Wednesday, July 26

UCLA lecturer Scott Alan Smith directed "The Lyons," a dark comedy play that tells the tale of a dysfunctional family as it comes together during tough times. The show runs until July 16 at the Road Theatre in North Hollywood. (Courtesy of Scott Alan Smith)
UCLA lecturer Scott Alan Smith directed "The Lyons," a dark comedy play that tells the tale of a dysfunctional family as it comes together during tough times. The show runs until July 16 at the Road Theatre in North Hollywood. (Courtesy of Scott Alan Smith)

Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)
Fourth-year theater students, Renee MacDonald, Will Block and Margaret Starbuck (left to right) formed the classical theater company Muse of Fire, which will be performing "Henry IV" in a renovated liquor store in July. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Los Angeles-based pop artist Rilan uses his synth-pop- and glam rock-influenced music and his distinct sense of style to express his inner personality. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

On The Rise: Rilan

Rilan would take his mother’s Walkman and listen to Madonna and David Bowie for hours when he was a child back in New Orleans. The 21-year-old singer now lives in Los Angeles, but his passion for synth-pop and glam-rock has not faded. Read more...

Los Angeles-based pop artist Rilan uses his synth-pop- and glam rock-influenced music and his distinct sense of style to express his inner personality. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

Music lecturer Jonathan Beard has played different roles in creating music for films such as "Frank vs. God" and "Despicable Me 3." As a composer, Beard collaborates with directors to generate a soundtrack; when he orchestrates a piece, he transfers detailed cues from the composer to an orchestra. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)
Music lecturer Jonathan Beard has played different roles in creating music for films such as "Frank vs. God" and "Despicable Me 3." As a composer, Beard collaborates with directors to generate a soundtrack; when he orchestrates a piece, he transfers detailed cues from the composer to an orchestra. (Hannah Johnson/Daily Bruin)

Reggae singer Oje Ken Ollivierre performed under his stage name Protoje at the 31st annual JazzReggae Festival hosted by Cultural Affairs Commission in Sunset Recreation. He took the stage with funky keyboard tunes and an electric guitar, and featured two female vocalists on "Rasta Love." In between two of his songs, he encouraged the crowd to live in the moment. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)
Reggae singer Oje Ken Ollivierre performed under his stage name Protoje at the 31st annual JazzReggae Festival hosted by Cultural Affairs Commission in Sunset Recreation. He took the stage with funky keyboard tunes and an electric guitar, and featured two female vocalists on "Rasta Love." In between two of his songs, he encouraged the crowd to live in the moment. (Stella Huang/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA club The Courage to be Me was created in order to help students gain the skills they need to be more comfortable and confident in themselves, especially on a large college campus. The organization began during winter quarter and holds weekly meetings in Haines Hall. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

The Courage to be Me club empowers students to conquer self-doubts

Brook Li began making YouTube videos about courage and confidence by telling personal stories such as learning to surfboard on her 21st birthday. After others told her that her videos resonated with them, the fifth-year sociology student said she was inspired to take her knowledge off the internet and into the real world by creating her own club on campus. Read more...

The UCLA club The Courage to be Me was created in order to help students gain the skills they need to be more comfortable and confident in themselves, especially on a large college campus. The organization began during winter quarter and holds weekly meetings in Haines Hall. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)
(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)


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