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Michael Shuman (center) steps aside from his Queens of the Stone Age fame when performing with his side project, psychedelic pop trio Mini Mansions. (Courtesy of Mini Mansions)

Sounds of LA: Mini Mansions

Every year, new artists emerge, ready to be Los Angeles’ next great musical discovery, making their rounds through small club tours across the city. Inspired by the hippie enclaves of Topanga, the backyard punk scene of East Los Angeles or the coastal grunge of Venice Beach, each act has its own distinct sound. Read more...

Michael Shuman (center) steps aside from his Queens of the Stone Age fame when performing with his side project, psychedelic pop trio Mini Mansions. (Courtesy of Mini Mansions)

On March 2, fourth-year music student India Carney successfully auditioned for "The Voice" and will compete in judge Christina Aguilera's vocal team. 
(Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

UCLA ScatterTones singer India Carney impresses on ‘The Voice’

India Carney stood in front of the turned chairs of Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton. Carney, a fourth-year music student with a concentration in voice performance and music director of UCLA’s a cappella group The ScatterTones, made an appearance on the Blind Auditions, which aired March 2 for Season 8 of NBC’s reality singing competition “The Voice.” Carney performed Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind,” garnering the interest of all four judges, who one by one, turned their chairs around to see Carney and exposed illuminated signs reading, “I want you.” “When all four of the judges turned around, I could not actually believe what I was seeing or even believe that I was in the situation I was in,” Carney said, whose blind audition has received over 710,000 views on YouTube. Read more...

On March 2, fourth-year music student India Carney successfully auditioned for "The Voice" and will compete in judge Christina Aguilera's vocal team. 
(Alyssa Dorn/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA Choral Union and UCLA Philharmonia will perform Giuseppe Verdi's late 19th-century music composition "Requiem" at Royce Hall Saturday. The show will feature four UCLA alumni and graduate students as solo vocalists. 
(Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)
The UCLA Choral Union and UCLA Philharmonia will perform Giuseppe Verdi's late 19th-century music composition "Requiem" at Royce Hall Saturday. The show will feature four UCLA alumni and graduate students as solo vocalists. 
(Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Zhou Xiao Wei, graduate student in theater directing, wrote her play, "Begonia," based off the Qin Shou'ou novels "Begonia" and "Mabel."
(Courtesy of Michael Lamont)

UCLA graduate student directs play ‘Begonia’ to share Chinese tradition

An American man stands on stage, his body cloaked in a traditional red and gold Chinese robe, his head adorned with an extravagant headdress. The stark contrast between the actor’s origins and his role as a Chinese Peking opera performer highlights the two main messages Zhou Xiao Wei, a student of theater directing who goes by “Smile” said she wishes to convey in her play “Begonia” – the importance of sharing traditions and the combination of cultures. Read more...

Zhou Xiao Wei, graduate student in theater directing, wrote her play, "Begonia," based off the Qin Shou'ou novels "Begonia" and "Mabel."
(Courtesy of Michael Lamont)

Washington, D.C. native and rapper Wale will be one of the headliners of the 29th annual JazzReggae Festival. (Courtesy of Jimmy Fontaine)
Washington, D.C. native and rapper Wale will be one of the headliners of the 29th annual JazzReggae Festival. (Courtesy of Jimmy Fontaine)

Last year, the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA featured headliners Snoop Dogg and Aloe Blacc, spanning two days at the Intramural Field. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Last year, the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA featured headliners Snoop Dogg and Aloe Blacc, spanning two days at the Intramural Field. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The UCLA Early Music ensemble will perform in “Imagining the New World,” a concert that features music such as the first known European transcriptions of Native American song from the pre-1750s colonial era. (Courtesy of Henry Lim)
The UCLA Early Music ensemble will perform in “Imagining the New World,” a concert that features music such as the first known European transcriptions of Native American song from the pre-1750s colonial era. (Courtesy of Henry Lim)


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