Saturday, August 18

Izzy Escobar released her debut song, "Broken Wings," celebrating growing from difficult situations. The incoming first-year musical theater student turned to music to overcome adversity, and has been writing music since she was 8 years old. (Courtesy of Izzy Escobar)
Izzy Escobar released her debut song, "Broken Wings," celebrating growing from difficult situations. The incoming first-year musical theater student turned to music to overcome adversity, and has been writing music since she was 8 years old. (Courtesy of Izzy Escobar)

G-Eazy came onstage in a car part way through his set in the FivePoint Amphitheatre, having made an outfit change into a white shirt and overalls. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)
G-Eazy came onstage in a car part way through his set in the FivePoint Amphitheatre, having made an outfit change into a white shirt and overalls. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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Harry Styles performed at The Forum on Friday night, singing a mixture of One Direction songs as well as a collection from his debut solo album, "Harry Styles." (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

Concert review: Harry Styles at The Forum

Four words were enough to send Harry Styles fans into a fevered fit of ear-splitting screams, desperate wails and guttural sobs at The Forum on Friday night: “Good evening, Los Angeles.” Actually, any words the English heartthrob spoke – or sang – elicited hysterics from the crowd at the penultimate show of his debut tour as a solo artist. Read more...

Harry Styles performed at The Forum on Friday night, singing a mixture of One Direction songs as well as a collection from his debut solo album, "Harry Styles." (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

EDM duo ANIMVLZ consists of Brandon Lugo and alumnus Andrew Feng, who blend dubstep and future bass to encourage a high-energy response from a crowd, Lugo said. 
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EDM duo ANIMVLZ consists of Brandon Lugo and alumnus Andrew Feng, who blend dubstep and future bass to encourage a high-energy response from a crowd, Lugo said. 
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Album review: ‘High as Hope’

Florence and the Machine’s latest album has the same whimsical fairytale sound found on the band’s first three releases. But make no mistake: “High As Hope” represents a major shift in the group’s overall demeanor. Read more...

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Alex Swift Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, learned to dance hip-hop in high school and choreographed dances as part of the UCLA dance department's senior project. He has taught in prisons and alongside dance companies, and he plans to continue sharing his passion for dance after a trip to Chicago and Amsterdam in an effort to learn more about the specific dance styles he performs. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Dance alumnus uses choreography to explore, teach new styles

Alex Swift Almaraz’s first tattoo reads, “Live hard, die free.” The tattoo reflects a mantra he would later devise, taking inspiration from the words of house dance pioneer Marjory Smarth: “Live true, dance free.” Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, will share his passion for teaching and performing hip-hop, house dance and Chicago footwork this summer. Read more...

Alex Swift Almaraz, a UCLA alumnus, learned to dance hip-hop in high school and choreographed dances as part of the UCLA dance department's senior project. He has taught in prisons and alongside dance companies, and he plans to continue sharing his passion for dance after a trip to Chicago and Amsterdam in an effort to learn more about the specific dance styles he performs. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


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