Sunday, March 24

Ethnomusicology professor Helen Rees holds a Japanese sho, a mouth organ instrument, from the ensemble of Japanese instruments purchased in 1958 by the late ethnomusicology professor Mantle Hood. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

Sounds of Schoenberg: The Japanese ensemble

Dozens of instruments cluttered the floor of the cramped Schoenberg room, creating a carpet of wood, string and metal pieces. In the back corner, an intricate and large Japanese drum loomed over the small instruments surrounding it. Read more...

Photo: Ethnomusicology professor Helen Rees holds a Japanese sho, a mouth organ instrument, from the ensemble of Japanese instruments purchased in 1958 by the late ethnomusicology professor Mantle Hood. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

Ethnomusicology professor Helen Rees holds a Japanese sho, a mouth organ instrument, from the ensemble of Japanese instruments purchased in 1958 by the late ethnomusicology professor Mantle Hood. (Julie Hanash/Daily Bruin)

Universal Studios Hollywood opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Tuesday. The opening of the new addition to the theme park, which opens to the public Thursday, featured a performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by conductor John Williams. (Nate Nickolai/Daily Bruin)

Second Take: Opening of ‘Harry Potter’ world in Hollywood brings magic to Muggles

I gripped the thin plastic wood tightly in my hand. With a swift flick of my wand, I watched a quill scribble intently along the pages of a book all on its own. Read more...

Photo: Universal Studios Hollywood opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Tuesday. The opening of the new addition to the theme park, which opens to the public Thursday, featured a performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by conductor John Williams. (Nate Nickolai/Daily Bruin)

Universal Studios Hollywood opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Tuesday. The opening of the new addition to the theme park, which opens to the public Thursday, featured a performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by conductor John Williams. (Nate Nickolai/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Michael Tran helped research the 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report with sociology professor Darnell Hunt. The report's findings were displayed in a pop-up exhibit, which has been moving around campus. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

Pop-up exhibit showcases UCLA research on representation in Hollywood

Students crowded around a mysterious Space Age box with neon lights and sharp angular edges. The strange futuristic shape stood out against UCLA’s brick architecture, attracting students on their daily walks to class. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Michael Tran helped research the 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report with sociology professor Darnell Hunt. The report's findings were displayed in a pop-up exhibit, which has been moving around campus. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Michael Tran helped research the 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report with sociology professor Darnell Hunt. The report's findings were displayed in a pop-up exhibit, which has been moving around campus. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumna Courtney Marsh directed “Chau, Beyond the Lines,” a documentary nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short this year. Marsh worked on the film for eight years, filming the artistic pursuits of Agent Orange victim, Chau, in Vietnam. Marsh will be in attendance for Sunday’s award ceremony at the Dolby Theater.  (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s documentary ‘Chau, Beyond the Lines’ reaches Academy Awards

The delicate art of drawing is not a simple task for Chau. Within the confines of a small wheelchair, his limbs barely allow him to pick up a marker from the jumble of coloring supplies in front of him, let alone create an entire picture. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumna Courtney Marsh directed “Chau, Beyond the Lines,” a documentary nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short this year. Marsh worked on the film for eight years, filming the artistic pursuits of Agent Orange victim, Chau, in Vietnam. Marsh will be in attendance for Sunday’s award ceremony at the Dolby Theater. (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumna Courtney Marsh directed “Chau, Beyond the Lines,” a documentary nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short this year. Marsh worked on the film for eight years, filming the artistic pursuits of Agent Orange victim, Chau, in Vietnam. Marsh will be in attendance for Sunday’s award ceremony at the Dolby Theater.  (Anisha Joshi/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus Don Holley published "Half Loaded" based on columns he wrote at the Daily Bruin. He reflects on his experience as a Hollywood scriptwriter. (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform)

Q&A: Alum, screenwriter Don Holley discusses memoir and a life of humor

Don Holley wrote a weekly humor column about his college life for the Daily Bruin. Thirty years later, the column became a 114-page memoir. After graduating from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television in 1984, Holley sold his first script which became the cult film “Loaded Weapon 1,” a cop satire with Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Read more...

Photo: UCLA alumnus Don Holley published "Half Loaded" based on columns he wrote at the Daily Bruin. He reflects on his experience as a Hollywood scriptwriter. (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform)

UCLA alumnus Don Holley published "Half Loaded" based on columns he wrote at the Daily Bruin. He reflects on his experience as a Hollywood scriptwriter. (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform)

A Holocaust survivor shows pictures of her family before the Holocaust to students. UCLA alumnus Andrew Rosenstein took inspiration from the experiences of the survivors to film a documentary, "Light Out of Darkness."

‘Light out of Darkness’ illuminates stories of Holocaust survivors

As a young woman, Sophie Zeidman Hamburger had faced death before the German Nazi soldiers at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. At the age of 93, she told her story to a group of eager students in the main room of Hillel at UCLA. Read more...

Photo: A Holocaust survivor shows pictures of her family before the Holocaust to students. UCLA alumnus Andrew Rosenstein took inspiration from the experiences of the survivors to film a documentary, "Light Out of Darkness."

A Holocaust survivor shows pictures of her family before the Holocaust to students. UCLA alumnus Andrew Rosenstein took inspiration from the experiences of the survivors to film a documentary, "Light Out of Darkness."

Ethnomusicology graduate student Ryan Koons plays string instruments like the violin and the Swedish nyckelharpa (above), a cross between a viola and a piano with 16 different strings and around 37 wooden keys. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Graduate student musician carries on childhood folk music roots

Ryan Koons removes the nyckelharpa from its case leaning against the wooden wall of his family’s cabin in Maryland. As his fingers climb the small keys along the side of the instrument, his parents join in on the folksy tune and music fills the small, dimly lit room. Read more...

Photo: Ethnomusicology graduate student Ryan Koons plays string instruments like the violin and the Swedish nyckelharpa (above), a cross between a viola and a piano with 16 different strings and around 37 wooden keys. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Ethnomusicology graduate student Ryan Koons plays string instruments like the violin and the Swedish nyckelharpa (above), a cross between a viola and a piano with 16 different strings and around 37 wooden keys. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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