Jazz, art and authors

Authors to read at Book Fair event

The City College Book Fair continues with authors Susan Straight and Bill Luvaas, who will read from their books on April 15 from 12:45-2:10 in D-121.

Straight is the director for the creative writing department at University of California, Riverside. A novelist and essayist whose work has been published in the New York Times, and Harper’s Magazine, Straight recently won the Lannan award for literary excellence.

Luvaas is a former professor from San Diego State who will be reading form his recent collection of short stories, “A Working Man’s Apocrypha.”

Both authors will offer a question and answer session at the end of their readings.

– Heather Richards

Jazz concert at Saville Theatre

Up and coming jazz musician Joshua Nelson is coming to City College April 15 with the Joshua Nelson Quintet.

Nelson is a native of Southern Californian, released his first album at nineteen and has been praised as a pianist and composer by his peers and critics alike. A Monk Competition finalist, Nelson has recently released a new album, “Let It Go,” portions of which will be highlighted at his show.

The concert, free to Jazz 88 members, will be at 8 p.m. at the Saville Theatre April 15. Admission is $5 for Students and $10 general admission.

– Heather Richards

Art experience planed for Saville

The Arts Department is preparing a show incorporating fine art, photography, dance and music, “Dancing on the Fine Edge; a moving exhibit”

The show is designed to be ” a sensory experience for the audience,” says Alicia Rincon, the department chair for the visual and performing arts department. The show will be site-specific, integrating the artistic medium with the space. Intricate stage design, dance performances and photography make for a visual spectacle.

The show will be held in and around Saville Theatre, May 9-11 at 8 p.m.

– Heather Richards