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The scholarship, established in memory of the late actor David Coleman Dukes, is awarded annually to a third-year Theater Arts student working toward a career in stage acting. A bronze plaque commemorating the scholarship benefit held in David Coleman Dukes' name can be seen in the lobby of the Bing Theater, off Queen's Court on the USC campus.
— Madeline Puzo, Dean, USC School of Theatre
Spencer Klavan, winner of the California Poetry Out Loud state finals, greets Kylie Tressa Gael Batlin, runner-up, in the State Senate Chamber on March 23 while Dwight Sanders (right) of Sacramento County looks on. Photo by Steven Hellon, State of California
Go here to read more about the event, where an unprecedented "fourth round" had to take place since Klavan and Batlin tied for first after 3 rounds. Carol Muske-Dukes was part of the panel of judges.
The entire event will be re-broadcast on the Cal Channel on Thursday, March 26, 2009, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Go to the channel's website for more information, and the webcast of the event should become available online soon.
• 4/23/09: Carol joins Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in final concert of Westside Connections series
Recognized as LA Weekly's "Pick of the Week" event, current California poet laureate Carol Muske-Dukes brings her creativity and expertise to the closing event of Westside Connections’ inaugural season.
Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Margaret Batjer (violin), Tereza Stanislav (violin), Searmi Park (violin), Roland Kato (viola), Victoria Miskolczy (viola), Andrew Shulman (cello), Armen Ksajikian (cello), Allan Vogel (oboe)
7 pm The Broad Stage Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center 1310 11th St. Santa Monica, CA (213) 622-7001 x 215