Monday, November 20

(Photo courtesy of Joella Marano)
(Photo courtesy of Joella Marano)

Los Angeles-based R&B performer Alejandro Barajas, who performs under the name AL3JANDRO, was inspired to produce, sing and mix his own music after he realized that many of the artists he grew up listening to, like Gang Starr and Biggie Smalls, did not create music on their own. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

On the Rise: AL3JANDRO

The credits of an R&B album are often filled with an endless barrage of writers, producers and mixers. But in Alejandro Barajas’ case, his name is the only credit on his songs and albums. Read more...

Los Angeles-based R&B performer Alejandro Barajas, who performs under the name AL3JANDRO, was inspired to produce, sing and mix his own music after he realized that many of the artists he grew up listening to, like Gang Starr and Biggie Smalls, did not create music on their own. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)

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English professor Brian Stefans presents text,
such as poems and literature, using technology to merge science and arts together. He is currently working on his book “Word Toys: Poetry and Technics.” (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)
English professor Brian Stefans presents text,
such as poems and literature, using technology to merge science and arts together. He is currently working on his book “Word Toys: Poetry and Technics.” (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus David Birke wrote the screenplay for "Elle" based on the French novel "Oh..." Elle is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category for Isabelle Huppert's portrayal of  Michèle Leblanc. (Courtesy of David Birke)
UCLA alumnus David Birke wrote the screenplay for "Elle" based on the French novel "Oh..." Elle is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category for Isabelle Huppert's portrayal of  Michèle Leblanc. (Courtesy of David Birke)

Sweetfin Poké in Westwood serves up rice, kale salad or a noodle-cucumber slaw as a  base for its bowls, which are then topped with raw fish and sauces. (Wesley Hardin/Daily Bruin)
Sweetfin Poké in Westwood serves up rice, kale salad or a noodle-cucumber slaw as a  base for its bowls, which are then topped with raw fish and sauces. (Wesley Hardin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA lecturer Raynor Carroll played percussion for the project “200 Motels,” a performance of pieces by rock musician Frank Zappa. The recording is nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award. (Tianyi Ruan/Daily Bruin)
UCLA lecturer Raynor Carroll played percussion for the project “200 Motels,” a performance of pieces by rock musician Frank Zappa. The recording is nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award. (Tianyi Ruan/Daily Bruin)