Wednesday, July 17

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Album Review: ‘G I R L’

While sex has long been a common theme in pop culture, Pharrell Williams wants to bring a little more to the table. “G I R L,” a 10-track –plus one hidden – album, including the Billboard No. Read more...

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"Stardom Strategies for Musicians," a music industry class taught by professor Ken Kragen, featured Grammy Award-winning jazz musicians Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Tuesday in the Jan Popper Theater. 
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Herb Alpert, Lani Hall visit music industry class

During his first class two years ago, music industry professor Ken Kragen had the UCLA Bruin Marching Band blast through a lecture hall full of students, demonstrating one of the life lessons he teaches in his course “Stardom Strategies for Musicians.” “You need something unique and special to engage people,” Kragen said. Read more...

"Stardom Strategies for Musicians," a music industry class taught by professor Ken Kragen, featured Grammy Award-winning jazz musicians Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Tuesday in the Jan Popper Theater. 
(Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

Enrou, a startup company participating in the 2014 Startup Rivalry: UCLA v. USC contest, was founded last year by UCLA alumnae Jessica Willison (left) and Ann Wang. Their business aims to support people living in developing communities through the sale of clothes, fashion accessories and home decor. 
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Enrou, a startup company participating in the 2014 Startup Rivalry: UCLA v. USC contest, was founded last year by UCLA alumnae Jessica Willison (left) and Ann Wang. Their business aims to support people living in developing communities through the sale of clothes, fashion accessories and home decor. 
(Tamaryn Kong/Daily Bruin)

Donna Sophia is a family-run restaurant in Westwood, serving homemade-style Italian food and wine.
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Donna Sophia is a family-run restaurant in Westwood, serving homemade-style Italian food and wine.
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Screenwriting graduate student Beto Skubs co-created “Fade Out: Painless Suicide,” a graphic novel released digitally late January. Nominated for Brazil’s HQ Mix Award as best independent graphic novel, “Fade Out: Painless Suicide” explores the elements of death and the mental issues of a young man grappling with the difficulties of his life and his decision to end it. 

Courtesy of Beto Skubs, Rafael de Latorre and Marcelo Maiolo
Screenwriting graduate student Beto Skubs co-created “Fade Out: Painless Suicide,” a graphic novel released digitally late January. Nominated for Brazil’s HQ Mix Award as best independent graphic novel, “Fade Out: Painless Suicide” explores the elements of death and the mental issues of a young man grappling with the difficulties of his life and his decision to end it. 

Courtesy of Beto Skubs, Rafael de Latorre and Marcelo Maiolo

French choreographer Jérôme Bel brings his experimental, minimalist theater dance to UCLA’s Freud Playhouse this Thursday and Friday. The dance explores the clash of fine art and entertainment.
French choreographer Jérôme Bel brings his experimental, minimalist theater dance to UCLA’s Freud Playhouse this Thursday and Friday. The dance explores the clash of fine art and entertainment.

Showcasing the plays of graduate playwrights, UCLA's New Play Festival, presented by the Department of Theater, Film and Television, brings these student written, directed and acted plays to life. One of the two plays being performed is "Party City," written by graduate playwriting student Brian May, depicts a middle-aged man named David and his struggles in dealing with the various losses in his life.
Showcasing the plays of graduate playwrights, UCLA's New Play Festival, presented by the Department of Theater, Film and Television, brings these student written, directed and acted plays to life. One of the two plays being performed is "Party City," written by graduate playwriting student Brian May, depicts a middle-aged man named David and his struggles in dealing with the various losses in his life.