Friday, August 18

Bryce Lamar has adopted a more free-flowing approach to his creative process, recently taking up painting as a way to reflect the emotions in his music. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Bryce Lamar has adopted a more free-flowing approach to his creative process, recently taking up painting as a way to reflect the emotions in his music. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Kemosabe Records)

Second Take: Kesha’s new sound is a good balance of poignant and peppy

The pop sensation who once sang about brushing her teeth with whiskey has turned to rainbows and fringed jackets. Kesha’s return to the music scene marks a turning point in her creative evolution –while her recent releases display the confidence and assertiveness that made her famous, the emotional rawness of her new material is unparalleled by previous releases. Read more...

(Courtesy of Kemosabe Records)

(Republic Records)

Album review: “Melodrama”

It’s been nearly four years since Lorde came out with a full-length album, but she’s back at it, better than ever. The New Zealand artist released her second album “Melodrama,” on Friday, departing from the dark and minimalist characteristics of her first album, “Pure Heroine,” and delving into more mature territories with an impressive vocal range and adept songwriting capabilities. Read more...

(Republic Records)

Second-year undeclared student Will Hammer produces "Live Session" videos in which his friends film him performing his songs.  He has released three films so far on his YouTube channel GARLYN. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Second-year undeclared student Will Hammer produces "Live Session" videos in which his friends film him performing his songs.  He has released three films so far on his YouTube channel GARLYN. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

The students braided balls of dough into loaves of challah bread to prepare for the Jewish day of rest. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)
The students braided balls of dough into loaves of challah bread to prepare for the Jewish day of rest. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumna and theater lecturer Monica Payne directed the play, "Into the Empty Sky," which opens at Chicago's Trap Door Theatre on Thursday. (Courtesy of Bob Turton)
UCLA alumna and theater lecturer Monica Payne directed the play, "Into the Empty Sky," which opens at Chicago's Trap Door Theatre on Thursday. (Courtesy of Bob Turton)

(Juliette Le Saint)
(Juliette Le Saint)


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