Tuesday, December 18

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Album review: Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ trades tempo for emotional sincerity

“Bloom” foregoes the all-too-common route of modern albums only including radio-friendly, upbeat songs. Instead, Troye Sivan’s latest album features more slow-to-mid-tempo numbers than fast ones. In a time when streaming continues to grow, having a song become a radio hit is not the only successful method to reach fans, so an album filled with a mix of both slow and fast-paced songs can still connect to audiences worldwide. Read more...

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UCLA’s Association of Chinese Americans has offered hip-hop workshops throughout the summer, featuring a variety of choreographers at each session. Co-coordinator Eric Lee said both participants and leaders improve their ability to focus on and expand their dance styles.
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Cluster of choreographers bring unique hip-hop styles to dance workshops

Quick, sharp moves are a staple of most hip-hop styles, but ACA Hip Hop choreographer Jay Tran taught a workshop devoted to the opposite. The Association of Chinese Americans’ dance classes, which are held for free in UCLA’s Lot 4 throughout the summer, each feature a different in-house choreographer. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s Association of Chinese Americans has offered hip-hop workshops throughout the summer, featuring a variety of choreographers at each session. Co-coordinator Eric Lee said both participants and leaders improve their ability to focus on and expand their dance styles. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA’s Association of Chinese Americans has offered hip-hop workshops throughout the summer, featuring a variety of choreographers at each session. Co-coordinator Eric Lee said both participants and leaders improve their ability to focus on and expand their dance styles.
(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

“The First Thing I Do When I Get Home,” a painting by alumna Hiejin Yoo, explores the feeling of freedom she experiences when she goes through the ritual of removing her bra every day, she said. 
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Alumna’s deeply personal artwork plays with themes of sexuality, feminism

Hiejin Yoo felt compelled to wear a bra every day when she grew up in the relatively conservative culture of South Korea. Now living in the United States, she notices women feel more freedom to decide whether they wear a bra or not. Read more...

Photo: “The First Thing I Do When I Get Home,” a painting by alumna Hiejin Yoo, explores the feeling of freedom she experiences when she goes through the ritual of removing her bra every day, she said. (Courtesy of HieJin Yoo)

“The First Thing I Do When I Get Home,” a painting by alumna Hiejin Yoo, explores the feeling of freedom she experiences when she goes through the ritual of removing her bra every day, she said. 
(Courtesy of HieJin Yoo)

Fourth-year psychobiology student John Colarusso, fourth-year cognitive science student Tim Connors and fourth-year global studies student Jonathan Liu (left to right) co-founded the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival, which will be hosted on Broxton Avenue.  (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Westwoodstock music festival expects bigger crowds in new Village location

Law enforcement shut down the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival last year because of its location in a fraternity house. But this year the festival will move to the southern part of Broxton Avenue to avoid problems associated with indoor festivals. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year psychobiology student John Colarusso, fourth-year cognitive science student Tim Connors and fourth-year global studies student Jonathan Liu (left to right) co-founded the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival, which will be hosted on Broxton Avenue. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year psychobiology student John Colarusso, fourth-year cognitive science student Tim Connors and fourth-year global studies student Jonathan Liu (left to right) co-founded the Westwoodstock Student Music Festival, which will be hosted on Broxton Avenue.  (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

First-year theater student Beatrice Brown and third-year theater student Kaiulani Kennealy (left to right) play Petruchio and Katherine in Shayna Warner’s take on “The Taming of the Shrew.” The play is meant to highlight modern gender ideals within lesbian relationships in the late 20th century, Warner said. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

A twist on ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ updates examination of gender roles

Shayna Warner wrote the characters in “The Taming of the Shrew” as women, but she kept the play’s original gender pronouns in the last scene the same. Read more...

Photo: First-year theater student Beatrice Brown and third-year theater student Kaiulani Kennealy (left to right) play Petruchio and Katherine in Shayna Warner’s take on “The Taming of the Shrew.” The play is meant to highlight modern gender ideals within lesbian relationships in the late 20th century, Warner said. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

First-year theater student Beatrice Brown and third-year theater student Kaiulani Kennealy (left to right) play Petruchio and Katherine in Shayna Warner’s take on “The Taming of the Shrew.” The play is meant to highlight modern gender ideals within lesbian relationships in the late 20th century, Warner said. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Ram Kaundinya, a third-year cognitive science student will play the tabla alongside Justin Inbar, a fourth-year ethnomusicology student who will play the sitar, at Saturday’s “Ethnomusicology in the Garden” event. The performance will take place in the The Nest amphitheater in the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens.  (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Students cultivate Hindustani tradition via outdoor, botanical performance

This post was updated May 10 at 12:26 p.m. Ram Kaundinya and Justin Inbar will play Hindustani classical music in its traditional outdoor location at their upcoming event, “Ethnomusicology in the Garden: Hindustani Classical Music.” Together, Inbar and Kaundinya will perform traditional Northern Indian music at The Nest amphitheater in the UCLA Mildred E. Read more...

Photo: Ram Kaundinya, a third-year cognitive science student will play the tabla alongside Justin Inbar, a fourth-year ethnomusicology student who will play the sitar, at Saturday’s “Ethnomusicology in the Garden” event. The performance will take place in the The Nest amphitheater in the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Ram Kaundinya, a third-year cognitive science student will play the tabla alongside Justin Inbar, a fourth-year ethnomusicology student who will play the sitar, at Saturday’s “Ethnomusicology in the Garden” event. The performance will take place in the The Nest amphitheater in the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens.  (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)