Wednesday, June 26


Alumni Walt Gray IV, Lila Gavares and Derek Chariton star in “Desert Rats,” a dark comedy in which two brothers kidnap a wealthy, young girl in order to extract a ransom from her father. 
(Courtesy of Giovanni Solis/bracero)

New play explores, humanizes experiences of wealthy, poor people

“Desert Rats” places a group of often underrepresented people on the stage. The play, staged at the Los Angeles Theatre Center through Nov. 18, follows brothers Frank and Jesse as they kidnap Amber, the daughter of a wealthy man, in an attempt to escape their economically precarious situation. Read more...

Photo: Alumni Walt Gray IV, Lila Gavares and Derek Chariton star in “Desert Rats,” a dark comedy in which two brothers kidnap a wealthy, young girl in order to extract a ransom from her father. (Courtesy of Giovanni Solis/bracero)

Alumni Walt Gray IV, Lila Gavares and Derek Chariton star in “Desert Rats,” a dark comedy in which two brothers kidnap a wealthy, young girl in order to extract a ransom from her father. 
(Courtesy of Giovanni Solis/bracero)

Wanderlust Creamery finds inspiration for its flavors in different locations around the world and offers delightful aesthetics. Two of the ice cream shop's most popular flavors are violette marshmallow and ube salted crunch, sometimes topped with rose crystals and cereal marshmallows. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sugarcoated: Wanderlust Creamery offers a tasty trip around the globe with aesthetic ice cream

In an era when dessert is often evaluated by its Instagram potential, Los Angeles shines as one of the world’s premier cities for sweet treats. Join Daily Bruin staffers each week as they visit different dessert joints, going behind the scenes to give you an exclusive look into the creation of trending sugary concoctions. Read more...

Photo: Wanderlust Creamery finds inspiration for its flavors in different locations around the world and offers delightful aesthetics. Two of the ice cream shop's most popular flavors are violette marshmallow and ube salted crunch, sometimes topped with rose crystals and cereal marshmallows. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Wanderlust Creamery finds inspiration for its flavors in different locations around the world and offers delightful aesthetics. Two of the ice cream shop's most popular flavors are violette marshmallow and ube salted crunch, sometimes topped with rose crystals and cereal marshmallows. (Jordan Stewart/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Fourth-year civil engineering student Joseph Aleshaiker said he writes folk-rock music for full-sized bands, but he often performs his songs alone with a guitar. He opens most of his shows with "Frenchmen Street," a song he wrote after a trip to New Orleans. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Student musician to shake up genres, instruments in Fowler Out Loud performance

Joseph Aleshaiker was walking along Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, when he got an idea for a song. He then returned home and began to write “Frenchmen Street,” inspired by his experience entering bars along the road, each with different musicians performing different genres. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year civil engineering student Joseph Aleshaiker said he writes folk-rock music for full-sized bands, but he often performs his songs alone with a guitar. He opens most of his shows with "Frenchmen Street," a song he wrote after a trip to New Orleans. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Fourth-year civil engineering student Joseph Aleshaiker said he writes folk-rock music for full-sized bands, but he often performs his songs alone with a guitar. He opens most of his shows with "Frenchmen Street," a song he wrote after a trip to New Orleans. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Theatrical reading is one of the performance art forms featured in the installation "Ceiling of Shadows (La voûte des ombres): A Night of Victor Hugo," which will highlight Hugo's artwork and writing. Alumna Vaneh Assadourian, who will be reading English translations of Hugo's texts, said she aims to help bring Hugo’s stories to life by working with dancers and musicians. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s performance art exhibition highlights works of Victor Hugo

“An unspeakable ceiling of shadows; a depth of obscurity that no diver can fathom; a light mingled with the obscurity, a strange somber vanquished light; brightness reduced to powder.” Victor Hugo’s words, found in his work “The Toilers of the Sea,” inspired alumna Darcie Crager to create “Ceiling of Shadows (La voûte des ombres): A Night of Victor Hugo” to accompany the current exhibit on Hugo’s drawings, “Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo.” The performance art installation, taking place Monday evening at the Hammer Museum, will mix excerpts from Hugo’s novels, poems and speeches with original music, dance and shadow play to provide further context for the continuing art exhibit, highlighting the author’s writing alongside his artwork. Read more...

Photo: Theatrical reading is one of the performance art forms featured in the installation "Ceiling of Shadows (La voûte des ombres): A Night of Victor Hugo," which will highlight Hugo's artwork and writing. Alumna Vaneh Assadourian, who will be reading English translations of Hugo's texts, said she aims to help bring Hugo’s stories to life by working with dancers and musicians. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Theatrical reading is one of the performance art forms featured in the installation "Ceiling of Shadows (La voûte des ombres): A Night of Victor Hugo," which will highlight Hugo's artwork and writing. Alumna Vaneh Assadourian, who will be reading English translations of Hugo's texts, said she aims to help bring Hugo’s stories to life by working with dancers and musicians. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Stephen Rockwell (left), alongside alumni Quinn Francis (center) and Brandon Root (right), star in “A Splintered Soul,” a play following a group of Polish Holocaust survivors attempting to overcome their trauma as they assimilate into American culture. 
(Courtesy of Tracey Roman)

Alumni explore experiences of Holocaust survivors postwar in ‘A Splintered Soul’

Morality in times of survival is questioned as Holocaust survivors attempt to move on in “A Splintered Soul.” The play, premiering at the International City Theatre on Friday, follows a group of Polish Holocaust survivors as they attempt to cope with their traumatic experiences while assimilating into American culture. Read more...

Photo: Stephen Rockwell (left), alongside alumni Quinn Francis (center) and Brandon Root (right), star in “A Splintered Soul,” a play following a group of Polish Holocaust survivors attempting to overcome their trauma as they assimilate into American culture. (Courtesy of Tracey Roman)

Stephen Rockwell (left), alongside alumni Quinn Francis (center) and Brandon Root (right), star in “A Splintered Soul,” a play following a group of Polish Holocaust survivors attempting to overcome their trauma as they assimilate into American culture. 
(Courtesy of Tracey Roman)

Devin Daniels, Ram Eshwar Kaundinya – fourth-year cognitive science student – and Atticus Reynolds (left to right) formed Kune Do, a band that performs both improvisational and composed music. They will perform at "Fowler Out Loud" on Wednesday in the Fowler Museum.  (Courtesy of Ram Eshwar Kaundinya)

Eclectic band to bring Indian, Puerto Rican rhythms to student concerts

Bruce Lee’s martial arts philosophy influences Kune Do, a band which incorporates a multitude of different styles of music. The band was first created by Atticus Reynolds and fourth-year cognitive science student Ram Eshwar Kaundinya when they realized the similarities between traditional Indian rhythms and Puerto Rican rhythms. Read more...

Photo: Devin Daniels, Ram Eshwar Kaundinya – fourth-year cognitive science student – and Atticus Reynolds (left to right) formed Kune Do, a band that performs both improvisational and composed music. They will perform at "Fowler Out Loud" on Wednesday in the Fowler Museum. (Courtesy of Ram Eshwar Kaundinya)

Devin Daniels, Ram Eshwar Kaundinya – fourth-year cognitive science student – and Atticus Reynolds (left to right) formed Kune Do, a band that performs both improvisational and composed music. They will perform at "Fowler Out Loud" on Wednesday in the Fowler Museum.  (Courtesy of Ram Eshwar Kaundinya)


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