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Starring Artists

An Interview and Performance Series  

Journey through the minds of performing artists with the Starring Artists. At each session, participants will gain insight into what makes artists tick, how they choose their repertoire and what drives them to pursue their chosen field through a question and answer session, as well as be treated to a live performance. All programs are free to attend, and seating for programs in the Schulman Auditorium is first come, first served.

Previous Starring Artists

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7 p.m.

Starring Artists: North Wind featuring Ray Li

North Wind is the solo project of Ray Li, formerly one-half of the music duo Veserium. A hybrid of musician and technologist, Ray creates stunning visual performances which highlight custom-built musical instruments.


Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, 7 p.m. 

Starring Artists: A Tribute to Paul Robeson
with Michael Paul Smith

Michael Paul Smith's One Man Show, A Tribute to Paul Robeson, features dramatic spoken word and the performance of songs from Paul Robeson's career, including Old Man River. Michael captures the incredible story of the civil rights icon, attorney, football star, and worldwide concert artist and actor.  

Performing arts programs are generously funded by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.