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BWW Interview: This is the Moment For Getting to Know Kelli O'Hara in Her Enchanted Evening

Any Broadway musical aficionado will be very familiar with the mere mention of Kelli O'Hara. Since landing her first Broadway role in JEKYLL & HYDE in 2000, Kelli has become the go-to staple for strong, three-dimensional women - who just happens to possess the voice of an angel. Long overdue for her Tony Award recognition, on her sixth Tony Award nomination last year, Kelli O'Hara's name was called as the Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Anna Leonowens in THE KING & I. We had the opportunity to converse with Kelli via email before her AN EVENING WITH KELLI O'HARA at the Valley Performing Arts Center. -- Broadway World Los Angeles

IJNet Live: How to engage audiences and build community among readers

Daniela Gerson is a journalist and educator who focuses on multiethnic communities and innovations in participatory media. In fall 2016, she joined the journalism department at California State University, Northridge. She was previously The Los Angeles Times’ first community engagement editor, where she worked to integrate readers into the reporting process. Her prior work also includes directing the Civic Engagement and Journalism Initiative at USC's Annenberg School and founding Alhambra Source, a research-based site that investigates how local news can foster civic engagement. --International Journalists' Network

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