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2019-04-02 12:30:02 2019-04-02 12:30:02 America/Los_Angeles Spring Writers Series: Charmaine Craig and Richard Garcia Led by Professor of English Language and Literature Tony Barnstone, the series invites various authors to campus throughout each semester to read their work and meet with students. Now in its 22nd year, the program has welcomed distinguished writers like Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa, Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, and New York Times best-selling author writer Amy Tan, among others.   Charmaine Craig studied literature at Harvard College, received her MFA from the University of California at Irvine, and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, where she particularly enjoys teaching literature, the art of the paragraph, and forms of narration. Her first novel, The Good Men  (Riverhead), was a national bestseller translated into six languages. Her second novel, Miss Burma (Grove), longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction, is based on the lives of her mother and grandparents, all born in Burma. Formerly an actor in film and television, she grew up in Los Angeles, where she now resides with her husband, author Andrew Winer, and their daughters. http://www.charmainecraig.com Richard Garcia was born in San Francisco in 1941 and began writing in his teens. After publishing his chapbook, Selected Poems, in 1972, he stopped writing for a number of years until an encouraging letter from Octavio Paz convinced him to return to writing. In 1978 he published a bilingual book for children, My Aunt Otilia's Spirits. He earned the MFA degree in creative writing from Warren Wilson College Writers’ Program in 1994, during which time his first collection, The Flying Garcias, was published by University of Pittsburgh. His third volume of poetry with BOA Editions, The Chair, was chosen by Poetry Magazine editor Don Share as the best book of 2015. The Other Odyssey won the 2012 American Poetry Journal Book Prize, and his seventh volume, Porridge, was chosen by Tom Lombardo for the 2016 Press 53 Prize. http://www.richardgarcia.info Wardman Library

AprilWednesday3

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2019-04-03 09:00:00 2019-04-03 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Academic advising Whittier College
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Women's Water Polo vs. La Verne

Graham Athletics Center

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2019-04-03 19:00:00 2019-04-03 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Women's Water Polo vs. La Verne Graham Athletics Center

AprilThursday4

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2019-04-05 09:00:00 2019-04-05 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Academic advising Whittier College
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Men's Baseball vs. Chapman

Graham Athletics Center Baseball Field

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2019-04-05 15:00:00 2019-04-05 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Men's Baseball vs. Chapman Graham Athletics Center Baseball Field
7:30pm
California Guitar Trio

Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

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2019-04-05 19:30:00 2019-04-05 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles California Guitar Trio The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure. Comprised of Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, the group has established a unique, personal connection with audiences. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, The California Guitar Trio’s (CGT) shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they’re part of the music, not just spectators. In fact, the group’s goal is to transcend their instruments, so people focus on the music first, and its considerable technical prowess a distant second. CGT’s 15 albums, streamed over 59 million times on Pandora, offer diverse snapshots of the group’s mercurial muse. The trio’s most recent release Komorebi showcases its acoustic side, with beautiful lush originals and innovative cover arrangements of Beatles, Beach Boys and more. Other highlights include Masterworks and album of classical works, with expansive takes on Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, and Schubert. Andromeda, which combines their many influences into a visionary album of original material; CG3+2, an exploration of kinetic rock territory in collaboration with bassist Tony Levin and drummer Pat Mastelotto; and Echoes, which re-imagines timeless material by artists such as Mike Oldfield, Penguin Café Orchestra, Pink Floyd, and Queen. The trio’s output has made a major global impact, having served as the soundtrack for Olympics coverage, and programs on CNN, CBS, NBC, and ESPN. They have fans in high places too: NASA used their music to wake the crew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. CGT’s lineup is truly the sum of its distinct parts: A Utah native now residing in Los Angeles, Paul Richards immersed himself in rock, blues, jazz, and folk during his early days and while attending The University of Utah’s jazz guitar program. Bert Lams, originally from Belgium, graduated from the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, specializing in classical guitar. Tokyo-born Hideyo Moriya began his guitar journey with surf music and British rock, before relocating to Boston to study at Berklee. All three felt the call to push themselves to the limit by enrolling in Robert Fripp’s challenging Guitar Craft courses, where they first met in 1987. They went on to tour together as part of Fripp’s League of Crafty Guitarists, before forming the California Guitar Trio in Los Angeles four years later. Recently, the trio expanded its collaborative possibilities by working within a six-guitar format with the Montreal Guitar Trio. During these groundbreaking, highly-entertaining shows, the acts perform inventive arrangements of each other’s repertoire, and new music for guitar sextet. 25 years and 1,800+ gigs later, the CGT remains intensely committed to explore, evolve and communicate a wide-ranging musical worldview. By Anil Prasad For more information, contact the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

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2019-04-08 09:00:00 2019-04-08 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles JanTerm incompletes due Whittier College

AprilTuesday9

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AprilWednesday10

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2019-04-10 09:00:00 2019-04-10 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Academic advising Whittier College
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Women's Water Polo vs. Claremont-M-S

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2019-04-10 19:00:00 2019-04-10 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Women's Water Polo vs. Claremont-M-S Graham Athletics Center

AprilThursday11

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2019-04-11 09:00:00 2019-04-11 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Academic advising Whittier College
7:30pm
Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders

Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

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2019-04-11 19:30:00 2019-04-11 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders Faces that disappear from drivers’ licenses. Paint brushes that paint on their own. Photographs that literally come to life right before your eyes. Brace yourself for a whole new take on magic and step into Vitaly’s world. World class illusionist Vitaly has mystified fans from all over the world, including Las Vegas superstars Penn & Teller whom he has successfully fooled in their hit TV show, Fool Us. From bringing pictures and drawings to life to erasing people from their own driver’s licenses, Vitaly’s signature illusions leaves even the most jaded audience awestruck and many of his audience coming back to experience his jaw-dropping feats. Reputed as “one of the most captivating and enjoyable illusionists performing in the world today” (Chilliwack Progress), Vitaly breathes innovation and artistry into the field of magic. He has the distinction of having invented and designed all of his illusions, treating spectators to a theatrical entertainment not seen anywhere else in the world. Not only do they witness the elegant rendering of the impossible, they are also charmed by Vitaly’s engaging personality and genuine desire to partake in his amazing acts. Now based in Vancouver, Vitaly has garnered rave reviews and has appeared on CBC, the Vancouver Sun and The Province, which has crowned him “the master of his own magical domain.” He continues to amaze people all over the world. Vitaly was 14 when he discovered his passion for magic. Soon he was developing his own material, entertaining his friends and family. Years later, he would abandon a career in engineering to focus on rebuilding people’s childlike sense of wonder and bridging the gap between dreams and reality. “There’s a tendency to call our era the “seen-it-all” times. It’s hard to imagine that one man on a stage could offer much that we haven’t seen. But – with the help of our imaginations, and his – he does.” – Vancouver Weekly For more information, contact the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts