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WASHINGTON SQUARE Opera Premieres at Hollywood Fringe

Being skilled and flexible in his vocal delivery for a variety of genres and styles, Jacob Walters has performed in countless productions, gliding through the contemporary/classical music spectrum. Mr. Walters also placed 1st and 3rd in his divisions of Classical, and Commercial Contemporary Music, respectively, at the 2019 NATS Competition. In addition to opera and musical theatre, Mr. Walters writes, produces, and performs his own music. He has performed his original works across Arizona, both as a solo artist, and with alt-rock band Idle Lights, with a captivating stage presence that mirrors his theatric and enigmatic songwriting. Mr. Walters recently graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, studying under Metropolitan Opera veteran Hugo Vera, as well as world-famous soprano, Yunah Lee. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Voice from California State University, Northridge. Follow him on Instagram @khakijake, and check out his website at! -- Broadway World, Los Angeles

“LeRoy Chase Square” in Pacoima Is Dedicated

Chase is best known for his service to the Boys & Girls Club movement, but he was involved with many organizations. He served as interim and vice president of the Recreation and Parks Commission for the City of Los Angeles; sat on the President’s Advisory Board for California State University at Northridge; and was a commissioner on the Status of African-American Males for the state of California. -- San Fernando Valley Sun

American Dance Festival Presents Ragamala Dance Company's 'Fires Of Varanasi: Dance Of The Eternal Pilgrim'

Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim was commissioned by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; co-commissioned by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance; co-commissioned by and developed in part at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College and The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Cal State Northridge and Northrop, University of Minnesota; with additional commissioning support from Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University; Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington; American Dance Festival; and The Joyce Theater Foundation's Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work. -- Broadway World - Dance

High school softball: City playoff results and championship schedule

CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday at Birmingham Division IV: #5 Camino Nuevo vs. #3 Maywood CES, 3 p.m. (on JV field) Division III: #2 Mendez vs. #1 Santee, 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Cal State Northridge Division II: #13 Garfield vs. #3 Gardena, 9 a.m. Division I: #6 Chavez vs. #5 Legacy, 12 p.m. Open Division: #7 Granada Hills Kennedy vs. #1 El Camino Real, 3 p.m. -- Los Angeles Times

United States’ ocean conservation efforts have major gaps, Oregon State University analysis shows

In addition to Oregon State, taking part in the research were scientists from the University of California, San Diego; the University of Colorado; the University of California, Santa Barbara; James Cook University of Queensland, Australia; the Smithsonian Institution; the University of Queensland; the National Geographic Society; the University of Hawaii; Arizona State University; San Francisco State University; the University of Maine; the Marine Conservation Institute; the University of Washington, Bothell; Stanford University; California State University, Northridge; the Nature Conservancy, Michigan Chapter; Stony Brook University; College of Charleston; Coiba Scientific Station, Panama; the University of Miami; and Duke University. -- Mirage News

The Love and Art of Irene and Peter Stern

Peter was also very productive in California, executing numerous large outdoor pieces. He enjoyed creating works for outdoor settings and thought of sculpture as something that needed to be experienced sequentially: “One walks about it, feels the vibrations of the wind, observes the changes produced by shifting sun and clouds.” A monumental group of gracefully curving steel sheets was originally installed in Century City, Los Angeles, and later donated to Cal State Northridge. Put into storage after the 1994 Northridge earthquake damaged surrounding buildings, it was re-installed in 2019 near the Fine Arts Complex. Other notable works still on display in California include his curvilinear “Limits of Horizon” in the San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center and his elegant 1974 “Untitled (Cubed Square),” which rises on a slab above a fountain at the Los Angeles Mall. -- Hyperallergic

The Soraya’s 2022–2023 Lineup Fields Artists From Near and Far

The best in classical music today is sure to include some Los Angeles-area musicians. That’s clear looking at the upcoming season presented by the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to the usual star soloists and world-class ensembles on tour, a handful of L.A. artists feature on the 2022–2023 lineup at the theater on Cal State Northridge’s campus. -- San Francisco Classical Voice

The 7th Annual Haiti International Film Festival is Calling for Submissions

Constant holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Pan-African Studies and Film, Television and the Arts from California State University Northridge. In 2006, Jacquil created his production company, Constant Production, which has various music videos, short films, and commercial productions to its credit. He is also the founder of the Haiti International Film Festival in Southern California. -- The Magazine Plus

From Neurosurgery to aesthetics: the unparalleled work of Gohar Abrahamyan PA-C speaks for itself

Go Flawless Now is a top cosmetic center founded by the skilled physician assistant Gohar Abrahamyan. The board-certified physician has been practicing since 2003 after graduating from California State University, Northridge, with a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology with a minor in psychology in 2001. Gohar graduated with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the Western University of Health Sciences in 2003. -- Las Vegas Review- Journal