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CSUN Alum Marco Mirandize: I’m done pretending that Silicon Valley tech is visionary

In Silicon Valley, there’s an entrepreneur on every corner, and a new you-sit-at-home-naked-while-I-do-your-shopping app every week. Only a handful of companies, proportionally speaking, are actually trying to do things that will have a meaningful impact, and the organizations that have true vision are generally underfunded and unnoticed. -- Recode

Glendale comic book shop has quite the legacy

Chen spent only a year at Cal State Northridge studying business management, foregoing a degree at 19 after he got the opportunity to buy a comic shop in Glendale. One generous loan from his parents later and Heroes for Sale reopened as Legacy Comics and Cards in 1990. -- Glendale News-Press

Tri-County Symphonic Band goes 'Blue'

Suriyakham was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A former professional hip-hop dancer, he graduated from the Prince Royal’s College and attended Payap University for one year. In 1993, he started his clarinet studies at California State University at Northridge. In 1995, he transferred to Chicago College of the Performing Arts of Roosevelt University in Chicago where he received a full scholarship to complete his orchestral studies. In 1998, Suriyakham won the concerto competition at Roosevelt University. He was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony, for two seasons. He has performed with conductors and musicians including Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma, Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Hilary Hahn, and Leonard Slatkin. -- South Coast Today

Walters Endorses Shant Sahakian for Glendale School Board

Shant Sahakian is a product of the Glendale Unified School District, lifelong resident of Glendale, and longtime community leader running for Glendale School Board District D in the upcoming April 2017 election. Over the years, Shant has volunteered for local organizations that support Glendale’s youth, enhance the city’s public services, and serve the most vulnerable in the community. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA Extension). He and his wife, Suzanna, live and work in the City of Glendale and are excited to welcome their first child at the end of October. -- Asbarez

CSUN Appoints New Executive-in-Residence of Nazarian College

Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel has spent her life giving back to the community — whether serving on the staffs of the mayor of Los Angeles and the President of the United States or as an elected official herself. -- SCV News

Time for Imperial Boredom

Auerbach is an assistant professor of history at California State University, Northridge. His interests are not limited to boredom. He has published on many other subjects, among them “The Homogenization of Empire,” “The Monotony of Empire,” and the inspirationally titled “The Impossibility of Artistic Escape.” -- Neatorama

System Of A Down Eyes Europe

he group’s members have been involved in side projects while it has paused from writing and recording new material though. Serj Tankian’s Elect the Dead Symphony & Orca will perform with the CSU Northridge Symphony Nov. 10 and 12 at the Valley Performing Arts Center on the University’s campus in Los Angeles. -- Pollstar

The Indispensable Pianist By Pei-Shan Lee

Besides teaching at New England Conservatory, I also have recently had the good fortune to create two new collaborative piano programs: A Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at California State University Northridge, and a summer fellowship program at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine. At all three institutions, we admit talented pianists with solid pianistic skills and with a real passion for making music with others—the two most necessary ingredients to begin the journey. In addition to facing a huge new repertoire, the biggest challenge for most entering a collaborative program is the sudden need to accelerate their learning speed and hone their time management skills. Their partners pull them in different directions every day. They are always performing, and on a daily basis need to be prepared for rehearsals, lessons, repertoire classes, concerts, and studio classes. Interactive skills are also new to some who have spent most of their musical lives alone in a piano practice room, and the musical and interpersonal give and take, learning to make someone else’s interpretive ideas work, are skills that only experience can teach. -- The Huffington Post


Um, hello, holiday spirit. You’ll be sure to catch it at a performance of the Vienna Boys Choir at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. December 2, 2016 -- PureWow