Wednesday, December 12

Xin Zhao, Nanette McGuinness, Anne Lerner-Wright (left to right) are members of the Ensemble for These Times, which performed its concert, “Emigres and Exiles in Hollywood,” at UCLA Hillel on Sunday. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Ensemble showcases Jewish composers’ impact on Hollywood music

Composers forced into exile during the Holocaust had their voices heard through a performance by the Ensemble for These Times. Alumna Perla Karney, the artistic director for the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel, said she was thrilled to put together a concert on campus when she got a call from Ensemble for These Times. Read more...

Photo: Xin Zhao, Nanette McGuinness, Anne Lerner-Wright (left to right) are members of the Ensemble for These Times, which performed its concert, “Emigres and Exiles in Hollywood,” at UCLA Hillel on Sunday. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Xin Zhao, Nanette McGuinness, Anne Lerner-Wright (left to right) are members of the Ensemble for These Times, which performed its concert, “Emigres and Exiles in Hollywood,” at UCLA Hillel on Sunday. (Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin senior staff)

(Courtesy of MSFTSMusic/Roc Nations Records)

Album review: Jaden Smith’s ‘Sunset Tapes’ shows unnecessary eccentricity but growing potential

Jaden is at his most Smith in his new release, delivering an erratic mix of artistry and incoherence. Exactly a year after Smith released “SYRE,” the rapper/actor/fashion designer/twitter guru has returned his focus to music with the release of “The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story.” Gone are “SYRE” collaborators, like A$AP Rocky and kid sister Willow, as the new album is completely a solo journey for young Smith. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of MSFTSMusic/Roc Nations Records)

(Courtesy of MSFTSMusic/Roc Nations Records)

Beth Lapides is the host and creator of UnCabaret, a comedy live show that is performed  every Sunday at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Lapides said they will celebrate their 25th anniversary Sunday, with storylines and stream-of-consciousness comedy techniques instead of standard punchlines. 
(Courtesy of Stephen Blaha)

Alternative comedy show UnCabaret to celebrate inclusivity at its silver jubilee

Beth Lapides performed at The Woman’s Building in Downtown Los Angeles over 25 years ago. The building is known as a hub for artists advocating self-determination, gender equality and social justice, according to the Los Angeles Conservancy. Read more...

Photo: Beth Lapides is the host and creator of UnCabaret, a comedy live show that is performed every Sunday at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Lapides said they will celebrate their 25th anniversary Sunday, with storylines and stream-of-consciousness comedy techniques instead of standard punchlines. (Courtesy of Stephen Blaha)

Beth Lapides is the host and creator of UnCabaret, a comedy live show that is performed  every Sunday at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Lapides said they will celebrate their 25th anniversary Sunday, with storylines and stream-of-consciousness comedy techniques instead of standard punchlines. 
(Courtesy of Stephen Blaha)

Students Laila Sathe (left), Jacob Hambalek (center) and Brendan James (right) performed in a version of Muse’s “Pressure”on the deluxe version of their  “Simulation Theory” album. (Photo illustration by Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director and Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA marching band hits right note in collaboration with Muse

Laila Sathe heard her trumpet during a Thursday Night Football game on television. Her trumpet features in the song “Pressure (feat. UCLA Bruin Marching Band),” an alternate version of “Pressure” from Muse’s newest album, “Simulation Theory.” The alternative rock band’s new album comes in regular, deluxe and super deluxe editions. Read more...

Photo: Students Laila Sathe (left), Jacob Hambalek (center) and Brendan James (right) performed in a version of Muse’s “Pressure”on the deluxe version of their “Simulation Theory” album. (Photo illustration by Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director and Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Students Laila Sathe (left), Jacob Hambalek (center) and Brendan James (right) performed in a version of Muse’s “Pressure”on the deluxe version of their  “Simulation Theory” album. (Photo illustration by Nicole Anisgard Parra/Illustrations director and Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Terri Lyne Carrington, the first woman to win a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, will perform in Royce Hall on Friday. Carrington created the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice at Berklee College of Music because she said she noticed fewer women involved in instrumental aspects of jazz. (Courtesy of Tracy Love)

Grammy award winner encourages equal gender representation in jazz concert

Terri Lyne Carrington received a full scholarship from Berklee College of Music at the age of 11. Now a Grammy award-winning drummer and vocalist, Carrington will perform at Royce Hall on Friday. Read more...

Photo: Terri Lyne Carrington, the first woman to win a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, will perform in Royce Hall on Friday. Carrington created the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice at Berklee College of Music because she said she noticed fewer women involved in instrumental aspects of jazz. (Courtesy of Tracy Love)

Terri Lyne Carrington, the first woman to win a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, will perform in Royce Hall on Friday. Carrington created the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice at Berklee College of Music because she said she noticed fewer women involved in instrumental aspects of jazz. (Courtesy of Tracy Love)

Foundations Choreography offers weekly Saturday Sessions meant to teach participants new styles of dance as well as the art form’s history. Director Alex Byun said the group presents a space for students to explore urban dance styles without worrying about perfecting the skills. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Foundations dance group breaks down different styles in weekly sessions

Students danced along to loud music in a packed room. No, this wasn’t a house party or concert – it was one of Foundations Choreography’s Saturday Sessions. Read more...

Photo: Foundations Choreography offers weekly Saturday Sessions meant to teach participants new styles of dance as well as the art form’s history. Director Alex Byun said the group presents a space for students to explore urban dance styles without worrying about perfecting the skills. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

Foundations Choreography offers weekly Saturday Sessions meant to teach participants new styles of dance as well as the art form’s history. Director Alex Byun said the group presents a space for students to explore urban dance styles without worrying about perfecting the skills. (Rachel Hefner/Daily Bruin)

The Russian String Orchestra will play a composition in Schoenberg Hall by doctoral student Shahab Paranj. The orchestra performed the student-composed works in Moscow, but will bring them to the West Coast for their Monday performance.
(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

Cultural harmony found in concert with Russian String Orchestra, UCLA composers

Six chosen UCLA student composers will finally hear their works performed live after traveling on a full tour in Moscow. UCLA music professor Richard Danielpour, along with other members of the composition faculty, recently sifted through 30 submitted works by student composers and chose six of them they believed would be worthy of being played by the Russian String Orchestra across Russia. Read more...

Photo: The Russian String Orchestra will play a composition in Schoenberg Hall by doctoral student Shahab Paranj. The orchestra performed the student-composed works in Moscow, but will bring them to the West Coast for their Monday performance. (Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)

The Russian String Orchestra will play a composition in Schoenberg Hall by doctoral student Shahab Paranj. The orchestra performed the student-composed works in Moscow, but will bring them to the West Coast for their Monday performance.
(Joe Akira/Daily Bruin)