Thursday, July 18

Graduate student Maru García put on "Vivarium: A Place of Life," an installation featuring various plant life. The installation also featured a performer interacting with the plants' environment. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Interdisciplinary art installation displays symbiosis of people, nature

The Art | Sci Center gallery replaced paintings and sculptures with mosses, plants and mushrooms Thursday. The UCLA gallery housed “Vivarium: A Place of Life,” an art installation by graduate design media arts student Maru García. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Maru García put on "Vivarium: A Place of Life," an installation featuring various plant life. The installation also featured a performer interacting with the plants' environment. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Maru García put on "Vivarium: A Place of Life," an installation featuring various plant life. The installation also featured a performer interacting with the plants' environment. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

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Album review: ‘Dirty Computer’

Janelle Monáe fans can finally take a deep look into the R&B songstress’ clever mind in the form of a defiant and bugged computer. In Monáe’s first two studio albums she remained somewhat elusive, building a lure around an alter ego known as Cindi Mayweather, a robot revolutionary. Read more...

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Matthew Baker and Kayla Farrish previewed “Dearest Home” in the Northwest Auditorium Wednesday. Both dancers are a part of professor Kyle Abraham’s dance company, which will perform April 5,6 and 7 at the Freud Playhouse.(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

‘Dearest Home’ uses nontraditional format to connect to audience

Audience members and dancers will meet eye to eye at “Dearest Home” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA will present dance professor Kyle Abraham’s performance “Dearest Home” at the Freud Playhouse. Read more...

Photo: Matthew Baker and Kayla Farrish previewed “Dearest Home” in the Northwest Auditorium Wednesday. Both dancers are a part of professor Kyle Abraham’s dance company, which will perform April 5,6 and 7 at the Freud Playhouse.(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Matthew Baker and Kayla Farrish previewed “Dearest Home” in the Northwest Auditorium Wednesday. Both dancers are a part of professor Kyle Abraham’s dance company, which will perform April 5,6 and 7 at the Freud Playhouse.(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

Alumnus Micah Smith, co-founder of Understated, and Michael Frazier play at Union Nightclub on New Year's Eve. Understated hosts underground EDM performances and will throw its sixth party Friday in Downtown LA.
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Alumni create underground EDM project with focus on inclusion, community

Pulsing EDM and rhythmic vibrations fill the sweaty and vibrant air of warehouse rooms at Understated’s dance events. The project’s series include night-long EDM parties that draw from the culture of underground dance music, said UCLA alumni and founders Micah Smith and Andrew Conde. Read more...

Photo: Alumnus Micah Smith, co-founder of Understated, and Michael Frazier play at Union Nightclub on New Year's Eve. Understated hosts underground EDM performances and will throw its sixth party Friday in Downtown LA. (Courtesy of Jamie Adam Rosenberg)

Alumnus Micah Smith, co-founder of Understated, and Michael Frazier play at Union Nightclub on New Year's Eve. Understated hosts underground EDM performances and will throw its sixth party Friday in Downtown LA.
 (Courtesy of Jamie Adam Rosenberg)

Alumna Rosalind Wong will be playing the piano at the Getty Center on Saturday evening for the "Sonnets and Sonatas" lecture-concert series. Wong will perform Jean-Philippe Rameau's song "The Hen," which is traditionally played on the harpsichord. Although the harpsichord rendition manages to effectively sound like a hen's clucking, Wong said she has to put especial care into playing so that she can mimic the sound on the piano. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

‘Animals!’ presents humans’ relationships with animals through music

Two sopranos will meow in perfect tune at the Getty Center on Saturday evening. The performance will take place as a part of the free lecture-concert series “Sonnets and Sonatas,” led by French language and culture professor Laure Murat. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Rosalind Wong will be playing the piano at the Getty Center on Saturday evening for the "Sonnets and Sonatas" lecture-concert series. Wong will perform Jean-Philippe Rameau's song "The Hen," which is traditionally played on the harpsichord. Although the harpsichord rendition manages to effectively sound like a hen's clucking, Wong said she has to put especial care into playing so that she can mimic the sound on the piano. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Rosalind Wong will be playing the piano at the Getty Center on Saturday evening for the "Sonnets and Sonatas" lecture-concert series. Wong will perform Jean-Philippe Rameau's song "The Hen," which is traditionally played on the harpsichord. Although the harpsichord rendition manages to effectively sound like a hen's clucking, Wong said she has to put especial care into playing so that she can mimic the sound on the piano. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


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