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Welcome to UCLA Live's online press room, where journalists will find information about the wide range of performances we will present at Royce Hall and the Freud Playhouse in 2009-10. UCLA Live brings scores of performances each year – including contemporary dance, experimental theater, world music and spoken word – to audiences in Los Angeles.

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Articles Archive
Below you will find links to recent feature articles and reviews.
Live Jazz and Bluegrass: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band at Royce Hall.
The 2010-2011 UCLA Live season came to a rollicking end Thursday night, with a tandem performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band.
5/13/2011 - Michael Katz The International Review of Music
Itzhak Perlman, Sonny Rollins, Stew and global warming concert to highlight UCLA Live season
The coming UCLA Live season at Royce Hall will feature an array of instrumentalists, singers and speakers whose lifetime honors are unquestioned –- among them Itzhak Perlman, Sonny Rollins, Earl Scruggs, Joan Didion and Kenny Burrell.
5/12/2011 - Mike BoehmCulture Monster
Lucinda Childs brings back to the stage Dance. The intense reconstruction of the original work is presented live with the accompaniment of film brilliantly conceptualized by Sol LeWitt. The piece stimulates audiences with repetition of complex but limited phrasing perfectly in tune with the score composed by Philip Glass.
5/7/2011 - The Collective Magazine
Shujaat Khan, Chatterjee Enthrall in Ghazal Ensemble
Three different instruments blurring genres and relaying different emotions and thoughts in a unified sound, a musical conversation combining Indian and Persian strings with a hint of South Asian percussion, captivated a diverse audience of classical music lovers on the UCLA campus here as members of the Ghazal Ensemble performed April 21.
5/6/2011 - Parimal M. Rohit,India West
Looking and Listening: Lucinda Childs @ Royce
This weekend, UCLA Live is presenting one of the classic postmodern dances choreographed by Judson Church movement pioneer Lucinda Childs at Royce Hall.The reconstructed Dance has been making its way across the globe, reminding audiences of the power and intelligence existing in its articulate dancing and thoughtful composition.
5/5/2011 - Benn Widdey Arts & Events at LAist
UCLA Live: Billy Collins and Kay Ryan
In celebration of National Poetry Month, two former U.S. Poets Laureate took the stage at Royce Hall on April 23.
4/26/2011 - Julie Riggott, Culture Spot LA
Dance review: 'Monger' at UCLA Live
In "Monger," the piece danced by Marshall's Israeli troupe at UCLA's Royce Hall, we find them both - societal vagaries and his own cultural heritage - framed in the dark downstairs quarters of humbled, obedient servants answering their mistress's bell.
4/24/2011 - Donna Perlmutter, LA Observed
Preservation Hall - Del McCoury Collaboration Celebrates Two Great American Traditions, Thursday, May 12th
UCLA Live! will bring together to great American improvisatory traditions when it welcomes the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band on Thursday, May 12th at 8 pm at Royce Hall.
4/24/2011 -
Organ professor and university organist Christoph Bull to rock Royce Hall with mash-ups of classical, contemporary music
Organist Christoph Bull, celebrated for his rock- and jazz-infused improvisational style, will perform songs by Pink Floyd and other artists on Royce Hall’s Skinner pipe organ at 2 p.m. Saturday for UCLA Live’s annual Organ Recital.
4/22/2011 - Dan Peel, Arts & Entertainment and Music at the Daily Bruin
Kay Ryan and Billy Collins to wax poetic and playful at Royce Hall
The distinct poetry and easy rapport of Ryan, the recently announced Pulitzer Prize winner, and former U.S. laureate Collins will be on display at Royce Hall on Saturday.
4/21/2011 - By Oliver Gettell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
UCLA Live's New Director Takes the Stage
Patch catches up with Kristy Edmunds, incoming executive and artistic director of UCLA Live.
4/21/2011 - Richard Carradine, Westwood-Century City Patch
CA: Organist Christoph Bull at UCLA live
On Saturday, April 23 at 2 pm UCLA Live presents a delightful afternoon of classical music on Royce Hall’s glorious Skinner organ from acclaimed organist Christoph Bull, known for his energizing and often eclectic musical interpretation of organ repertoire.
4/20/2011 - German World Editorial Staff
Kristy Edmunds takes up directorship at UCLA Live
Earlier this month, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture announced that Kristy Edmunds was ‘packing for LA’ in a move that has got a lot of people talking. She takes up the position of executive and artistic director of UCLA Live from 1 May 2011, will ‘transition’ through the summer, and moves in August.
4/14/2011 - Fiona Mackrell, ArtsHub
Marshall's 'Monger' at UCLA Live: Homeboy Brings It Home!
Oft labeled a rising star in contemporary dance, Los Angeles-bred and European/Israeli infused choreographer Barak Marshall and UCLA Live bring a company of ten dancers to Royce Hall for two shows this weekend.
4/13/2011 - Benn Widdey Arts & Events at Laist
Live Music: Arlo Guthrie in a UCLA LIVE concert at Royce Hall
The largely gray-haired and gray-bearded crowd was treated to a quickly paced and warmly delivered show by a true hippie icon. Guthrie looked robust, in dark clothes with thick white hair and a big white mustache to match. He is in fine shape and is a huge presence on stage.
4/9/2011 - Mike Finkelstein The International Review of Music
Kristy Edmunds packing for Los Angeles to lead UCLA Live
Kristy Edmunds, a former artistic director of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, is to head the UCLA Live performance series at the University of California in Los Angeles.
4/8/2011 - Matthew Westwood, The Australian
LA Stage Insider
Kristy Edmunds has been named executive and artistic director of UCLA Live.
4/7/2011 - Julio Martinez, LA Stage Times
A few thoughts on Kristy Edmunds at UCLA Live
Barry Johnson comments on the appointment of Kristy Edmunds as Director of UCLA Live
4/6/2011 - Barry Johnson, Arts Dispatch
Billy Collins and Kay Ryan at UCLA Live
UCLA Live presents an evening with two of America’s premier poets, former Poets Laureate Billy Collins and Kay Ryan, appearing at Royce Hall Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m.
4/6/2011 - Julie Riggott, Culture Spot LA
Kristy Edmunds named director of UCLA Live
The adventurous impresario, who helped shape the arts scenes in Portland, Ore., and Melbourne, Australia, has been hired to program three seasons starting with 2012-13.
4/5/2011 - Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Kristy Edmunds to lead financially struggling UCLA Live arts festival
Kristy Edmunds, who made a mark on Portland's contemporary art scene at the Portland Art Museum and at PICA, has been hired to program three seasons at the UCLA Live performance series in Los Angeles. She begins May 1.
4/5/2011 - David Stabler, The Oregonian
Kristy Edmunds Named UCLA Live Executive and Artistic Director
Internationally known performing arts curator Kristy Edmunds has been named executive and artistic director of UCLA Live, UCLA’s renowned performing arts program, Christopher Waterman, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, announced today.
4/5/2011 - Andy Horwitz, Culture Bot
Arlo Guthrie at UCLA Live
He’s “coming into Los Angeles…”
3/31/2011 - Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor
UCLA Live-Dr. Maya Angelou
Blogger raves about the spoken word performance of, as she puts it, the "incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou."
3/30/2011 - The Literary Whore
Acoustic Africa to Bring African Guitar Traditions to UCLA Live’s Royce Hall March 26
The news department at World Music Central speaks highly of the group by saying "headlining Acoustic Africa are the continent’s most indomitable touring artists, songwriters and social commentators"
3/18/2011 - World Music Central News Department