Thursday, April 19

UCLA alumna Shadi Amirieh founded Backseat Beats, which is a dance, fitness and music company in Los Angeles geared toward young children and babies. 
(Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alum starts kids’ dance, music company Backseat Beats

In her freshman year of high school, Shadi Amirieh volunteered for a nonprofit organization, the Friendship Circle, where she mentored and guided children with autism. Inspired by her experience, she wanted to start a company so that parents and their kids could enjoy themselves while improving the children’s motor skills and development, the UCLA alumna said. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Shadi Amirieh founded Backseat Beats, which is a dance, fitness and music company in Los Angeles geared toward young children and babies. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumna Shadi Amirieh founded Backseat Beats, which is a dance, fitness and music company in Los Angeles geared toward young children and babies. 
(Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

The Last Internationale opened for Robert Plant at the Hollywood Palladium Tuesday night.
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Concert Review: The Last Internationale and Robert Plant

A 66-year-old man with golden-gray hair, bathed in a soft purple light, steps out as an almost-deafening roar ripples from the crowd. It is who the audience has been waiting for: Robert Plant. Read more...

Photo: The Last Internationale opened for Robert Plant at the Hollywood Palladium Tuesday night. (Courtesy of BB Gun Press)

The Last Internationale opened for Robert Plant at the Hollywood Palladium Tuesday night.
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Fall music preview

The Los Angeles weather is barely cooling down, but the emergence of everything pumpkin and the looming excitement of Halloween signify that fall is here. Along with the slowly changing leaves and the slight chill, promising new albums are being released this season to help transition from season to season. Read more...

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UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television alumna Chauntae Pink plays the character of Vera, a troubled teenager from Alabama, in the Skylight Theatre production of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher."
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Q&A: UCLA alumna Chauntae Pink discusses starring in play ‘Bulrusher’

Chauntae Pink’s professional theater career started with an unexpected Facebook message. After hours of volunteering with Lower Depth Theater Ensemble in Los Angeles, Pink finally got her opportunity to perform onstage when one of the theater’s founders asked her via Facebook to audition for the company’s newest production, “Bulrusher.” A 2011 alumna of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, Pink debuted last month at the Los Angeles Skylight Theatre in “Bulrusher,” a play written by playwright and actress Eisa Davis and directed by Nataki Garrett, associate artistic director at the CalArts Center for New Performances. Read more...

Photo: UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television alumna Chauntae Pink plays the character of Vera, a troubled teenager from Alabama, in the Skylight Theatre production of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher." (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television alumna Chauntae Pink plays the character of Vera, a troubled teenager from Alabama, in the Skylight Theatre production of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher."
(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Fourth-year history student and hip-hop musician Brenton Allen released his first single, "Make a Move," Sunday.
(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former UCLA baseball player Brenton Allen releases song ‘Make a Move’

Brenton Allen is known as a student at UCLA and a former Bruin baseball player who helped his team reach the College World Series in 2013, but he is emerging as an up-and-coming musician. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year history student and hip-hop musician Brenton Allen released his first single, "Make a Move," Sunday. (Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Fourth-year history student and hip-hop musician Brenton Allen released his first single, "Make a Move," Sunday.
(Katie Meyers/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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Co-instructors of UCLA's Ballroom Dance and International Folk Dance Clubs Cynthia Harper and James Zimmer prepare for the 4th annual Los Angeles Ball.

4th Annual Los Angeles Ball to pay homage to Calif. diversity

As immigrants from all over Europe, Russia, the Hawaiian islands and Asia immigrated to California in the 1850s, they brought a mix of traditions, music and dance that influenced the unparalleled diverse culture of California prevalent today. Read more...

Photo: (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff) Co-instructors of UCLA's Ballroom Dance and International Folk Dance Clubs Cynthia Harper and James Zimmer prepare for the 4th annual Los Angeles Ball.

(Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Co-instructors of UCLA's Ballroom Dance and International Folk Dance Clubs Cynthia Harper and James Zimmer prepare for the 4th annual Los Angeles Ball.

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Summer Music Preview

There’s no time like the summertime to catch up on new music, whether it’s at the beach in the sun, in the car stuck in typical L.A. Read more...

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