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Mezzo-soprano KIANA BELL (B.A., Music, 2015) stars in Lamb’s Players Theatre’s production of AMERICAN RHYTHM, June 10th – August 7th, 2016 at the Lamb's Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado. Kiana recently appeared in San Diego Musical Theater's production of RAGTIME. While an undergrad in the PLNU Music Department, Kiana began her operatic journey in the spring of 2011, appearing as Bess (Porgy and Bess) in an opera scenes concert. She also performed in scenes as Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), and Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel). Some of her full roles include Praskowia (The Merry Widow), Cleo (The Most Happy Fella), and Cendrillon (Cendrillon), all with Point Loma Opera Theatre, PLNU's student opera club. Kiana has performed as a soloist with the San Diego Youth Symphony (Aleko). She has been a prize winner at the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions (San Diego), La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Young Artists Competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, and the Inaugural Messiah Soloist Competition at USD. She also sang with the San Diego Opera Chorus during its 2013 and 2014 seasons. Kiana recently completed a season as a Festival Artist with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. Performances of AMERICAN RHYTHM at Lamb's Players Theatre will run Wed at 2pm, Tues - Thur @ 7:30, Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 4pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm. Tickets are $28-$78. Half price tickets are available for Active Duty Military, and those under the age of 35 who join Lamb's Players' “Under 35” club. Tickets can be purchased at the LAMB’S Box Office at 619-437-6000 (Tues-Sat noon-7), or online at


PLNU Music Department undergrads baritone JACK FRENCH and soprano MCKENNA SLACK are among only four San Diego singers chosen to sing for legendary mezzo-soprano FREDERICA VON STADE this coming Saturday, May 14th, in a voice master class sponsored by San Diego Opera. The event begins 1 p.m. in the Sills Salon of the San Diego Civic Theater. The event is free but reservations are required. Currently, the event is oversold. To get on a "standby list" for seats, contact


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Point Loma Nazarene University
Contact: Jonathan Pickett (661) 433-5814
Point TV: Channel 23
Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358
Date: April 25, 2016

Written by: Jonathan Pickett

PLNU TV & Film Festival

Point TV will host its 13th annual Department of Communication and Theatre Television and Film Festival in Salomon Theatre on Thursday, April 28th. Student projects made throughout the 2015/2016 year will be screened, food will be provided, and awards will be presented for outstanding student work and projects. 

Point TV Station Manager Caleb Daniels has been hard at work programming content for the festival.

“We’re incredibly excited to have a chance to formally show off all the work our student producers have put in this year,” said Daniels. “I believe 2015/2016 has been a particularly strong content year for us, so I believe this year’s TV and Film Festival will be especially great as well.”

The program will include a variety of short films and television shows that were produced this year. Three of these films were produced by PLNU’s advanced field production class; they were shot locally, as well as beyond San Diego county.

The first of the advanced field production films is “Riding Forward,” a romantic drama from first-time director Lindsey Vertullo about a young woman and her boyfriend who own a farm and fall into unexpected tragedy. “Nanobots at the DMV” is a dark comedy/drama about a teenager on hold with the DMV while an erratic conspiracy theorist holds the DMV clerk at gun point. Lastly, “Therefore I Am” is a psychological drama about paranoia, hallucinations and a young woman’s existential crisis. 

“I’m excited to show off my directing debut,” said William Anthony, director of “There-fore I Am.” “I’ve worked many hours on this film and am excited to share this story with every-one.”

The students also produced a wide range of television shows including news, sports, mu-sic-documentary, interview shows, reality shows, and even a TEDx talk series. Clips of these shows will be screened throughout the festival. The festival will also include an annual sizzle reel which includes some of the highlights from this year’s productions, as well as a bloopers reel. 

A number of awards are being considered now - many of which will be presented at the end of the night. These include Best Intro Project, Best Film, Best Editing, Directing, Cinema-tography, Acting and Screenwriting. There will also be awards for outstanding television pro-jects.

Recognition will also be given to students in the media communication and broadcast journalism majors for demonstrating excellent work throughout the year. Awards for these stu-dents include Outstanding Achievement in Media Communication award and The Carol LeBeau Award for Outstanding Broadcast Journalism. These will be announced at the end of the night by Professor of Communication Dr. Alan Hueth. 

“I’m quite proud of this group’s effort this year,” said Hueth. “Our students produced the highest number of hours of film and television programming in many years. I’m proud of them all, and always look forward to honoring and celebrating the fruit of their hard work.”

The film festival will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Thursday the 28th. All are welcome to attend.

For information on the upcoming TV and film festival, feel free to contact Alan Hueth at or Jonathan Pickett at

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