Between Doheny Library and Leavey Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089 #visionsandvoices
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Doors open at 7 p.m.

Admission is free and open to Trojan Family Weekend registrants and USC students, staff, faculty, alumni, and guests.

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Join us for an exclusive concert and conversation with L.A.’s iconic synth pop pioneers Berlin, including original members Terri Nunn, John Crawford, and David Diamond! Their gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim featured groundbreaking hits like “The Metro” and “Masquerade.” No one who watched MTV in the ’80s could forget their Bonnie and Clyde–inspired video for “No More Words”! And in 1986, the band received international acclaim for their chart-topping, Academy Award–winning “Take My Breath Away” from the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun. One of the most influential bands of the ’80s, Berlin continues to make exciting new music today.

This special Trojan Family Weekend event will include an intimate and rare conversation with original members Terri Nunn, John Crawford, and David Diamond, facilitated by USC professor Karen Tongson, followed by a full concert that you won’t want to miss! So bring some low-back chairs or blankets and get ready to dance at this special event open to the USC community only.

About the Moderator: Karen Tongson is associate professor of English, gender and sexuality studies, and American studies and ethnicity at USC. She is the author of Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries and a forthcoming book entitled Why Karen Carpenter Matters. Her writing and cultural commentary have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, BuzzFeed Reader, NPR, and The Washington Post, as well as academic journals. You can also hear Tongson talk about pop culture, the arts, and entertainment on the weekly Pop Rocket podcast, hosted by comedian Guy Branum.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative and Trojan Family Weekend.

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