Tuesday, July 25

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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...

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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)

The members of FOXTRAX didn't feel like a true band until they spent six weeks writing music together in a cabin in the woods of Murphy, North Carolina. The band is now located in Los Angeles and draws musical influence from a variety of genres and artists to create their indie rock music. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

On the Rise: FOXTRAX

In “On the Rise,” the Daily Bruin profiles up-and-coming musicians in Los Angeles. Though our subjects do not necessarily have direct connections with UCLA, they are artists who have brought their sounds to Los Angeles and have taken advantage of opportunities within the city’s thriving music scene. Read more...

The members of FOXTRAX didn't feel like a true band until they spent six weeks writing music together in a cabin in the woods of Murphy, North Carolina. The band is now located in Los Angeles and draws musical influence from a variety of genres and artists to create their indie rock music. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)



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