Philharmonic with Cory Tiffin

A large music concert with a vast audience, in an even grander venue, can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.  In an attempt to divert from the typical large musical showcase, the Las Vegas Philharmonic is exploring chamber music through a more intimate lens. With performances catering towards a smaller crowd, the Philharmonic will be playing at the Smith Center of Performing Arts in the Troesh Studio Theatre.  Musical numbers will include works by Brahms, Mozart, Bach, and other world renowned composers.  Not only is the Philharmonic bringing top performers and classic pieces, but Loyola’s own Instructor of Clarinet Cory Tiffin will also be performing.  The event will consist of a series of three unique performances featuring piano, strings, and winds.  So come out and see this colorful musical collaboration by the Philharmonic starting Tuesday, April 26th at 7:30 PM!

1004647765_nv_lvrj_philharm_0To purchase tickets, click here or contact The Smith Center box office at 702-749-2000. Don’t miss The Las Vegas Philharmonic’s and also come out to support one of Loyola’s own at this grand musical event!

For more information, check out a performance review here.

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Eminent Domain at LUMA

When we think of the fifth amendment to the United States Constitution, most think of the right each citizen has against self-incrimination, the ‘right to remain silent’. Yet, many look over the other clauses of this amendment, one of which gives our government a huge right to take private properties. The amendment ends with: “…nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Our government has the right to claim private property as long as it provides ‘just’ compensation.

This actually isn’t anything new to world governments. Many countries practice, what the United States calls, eminent domain. This has become an increasingly important issue to discuss, as many feel our government is abusing its right to buy private property. Political analysts and sociologists are now speaking out for residents who have been affected by our government’s implementation of eminent domain.

Richard Wasserman is a Chicago photographer who has started working with Loyola’s Center for Urban Research and Learning and we’re excited to host his work at our very own university art museum (LUMA)! At this event, a panel discussion will accompany Wasserman’s selected works and fuel an important analysis of how eminent domain has and will continue to affect the lives of Americans across the country. You will not want to miss out on this intriguing dialogue and engaged collection of photography!


Eminent Domain in Boston, MA. Richard Wasserman

The panel discussion will feature Lenny D. Asaro, JD, Larry Bennett, PhD, and Philip Nyden, PhD. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, April 12 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM and an opening reception for the art exhibition will follow until 7:30 PM.

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Stepping Behind the Curtain: A Conversation with She Loves Me Assistant Director Maggie Cramer

“Sometimes I want to be up there dancing! But I’m very happy to be on this side of the table,” proclaims junior theatre major Maggie Cramer.

Maggie in Eurydice 1You may recognize Cramer from her star turn as the titular character in last semester’s Second Stage show Eurydice, as well as her role as Christine Linde in the recent main stage production of A Doll’s House. However, for the upcoming main stage musical She Loves Me, Cramer views the show from a completely different perspective, taking a step behind the curtain as Assistant Director.

“Going into it, I wasn’t sure what to expect,” Cramer admits. “This was my first time in an Assistant Director position, and my first time working with [theatre faculty member] Sarah [Gabel]. I wanted to come into the process and learn a lot, and that’s definitely what’s happening!”

As a part of that learning, a portion of Cramer’s job as Assistant Director is to conduct dramaturgical research about the musical. Starting with the plot, Cramer explains that She Loves Me “follows the clerks’ and customers’ lives in Mr. Maraczek’s parfumerie, which is similar to a department store. In particular, it follows two clerks, Georg and Amalia.”

Not wanting to give away too many details, Cramer hints at the unique nature of Georg and Amalia’s fiery relationship. “At first, they cannot stand each other, but as the show progresses, you learn that they have more in common than they think!” And of course you’ll have to see the show to find out exactly what those similarities are!

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