Jesse & Joy

May 23. Direct from Mexico City! Folk-pop sensations Jesse & Joy are “some of the purest, most talented artists of our generation,” said Latin Times.

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Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant

A cabaret of stories and songs about Cumming's life and loves in his adopted homeland.

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Alicia Villarreal

May 25. Direct from Mexico! Latin pop phenomenon Alicia Villarreal bursts through the barriers of genres and gender from her time as lead singer in Grupo Limite to her blossoming solo career.

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Lupillo Rivera with Mariachi

May 26. With his signature style and mastery of Mexican regional music, including mariachi, corridos, and banda, Lupillo Rivera will be joined by a mariachi band to cap off the year’s festivities.

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Heartbeat of Mexico Creative Writers Youth Project

High school writers, mentored by Chapman MFA candidates, will also work with theater directors to present their finished work on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30pm

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Heartbeat of Mexico Festival, May 23-26, 2019

Jesse & Joy, Alicia Villarreal, and Lupillo Rivera to Headline Musco Center’s 2019 Heartbeat of Mexico Festival, May 23-26, 2019

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Heartbeat of Mexico Call-To-Artists 2019

Musco Center seeks local performers and ensembles to appear during the Heartbeat of Mexico Festival. 

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HILLBILLY: Film Screening and Panel

The free Orange County premiere screening of HILLBILLY, an award-winning new documentary film. HILLBILLY, co-directed by Chapman Assistant Professor of Documentary Film Sally Rubin and filmmaker Ashley York, seeks to expand cultural understanding the Appalachian region and its infamous stereotype.

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Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Combining the big band swing of the 1930s and ‘40s with contemporary music, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band has become an international phenomenon, developing a reputation as one of the most innovative and versatile big band collectives in the last thirty years.

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Manuel Barrueco, Guitar

Internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our time, Manuel Barrueco is a superior and elegant instrumentalist who possesses a seductive sound and uncommon melodic gifts.

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Michio Kaku

Musco Center for the Arts present one of the most widely recognized futurists, Dr. Michio Kaku, who will speak on his latest book, The Future of Humanity, on March 1 at 7:30 pm. Dr. Kaku takes his audience on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.

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Juilliard String Quartet

Areta Zhulla, the new first violinist with Juilliard String Quartet (JSQ) makes her West Coast debut presented by Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University on February 21 at 7:30pm. Founded in 1946, JSQ returns to the campus several years after their Chapman debut in the 1960s. With the introduction of Zhulla, JSQ’s arrival exemplifies the quartet’s ongoing impact by performing and educating with unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor.

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Kishi Bashi

Singer-songwriter, composer, violinist, and loop pedal-wielding artist Kishi Bashi makes his Musco Center debut on February 28, 2019 at 7:30pm.

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