Rapper Kurtis Blow breaks it down at Hip Hop Lab

It's not every day that a legendary rapper comes to campus to share the inner workings of his career that made him a star. Kurtis Walker, aka Kurtis Blow, spoke at The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts last week. As a special guest artist at CalArts's Hip Hop Lab, Walker talked about his...

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CalArts Alumnus Ryan Bancroft Wins 2018 Malko Competition

The Malko Competition for Young Conductors has awarded the 1st prize for it's triennial event in Copenhagen, Denmark to CalArtian Ryan Bancroft (Music BFA 11). Bancroft conducted Hans Christian Lumbye’s Champagne Gallop at sight, in celebration of his victory. Maestro Fabio Luisi, the principal...

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Rapper Kurtis Blow Is Visiting Artist for Music

On April 23 and 24, the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts will be hosting the legendary rapper Kurtis Walker, aka Kurtis Blow, as part of its visiting artist series. Throughout his career, Blow has released 15 albums. He is currently an ordained minister. In 1979, at the age of 20, Blow...

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