Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Beyond the Beat

Percussionist Andrew Grueschow helped deaf and hard of hearing students at Taft Elementary in Santa Ana experience music and rhythm. These students participated in a special four-day workshop conducted by Grueschow, a teaching artist from the Center’s ArtsConnect education program. The students learned, heard and felt basic elements of music, such as pulse, tempo, pitch and rhythm to enhance learning and understanding of cultural concepts in the classroom. Watch the video to hear from Grueschow and click here to read the OC Register's story by Tim Mangan.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sparks in the Heights

Playbill reports that 2007's American Idol champ Jordin Sparks will make her Broadway debut in In The Heights.  The hit musical, which won four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, currently stars Corbin Bleu as Usnavi.  Playbill also has a photo gallery of Sparks on a recent visit to In the Heights with Bleu which you can view here.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Marathon Runs Through Us

If you happened to be at the Center Sunday morning, you would have seen nearly 1,800 runners stay the course of the OC Marathon onto the Center’s community plaza, around Richard Serra’s towering Connector sculpture and take a quick left past a rock band and down the side of RenĂ©e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Many friends and family members were on hand to cheer the athletes and enjoy some mid-morning entertainment by Delmos Wade. Congrats to all the runners!

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