Saturday, February 24

Students are organizing a UCLA punk conference that will explore the convergence of punk culture and archival studies. Jessica Schwartz, assistant professor of musicology and the conference organizer, said the conference will show how punk music historically disrupted the status quo set in place by people in power.										(Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

UCLA punk conference to focus on experiences of marginalized groups

Candace Hansen and Kristie Valdéz-Guillén unknowingly attended the same punk rock concert 10 years ago – now, they’re organizing a UCLA punk conference together. Jessica Schwartz, assistant professor of musicology and the conference organizer, said its theme – exploring the convergence of punk culture and archival studies – will show how punk music historically disrupted the status quo set in place by people in power. Read more...

Photo: Students are organizing a UCLA punk conference that will explore the convergence of punk culture and archival studies. Jessica Schwartz, assistant professor of musicology and the conference organizer, said the conference will show how punk music historically disrupted the status quo set in place by people in power. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Students are organizing a UCLA punk conference that will explore the convergence of punk culture and archival studies. Jessica Schwartz, assistant professor of musicology and the conference organizer, said the conference will show how punk music historically disrupted the status quo set in place by people in power.										(Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Irina Bazik, a doctoral student in music, will perform Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. Bazik said the piece was specifically composed for a piano to play in front of an orchestra. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

’14th Annual All-Star Concert’ to showcase student performances alongside orchestra

Irina Bazik and Sophia Su both auditioned for the “14th Annual All-Star Concert” on their birthdays. The next day, they found out they were selected to perform pieces in front of the UCLA Philharmonia. Read more...

Photo: Irina Bazik, a doctoral student in music, will perform Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. Bazik said the piece was specifically composed for a piano to play in front of an orchestra. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Irina Bazik, a doctoral student in music, will perform Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. Bazik said the piece was specifically composed for a piano to play in front of an orchestra. (Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Amir Pourjavady, the director of the Persian Music Ensemble, said a $60,000 donation from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will help revitalize UCLA's Persian music program, helping to generate further interest in Persian culture on campus. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Donation to support, promote interest for UCLA’s Persian music program

A new donation has helped secure the future for UCLA’s Iranian music program. The program will hold the first fund-supported event “Classical Persian Music: Hossein Omoumi, from Isfahan to Irvine” on Monday at Schoenberg Hall. Read more...

Photo: Amir Pourjavady, the director of the Persian Music Ensemble, said a $60,000 donation from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will help revitalize UCLA's Persian music program, helping to generate further interest in Persian culture on campus. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Amir Pourjavady, the director of the Persian Music Ensemble, said a $60,000 donation from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will help revitalize UCLA's Persian music program, helping to generate further interest in Persian culture on campus. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos showcased his tremendous vocals at the band's last show of its North American tour Saturday. The band performed both classics and new music at the Belasco Theater. (Kaia Sherry/Daily Bruin contributor)

Concert review: Passion Pit at Belasco Theater

Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos clearly demonstrated his passion for performance Saturday night. Passion Pit concluded its North American tour with a performance at the Belasco Theater in promotion of its latest album “Tremendous Sea of Love.” Passion Pit and the show’s opener courtship. Read more...

Photo: Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos showcased his tremendous vocals at the band's last show of its North American tour Saturday. The band performed both classics and new music at the Belasco Theater. (Kaia Sherry/Daily Bruin contributor)

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos showcased his tremendous vocals at the band's last show of its North American tour Saturday. The band performed both classics and new music at the Belasco Theater. (Kaia Sherry/Daily Bruin contributor)

Raphael Smith, a fourth-year dance student, choreographed "Mad Haus," a piece that uses Vogue Femme dance moves to rebel against the masculine standards that Smith grew up with. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Wacsmash to highlight personal stories of student choreographers

Five women will glide across a mostly bare stage, with only a table, a newspaper and a photo of a house wrecked by natural disaster to set the scene in Glorya Kaufman Hall. Read more...

Photo: Raphael Smith, a fourth-year dance student, choreographed "Mad Haus," a piece that uses Vogue Femme dance moves to rebel against the masculine standards that Smith grew up with. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Raphael Smith, a fourth-year dance student, choreographed "Mad Haus," a piece that uses Vogue Femme dance moves to rebel against the masculine standards that Smith grew up with. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year Spanish and linguistics student Augustine Ortiz-Marquez dances the Argentine tango similar to the original style of the dance, which is often inaccurately depicted in American media as flashy and gaudy.

Students connect with others through the tradition of tango

Augustina Ortiz-Marquez dances tango, but it’s nothing like how it looks on “Dancing with the Stars.” The fourth-year Spanish and linguistics student, who has been dancing tango for three years and now dances with the Los Angeles Tango Academy, said gaudy depictions of tango in American society are often inaccurate and untrue to the dance’s Latin American roots. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year Spanish and linguistics student Augustine Ortiz-Marquez dances the Argentine tango similar to the original style of the dance, which is often inaccurately depicted in American media as flashy and gaudy.

Fourth-year Spanish and linguistics student Augustine Ortiz-Marquez dances the Argentine tango similar to the original style of the dance, which is often inaccurately depicted in American media as flashy and gaudy.

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Video: Pragathi Guruprasad

Pragathi Guruprasad, a second-year political science student, shares her experience as a professional Indian playback singer and actress. Guruprasad has appeared in numerous Tamil movies after gaining popularity through the reality singing competition Super Singer Junior in 2012. Read more...

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