Monday, October 23

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)

TFT alum, lecturer brings Polish poetry to stage through performance

The name for Monica Payne’s latest project came to her while reading a Polish poem with imagery of clouds and skies. The phrase “Into the Empty Sky” popped into her head as she read poetry that took on the viewpoint of the clouds floating over humanity. Read more...

Photo: 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)


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...

Photo: 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)

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)

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will perform Aaron Posner's "Stupid F#@king Bird," a play about young artists struggling against an older generation of performers on Friday. 
The show will feature seven of the original play's 14 characters. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

TFT students explore clashing generations in play ‘Stupid F#@king Bird’

Actress Jamie Hughes called upon a recent clash with her mother to inform her latest stage role. The altercation laid the foundation for her character’s tense relationship with her son. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will perform Aaron Posner's "Stupid F#@king Bird," a play about young artists struggling against an older generation of performers on Friday. The show will feature seven of the original play's 14 characters. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will perform Aaron Posner's "Stupid F#@king Bird," a play about young artists struggling against an older generation of performers on Friday. 
The show will feature seven of the original play's 14 characters. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

Singer Regina Spektor revamped old songs while performing at the Dolby Theatre on Saturday. She sang both old and new songs, including “Fidelity” from "Begin to Hope" and “Silly Eye-Color Generalizations" from "Live in London." (Andrew Warner/Daily Bruin contributor)

Concert review: Regina Spektor at the Dolby Theatre

Regina Spektor brought all her wonderful eccentricities and musical mastery to the Dolby Theatre stage Saturday, dazzling hundreds of her own spectators. Saturday night’s show marked the final performance of Spektor’s spring 2017 tour, which she began March 5. Read more...

Photo: Singer Regina Spektor revamped old songs while performing at the Dolby Theatre on Saturday. She sang both old and new songs, including “Fidelity” from "Begin to Hope" and “Silly Eye-Color Generalizations" from "Live in London." (Andrew Warner/Daily Bruin contributor)

Singer Regina Spektor revamped old songs while performing at the Dolby Theatre on Saturday. She sang both old and new songs, including “Fidelity” from "Begin to Hope" and “Silly Eye-Color Generalizations" from "Live in London." (Andrew Warner/Daily Bruin contributor)

Third-year communication studies student and lead singer of the band Sage St. Isabel Whelan led the group in performances of several original songs and a rendition of Childish Gambino's "Redbone." (Nick O'Brien/Daily Bruin)

Indie-rock band Sage St. takes the stage at Dance Marathon 2017

The lights went down in Pauley Pavilion and dancers crowded in front of the stage as indie-rock band Sage St. emerged into the spotlight. The audience swayed to the band’s upbeat rhythm under dim red lights as it launched into its first song “Clouds.” The band also performed the song “Alive,” a favorite of lead singer Isabel Whelan. Read more...

Photo: Third-year communication studies student and lead singer of the band Sage St. Isabel Whelan led the group in performances of several original songs and a rendition of Childish Gambino's "Redbone." (Nick O'Brien/Daily Bruin)

Third-year communication studies student and lead singer of the band Sage St. Isabel Whelan led the group in performances of several original songs and a rendition of Childish Gambino's "Redbone." (Nick O'Brien/Daily Bruin)

In the final edition of Dorm Dining, Daily Bruin columnist Andrew Warner spiced up traditional rice cooker rice with a rice pilaf dish cooked in carrot juice. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

Dorm Dining: Carrot rice pilaf proves sweet yet savory treat for tastebuds, eyes

Life on the Hill doesn’t exactly allow ample opportunity for experimentation with cooking, leading to a routine diet at the dining halls. Over the course of the quarter, columnist Andrew Warner sets out to break the culinary monotony of dorm life, armed with a rice cooker and a few pantry staples. Read more...

Photo: In the final edition of Dorm Dining, Daily Bruin columnist Andrew Warner spiced up traditional rice cooker rice with a rice pilaf dish cooked in carrot juice. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)

In the final edition of Dorm Dining, Daily Bruin columnist Andrew Warner spiced up traditional rice cooker rice with a rice pilaf dish cooked in carrot juice. (Rachel Lee/Daily Bruin)