Monday, October 22

Dually Noted, co-founded by third-year theater student Mina Bloom (center left), aims to showcase individual scripts, lyrics and compositions of UCLA students, as opposed to broadway musicals. The group will perform for the first time Saturday at the Improv Space. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

Students showcase originality, freshman talent in musical theater

An actress and a composer hatched a plan within the confines of a storage closet for offstage actors during UCLA’s production of “The Trojan Women.” Backstage of yet another show selected for the pair by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Lauren Henning and Mina Bloom decided they were no longer content to perform music written and chosen by someone else. Read more...

Photo: Dually Noted, co-founded by third-year theater student Mina Bloom (center left), aims to showcase individual scripts, lyrics and compositions of UCLA students, as opposed to broadway musicals. The group will perform for the first time Saturday at the Improv Space. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

Dually Noted, co-founded by third-year theater student Mina Bloom (center left), aims to showcase individual scripts, lyrics and compositions of UCLA students, as opposed to broadway musicals. The group will perform for the first time Saturday at the Improv Space. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

First-year undeclared student Dana Gaier voiced nine-year-old Edith, one of Gru’s adopted daughters, in the “Despicable Me” film series. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

First-year gives mischievous voice to ‘Despicable Me’ character

Eleven-year-old Dana Gaier fiddled with the hem of her shirt on her first day in the recording studio as rough sketches of evil Gru’s innocent daughters hung behind her. Read more...

Photo: First-year undeclared student Dana Gaier voiced nine-year-old Edith, one of Gru’s adopted daughters, in the “Despicable Me” film series. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

First-year undeclared student Dana Gaier voiced nine-year-old Edith, one of Gru’s adopted daughters, in the “Despicable Me” film series. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

Otto Stuparitz is an ethnomusicology graduate student who is studying Indonesian music. Stuparitz said the World Music Center at UCLA is planning a Javanese gamelan performance scheduled tentatively for fall or winter quarter of the 2016-2017 academic year. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Sounds of Schoenberg: The Venerable Dark Cloud

UCLA ethnomusicology students from the 1920s to the 1950s could only study foreign instruments in textbooks before the arrival of the Javanese gamelan. In 1958, American ethnomusicologist Mantle Hood purchased the Venerable Dark Cloud gamelan, a collection of 83 percussion instruments. Read more...

Photo: Otto Stuparitz is an ethnomusicology graduate student who is studying Indonesian music. Stuparitz said the World Music Center at UCLA is planning a Javanese gamelan performance scheduled tentatively for fall or winter quarter of the 2016-2017 academic year. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

Otto Stuparitz is an ethnomusicology graduate student who is studying Indonesian music. Stuparitz said the World Music Center at UCLA is planning a Javanese gamelan performance scheduled tentatively for fall or winter quarter of the 2016-2017 academic year. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and Paramount Pictures hosted The Heat is On: A Jerry Bruckheimer Film Festival in honor of the producer who worked on films such as "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Crimson Tide." The festival, held at the Billy Wilder Theater throughout April, will showcase 10 films that spanned Bruckheimer's career. (Christi Carras/Daily Bruin contributor)

Producer shares insider experience at on-campus “Top Gun” screening

Applause from every seat echoed off the walls of the Billy Wilder Theater as the names in the opening credits of “Top Gun” appeared on the big screen. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and Paramount Pictures hosted The Heat is On: A Jerry Bruckheimer Film Festival in honor of the producer who worked on films such as "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Crimson Tide." The festival, held at the Billy Wilder Theater throughout April, will showcase 10 films that spanned Bruckheimer's career. (Christi Carras/Daily Bruin contributor)

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and Paramount Pictures hosted The Heat is On: A Jerry Bruckheimer Film Festival in honor of the producer who worked on films such as "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Crimson Tide." The festival, held at the Billy Wilder Theater throughout April, will showcase 10 films that spanned Bruckheimer's career. (Christi Carras/Daily Bruin contributor)

Alumna Brette Tell has advertised her artwork on the UCLA Jobs & Internships Facebook page so she can earn some extra money while transitioning between jobs. Tell, who began sketching and painting in elementary school, sees her art as a means for self-expression and a way to cope with her experiences with mental illness. (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Brette Tell faces mental health through art and self-expression

Brette Tell flipped through the glossy pages of magazines, eagerly searching for her favorite members of boy bands ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys to add sketches of the perfect human face to her art repertoire. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Brette Tell has advertised her artwork on the UCLA Jobs & Internships Facebook page so she can earn some extra money while transitioning between jobs. Tell, who began sketching and painting in elementary school, sees her art as a means for self-expression and a way to cope with her experiences with mental illness. (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Brette Tell has advertised her artwork on the UCLA Jobs & Internships Facebook page so she can earn some extra money while transitioning between jobs. Tell, who began sketching and painting in elementary school, sees her art as a means for self-expression and a way to cope with her experiences with mental illness. (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)

Twins Daphne, a second-year world arts and cultures student, (right) and Marielle Meyer, a  Pitzer College student, (left) are models for clothing company Brandy Melville. (Courtesy of Daphne Meyer)

Twins model dynamic work bond for Brandy Melville

Twin sisters Daphne and Marielle Meyer do everything together. Their sibling dynamic is always present, whether driving to a hidden beach, squabbling in a hardware store or play-fighting between the camera flashes of Brandy Melville photographers. Read more...

Photo: Twins Daphne, a second-year world arts and cultures student, (right) and Marielle Meyer, a Pitzer College student, (left) are models for clothing company Brandy Melville. (Courtesy of Daphne Meyer)

Twins Daphne, a second-year world arts and cultures student, (right) and Marielle Meyer, a  Pitzer College student, (left) are models for clothing company Brandy Melville. (Courtesy of Daphne Meyer)

UCLA alumna Yee Eun Nam (above) designed the set of the production “Altman’s Last Stand,” which premieres Saturday at the Zephyr Theatre. With her set design, Nam sought to portray the life of Holocaust survivor Franz Altman and his fight to save his shop, “King Solomon’s Treasure.” (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA alumna blends past and present with monochromatic set design

The set of “Altman’s Last Stand” looks like a mess at first glance: a hodgepodge of chairs, rugs, lamps, books, picture frames and ukuleles seemingly placed without a second thought. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Yee Eun Nam (above) designed the set of the production “Altman’s Last Stand,” which premieres Saturday at the Zephyr Theatre. With her set design, Nam sought to portray the life of Holocaust survivor Franz Altman and his fight to save his shop, “King Solomon’s Treasure.” (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA alumna Yee Eun Nam (above) designed the set of the production “Altman’s Last Stand,” which premieres Saturday at the Zephyr Theatre. With her set design, Nam sought to portray the life of Holocaust survivor Franz Altman and his fight to save his shop, “King Solomon’s Treasure.” (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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