Monday, July 17, 2017   To view this as a webpage, click here.  
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Dear Friends:

We are excited to announce the new season of USC Visions and Voices! Kick off the year at our annual arts extravaganza, “SPARK!,” with one of L.A.’s hottest bands, Chicano Batman. “SPARK!” will be held outside at the brand-new USC Village as part of their grand opening celebrations. Usually open to USC students only, we are thrilled to let you know that due to the increased capacity, the event will also be open to USC faculty and staff! Other events will feature the stunning Vancouver-based dance company, Ballet BC; U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; a residency with distinguished Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide; acclaimed actor John Cho; Theaster Gates, one of the most important public artists of our time; opera star Renée Fleming; Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Hilton Als; Chicago’s hilarious dance-theatre company Lucky Plush Productions; a concert for social change with women artist/activists of color, including Maya Jupiter, Alice Bag, and Medusa; world-renowned environmental artist Olafur Eliasson; the fearless and groundbreaking RUBBERBANDance; Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; and a trip for USC students to see Hamilton! Check out our website at for information on these events and the entire 2017-18 season. And be sure to mark your calendar with RSVP dates now. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

—The Visions and Voices Team

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  SPARK!   SPARK! 12th Annual Visions and Voices Multimedia Kickoff
Thursday, August 17, at 8 p.m.
Pre-show DJ Set at 7:15 p.m.
USC Village
Admission is free and open to USC students, staff, and faculty only with valid USC ID. USC students, staff, and faculty may bring one non-USC guest per ID. All guests must arrive with their USC hosts. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Arrive early!
Kick off the year with an incredible event featuring the electrifying DJ duo Urban Assault, National Poetry Slam champion Javon Johnson, hilarious stand-up comics Atsuko Okatsuka and Jessica Sele, and one L.A.’s favorite bands, Chicano Batman, who has performed at Coachella and has been selling out shows across the country! There will also be presentations by Provost Michael Quick and USC cinematic arts professor Tara McPherson. Plus, attendees will receive free Visions and Voices T-shirts and backpacks! MORE INFO

For more information on these and other events, please visit our website.

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