Monday, August 21

Alumni use electronic billboards as digital art to reach audience

Gareth Walsh's "Glitch" installation depicts an American flag that gradually begins glitching over the course of one minute. The video is played between 13 minutes of regular billboard advertising. (Courtesy of Gareth Walsh)

Gareth Walsh's "Glitch" installation depicts an American flag that gradually begins glitching over the course of one minute. The video is played between 13 minutes of regular billboard advertising. (Courtesy of Gareth Walsh)

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Gareth Walsh wanted to put a glitch in Sunset Boulevard’s typical landscape of billboards and advertisements. He visualized a moving installation that would disrupt the strip’s static signage and make passers-by reconsider their political and urban surroundings.


The student-run Watermelone Music Festival,
was held in Shanghai on Aug. 13. The event marked Sheila Wang and David Jiaye Pan's first experience planning a music festival,
but they found a venue they could access for free and reached out to artists through friends.
 (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Students’ inaugural music festival bears fruit in Shanghai

The Watermelone Music Festival was born in Bruin Plate. It was there that second-year statistics student Sheila Wang and second-year undeclared student David Jiaye Pan first discussed the idea of putting together their own music festival and later held planning meetings in the same UCLA dining hall, as well as in a Sproul Hall music room. Read more...

The student-run Watermelone Music Festival,
was held in Shanghai on Aug. 13. The event marked Sheila Wang and David Jiaye Pan's first experience planning a music festival,
but they found a venue they could access for free and reached out to artists through friends.
 (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Nancy Cartwright has been voicing Bart Simpson since the creation of the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" in 1989. Cartwright's performance as Bart has earned her a nomination in the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance. (Creative Commons photo by voicechasers
via Wikimedia Commons)

Emmys 2017: Alumna portrays, grows alongside ever-evolving Bart Simpson

UCLA alumni and faculty have lent their acting, writing and directing talents to several series nominated for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Contributing to nominations in categories such as Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Limited Series, Bruins have showcased their skills in both acting and production as parts of the casts and the crews. Read more...

Alumna Nancy Cartwright has been voicing Bart Simpson since the creation of the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" in 1989. Cartwright's performance as Bart has earned her a nomination in the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance. (Creative Commons photo by voicechasers
via Wikimedia Commons)

(Courtesy of Joan Marcus)

Theater Review: ‘Hamilton: An American Musical’

Angelenos don’t have to “wait for it” any longer – “Hamilton: An American Musical” has arrived at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, and it is breathtaking. From its intricately crafted lyrics and melodies to its nuanced performances and spellbinding choreography, “Hamilton” serves up a captivating experience only made more poignant given the country’s current political climate. Read more...

(Courtesy of Joan Marcus)

Alumna Maria Tuadi was diagnosed with arthritis in college and took a break from making music to focus on film. However, after regaining a sense of confidence, Tuadi channeled her feelings into writing "Still," which won the 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in May. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
Alumna Maria Tuadi was diagnosed with arthritis in college and took a break from making music to focus on film. However, after regaining a sense of confidence, Tuadi channeled her feelings into writing "Still," which won the 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in May. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Adaeze Njaka's crowns are inspired by fantasy narratives such as "Game of Thrones," in which the characters' accessories reflect their surrounding environment. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Alumna Adaeze Njaka's crowns are inspired by fantasy narratives such as "Game of Thrones," in which the characters' accessories reflect their surrounding environment. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Courtesy of Kemosabe Records)

Album Review: ‘Rainbow’

Kesha returned in full force Friday with a playful country flair, showcasing a range of genres that is refreshingly folksy and genuine. “Rainbow,” Kesha’s third studio album and first in five years, comes amid the singer’s legal battle with Dr. Read more...

(Courtesy of Kemosabe Records)


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