Entertainment at the USC Stage

USC Kaufman Students

Dance performance The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is at the forefront of developing a hybrid art form comprised of intersecting dance techniques...

The Trojan Marching Band

Musical performance One of the most innovative collegiate marching bands in the country, the USC Trojan Marching Band features more than 300 students from...

Festival Kickoff with the Trojan Marching Band

Musical performance Kick off this year’s Festival of Books with special guests from the Los Angeles Times and USC and a performance by the Trojan Marching...

The Trojan Men

Musical performance—a cappella With the swagger and style of Bruno Mars, the tight harmonies of Pentatonix, the groove and soul of Stevie Wonder, and the...

Ashley Chanel

Musical performance—R&B With a butter-smooth R&B feel that’s laced in jazz and spiked with consciousness, Ashley Chanel has drawn comparisons to Erykah Badu...

Remi Wolf

Musical performance—indie/soul/pop Remi Wolf gained local fame in high school performing around the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles to...

I See Hawks in L.A.

Musical performance—country/folk/rock Their unique take on honky-tonk, psychedelic country rock, Celtic, and electrified two-step has made I See Hawks in...

Maddie Ross

Musical performance—indie/pop L.A.-based indie rocker Maddie Ross writes pop-punky love songs and guitar-driven anthems about her producer, co-writer, and...

The Trailblazers featuring Urban Voices Project and USC Thornton Students

Musical performance—choir Comprised of singers from the Urban Voices Project—a Skid Row choir of artists who have experienced homelessness—and student...

Jensen McRae

Musical performance—singer/songwriter Jensen McRae is a Los Angeles–born singer-songwriter whose sound is evocative of Sara Bareilles and Tracy Chapman. An...

Ideas In Action: USC panel dialogues

Feminisms in Motion: Intersectional Voices for Social Change

From 2007 to 2017, Los Angeles–based magazine make/shift published some of the most inspiring feminist voices of the decade on issues like immigration,...

Creating Safe Spaces: Bullying, Violence, and Safety

As boundaries between the cyber world and physical world become blurred and society becomes increasingly polarized and pressurized, the potential for...

Showgirls and Superstars: Gender in Music, Dance, and Comedy

Entertainment and popular culture have had a significant impact on the way we think about gender, sexuality, and identity. From pop icons Freddie Mercury and...

The Enduring Allure of Shakespeare

In the preface to the First Folio, Ben Johnson famously deemed Shakespeare to be “not of an age, but for all time.” Why is Shakespeare so enduring, and how...

Print Journalism: Where Do We Go from Here?

In today’s digital world, newspapers and weeklies are thinner than ever, with content and advertising catering more to online consumption and distribution by...

Publishing Poets: On The Best American Poetry

For over 25 years, the Best American Poetry anthology has been an annual treat for lovers of verse, an honor for its contributors, and conversation starter...

Entertainment, Information, and Addiction: Our New Digital, Social World

Social media, digital entertainment, online shopping, and apps of all kinds make our lives easier and more fun. They also connect us and create new hybrid...

Aren’t We American? Race, Class, Immigration, and Citizenship

How do race and class impact what it means to be American today? What do citizenship and immigration look like in the current context of “America first” and...

Food Justice for All? Food Security in L.A.

Los Angeles has a well-earned reputation as a foodie’s paradise, where colliding cultures provide every type of food and flavor in strip malls and on wheels...