(Tatemae Recordings)
(Tatemae Recordings)

Colorful visuals and production are major components of EDM festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, which featured an owl stage. (Courtesy of Yohanna Khachiyan)
Colorful visuals and production are major components of EDM festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival, which featured an owl stage. (Courtesy of Yohanna Khachiyan)

UCLA alumnus Stephen Karr will conduct the opera "The Center Cannot Hold" beginning Friday. It was composed by Professor Kenneth Wells based on the memoir of Elyn Saks, a professor at USC, who was previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Opera drawn from autobiography explores experience of schizophrenia

Elyn Saks felt suffocated, trapped in a room filled with doctors. She lay restrained with leather bounds, her hands and feet tied, she said. It was her first year at Yale Law School; she was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, a psychosis defined by paranoid delusions, hallucinations, dysfunctional ways of thinking and agitated body movements, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Read more...

UCLA alumnus Stephen Karr will conduct the opera "The Center Cannot Hold" beginning Friday. It was composed by Professor Kenneth Wells based on the memoir of Elyn Saks, a professor at USC, who was previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumni Kausar Mohammed and Krishna Kumar were inspired by Beyonce's "Formation" music video to make a parody about South Asian culture. They shot their video completely on an iPhone and filmed in Indian grocery stores and threading salons from their hometowns. (Courtesy of Krishna Kumar)

YouTubers create parody video to break down South Asian stereotypes

After watching Beyonce perform “Formation” at the Super Bowl, two UCLA alumni said they felt empowered to create something that celebrated their South Asian culture. YouTubers Krishna Kumar and Kausar Mohammed released “Namaste,” a video parody of Beyonce’s song and video “Formation,” in May in order to exaggerate and critique negative stereotypes and to increase the visibility of South Asians in the media. Read more...

UCLA alumni Kausar Mohammed and Krishna Kumar were inspired by Beyonce's "Formation" music video to make a parody about South Asian culture. They shot their video completely on an iPhone and filmed in Indian grocery stores and threading salons from their hometowns. (Courtesy of Krishna Kumar)

Six songs were performed at the seventh annual Bloomsday program at the Hammer Museum. Five of them were Irish folk tunes. (Emaan Baqai/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Six songs were performed at the seventh annual Bloomsday program at the Hammer Museum. Five of them were Irish folk tunes. (Emaan Baqai/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The seven graduate students of the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble will finish their program this year after playing at the White House and in Marrakech, Morocco. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)
The seven graduate students of the Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble will finish their program this year after playing at the White House and in Marrakech, Morocco. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Six graduating students from three different a cappella groups merged to form the ensemble Views from the Six. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo Editor)

Members of different a cappella groups harmonize for commencement

Six seniors hailing from different a cappella groups will unite to take center stage at Pauley Pavilion as their last hurrah before graduation. Under the ensemble name Views from the Six, a cappella singers Hannah Bannan, Matt Driver, Lashon Halley, Isaac Mirzadegan, Nisha Nalamala and Kelly Noe will perform their rendition of the national anthem and the alma mater songs at the College of Letters and Science graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Read more...

Six graduating students from three different a cappella groups merged to form the ensemble Views from the Six. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo Editor)


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