Luckman Theatre

La Santa Cecilia group posing with confidence in a rustic outdoor setting at dusk, exuding a vintage vibe.

La Santa Cecilia

Grammy-winning La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music. The band is known for drawing inspiration from all over the world, utilizing Pan-American rhythms including cumbia, bossa-nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz and klezmer music.


Indigo Girls

American folk-rock duo Indigo Girls come to Los Angeles for one night only – presented by The Soraya at Cal State Northridge and performed at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA.


John Waters

John Waters returns to the Luckman with an all-new version of his solo stand-up performance. Waters’ joyously devious monologue celebrates his film career and obsessional tastes. A celebrated filmmaker, director, and writer, John Waters has built a reputation for shocking his audiences.

Musician with a radiant smile holding a red electric guitar, basking in the spotlight with a warm, curtain backdrop setting the stage for an intimate performance.

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

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Cal State LA Spring 2023 GALA Concert

Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. SPRING 2023 GALA CONCERT University Choirs and Student/Faculty Orchestra performing Carmina Burana composed by Carl Orff, conducted by Dr. Christopher Gravis, with faculty soloists Natalie Buickians and Robert MacNeil, and the Children’s Choir of All Saints Church in Pasadena (Luckman Fine Arts Complex Mainstage)

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Ballet Nepantla presents Valentina

Ballet Nepantla presents “Valentina”: a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during Revolutionary Mexico. By fusing contemporary ballet with traditional Mexican folklorico, “Valentina” tells stories of wealth and power, hope and despair, struggle and loss, and triumph.


Jazz at Lincoln Center: Songs We Love

For over three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center has been a leading advocate for jazz, culture, and arts education globally. Under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center has brought the art form of jazz from the heart of New York City to over 446 cities in more than 40 countries. Songs We Love was first presented as the 2016 season opener at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The program is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song. Under the musical direction of trumpeter Riley Mulherkar, vocalists Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas, and Shenel Johns join Mariel Bildsten on trombone, Lucas Pino on reeds, Mathis Picard on piano, Barry Stephenson on bass, and TJ Reddick in this all-star ensemble celebrating the American art form of jazz. Combining their distinct talents, the group will sing their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s. Iconic singers to be explored include Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland.

A solitary Julieta Venegas, caught in a contemplative moment, bathed in a sliver of light against the surrounding darkness.

Julieta Venegas

An icon on the Latin pop music scene, Julieta Venegas has made a significant impact as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer — garnering international recognition and acclaim throughout her illustrative career. Her exceptional talent and versatility have allowed her to captivate audiences on prominent stages and festivals worldwide, resulting in Gold and Platinum-certified albums in Mexico, the United States, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, and Spain.

Her artistry has been recognized with 2 Grammy Awards and 11 Latin Grammy Awards, as well as 2 Billboard Music Awards and 7 MTV Awards, among thirty other awards. Julieta continues to conquer hits collaborating with notable artists such as Tainy, Bad Bunny, Sen Senra, Dom La Nena, No Te Va a Gustar, and more.


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