John Tejada Presents Future Stars Featuring CalArts Students

On May 15, the nonprofit record label Touched Music released John Tejada Presents Future Stars, a compilation album created by CalArts students in John Tejada’s spring 2020 music class “Advanced Electronic Music Production.” Producer and composer Tejada also contributed the original track...

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26th Annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts Recipients Announced

On Friday, May 22, the Herb Alpert Foundation announced the recipients of the 2020 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (HAAIA). Administered by CalArts since 1994, the awards recognize five mid-career artists pushing the boundaries of Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Each honoree...

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24700 Podcast: Erick Pepper Rivera Talks About The Hat Boyz

CalArts alum Erick Pepper Rivera (Music BFA 12) is a composer and cartoonist who released his debut graphic novel The Hat Boyz in 2019. The book follows Benny, a half-black, half-Mexican teenager who has a hard time avoiding the drug scene and crime from his South LA neighborhood. It also...

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