Saturday, March 23

Sound Bite: The National

In the fast-paced world of music criticism, where the blogosphere fuels hype and backlash all before an album is even officially released, The National is pulling off an incredible feat. Read more...


The UCLA Brazilian Ensemble performs in 2006. They play sacred music, brought to South America by African slaves. Musicians were persecuted by the Brazilian government and church for communicating polytheistic values.

It’s Hammer time for UCLA ensembles

Sounds of atabaque and surdo drums playing sacred music that tells the tales of African slaves and traditional Bulgarian a cappella folk songs accompanied by contemporary instruments will be coming from UCLA. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Brazilian Ensemble performs in 2006. They play sacred music, brought to South America by African slaves. Musicians were persecuted by the Brazilian government and church for communicating polytheistic values.

The UCLA Brazilian Ensemble performs in 2006. They play sacred music, brought to South America by African slaves. Musicians were persecuted by the Brazilian government and church for communicating polytheistic values.

Random Voices, one of the all-girl a cappella groups at UCLA, will participate in the ninth annual California A Cappella Festival taking place Saturday. There will be two performances at Ackerman Grand Ballroom.

Random Voices unite a cappella singers

In the 10 years that Random Voices have been performing, their main concert event is the one they will host on Saturday: the ninth annual California A Cappella Festival. Read more...

Photo: Random Voices, one of the all-girl a cappella groups at UCLA, will participate in the ninth annual California A Cappella Festival taking place Saturday. There will be two performances at Ackerman Grand Ballroom.

Random Voices, one of the all-girl a cappella groups at UCLA, will participate in the ninth annual California A Cappella Festival taking place Saturday. There will be two performances at Ackerman Grand Ballroom.



Sound Bite: The Hold Steady

The recipe for The Hold Steady Album Review Cocktail: three parts alcohol of choice, two parts '70s rock and roll, string together your favorite Craig Finn lyrics, shake well, top off with a reference to Bruce Springsteen. Read more...


The largely student cast and pit of "Flight" rehearse on set. Based on the same events as the film "The Terminal," "Flight" will be premiering at UCLA's Freud Playhouse tonight and performances will continue through the weekend.

Opera’s L.A. debut led by students

It took a little more than a decade for Jonathan Dove's celebrated contemporary opera "Flight," which originally debuted in England, to make its West Coast premiere at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, where a slew of both undergraduate and graduate students will be starring in California's debut production. Read more...

Photo: The largely student cast and pit of "Flight" rehearse on set. Based on the same events as the film "The Terminal," "Flight" will be premiering at UCLA's Freud Playhouse tonight and performances will continue through the weekend.

The largely student cast and pit of "Flight" rehearse on set. Based on the same events as the film "The Terminal," "Flight" will be premiering at UCLA's Freud Playhouse tonight and performances will continue through the weekend.


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