Monday, September 24

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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)

UCLA students create, produce innovative electronic music for YouTube

Will Hammer doesn’t like to describe his music – he prefers to have listeners draw their own conclusions about the music’s sound, as he draws inspiration from an assortment of different genres and sounds. Read more...

Photo: 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)

Club cooks up kosher cuisine for Shabbat dinners

Thursday evenings are meal prep nights for Elisa Gurevich. Last week, the co-director of Chabad House at UCLA set a large stainless-steel bowl filled with bread dough onto a long wooden table in her family’s Westwood townhouse. Read more...

Photo: 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)

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)


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