Thursday, November 23

Fourth-year music history student Beniko Hirosawa-Bates teaches one of 25 spring 2016 Undergraduate Student Initiated Education seminars, “Understanding Franz Liszt, First Rock Star,” which discusses the compositions and life of world-renowned composer and pianist Franz Liszt. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Student channels fascination into conducting seminar on Franz Liszt

Beniko Hirosawa-Bates and her son strolled along the cobblestone streets of Hungary, exploring the same roads that 19th-century pianist and composer Franz Liszt walked 150 years prior. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year music history student Beniko Hirosawa-Bates teaches one of 25 spring 2016 Undergraduate Student Initiated Education seminars, “Understanding Franz Liszt, First Rock Star,” which discusses the compositions and life of world-renowned composer and pianist Franz Liszt. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year music history student Beniko Hirosawa-Bates teaches one of 25 spring 2016 Undergraduate Student Initiated Education seminars, “Understanding Franz Liszt, First Rock Star,” which discusses the compositions and life of world-renowned composer and pianist Franz Liszt. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The unfortunate truth behind the scarcity of punk rock music on campus

Cameron Sasmor adjusted the headphones in her ears and turned up the volume, blocking out the bustle of Bruin Walk with the guitar riff to Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ “Blank Generation.” Sasmor glanced up at the students passing by, wondering if she was alone in her love for punk music. Read more...

Photo: (Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Kelly Brennan/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Over a decade after the last episode of Cartoon Network's "The Powerpuff Girls," Bubbles (left), Blossom (center) and Buttercup are set for a 2016 reboot and have undergone a modernized revamp.  (Courtesy of Cartoon Network)

Love | Hate: Can ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ still pack a punch?

The unmistakable theme song to “The Powerpuff Girls” filled many homes from 1998 to 2005 as fans around the world tuned in to watch Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup fight crime and the forces of evil. Read more...

Photo: Over a decade after the last episode of Cartoon Network's "The Powerpuff Girls," Bubbles (left), Blossom (center) and Buttercup are set for a 2016 reboot and have undergone a modernized revamp. (Courtesy of Cartoon Network)

Over a decade after the last episode of Cartoon Network's "The Powerpuff Girls," Bubbles (left), Blossom (center) and Buttercup are set for a 2016 reboot and have undergone a modernized revamp.  (Courtesy of Cartoon Network)

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Album Review: ‘Always Strive and Prosper’

A$AP Ferg has shed his “Fergivicious” demeanor and repented to the “Hood Pope” one in hopes of finding himself. A three-year period has dramatically transformed the life of A$AP Ferg, from achieving success for his 2013 album “Trap Lord,” to the tragic loss of close friend and A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams in 2015. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of RCA Records)

(Courtesy of RCA Records)

Collecting and listening to vinyl records has seen a recent increase in popularity among young listeners. Urban Outfitters in Westwood has an entire section dedicated to vinyl records. (Creative Commons via publicdomainpictures.net by Petr Kratochvil)

Love | Hate: Is the resurgence of vinyl fueled by love for music or capitalism?

Record Store Day, celebrated Saturday, drew music fans from all over the country to their local record stores to promote vinyl records and cassette tapes. Collecting and listening to vinyl records has been a long-standing tradition for music fans and the cultural aesthetics have seen an increase in popularity over the last decade among younger listeners. Read more...

Photo: Collecting and listening to vinyl records has seen a recent increase in popularity among young listeners. Urban Outfitters in Westwood has an entire section dedicated to vinyl records. (Creative Commons via publicdomainpictures.net by Petr Kratochvil)

Collecting and listening to vinyl records has seen a recent increase in popularity among young listeners. Urban Outfitters in Westwood has an entire section dedicated to vinyl records. (Creative Commons via publicdomainpictures.net by Petr Kratochvil)