Wednesday, October 17

The Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA has narrowed down the candidates for its first dean to three finalists from University of Missouri-Kansas City, Columbia University and Boston University. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Herb Alpert School of Music to name founding dean in winter quarter

The first school of music in the University of California system will soon have its first dean. The Herb Alpert School of Music, designated as a standalone school at UCLA in January, launched a dean search with a job announcement in May. Read more...

Photo: The Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA has narrowed down the candidates for its first dean to three finalists from University of Missouri-Kansas City, Columbia University and Boston University. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA has narrowed down the candidates for its first dean to three finalists from University of Missouri-Kansas City, Columbia University and Boston University. (Daily Bruin file photo)




Tiana Okoye (pictured) plays the role of the snow queen Elsa in "Frozen – Live at the Hyperion" at Disney California Adventure. The 2013 theater, film and television alumna is the first black actress to play the role in the live action production based on the original 2013 animated film. Okoye has also performed as the title role in "Carrie" at the Hollywood Bowl. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnae defy racial archetype as Elsa in ‘Frozen – Live’

Nine UCLA alumni joined the cast of “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” performing as Elsa, Olaf, Hans, Kristoff or the ensemble. The live adaptation of the 2013 Disney animated film “Frozen” currently plays three times a day at Disney California Adventure after opening in May. Read more...

Photo: Tiana Okoye (pictured) plays the role of the snow queen Elsa in "Frozen – Live at the Hyperion" at Disney California Adventure. The 2013 theater, film and television alumna is the first black actress to play the role in the live action production based on the original 2013 animated film. Okoye has also performed as the title role in "Carrie" at the Hollywood Bowl. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Tiana Okoye (pictured) plays the role of the snow queen Elsa in "Frozen – Live at the Hyperion" at Disney California Adventure. The 2013 theater, film and television alumna is the first black actress to play the role in the live action production based on the original 2013 animated film. Okoye has also performed as the title role in "Carrie" at the Hollywood Bowl. (Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

Third-year political science student and art series director for the Cultural Affairs Commission Weiwen Balter (not pictured) helped organize Kerckhoff Art Gallery's "This Body is a Rebellion," to celebrate National Coming Out Week and Disabilities Awareness week. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Kerckhoff Art Gallery showcases work of LGBTQ and disabled community

Weiwen Balter said the very act of existence can be a form of rebellion.   Balter was suspended for openly identifying as queer as a high school student in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read more...

Photo: Third-year political science student and art series director for the Cultural Affairs Commission Weiwen Balter (not pictured) helped organize Kerckhoff Art Gallery's "This Body is a Rebellion," to celebrate National Coming Out Week and Disabilities Awareness week. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Third-year political science student and art series director for the Cultural Affairs Commission Weiwen Balter (not pictured) helped organize Kerckhoff Art Gallery's "This Body is a Rebellion," to celebrate National Coming Out Week and Disabilities Awareness week. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

UCLA employee Joseph Mango (right) wrote the play “The One With Friends” about characters with mental illnesses that find friendship over a shared interest in the sitcom “Friends.” (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)

Theater meets psychiatry in play about mental illness and ‘Friends’

Joseph Mango knows friends can be the best therapy – and Phoebe, Joey, Rachel, Ross, Chandler and Monica are the best therapists. Mango, a senior public administrative analyst for the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society, penned a play called “The One With Friends,” about a struggling Los Angeles actor who meets a writer who is scripting a reunion episode for the television show “Friends.” Both the main characters of the play, which will debut at the Tamkin Auditorium on Friday, struggle with depression and eventually find comfort and healing through their newfound companionship and mutual love for “Friends.” Mango, a lifelong “Friends” enthusiast, incorporated more than just his love of the 1990s sitcom into his play. Read more...

Photo: UCLA employee Joseph Mango (right) wrote the play “The One With Friends” about characters with mental illnesses that find friendship over a shared interest in the sitcom “Friends.” (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)

UCLA employee Joseph Mango (right) wrote the play “The One With Friends” about characters with mental illnesses that find friendship over a shared interest in the sitcom “Friends.” (Anthony Tran/Daily Bruin)


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