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New executive director announced for Valley Performing Arts Center

New executive director announced for Valley Performing Arts Center

Alex Vejar

January 29, 2014

A new executive director was named for the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC), Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced Wednesday. Thor Steingraber, former vice president of programming at The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles, said he was pleased and lookin...

Asphalt Orchestra opens Valley Performing Art Center’s fall season

Asphalt Orchestra opens Valley Performing Art Center's fall season

Kat Russell

September 16, 2012

Unlike most orchestra’s, the New York based Asphalt Orchestra is a collaboration between leaping choreography and visualizing music that engulfs the audience with a personal approach. Asphalt Orchestra performed fourteen exhilarating songs Thurs. Sept. 13 at the Valley Performing Arts Center (...

2012-13 VPAC season announced

Melissa Simon

March 15, 2012

Since the Valley Performing Arts Center opened last year it has been bringing top notch performances to the CSUN community, and the upcoming season is planned out to be no different. The performances lined up for this year represent a wide variety of categories, according to David Mascarina, mana...

VPAC becomes CSUN’s first certified eco-friendly building

Features such as a reflective roof and tinted windows helped achieve a gold LEED certification. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

Caitlin Martin

December 8, 2011

The Valley Performance Arts Center earned the second tier of green building certification, making it CSUN’s first certified eco-friendly building – and the perks don’t stop at saving the environment. By obtaining a LEED (Leadership and Energy in Environmental Design) certification the VPAC can take advantage of tax deductions through the 2005 Energ...

VPAC’s upcoming 2011-12 performance season aims for diversity

Juana Esquivel

May 12, 2011

Diversity, extremely high quality and attempts to appeal to a broad population in the region were the driving factors behind the upcoming 2011-12 Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) season. Robert Bucker, dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication and VPAC’s executive director...

VPAC’s opening season kicks off with Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III on stage

Elano Pizzicarola

February 7, 2011

Three-time Grammy winner Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright III took the stage at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Saturday night, kicking off the venue’s opening season. The folk artists performed a stripped-down set that consisted of  acoustic guitar and piano. Lynne and...

CSUN’s VPAC aims to raise $1 million from grand Opening Gala

Elano Pizzicarola

January 26, 2011

After over two years of construction, the much-publicized Valley Performing Arts Center will celebrate its Grand Opening Gala on Saturday Jan. 29. Vance Peterson, CSUN vice president for University Advancement said the black-tie event was “a historic occasion for Los Angeles and certainly the Valley.” The...

CSUN faculty, students await VPAC opening

Angela Melero

December 9, 2010

With the grand opening of the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) less than two months away, the campaign committee is hard at work raising funds and putting the finishing touches on the state-of-the-art facility. Gailya Brown, senior director of the VPAC campaign, said the committee is gear...

Students to receive discounted VPAC tickets

Adria Brodie

November 2, 2010

The dean of arts, media and communication gave a special presentation Tuesday to A.S. members about the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) and addressed senators’ questions regarding parking restrictions, promotions and student ideas for program events. Robert Bucker spoke about discounted tick...

G-3 parking structure closed today for special VPAC performance

Adria Brodie

November 1, 2010

Levels three through five of the G-3 parking structure located off of Zelzah Street will be closed to CSUN students today for a Valley Performance Arts Center (VPAC) event. Pamela Bock, director of marketing and communications for VPAC, said there will be a second beta test tonight for the acoust...

VPAC spring lineup announced

Angela Melero

October 27, 2010

The lineup for the Valley Performing Arts Center’s debut season will feature a broad range of performances. The assemble, which was announced Wednesday during a press conference at the VPAC, will start off with folk music artists Shawn Colvin and Loudon Wainwright on Feb. 5. “This season wil...

VPAC line up to be announced, theatre department to be included

Angela Melero

October 26, 2010

The performance lineup for the new Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) will be announced Thursday. Performances for the new VPAC are set to cover a wide range of styles, further demonstrating the versatility of the new space. VPAC insiders have remained tight-lipped about the lineup of performances...

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