Sunday, January 21

Members of the alternative rock band The AM met in their fall 2012 Sigma Nu fraternity pledge class and will make their Spring Sing debut Friday at Pauley Pavilion performing the band’s original song “Wake Up.” (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing Profile: The AM

Momentarily stepping aside from a dinner during a vacation in Lake George, N.Y., Bryan Welch, The AM’s vocalist and rhythm guitarist, listened to a recording his bandmate had sent him earlier that day. Read more...

Members of the alternative rock band The AM met in their fall 2012 Sigma Nu fraternity pledge class and will make their Spring Sing debut Friday at Pauley Pavilion performing the band’s original song “Wake Up.” (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

The folk band We the Folk has been experimenting with new sounds to create its Spring Sing song “Won’t You Come Back?” The song mixes both urban and East European Gypsy sounds. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing Profile: We the Folk

We the Folk has a simply worded question for its audience, from a heartbroken man and his loyal friends: “Won’t You Come Back?” We the Folk will perform the song “Won’t You Come Back?” Friday at this year’s Spring Sing. Read more...

The folk band We the Folk has been experimenting with new sounds to create its Spring Sing song “Won’t You Come Back?” The song mixes both urban and East European Gypsy sounds. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

(Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin senior staff)
(Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Fifty years after the Beatles first performed in the United States, Henry Lim and his string quartet will perform the band's unreleased album, "Get Back," adding its own classical touch to the music.

(Courtesy of Henry Lim)
Fifty years after the Beatles first performed in the United States, Henry Lim and his string quartet will perform the band's unreleased album, "Get Back," adding its own classical touch to the music.

(Courtesy of Henry Lim)

University of Southern Denmark biophysics professor Ole Mouritsen will give a lecture entitled “The Science of Sushi” at Schoenberg Hall Wednesday, as the first of the "2014 UCLA Science and Food Public Lecture Series."
(Courtesy of Jakob Carlsen)
University of Southern Denmark biophysics professor Ole Mouritsen will give a lecture entitled “The Science of Sushi” at Schoenberg Hall Wednesday, as the first of the "2014 UCLA Science and Food Public Lecture Series."
(Courtesy of Jakob Carlsen)

Simon Savelyev's grand prize-winning film at the Fresh Step Catdance Film Festival, "Ricky," follows the friendship between his large dog, Romy, and newly adopted kitten, Ricky. He plans to donate a portion of his $50,000 winnings to animal shelters like the one Ricky came from.

(Joseph Chan/Daily Bruin)

UCLA grad student’s feline short film wins first place

The main character in Simon Savelyev’s short film won the heart of his co-star – and later the hearts of America – with a meow. Savelyev, a graduate student in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, won first prize in the Fresh Step Catdance Film Festival, a contest for cat-inspired films. Read more...

Simon Savelyev's grand prize-winning film at the Fresh Step Catdance Film Festival, "Ricky," follows the friendship between his large dog, Romy, and newly adopted kitten, Ricky. He plans to donate a portion of his $50,000 winnings to animal shelters like the one Ricky came from.

(Joseph Chan/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of 4AD, Warner Bros. Records, LL Recordings, Nonesuch Records, Pixiesmusic and Atlantic Records)

Spring Music Preview

For those music aficionados who are already stuck in a spring quarter slump on the first day or whose well-deserved Coachella wristbands will be noticeably absent from their wrists come mid-April, this season’s new releases will keep their disgruntled feelings at bay. Read more...

(Courtesy of 4AD, Warner Bros. Records, LL Recordings, Nonesuch Records, Pixiesmusic and Atlantic Records)