Monday, June 17

A member of Spring Sing's Company, Rapid Fire Improv, ComedySportz Los Angeles and all things funny, graduating fourth-year theater student Kimia Behpoornia is working on the all-new online comedy show "2KSLAM!" (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)

Acting, scriptwriting on the horizon for UCLA student

First, she was Bellatrix Lestrange. Then she rap battled USC, went to “The Great Fratsby” and most recently serenaded UCLA students with her rendition of “I’m a Bro.” Now, as her fourth year draws to a close, Spring Sing Company member and fourth-year theater student Kimia Behpoornia is creating her own variety comedy show for the online television network Pivot. Read more...

Photo: A member of Spring Sing's Company, Rapid Fire Improv, ComedySportz Los Angeles and all things funny, graduating fourth-year theater student Kimia Behpoornia is working on the all-new online comedy show "2KSLAM!" (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)

A member of Spring Sing's Company, Rapid Fire Improv, ComedySportz Los Angeles and all things funny, graduating fourth-year theater student Kimia Behpoornia is working on the all-new online comedy show "2KSLAM!" (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin Senior Staff)

Sunday's Reggae Day showcased both traditional and modern reggae music styles, from the electronic and pop performance by Kevin Lyttle to the classic reggae melodies of Sister Carol and Ky-Mani Marley. JazzReggae Festival 2014 celebrated Rastafarian music and culture, and came to a close with Gramps Morgan joining Marley for a rendition of Bob Marley and the Wailers' "Could You Be Loved." (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

JazzReggae Festival’s Reggae Day celebrates Rastafarian culture

The 28th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA continued Monday with Reggae Day, which presented a strong focus on traditional reggae music and Rastafarian culture. Posters of Bob Marley, T-shirts tie-dyed with red, green and yellow, and Rasta caps – oversized and colorful crocheted hats fashioned by the likes of Marley – flooded UCLA’s Intramural Field. Read more...

Photo: Sunday's Reggae Day showcased both traditional and modern reggae music styles, from the electronic and pop performance by Kevin Lyttle to the classic reggae melodies of Sister Carol and Ky-Mani Marley. JazzReggae Festival 2014 celebrated Rastafarian music and culture, and came to a close with Gramps Morgan joining Marley for a rendition of Bob Marley and the Wailers' "Could You Be Loved." (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

Sunday's Reggae Day showcased both traditional and modern reggae music styles, from the electronic and pop performance by Kevin Lyttle to the classic reggae melodies of Sister Carol and Ky-Mani Marley. JazzReggae Festival 2014 celebrated Rastafarian music and culture, and came to a close with Gramps Morgan joining Marley for a rendition of Bob Marley and the Wailers' "Could You Be Loved." (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)

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Movie Review: ‘Blended’

Sometimes, the best way to find love is to do it blind. In “Blended,” the newest Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore film, romantic comedy veers into the realm of feel-good family flick. Read more...

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(Courtesy of Dean Davis) UCLA alumnus Erich Lane stars in "Al-i-en The Family," a play featured in the first annual Los Angeles Sci-Fest, a series of live, one-act theatrical performances centered around science fiction themes.

Q&A: UCLA alumnus Erich Lane describes Sci-Fest experience, acting

Within the intimate atmosphere of the black box in the ACME Comedy Theatre, tales of alien invasions, post-apocalyptic worlds and chilling tales of supernatural beings unfold. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Dean Davis) UCLA alumnus Erich Lane stars in "Al-i-en The Family," a play featured in the first annual Los Angeles Sci-Fest, a series of live, one-act theatrical performances centered around science fiction themes.

(Courtesy of Dean Davis) UCLA alumnus Erich Lane stars in "Al-i-en The Family," a play featured in the first annual Los Angeles Sci-Fest, a series of live, one-act theatrical performances centered around science fiction themes.

The Shenanigans Comedy Club will hit the stage of Kerckhoff Grand Salon on Friday night alongside comedians Jamar Malachi Neighbors, Sherwin Arae, Aaron Weaver and Melissa Villasenor in its show, "Wait, were you always funny?"

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UCLA Shenanigans Comedy Club to take the stage for stand-up show

What do you get when put together a microphone, some UCLA students and a stage? The answer: pure Shenanigans. This Friday in Kerckhoff Grand Salon at 9 p.m., The Shenanigans Comedy Club will host a live comedy show titled “Wait, were you always funny?” The lineup features up-and-coming comedians in the industry such as Jamar Malachi Neighbors (“Tosh.0,” “Loiter Squad”), Sherwin Arae (The Laugh Factory’s Fresh Faces), Aaron Weaver (Snubfest) and Melissa Villasenor (“America’s Got Talent”). Read more...

Photo: The Shenanigans Comedy Club will hit the stage of Kerckhoff Grand Salon on Friday night alongside comedians Jamar Malachi Neighbors, Sherwin Arae, Aaron Weaver and Melissa Villasenor in its show, "Wait, were you always funny?" (Jessica Zhou/Daily Bruin)

The Shenanigans Comedy Club will hit the stage of Kerckhoff Grand Salon on Friday night alongside comedians Jamar Malachi Neighbors, Sherwin Arae, Aaron Weaver and Melissa Villasenor in its show, "Wait, were you always funny?"

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Finalists in this year's Sprite Films competitions, filmmakers Merlin Camozzi and Rick Perry recently attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas and were mentored by actor Michael B. Jordan.

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Students’ film ‘What We Need’ in Sprite Films finals

For a few UCLA film students, it’s time to swap out their signature blue and gold with the iconic lemon-lime of Sprite Films. UCLA students Merlin Camozzi and Rick Perry from the School of Theater, Film and Television are among this year’s six teams of Sprite Films finalists with their film “What We Need.” The competition gives filmmakers a platform to create and distribute a short film advertising Sprite soda. Read more...

Photo: Finalists in this year's Sprite Films competitions, filmmakers Merlin Camozzi and Rick Perry recently attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas and were mentored by actor Michael B. Jordan. (Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)

Finalists in this year's Sprite Films competitions, filmmakers Merlin Camozzi and Rick Perry recently attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas and were mentored by actor Michael B. Jordan.

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