Thursday, December 12

The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA's newest production, "THE DAY," opens at Royce Hall on Friday and stars Maya Beiser on the cello and Wendy Whelan as the dancer. The music, composed by David Lang, was inspired by the aftermath of Sept. 11 and explores the journey of life and death. (Courtesy of Hayim Heron/Jacob's Pillow)
The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA's newest production, "THE DAY," opens at Royce Hall on Friday and stars Maya Beiser on the cello and Wendy Whelan as the dancer. The music, composed by David Lang, was inspired by the aftermath of Sept. 11 and explores the journey of life and death. (Courtesy of Hayim Heron/Jacob's Pillow)

Alumnus Jeremy Slome worked as associate post-production supervisor on Pixar's "Toy Story 4," which came out on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday. Slome said that in his role, it's important the crew enjoys the movie as they act as the film's first audience. (Courtesy of Deborah Coleman)
Alumnus Jeremy Slome worked as associate post-production supervisor on Pixar's "Toy Story 4," which came out on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday. Slome said that in his role, it's important the crew enjoys the movie as they act as the film's first audience. (Courtesy of Deborah Coleman)

(Clara Vamvulescu/Daily Bruin)
(Clara Vamvulescu/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Atsushi Nishijima)

Alumna Ava DuVernay’s series to set Exonerated Five’s truth free

In 1989, five teenage boys were convicted for a crime they did not commit. Thirteen years would pass before they were proven innocent. Alumna Ava DuVernay explores the 30-year history of the boys who would be nicknamed the Exonerated Five with her Netflix limited series “When They See Us.” With 16 Emmy nominations, the series has brought the streaming service more nominations than its other shows have. Read more...

(Courtesy of Atsushi Nishijima)

Anna Tsai, a first-year physics student, designed "The Garden of Eden" for the 18th Fashion and Student Trends runway show, which took place Thursday night in Pauley Pavilion. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)
Anna Tsai, a first-year physics student, designed "The Garden of Eden" for the 18th Fashion and Student Trends runway show, which took place Thursday night in Pauley Pavilion. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Irvin Mason Jr., a third-year theater student, plays a character named Astronaut in "Moon River," one of two plays in the undergraduate one-act showcase. His character represents themes like black incarceration and male sexuality. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)
Irvin Mason Jr., a third-year theater student, plays a character named Astronaut in "Moon River," one of two plays in the undergraduate one-act showcase. His character represents themes like black incarceration and male sexuality. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Haley Reinhart will perform at The Roxy Theatre on Sunday as part of her "Lo-Fi Soul" tour. Her newest album, released in March, incorporates voice memos and influences from multiple genres. (Courtesy of Dana Trippe)
Haley Reinhart will perform at The Roxy Theatre on Sunday as part of her "Lo-Fi Soul" tour. Her newest album, released in March, incorporates voice memos and influences from multiple genres. (Courtesy of Dana Trippe)