REVIEW: MTR performs coming-of-age musical Edges


On Friday, the Musical Theatre Repertory at USC presented Edges, a song-cycle musical comprised of individual songs performed in a sequence and written by songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The musical is made up of 15 songs: Each song contains unrelated stories and characters, but still possesses similar coming-of-age themes that are indelibly […]

Better Call Saul returns with mystery, conflict


Better Call Saul, the spinoff show to the popular television series Breaking Bad, has returned for its third season. The first two seasons of Better Call Saul have not been a disappointment, as creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould produced some of the darkest and most humorous scenes in modern-day television. The third season premiere […]

REVIEW: Clean Bandit disappoints with lackluster concert


Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson and Starley joined forces to electrify Los Angeles at the Fonda Theater on Wednesday. Although its energy resonated through the crowd, Clean Bandit’s performance quality was not up to par with fellow performers. Starley opened the show beautifully, gracing the audience with her soulful vocals and contagiously soothing energy. She waltzed […]

REVIEW: Facing Our Truth captivates with short plays


The USC School of Dramatic Arts debuted its production of Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege, tantalizing vignettes about racism, prejudice and injustice in modern-day America on Thursday. The show is comprised of six 10-minute plays, each telling a unique story with different characters. In addition, each was written by […]