of CSUN student, Garcia

Michelle Moran

October 6, 2015

Vivian Garcia is a 21-year-old senior at California State University, Northridge, who is working towards a public health degree. She has several tattoos on her body, but the one that stands out is her "Nosferatu" tattoo on her upper arm. It is a black and grey tattoo and the rest of them are in color....

Bluegrass festival highlights Americana music in Southern California

The Punch Brothers preforming.

Jake Tully

October 6, 2015

Though touting bands decidedly not the textbook definition of bluegrass, the Los Angeles Bluegrass Situation at The Greek Theater on Oct. 2 was nonetheless one of the most dedicated folk, roots and Americana music events in Southern California. With the musical stylings of indie darling Dawes, The...

Review: Racing Extinction exposes mankind’s role in loss of species

5 members of Psihoyos crew get interviewed on a panel.

Roza Asgharzadeh

October 6, 2015

An in-depth journey into some of the most challenging issues we face today; climate change, wildlife trafficking, and the extinction of animals, basically the start of a possible global suicide. Racing Extinction, an environmental documentary by Academy Award winner Louie Psihoyo gathered many people...

Musician Mondays: Jay Jarrett

CSUN student poses with conducting baton.

Nick Barrile

October 5, 2015

Jay Jarrett is a 28 year-old graduate student attending CSUN to obtain his Conducting Masters in Music with a Band emphasis. Jarrett began his musical career at a young age playing the Clarinet, but after joining a symphony that had enough clarinets, Jarrett had to find a new instrument. Jarrett was...

Sundial Songs of the Week: Fall Series, Vol. 4

Julienne Shih/Illustrator

Ashley Du

October 5, 2015

It's been a long hiatus for DJ Du, and it seemed like she's cleared her head enough to figure out a great playlist for the fifth week. In this edition, Du brings out the hits with a track from Zhu, Twenty One Pilots, and MisterWives. Steven...

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 ...

Students on cell phones for work, not play

A student walking on campus while using his cell phone.

Lauren Gates

September 30, 2015

Class comes to an end and a group of students spill out of the double doors like a swarm of slow zombies, eyes glued to their phones. Their heads stay down as they shuffle through the traffic, somehow keeping a straight line as they flood out to various parts of campus. Although they may appear to...

Albert Hammond, Jr. posts O.C. and L.A. shows

Close up picture of Albert Hammond, Jr.

Vincent Nguyen

September 29, 2015

It doesn’t seem to be a drag for Albert Hammond, Jr. when he makes it out for a show in Los Angeles, and his show on Oct. 14 at the Teragram Ballroom isn’t any different. Best known for his work with New York alternative-rock band The Strokes, the guitarist has been on a world tour for the last year p...

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...

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