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VPAC hosts ‘Symphony of the Heart’ benefit concert

CSUN's state-of-the-art Valley Performing Arts Center is a cultural center for the San Fernando Valley. The Sundial / File Photo.

Nikolas Samuels

January 25, 2017

Some of the world's top performers will be at the Valley Performing Arts Center this Sunday to entertain students and the public —all for a good cause. The concert "Symphony of the Heart" will feature Rita, one of the most acclaimed singers to come out of Israel, as well as Grammy-winning artist,...

Cloud Nine looks to blend comedy and drama

New play titled

Eliset Zapien

November 13, 2015

Cloud Nine is a two-act play combined together to portray a time-shifting comedy of gender and sexuality by Caryl Churchill. Ryan Lisman, 21-year-old psychology major, is one of the cast members and explains that they’ve rehearsed everyday for weeks for the premier show on Friday, Nov. 13. “We’ve...

Deadline approaches for students to get free tickets for Yo-Yo Ma VPAC concert

Photo credit: Valley Perfomring Arts Center Website

Madeline Sensibile

April 29, 2015

CSUN alumni Earl Enzer and his wife Karen have given students the opportunity to see world renown cellist Yo-Yo Ma perform at the Valley Performing Art Center next week on May 6. The Enzers have underwritten 200 tickets to the event specifically for students to attend. The deadline to enter to win a ...

Martha Graham Dance Company showcase elegance at VPAC

Performers in the Martha Graham Dance Company stage Appalachian Spring at the VPAC. In its 70th season, the performance is one of  the Graham company's oldest works. (The Sundial Photo/ Manny Araujo) Photo credit: Manny Araujo

Lauren Rife

April 20, 2015

Follow @Lauren_Rife // Professional dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company graced the stage at the VPAC Saturday night on the 89th anniversary of the company's creation. Performing pieces both old and new, the dancers left the audience in awe as they performed four very different pieces of modern dance. Out of the four, the most crowd pleasing was the final piece, titled "Echo," based on the myt...

Mayor Garcetti to deliver State of the City Address at VPAC on Tuesday

Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles sits in his office on July 9, 2013. (Susannah Kay/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Kathleen Johnson

April 13, 2015

Catch live updates of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's State of the City address here Mayor Garcetti will be delivering the State of The City Address 5 p.m. at the Valley Performing Arts Center on April 14. Garcetti will be addressing city workers, reaffirming his support and discussing his ongoing pro...

Students Wait Anxiously For James Franco’s ‘Big Lecture’

Students Wait Anxiously For James Franco's 'Big Lecture'

Madeline Sensibile

March 10, 2015

On March 10 at 6 p.m. actor and writer James Franco will be taking the stage at the VPAC for this semester's Big Lecture presented by Associated Students Productions.What looked to be nearly 500 plus students have been standing outside since early this morning, a few students said. Alyssa Hernandez,...

An evening with Vanessa Williams brings nostalgia to VPAC

Vanessa Williams performing

Lauren Rife

January 18, 2015

Vanessa Williams was happy to kick off the 2015 season at the Valley Performing Arts Center on Friday night, where she demonstrated that after 30 years in the industry, she's still got it.   Williams began her 90-minute set with "The Real Thing," the title track from her latest studio album,...

Sarah McLachlin and Laura Marling kick off VPAC benefit shows

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Fasano

Neelofer Lodhy

December 8, 2014

by Jake Tully, contributor CSUN was lucky enough to host two benefit concerts in support of its radio station, KCSN, this fall at the prestigious Valley Performing Arts Center. Slated for December 5th and 12th, the concerts will feature two full nights of music, as well as a meet-and-greet wit...

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra give the VPAC one of the most entertaining performances yet

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra give the VPAC one of the most entertaining performances yet

Trevor Talan

November 24, 2014

Backed by the musical powerhouse that is the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), composer, improv entertainer and cultural ambassador Irvin Mayfield’s soulful vibe brought the house down and the audience up at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Saturday evening. As the fourth stop on their fi...

London Philharmonic entrances the VPAC

The London Philharmonic orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and played with a distinguished pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge, Calif. Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/ The Sundial

Jonathan R. Diaz

October 13, 2014

  The music of classical composers Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Prokofiev flowed beautifully through the Great Hall of the Valley Performing Arts Center on Friday night as the London Philharmonic Orchestra entertained a packed house. The 100-piece orchestra performed amazing pieces that were s...

Chinese acrobat team light up the VPAC stage

Solo performer from the Chinese Acrobat team balances on a tall unicycle. Photo Credit: Macie Bennett/ The Sundial

Macie Bennett

September 29, 2014

  The lights dimmed and triumphant music began as the performers from The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China joined the VPAC stage to perform Cirque Peking. The company was founded in 1951 and has since featured famous acts such as plate-spinning, juggling, contorti...

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