Monday, October 15

2004 ethnomusicology alumnus and jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington released his three-volume album "The Epic" in May. He has performed alongside Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, and he most recently took the stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday night. (Courtesy of Jason Sneed)

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington credits musical success to UCLA roots

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington has played alongside rappers like Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, but his early education lies in jazz. As a second-year student at UCLA, Washington played saxophone on Snoop Dogg’s tour. Read more...

Photo: 2004 ethnomusicology alumnus and jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington released his three-volume album "The Epic" in May. He has performed alongside Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, and he most recently took the stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday night. (Courtesy of Jason Sneed)

2004 ethnomusicology alumnus and jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington released his three-volume album "The Epic" in May. He has performed alongside Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, and he most recently took the stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday night. (Courtesy of Jason Sneed)

Third-year sociology student and Hooligan Theater Company member Josh Shtein landed a job as a “scare actor” at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights after a month-long audition process. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Student delivers frightful performance at Hollywood Horror Nights

Josh Shtein transforms into a butcher knife-wielding cannibal when he creeps on set for his job at Universal Studios Hollywood. The third-year sociology student works as a “scare actor” for Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, an event featuring special Halloween-themed mazes, shows and scare zones based on television and movie franchises such as American Horror Story and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Read more...

Photo: Third-year sociology student and Hooligan Theater Company member Josh Shtein landed a job as a “scare actor” at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights after a month-long audition process. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Third-year sociology student and Hooligan Theater Company member Josh Shtein landed a job as a “scare actor” at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights after a month-long audition process. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies authored the play "The Model Apartment" based on his experiences befriending Holocaust survivors in his community as a child growing up in Brooklyn, New York. (Courtesy of Ethan Hill)

Q&A: Playwright Donald Margulies talks inspiration, revival of ‘The Model Apartment’

Donald Margulies watched the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann when he was a boy growing up in Brooklyn, New York, in 1961. The future playwright became horrified by the news coverage showing images of emaciated bodies left in piles on the grounds of concentration camps. Read more...

Photo: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies authored the play "The Model Apartment" based on his experiences befriending Holocaust survivors in his community as a child growing up in Brooklyn, New York. (Courtesy of Ethan Hill)

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies authored the play "The Model Apartment" based on his experiences befriending Holocaust survivors in his community as a child growing up in Brooklyn, New York. (Courtesy of Ethan Hill)

After recording his first solo EP, fourth-year music student Charlie Bond now plays with four bandmates who provide musical additions to his songs. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

UCLA musician to pitch extended play at Fowler Out Loud

Charlie Bond used to sit for hours alone at his desk, recording instruments and mixing tracks for his solo albums. Now Bond is part of a band whose members are collaborating to bring the alternative rock songs he created in solitude to the live stage. Read more...

Photo: After recording his first solo EP, fourth-year music student Charlie Bond now plays with four bandmates who provide musical additions to his songs. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

After recording his first solo EP, fourth-year music student Charlie Bond now plays with four bandmates who provide musical additions to his songs. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Professor Jose Luis Valenzuela directed a play about Mexican-American immigrants to challenge the idea that immigrants in America are criminals. The third part of the play suggests how traditions can be lost after moving to the U.S. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Professor’s “A Mexican Trilogy” shows cultural pressures on immigrants

When Jose Luis Valenzuela was debating whether or not to join the Chicano theater movement of the 1960s, a professor asked if he wanted to make history or let it pass by him. Read more...

Photo: Professor Jose Luis Valenzuela directed a play about Mexican-American immigrants to challenge the idea that immigrants in America are criminals. The third part of the play suggests how traditions can be lost after moving to the U.S. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Professor Jose Luis Valenzuela directed a play about Mexican-American immigrants to challenge the idea that immigrants in America are criminals. The third part of the play suggests how traditions can be lost after moving to the U.S. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)


Alumna Maria Diaz opened Fuego y Sabor Latino Dance Studio to bring Latin American dance from her home country of Colombia to South Central Los Angeles. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Alumna hopes to inspire passion for Colombian dance within LA youth

When Maria Diaz auditioned for the UCLA world arts and cultures’ dance program, she never had any formal dance training. Now the alumna runs her own studio and hopes to provide young people with opportunities she didn’t have as a child. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Maria Diaz opened Fuego y Sabor Latino Dance Studio to bring Latin American dance from her home country of Colombia to South Central Los Angeles. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Alumna Maria Diaz opened Fuego y Sabor Latino Dance Studio to bring Latin American dance from her home country of Colombia to South Central Los Angeles. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)