DC Pierson is a comedian, author, rapper, and a founding member of DERRICK Comedy, the sketch group with Donald Glover, Dominic Dierkes, and Dan Eckman. You might recognize him as Duncan, self-appointed boy genius from the group's film, Mystery Team, or as occasional Greendale Gazette member and Human Being on Community. The UCB alum talks about his new book, Crap Kingdom, good and bad writing advice, casting Werner Herzog in his ultimate feature film, and other things.
Richard Rothbard is a master woodworker, a successful businessman and gallery owner--his American Craftsman galleries represent over four hundred artists nationwide—and the originator of a unique style of intricately carved wooden puzzle boxes.
San Francisco, April 12, 2011 -- In a rare public speaking appearance, Eleanor Coppola took the center stage of Oberlin Dance Company (ODC) Theater today in order to share some of her personal experiences in documentary filmmaking to an audience of around 150 creative professionals, mostly women.
San Francisco, April 21, 2011 -- On April 12 and 13, Oberlin Dance Company and ODC Theater's dynamic founder Brenda Way hosted a two-day symposium titled "Women Who Frame the World: A Symposium on Creativity."
As President of The Juilliard School, Dr. Joseph Polisi is a twenty-first century visionary poised at the helm of a world-renowned performing arts institution; he is a fierce proponent of the arts, an author, a teacher, and a performer.
At seven years old, Kerry Olson was organizing fundraiser fairs in her backyard for humanitarian organizations complete with ring tosses and stuffed animal prizes. Today, she's the vibrant, passionate founder of Firelight Foundation, an organization based in Santa Cruz, California supporting children and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.
"If you can channel the best part of you that is bigger than yourself where it’s not about your ego and not about getting ahead, then you can have fun and you aren’t jealous of others. You see other people's talent as another branch of your own. You can keep it rooted in joy...Life is long and there are plenty of opportunities to make mistakes. The point of it all is to learn."
"Creditors" award-winning actor, Tom Liam Benedict Burke, is taking American theatre-goers by storm. In a mere 90 minutes, this young artist managed to carve out a performance which will surely be remembered for years to come...
April 29th, 2010. Los Angeles, CA. Smoldering, unpretentious, refreshingly quick-witted and down-to-earth - actress Lynn Chen will be back to grace the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 1st in Quentin Lee's romantic comedy "The People I've Slept With," which has sold out theaters in screenings across the country.
Every so often, you meet someone who, in even just a short time, manages to change your life forever; someone possessed of such charisma and vibrancy, you come away from the experience with creativity ablaze, hopes renewed, confidence restored and idealism reborn.
Interview with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra's Associate Principal Bassist
New York, NY. We caught Metropolitan Opera Associate Principal Bassist Leigh Mesh on a lunch break during the orchestra's rehearsals for a sold out Carnegie Hall performance of Stravinsky's Pétrouchka and Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with Lang Lang and conductor James Levine. Mesh is a charismatic man, at once relaxed and at ease, yet intensely focused and powerful both in musicianship and in personal fitness - the result of a lifetime of pursuing his two passions, music and an active lifestyle outdoors.