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Trojan Vision USC television
Trojan Vision at work (clockwise from top left): The Water Cooler showrunner Lauren Merola on set; Michelle Askew and Sully Zach host The Breakdown; The Breakdown showrunner Julianne Fox; and the cast of The Water Cooler during a live shot. (Photo/Courtesy of The Water Cooler, Courtesy of Trojan Vision, Courtesy of Julianne Fox, and Chandrea Miller)

When USC’s TV station halted production, students and faculty moved their shows to Zoom

Some students literally wept when they found out Trojan Vision was shutting down. Then they started flexing their creative muscles and figuring out how they could get back on the air.

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Popular music bill withers
The Popular Music professors performing are, bottom row, from left, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Paul Jackson, Jr. on guitar and Will Kennedy on drums. Middle row, Sean Holt, vocals, and Patrice Rushen, keyboards. Top row, Patrice Rushen, keyboards, Sean Holt, vocals, and Finn, Alphonso Johnson’s dog, background vocals. (Photo/USC Thornton School of Music)

Through a Bill Withers tribute video, USC music professors spotlight how to perform remotely

Faculty in the Popular Music Program collaborated virtually on a musical eulogy aimed at lifting up their students — and themselves.

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USC art museum online
The Viterbi Museum in Tutor Hall displays revolutionary digital and electric devices that the school’s namesake, Andrew Viterbi, pioneered — equipment that connects cellphone technology to the internet. (Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Through technology, USC’s museums and galleries keep people connected to the arts

For the first time in its more than 80-year history, the USC Fisher Museum of Art has closed its doors. Yet the museums and galleries of USC remain conduits to the arts for many.

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Gustavo Dudamel at home
In a message recorded at home, Gustavo Dudamel reminds people to take care of themselves and to remain inspired and connected. (Image/Courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra)

Los Angeles Philharmonic, KUSC and KDFC team to present At Home with Gustavo

The special on-air and online series — which has been created in response to COVID-19 — features selections curated by the noted conductor plus personal reflections on the music that keeps us together, even when we’re apart.

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Judith Shelton stand-up comedy teacher
Students in Judith Shelton‘s class are expected to do comedy in front of their peers at every meeting to help them get over their insecurities, but also to discover what works for them. They also do a real set in front of a live audience at a comedy club as part of the class. (Photo/Courtesy of Judith Shelton)

Stand-up comedy lecturer reassures students that failure is part of the routine

As both a comedian and a teacher, Judith Shelton encourages her students at the USC School of Dramatic Arts to take risks and celebrate their imperfections.