Saturday, July 20

Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)

Ensemble ties social, political issues from the past and present into performance

African rhythms, political protest and harmonizing voices all made their mark in Royce Hall on Friday evening. The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA welcomed Sweet Honey In The Rock, a female singing ensemble accompanied by light instrumentation, for the group’s 45th anniversary on Friday at Royce Hall. Read more...

Photo: Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)


UCLA lecturer Denis Bouriakov is a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and will perform alongside the UCLA Philharmonia on Thursday. He sat down with the Daily Bruin to discuss his past experiences and how he plans to inspire students. (Courtesy of  Takuyuki Saito)

World-renowned flutist, lecturer to perform alongside UCLA Philharmonia

Denis Bouriakov has been playing the flute since he was 8 years old, and Thursday he will take his talents to the UCLA Philharmonia in his first performance as a faculty member. Read more...

Photo: UCLA lecturer Denis Bouriakov is a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and will perform alongside the UCLA Philharmonia on Thursday. He sat down with the Daily Bruin to discuss his past experiences and how he plans to inspire students. (Courtesy of Takuyuki Saito)

UCLA lecturer Denis Bouriakov is a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and will perform alongside the UCLA Philharmonia on Thursday. He sat down with the Daily Bruin to discuss his past experiences and how he plans to inspire students. (Courtesy of  Takuyuki Saito)

The Radical Publishing Weekend will include an exhibition in the Fowler Musuem titled "South of No North." The blown-up photographs and artwork from books of independent publishing company Gate Negro Ediciones will be featured on the walls of the building's interior. (Courtesy of Sebastian Clough)

Event to celebrate Mexican independent publishing amid struggles of censorship

Vivid art blown up onto the Fowler Museum’s walls will represent the radical opinions found in independently published Mexican art books. Fowler will hold the Artbook Pop-Up, which is part of a three-day event called Radical Publishing Weekend, and will include a pop-up shop and discussion panel. Read more...

Photo: The Radical Publishing Weekend will include an exhibition in the Fowler Musuem titled "South of No North." The blown-up photographs and artwork from books of independent publishing company Gate Negro Ediciones will be featured on the walls of the building's interior. (Courtesy of Sebastian Clough)

The Radical Publishing Weekend will include an exhibition in the Fowler Musuem titled "South of No North." The blown-up photographs and artwork from books of independent publishing company Gate Negro Ediciones will be featured on the walls of the building's interior. (Courtesy of Sebastian Clough)

Cannaclub education director Eugenio Castro Garza, a second-year political science student, said the organization is offering Cannabis 101 to attempt to lessen the stigma around the substance and start serious dialogue. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Student-run club introduces cannabis course to offer alternative dialogue

This post was updated Oct. 2 at 2:36 p.m. A noncredit course at UCLA will educate students on various components of a perhaps misrepresented drug: cannabis. Read more...

Photo: Cannaclub education director Eugenio Castro Garza, a second-year political science student, said the organization is offering Cannabis 101 to attempt to lessen the stigma around the substance and start serious dialogue. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Cannaclub education director Eugenio Castro Garza, a second-year political science student, said the organization is offering Cannabis 101 to attempt to lessen the stigma around the substance and start serious dialogue. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Paige Lindsey White starred opposite Daisuke Tsuji in “With Love and A Major Organ.” The UCLA alumna was nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for female comedy performance in the Boston Court Pasadena theatre company's production. (Courtesy of Paige Lindsey White)

Play about human connection receives nomination for comedy direction

A large, beating heart is left on a subway for a man who has only ever had a flimsy, paper heart. The drama comes during the climactic scene in Julia Lederer’s play “With Love and A Major Organ,” which was put on by the Boston Court Pasadena theater company. Read more...

Photo: Paige Lindsey White starred opposite Daisuke Tsuji in “With Love and A Major Organ.” The UCLA alumna was nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for female comedy performance in the Boston Court Pasadena theatre company's production. (Courtesy of Paige Lindsey White)

Paige Lindsey White starred opposite Daisuke Tsuji in “With Love and A Major Organ.” The UCLA alumna was nominated for a Stage Raw Theater Award for female comedy performance in the Boston Court Pasadena theatre company's production. (Courtesy of Paige Lindsey White)

Actress Magdalena Edwards portrayes one of the mother-daughter duos in “Houses Without Walls.” The play depicts two mothers as they  ponder the fates of their daughters during the Cuban Revolution. Real events, such as the mass exodus of Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's regime, inspired some of the scenes in the one-act play. "Houses Without Walls" will premier Sunday at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s play explores political turmoil, mother-daughter relationships

This post was updated May 31 at 3:35 p.m. A barrier between two neighbors will be torn down in “Houses Without Walls.” Susannah Rodríguez Drissi, an alumna and lecturer in UCLA’s Writing Program, wrote, directed and produced the play set during the tumultuous years of the Mariel boatlift in Cuba. Read more...

Photo: Actress Magdalena Edwards portrayes one of the mother-daughter duos in “Houses Without Walls.” The play depicts two mothers as they ponder the fates of their daughters during the Cuban Revolution. Real events, such as the mass exodus of Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's regime, inspired some of the scenes in the one-act play. "Houses Without Walls" will premier Sunday at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Actress Magdalena Edwards portrayes one of the mother-daughter duos in “Houses Without Walls.” The play depicts two mothers as they  ponder the fates of their daughters during the Cuban Revolution. Real events, such as the mass exodus of Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's regime, inspired some of the scenes in the one-act play. "Houses Without Walls" will premier Sunday at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)