Tuesday, January 23

Colorful visuals and production are major components of EDM festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, which featured an owl stage. (Courtesy of Yohanna Khachiyan)

UCLA Electronic Dance Music Club’s guide to the best festivals of 2016

Audiences either looking to party or attend solely for the music can find an electronic dance music (EDM) festival to suit their needs. From colossal night-long raves that immerse the senses to laid-back, poolside concerts, 2016 provides many opportunities to appreciate music. Read more...

Photo: Colorful visuals and production are major components of EDM festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, which featured an owl stage. (Courtesy of Yohanna Khachiyan)

Colorful visuals and production are major components of EDM festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, which featured an owl stage. (Courtesy of Yohanna Khachiyan)

The seven graduate students of the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble will finish their program this year after playing at the White House and in Marrakech, Morocco. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Jazz serves as common language for Thelonious Monk Institute graduates

Pianist Carmen Staaf said her favorite memory with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz was playing at the open-air El Badi Palace in Marrakech, Morocco. The Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble is comprised of seven student musicians who were accepted into the graduate program in 2014 from a variety of musical backgrounds and age groups. Read more...

Photo: The seven graduate students of the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble will finish their program this year after playing at the White House and in Marrakech, Morocco. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

The seven graduate students of the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble will finish their program this year after playing at the White House and in Marrakech, Morocco. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

The 1996 film “Jumanji,” starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce, will be remade with actors Jack Black, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart. (TriStar Pictures)

Second Take: Will the ‘Jumanji’ reboot be a downgrade from the childhood classic?

Hollywood’s recent trend of remaking timeless classics to exploit fan bases for higher profits clearly has no problem trampling all over my childhood favorites. The latest classic film to fall victim to the money-grabbing is “Jumanji,” the 1995 fantasy-adventure comedy film starring the late, great Robin Williams and co-starring Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce. Read more...

Photo: The 1996 film “Jumanji,” starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce, will be remade with actors Jack Black, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart. (TriStar Pictures)

The 1996 film “Jumanji,” starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce, will be remade with actors Jack Black, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart. (TriStar Pictures)

Third-year sociology student Laura Savage took home Spring Sing's top prize, the Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award, for her original song "Once." Spring Sing, held Saturday night, showcased Bruin talent in singing, dancing, comedy and acting to a large Pauley Pavilion audience. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

Laura Savage, ACA Hip Hop capture top honors at Spring Sing 2016

The crowd fell silent as the spotlight shone on the Pauley Pavilion stage. Isaiah Murtaugh, vocalist of the duet Tom Shay and a third-year international development studies student, held a guitar and propped a harmonica on his shoulder. Read more...

Photo: Third-year sociology student Laura Savage took home Spring Sing's top prize, the Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award, for her original song "Once." Spring Sing, held Saturday night, showcased Bruin talent in singing, dancing, comedy and acting to a large Pauley Pavilion audience. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

Third-year sociology student Laura Savage took home Spring Sing's top prize, the Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award, for her original song "Once." Spring Sing, held Saturday night, showcased Bruin talent in singing, dancing, comedy and acting to a large Pauley Pavilion audience. (Daniel Alcazar/Photo editor)

Second-year psychology student Delanie Melbon (left), second-year nursing student Kathryn Yang (center) third-year political science and communication studies student Rachel Lea Fishman (left) are three members of the stage crew in charge of this year’s Spring Sing. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Playing a role away from the spotlight

Members of stage crew flit from one side of the stage to the other in darkness setting up microphones and plugging in amps, as a spotlight shines on the skit being performed on stage. Read more...

Photo: Second-year psychology student Delanie Melbon (left), second-year nursing student Kathryn Yang (center) third-year political science and communication studies student Rachel Lea Fishman (left) are three members of the stage crew in charge of this year’s Spring Sing. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Second-year psychology student Delanie Melbon (left), second-year nursing student Kathryn Yang (center) third-year political science and communication studies student Rachel Lea Fishman (left) are three members of the stage crew in charge of this year’s Spring Sing. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Stephan Wolfert found inspiration in William Shakespeare's works to give voice to his experiences in combat. Wolfert drew from around three-quarters of the Shakespeare canon to express his emotions surrounding the pain of losing comrades and of combat. (Courtesy of Manuela Giusto)

Shakespearean play, ‘Cry Havoc’ brings light to veterans’ experiences

Stephan Wolfert first stumbled upon Shakespeare and his work while traveling through the western United States in 1991. He was on a leave of absence from the Army after suffering a breakdown when a friend was shot before his eyes during live-round training. Read more...

Photo: Stephan Wolfert found inspiration in William Shakespeare's works to give voice to his experiences in combat. Wolfert drew from around three-quarters of the Shakespeare canon to express his emotions surrounding the pain of losing comrades and of combat. (Courtesy of Manuela Giusto)

Stephan Wolfert found inspiration in William Shakespeare's works to give voice to his experiences in combat. Wolfert drew from around three-quarters of the Shakespeare canon to express his emotions surrounding the pain of losing comrades and of combat. (Courtesy of Manuela Giusto)

Poke, a dish originating in Hawaii, has become increasingly popular in West Los Angeles. At Poké Bar in Westwood, the dish contains tuna, octopus, vegetables, pineapple and rice, among other ingredients. (Erin Nyren/Daily Bruin)

Poke trend grows in Westwood with new restaurant opening

A mixture of bright red tuna, rubbery octopus, vegetables and pineapple glistened on a bed of white and brown rice – topped with ponzu, spicy mayo, white ginger, seaweed salad and vivid orange masago. Read more...

Photo: Poke, a dish originating in Hawaii, has become increasingly popular in West Los Angeles. At Poké Bar in Westwood, the dish contains tuna, octopus, vegetables, pineapple and rice, among other ingredients. (Erin Nyren/Daily Bruin)

Poke, a dish originating in Hawaii, has become increasingly popular in West Los Angeles. At Poké Bar in Westwood, the dish contains tuna, octopus, vegetables, pineapple and rice, among other ingredients. (Erin Nyren/Daily Bruin)