Sunday, November 18

Elvis Presley returns as a phantom in “Blue Moon Over Memphis,” an American rendition of Japanese Noh theater. The classical theater style often incorporates hand-carved masks and elaborate, traditional costumes. (Courtesy of David Surtasky)

American adaptation unmasks Japanese theater form to reveal artistic complexities

Elvis Presley comes back to life in traditional Japanese theater in “Blue Moon Over Memphis.” Theatre Nohgaku, a Noh theater company, will perform the play as part of “2 Days of Noh,” a symposium on the classical Japanese musical theater form. Read more...

Photo: Elvis Presley returns as a phantom in “Blue Moon Over Memphis,” an American rendition of Japanese Noh theater. The classical theater style often incorporates hand-carved masks and elaborate, traditional costumes. (Courtesy of David Surtasky)

Elvis Presley returns as a phantom in “Blue Moon Over Memphis,” an American rendition of Japanese Noh theater. The classical theater style often incorporates hand-carved masks and elaborate, traditional costumes. (Courtesy of David Surtasky)


Alum Math Bass’ mural is now on display at the lobby of the Hammer Museum. Bass has been building up a repertoire of symbols as a part of their artistic language for the past six years, with the mural featuring a number of the images. 
(Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alum’s exhibit paints symbols in new light to challenge viewers’ expectations

Ordinary stairs serve as alligator teeth in the Hammer Museum’s new mural “Pink Dots.” The piece, created by alum Math Bass, was first unveiled Saturday and will be on display until Feb. Read more...

Photo: Alum Math Bass’ mural is now on display at the lobby of the Hammer Museum. Bass has been building up a repertoire of symbols as a part of their artistic language for the past six years, with the mural featuring a number of the images. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alum Math Bass’ mural is now on display at the lobby of the Hammer Museum. Bass has been building up a repertoire of symbols as a part of their artistic language for the past six years, with the mural featuring a number of the images. 
(Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

MFA student Farah Shaer worked as an actress and co-producer on the feature film “Heaven Without People.” Filmed in her home country of Lebanon, Shaer said the film follows a family reuniting for the first time in many years. (Courtesy of Marco Ribali)

MFA student’s controversial film faces censorship in her home country

Farah Shaer’s undergraduate thesis film was banned in her home country of Lebanon. The MFA student recently acted in and produced “Heaven Without People,” which also faced censorship. Read more...

Photo: MFA student Farah Shaer worked as an actress and co-producer on the feature film “Heaven Without People.” Filmed in her home country of Lebanon, Shaer said the film follows a family reuniting for the first time in many years. (Courtesy of Marco Ribali)

MFA student Farah Shaer worked as an actress and co-producer on the feature film “Heaven Without People.” Filmed in her home country of Lebanon, Shaer said the film follows a family reuniting for the first time in many years. (Courtesy of Marco Ribali)

Florence Welch took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for the first of two Los Angeles Florence and the Machine shows. The indie band played a combination of its older, more energetic songs and their newer, more soulful songs. 
(Courtesy of Lillie Eiger)

Concert review: Florence and the Machine’s recent tour introduces a more stripped-down aesthetic

Florence Welch stepped out from between a crucifix and the Hollywood sign for her first of two Los Angeles shows of the “High as Hope” tour. Read more...

Photo: Florence Welch took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for the first of two Los Angeles Florence and the Machine shows. The indie band played a combination of its older, more energetic songs and their newer, more soulful songs. (Courtesy of Lillie Eiger)

Florence Welch took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for the first of two Los Angeles Florence and the Machine shows. The indie band played a combination of its older, more energetic songs and their newer, more soulful songs. 
(Courtesy of Lillie Eiger)

(Photo courtesy of Scott Patrick Green/Netflix)

TV Review: Season two of ‘American Vandal’ doesn’t stink, commentary accurately depicts teens

“American Vandal” combines poop jokes with hard-hitting social commentary in an evolution of the phallic joke legacy that is consistent throughout season one. The second season of the Netflix original series follows amateur detectives Peter (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) as they leave the mostly wrapped up mystery of Hanover High and travel to St. Read more...

Photo: (Photo courtesy of Scott Patrick Green/Netflix)

(Photo courtesy of Scott Patrick Green/Netflix)

Former UCLA Extension student Lindsey Beer, who wrote the screenplay for "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," said she wanted to give the classic romantic comedy form a twist. 
(Courtesy of Netflix)

Former UCLA Extension student talks writing a rom-com with a twist for Netflix

Classic John Hughes films are marked by nostalgic high school romance. “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” enters the genre with a technological twist. The film, released on Netflix on Sept. Read more...

Photo: Former UCLA Extension student Lindsey Beer, who wrote the screenplay for "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," said she wanted to give the classic romantic comedy form a twist. (Courtesy of Netflix)

Former UCLA Extension student Lindsey Beer, who wrote the screenplay for "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," said she wanted to give the classic romantic comedy form a twist. 
(Courtesy of Netflix)


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