UCLA alumna Alex Ritchie will release her debut EP “Heart Weight” on Tuesday. Written, produced and recorded by Ritchie, the EP was inspired by the hardships she experienced such as heartbreak and getting conned out of $13,000 by a former work partner. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)
UCLA alumna Alex Ritchie will release her debut EP “Heart Weight” on Tuesday. Written, produced and recorded by Ritchie, the EP was inspired by the hardships she experienced such as heartbreak and getting conned out of $13,000 by a former work partner. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

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Summer 2015 Music Preview

The start of summer is usually a signal for new albums to be released just in time for music festivals. Highly anticipated releases such as Frank Ocean’s long-awaited “Boys Don’t Cry” are set to drop in the sunny interlude between spring quarter finals and zero week of fall quarter, a time when many students take a break from studying to jam out. Read more...

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Graduating fourth-year Design | Media Arts student and Random Voices beatboxer Julia Ramos was featured on a "Pitch Perfect 2" CoverGirl commercial and placed in the top 16 twice in the American Beatbox Championship. (Lisa O'Brien/Daily Bruin)
Graduating fourth-year Design | Media Arts student and Random Voices beatboxer Julia Ramos was featured on a "Pitch Perfect 2" CoverGirl commercial and placed in the top 16 twice in the American Beatbox Championship. (Lisa O'Brien/Daily Bruin)

India Carney, a fourth-year music performance student, made it to the eighth season's semifinal of NBC's reality singing competition "The Voice" until she was eliminated. The singer has a postgraduate job lined up at the A Cappella Academy but is still planning on pursuing her dreams of becoming a professional singer. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)
India Carney, a fourth-year music performance student, made it to the eighth season's semifinal of NBC's reality singing competition "The Voice" until she was eliminated. The singer has a postgraduate job lined up at the A Cappella Academy but is still planning on pursuing her dreams of becoming a professional singer. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Coming to UCLA, fifth-year music performance student Tung Vu had no music theory background, causing him to fall behind in his classical guitar studies and lose motivation. However, he said he purchased a custom-made guitar to revive his passion for music and went from wanting to drop out of school to graduating. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)
Coming to UCLA, fifth-year music performance student Tung Vu had no music theory background, causing him to fall behind in his classical guitar studies and lose motivation. However, he said he purchased a custom-made guitar to revive his passion for music and went from wanting to drop out of school to graduating. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

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Crazy Strings concert features alternative classical music

Crazy Strings concert features alternative classical music "alt classical". "Crazy Strings concert features alternative classical music"

TRANSCRIPT: CAMPBELL: People have enjoyed classical music for centuries. But, as with any art form, there’s always room for it to change, adapt and grow. Alternative classical music is a burgeoning genre that allows players to improvise notes and melodies within classical works. Read more...

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Stephen Bruner, also known as Thundercat, performed at Royce Hall Friday night. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)
Stephen Bruner, also known as Thundercat, performed at Royce Hall Friday night. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin)


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