Sunday, January 21

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)

UCLA music lecturer thrives on collaborative process of film scoring

Movie soundtracks sometimes fall into the background for movie viewers, but for Jonathan Beard they’re all he can focus on. Beard, a lecturer in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, helps create soundtracks for films and television shows. Read more...

Photo: 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)

JazzReggae Festival features powerful performers, brightens up Sunset Rec

The smell of barbecue ribs and the sound of reggae pop remixes wafted through the air Monday at UCLA’s JazzReggae Festival. Concertgoers filed through the gates of the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, sporting multicolored tinted glasses, crop tops and brightly patterned flannels. Read more...

Photo: 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...

Photo: 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 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)

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Spring Sing 2017

On Friday, contestants for Spring Sing 2017 will take the stage of Pauley Pavilion. The annual event brings together music, rap, dance and comedy performances into one evening. Read more...

Photo: (Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)

(Kaley Powers/Daily Bruin)

Third-year communication studies student Isabel Whelan will be performing the ballad "Ms. Hollywood" under the stage name BEL at Spring Sing this year. (Eileen Lising/Daily Bruin)

Spring Sing 2017: BEL

Isabel Whelan is used to taking stage as part of an ensemble. The third-year communication studies student performed at Spring Sing her freshman year as part of the Delta Gamma and Lambda Chi production and at Coastalong Festival and Dance Marathon this year as a part of Sage St. Read more...

Photo: Third-year communication studies student Isabel Whelan will be performing the ballad "Ms. Hollywood" under the stage name BEL at Spring Sing this year. (Eileen Lising/Daily Bruin)

Third-year communication studies student Isabel Whelan will be performing the ballad "Ms. Hollywood" under the stage name BEL at Spring Sing this year. (Eileen Lising/Daily Bruin)

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" features 13 episodes based on the novel of the same name. A week ago, Netflix announced a second season, which will presumably answer the cliffhangers of the first season and deviate from the source material. (Beth Dubber/Netflix)

Second Take: ’13 Reasons Why’ sequel may fall short despite public demand

Some of my favorite television series have been analogous to a shooting star – unexpected, attention-grabbing and one-of-a-kind. “13 Reasons Why,” a recent release on Netflix but a long-time favorite of mine since reading the book of the same name 10 years ago, is one such shooting star of a show. Read more...

Photo: The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" features 13 episodes based on the novel of the same name. A week ago, Netflix announced a second season, which will presumably answer the cliffhangers of the first season and deviate from the source material. (Beth Dubber/Netflix)

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" features 13 episodes based on the novel of the same name. A week ago, Netflix announced a second season, which will presumably answer the cliffhangers of the first season and deviate from the source material. (Beth Dubber/Netflix)

Graduate student Sarah Jacobs will present "Fugit Tempus," a movement piece as part of the world arts and cultures/dance department's Upstart Series, at Kaufman Hall on Friday and Saturday. The performance involves themes of construction and features a cardboard set and skeleton model. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Dance student’s piece ‘Fugit Tempus’ frames space in a cardboard world

Sarah Jacobs’ latest dance piece features a cardboard set and a skeleton model named Skelly. Jacobs’ movement-based performance “Fugit Tempus” is part of the world arts and cultures/dance department’s Upstarts Series. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Sarah Jacobs will present "Fugit Tempus," a movement piece as part of the world arts and cultures/dance department's Upstart Series, at Kaufman Hall on Friday and Saturday. The performance involves themes of construction and features a cardboard set and skeleton model. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Sarah Jacobs will present "Fugit Tempus," a movement piece as part of the world arts and cultures/dance department's Upstart Series, at Kaufman Hall on Friday and Saturday. The performance involves themes of construction and features a cardboard set and skeleton model. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)